World Championships

  • 2012 Women’s World Championship (Finals)

    A new World Championship will be declared in a few days and it will come down to two players. Former champion Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria faces the Ukraine’s Anna Ushenina for the crown to culminate two weeks of bruising chess battles. The winner will have to face Hou Yifan in…

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  • 2012 Women’s World Championship (Semi-Finals)

    2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipSemi-Finals # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Stefanova 2548 BUL Harika 2512 IND 2 Ushenina 2452 UKR Ju 2501 CHN Drum Coverage | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | | Semifinals | Finals | Official Site…

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  • 2012 Women’s World Championship (Round #4)

    2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipRound #4 Pairings # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Sebag 2521 FRA Stefanova 2548 BUL 2 Ju 2501 CHN Huang 2465 CHN 3 Ushenina 2452 UKR Kosintseva,N 2539 RUS 4 Zhao 2474 CHN Harika 2512 IND Drum Coverage | Round 1 |…

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  • 2012 Women’s World Championship (Round #3)

    2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipRound #3 Pairings # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Socko 2480 POL Stefanova 2548 BUL 2 Ju 2501 CHN Zhukova 2451 UKR 3 Ushenina 2452 UKR Pogonina 2480 RUS 4 Muzychuk, M 2476 UKR Zhao 2474 CHN 5 Javakhishvili 2480 GEO Harika…

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  • 2012 Women’s World Championship (Round #2)

    2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipRound #2 Pairings # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Socko 2480 POL Hou 2606 CHN 2 Koneru 2600 IND Zhukova 2451 UKR 3 Ushenina 2452 UKR Muzychuk 2586 SLO 4 Zhao 2474 CHN Khurtsidze 2428 GEO 5 Javakhishvili 2480 GEO Lahno 2522…

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  • 2012 Women’s Chess Championship (Round #1)

    2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipRound #1 Pairings # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Hou 2606 CHN Ranasinghe 1821 SRI 2 Koneru 2600 IND Frick 1871 RSA 3 Muzychuk 2586 SLO Mezioud 2055 ALG 4 Zhao 2474 CHN Khoudgarian 2138 CAN 5 Lahno 2522 UKR Khaled 2155…

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  • 2012 Women’s Chess Championship (Khanty-Mansiysk)

    The Women’s World Chess Championship starts today in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (Siberia) with 64 of the strongest women players in the world. World Champion Hou Yifan headlines the field of players from around the world. India’s Humpy Koneru got invitation as the 2010 runner-up along with the two semi finalists Ruan…

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  • Anand retains Chess Crown!

    Kirsan Ilyumzhinov presents Viswanthan Anand with the World Champion wreath at the Closing Ceremonies. Photo by Alexey Yushenkov. Viswanathan Anand has defeated Boris Gelfand to successfully defend his crown. Anand has certainly etched a place in chess history by defending his world title for the 3rd time since unification. He…

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  • WCC2012-12: Backlash on short draw

    Gelfand and Anand square off in last game of the match. Tension was high and building before an unexpected ending occurred. Photo by Anastasia Karlovich. The angst was high amongst the fans, commentators and journalists alike and the Anand-Gelfand match ended in another short draw. The defending champion actually offered…

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  • WCC2012-11: Anand holds… last chance

    Viswanathan Anand held with a new move in the Nimzo-Indian and put pressure on Boris Gelfand to find precise moves. Gelfand used 35 minutes after 8…Bd7 but waded through the complications and the game was drawn in 24 moves. From the photographs Anand appears to be a bit nervous (or…

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