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World Cup 2011

Added on 09.20.2011

  After almost a month of intense and unrelenting action, the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansisyk in Siberia ended on Monday with the six-time Russian champion and special Chess.FM guest commentator, Peter Svidler, completing one of the best periods of his chess career to lift the title. Svidler took the $120,000 first prize after beating his fellow countryman, Alexander Grischuk, 2.5-1.5, in the best-of-four game final.  It proved to be a crushing psychological win for Svidler, who...Full Story

Russian Summer

Added on 08.16.2011

August is generally the month in chess where we seldom see elite tournaments. But this year is different, with the rescheduling of the über-strong Russian Championship Super-final from December to guarantee the participation of former world champion and Russian No.1, Vladimir Kramnik. Something had to give, as Kramnik again had accepted an invitation to play in the London Chess Classic through early December, so the only option to have the strongest Russian Championship of recent years was to...Full Story

Online Global Indian Summer

Added on 08.16.2011

    Led by World Champion Vishy Anand, India has become the epicenter of what's best-in-chess these days. India also have Humpy Koneru being the official challenger later this year in the women's world championship; last month India staged their strongest-ever tournament, the 1st Airport Authorities of India International; and right now in Chennai, India is staging the 50th World Junior Championship. And now India is set to storm the online chess world with a new tournament in...Full Story

Summer Loving iPad App a Blast

Added on 08.16.2011

Summer Nights sees most people relaxing by sitting outside in the shade rather than locked in front of a hot computer screen. And many of you will most likely be doing this right now with an iPad nearby - and with the latest update to ICC's iPad App (version 1.5) released last week, you have no excuse now to be checking in on ICC to see what's happening during a long, hot summer of chess! In our new version of the ICC iPad App "Chess at ICC HD", we've listened to all the feedback (good and...Full Story

The Summer of Carlsen & Kramnik

Added on 08.05.2011

What exactly is it about Dortmund that brings out the very best in Vladimir Kramnik? Having won in the German city a record nine times in the past, victory in the 2011 edition of the tournament was sealed at the weekend with a round to spare that gave the Russian former world champion his tenth title. Yet despite his margin of victory, Kramnik didn't rest on his laurels in the final round but instead went for broke against a faltering Hikaru Nakamura in an effort to again enter the "2800...Full Story

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