113 Participants to Compete in Dubai. Drawing

Время публикации: 16.06.2014 16:27 | Последнее обновление: 16.06.2014 21:38

The World Rapid Championship has started in Dubai. There are overall 113 participants. You can check the result of Round 1 here. In the first round Carlsen beat Georgiev, Caruana was stronger than Sokolov I, Nakamura lost against Iturrizaga, Aronian was defeated by Ganguly. Overall five rounds will be played today.


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  • The first five rounds of the Russian rapid championship have been played in St. Petersburg. Ernesto Inarkiev is leading with 4.5/5. Igor Lysyj, Ildar Khairullin and Sanan Sjugirov follow him with 4 points each, other six participants have 3.5 points. The nine-round tournament will continue tomorrow. 
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  • Today at 14.45 Moscow time, at the hotel "Saint Petersburg", was scheduled the opening of the Russian Men and Women Rapid Championships. The first round started at 15.00. Both competitions will be held simultaneously according to the Swiss system of nine rounds, five of which will be played today, the other four - tomorrow. Time control is 15 +10. Tournament prize fund for men is 320 000 rubles, for women - 180 000.

  • The chess program of the World Mind Sports Games 2012 has started today. 16 men and women started fight in the competition which is divided into three parts: today started the 7-round rapid tournament in Swiss format (4 rounds will be played today, 3 rounds tomorrow). It will be followed by round-robin blitz competition which will start on Sunday and will also continue for two days.

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  • The Italian Team Championship will be played from today until 1 May in Arvier. Fourteen clubs will decide who is the strongest during a seven round Swiss. The two main favourites stand out among the rest: the current champion of the country Scavolini Datagest (Pesaro) consists of Emil Sutovsky, Sabino Brunello and Mihail Marin; and Obiettivo Risarcimento (Padova) consists of Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Kiril Georgiev.

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    Peter Leko
    Wang Hao
    Michael Adams
    Dmitry Andreikin

  • As we've already reported the world rapid and blitz championships will be held from June 15-21 in Dubai. Several leading GMs will participate. Among those is Magnus Carlsen.

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