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Yifan Hou is Women World Chess Champion! (UPDATE)

Yifan Hou is Women World Chess Champion! (UPDATE)

Yifan Hou is Women World Chess Champion 2010! The Chinese prodigy defeated her teammate Ruan Lufei after 4 classical and 4 tiebreak games of exciting chess. In the classical games Yifan Hou took early advantage by winning game 2 with black, but Ruan Lufei came back in the last moment to equalize the score. Yifan Hou was victorious in the tiebreak, claiming the title with total score 5-3.

Parimarjan Negi Wins India Premier Championship

Parimarjan Negi Wins India Premier Championship

Playing with white pieces in the final round, Negi needed just half point to ensure the title and secured the same within 15 moves against his Air India rival. Three players tied for the second spot with eight and half points but better Bucholz tie break score helped Kochi based top seed G N Gopal to lift the runner-up trophy and pocketed a cash prize of eighty thousand rupees.

Levon Aronian wins the World Blitz Championship

Levon Aronian wins the World Blitz Championship

The World Rapid Champion Levon Aronian defended his fame of strong fast game player and won the 2010 edition of the World Blitz Chess Championship. After 38 rounds Levon Aronian gained 24,5 points, which was enough to conquer the World Blitz Chess Champion title.

Second place is for Teimour Radjabov, bronze goes to Magnus Carlsen.

Steven Zierk Featured in San Jose Mercury News

Steven Zierk Featured in San Jose Mercury News

“It’s huge,” he said Monday from his family home, where his mother and two younger sisters had filled his room with 300 gold balloons. “I went in expecting just to play, to do well. The Top 10 was my goal. So obviously, it’s a great surprise.”

Amity University honours Parimarjan Negi

Amity University honours Parimarjan Negi

Barring World champion Viswanathan Anand, no other chess player in the country has ever received the kind of felicitation that Amity School extended its student and chess prodigy Parimarjan Negi on Tuesday.

Adhiban Becomes India’s 23rd Grandmaster

Adhiban Becomes India’s 23rd Grandmaster

At Olomouc, Adhiban scored seven points from his nine games in the 10-player all-play-all, and won with a round to spare. He remained undefeated, making four draws and scored five wins. His wins included those over GMs Konstantin Chernyshov and Marek Vokac.

Anand roots for Spain against Germany in the FIFA World Cup

Anand roots for Spain against Germany in the FIFA World Cup

Anand says he would be participating in five to six tournaments this year including the London Chess Classic.

Magnus Carlsen, King Among Chess Kings

Magnus Carlsen, King Among Chess Kings

Imagine Usain Bolt, the fabulous Jamaican sprinter and world record-holder, running a 100 meter dash against some of the world’s best contenders and winning by 20 meters. This is how the Norwegian chess superstar Magnus Carlsen dealt with the opposition at the elite Kings tournament in Medias, Romania, last week. Undefeated, with five wins and five draws, Carlsen left his nearest rivals two full points behind, scoring 7,5 points in 10 games.

Fantastic Ivan Cheparinov takes another Ruy Lopez Masters

Fantastic Ivan Cheparinov takes another Ruy Lopez Masters

The main event of the Festival was round robin Master Tournament with 8 players which concluded Friday. Ivan Cheparinov of Bulgaria beat the reigning European Women’s Chess Champion Pia Cramling in the final round and concluded the campaign with 6.0 points, full point and a half ahead of the opposition, which is an impressive feat in such a short tournament.

Wesley So Wins 3rd Battle of Grandmasters

Wesley So Wins 3rd Battle of Grandmasters

The third edition of Battle of Grandmasters, organized by the Phoenix Petroleum, was held from 25th May to 2nd June, 2010, at the Character Hotel in Tagaytay City, Philippines. A total of 12 titled players were supposed to compete in a round robin event to determine this year’s champion. However, GM Jayson Gonzales has withdrawn from the event and the race concluded with 11 people.

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