• World Chess Beat (September 2008)

    World Women’s Chess Championship (August 28th – September 18th) – Sixty-four players gather in Nalchik, Russia for the Women’s crown. The top seed is Humpy Koneru of India, but she will be challenged by defending champion Xu Yuhua and Hou Yifan both of China and Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria. Official…

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  • World Chess Beat (August 2008)

    This new feature will provide briefs on some of the latest chess news around the world. Feel free to post comments and/or add chess news that would be of interest to the general audience on current events. World Junior Championship (August 2nd-August 16th) – A strong field is assembled in…

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  • 2007 World Cup Chess Championship

    Playing Hall, Hotel Yugorskaya Dolina(Khanty Mansiysk, Russia) The 2007 World Cup Chess Championship is currently in full swing. A total of 128 players gathered in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia to vie for a chance to face former FIDE Champion Veselin Topalov next year. The competition has been hated thus far but…

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  • 2007 World Cup Chess has begun!

    Angola’s Pedro Aderito facing the Ukraine’s Vassily Ivanchuk on board #1. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Alexander Filippenko (governor of Khanty-Mansiysk) make the ceremonial first move. The World Cup Chess Championship has begun and the African contingent has fought valiantly but have bowed out. Only Essam El-Gindy could break into…

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