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Super-Magnus (15) Set to Become Norwegian Champion

Added on 07.14.2006

With one round to go in the Norwegian Championship, taking place in the town of Moss one hour south of the capital Oslo, 15 year old prodigy GM Magnus Carlsen (2675) is on his way to becoming...Full Story

Kamsky Wins World Open on Tie Breaks

Added on 07.07.2006

GM Gata Kamsky(USA 2697) won the 34th Annual World Open this week on a tie break blitz playoff. There was an incredible nine way tie for first place between GM Gata Kamsky, GM Ildar Ibragimov, GM...Full Story

Russian Champion Wins AeroSvit

Added on 06.30.2006

GM Sergei Rublevsky(RUS 2687), the current Russian Champion, proved he's still on top of his game this week by winning the AeroSvit International Chess Tournament in Foros, Ukraine. With 5 out of 7,...Full Story

Rublevsky Heads Aerosvit

Added on 06.23.2006

After six rounds of top chess action with quite a few decisive games, 32-year-old Russian GM Sergei Rublevsky leads the AeroSvit tournament in Foros, Ukraine with 4.5 points. Rublevsky defeated his...Full Story

Anand Wins the XIX Ciudad de Leon

Added on 06.16.2006

GM Viswanathan Anand won the XIX Ciudad de León for the sixth time this past week in Leon, Spain! As if five times wasn't enough to brag about, the world's greatest rapid player decided to add...Full Story

Armenia Wins 37th Olympiad

Added on 06.09.2006

Armenia took first place at this year's 37th Olympiad which took place in Turin, Italy. Finishing with 36.0 points after the final round, they finished two points ahead of the second place finishers...Full Story

37th Olympiad Heads into the Final Rounds

Added on 06.02.2006

What more could you ask for? Hundreds of the world's best players descending onto one town, battling it out for their country. That's exactly what is happening right now in northern Italy in the town...Full Story

Topalov Makes a Comeback to Win Mtel

Added on 05.26.2006

Is he man or is he machine? GM Veselin Topalov continues to impress the chess world. Just when you think that Topalov is having a "not so good" tournament he makes a come back in the second half to...Full Story

Kamsky Leads Mtel Masters

Added on 05.19.2006

After eight rounds of action, America's 2nd ranked player is leading one of the year's toughest tournaments, against some of the world's toughest players. Could Gata win this tournament making his...Full Story

ICC Newsletter: Bosna 2006 and Mtel Masters

Added on 05.12.2006

The 36th Bosnia Internationaltournament began this past Sunday in Bosnia, Sarajevo. This is the 19th traditional international grandmasters super-tournament organized by Chess club "Bosna", and the...Full Story

Magnus Carlsen Defeats Loek Van Wely

Added on 05.05.2006

At the young age of 15 GM Magnus Carlsen is continuing to show he's on his way to being one of the greatest players in the world.  Currently ranked 63rd in the world, Carlsen (2646) of Norway, took...Full Story

In Memory of GM Wolfgang Unzicker 1925-2006

Added on 04.28.2006

Seven time German Champion GM Wolfgang Unzicker passed away on the 20th of April in Portugal at the age of 80 years old.  Unzicker's chess career spanned an incredible 70 years and brought us many...Full Story

Topalov vs. Kramnik is on!

Added on 04.21.2006

On the 13th of April FIDE announced that GM Veselin Topalov, the current FIDE World Champion, and GM Vladimir Kramnik, the current Classical World Champion, will battle it out on the board in what...Full Story

Topalov Defeats Nisipeanu in Game of Champions

Added on 04.14.2006

Once again the current FIDE World Chess Champion, GM Veselin Topalov, has proved that he is the Champion of Champions. On April 6th Topalov took on the European Chess Champion GM Dieter Nisipeanu in...Full Story

Kasparov No Longer Number One

Added on 04.07.2006

Having ruled the chess world for over 20 years as the world's top player, and holding the record for being the world's number one ranked player 23 times, GM Garry Kasparov finally drops from the top...Full Story

Xu Yuhua Wins The Women’s World Champion

Added on 03.31.2006

Chinese player, Xu Yuhua, defeated Alisa Galliamova of Russia in the best-of-four finals at the Women's World Chess Championship in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Yuhua defeated Galliamova two times with the...Full Story

Women’s World Championship Reaches The Finals

Added on 03.22.2006

The FIDE Women's World Championship, which started out with 64 of the top women players in the world, has come down to the finals in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The two top players this year Alisa...Full Story

Aronian Defeats Leko for Linares Title

Added on 03.15.2006

The Ciudad de Linares tournament ended in a final-round showdown with GM Levon Aronian, GM Peter Leko, GM Veselin Topalov, and GM Teimour Radjabov, all having a chance at first place.  Topalov, with...Full Story

Dos Hermanas VII on ICC

Added on 03.08.2006

The 2006 U.S. Chess Championship began on March 2nd at the beautiful NTC Promenade in San Diego, California hosted by America's Foundation for Chess. Sixty-four of America's top players have gathered...Full Story

FIDE Champion Finds Trouble At Linares

Added on 03.01.2006

It was only five months ago that GM Veselin Topalov shook up the chess world with his impressive winning record at the World Chess Championships in San Luis, Argentina. GM Topalov finished a full 1.5...Full Story

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