3/23/2004 – The European Women's Chess Championship in Dresden, Germany is under way. After two rounds the favourites are already having a rough time, with a 14-year-talent disposing of the number four seed. We bring you all the links to live coverage, games, results and standings. And a second extensive picture report of the girls in Dresden.
3/23/2004 – The 13th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament had an unorthodox method for the drawing of lots. All participants had to make felt pen drawings of the two black Labradors belonging to the sponsor's family. Vassily Ivanchuk's ultra-modern rendering only brought him an honorable penultimate place. We bring you a photo-realistic pictorial report from Monaco.
3/22/2004 – Check the date, it is not April first. But chess gadfly Sam Sloan is reporting that the reclusive chess genius, FIDE world championship finalist and once number three in the world, is about to mount a bid to become FIDE president. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of the report, but Sloan does supply some fascinating information on Gata Kamsky today.
3/22/2004 – Had Nigel Short converted his advantage in the first game it would have gone down as one of the more spectacular of Kasparov's few losses. Instead it turned into another bitter pill for the Englishman to swallow. Kasparov turned the tables and won, then drew the second to take the match and the title. Report and games.
3/22/2004 – Last Wednesday in Reykjavik Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov played a blitz game against each other (it was a draw). This took us right back to the 80s and early 90s, where the two fought perennial battles against each other. Dennis Monokroussos takes us down memory lane and looks at games from this era in his Radio ChessBase lecture.
3/21/2004 – Youth movement, what youth movement? Two players three times older than the youngest participant in the event are playing for the title in the Reykjavik Rapid on Sunday. 38-year-old Short dispatched Dreev while 40-year-old Kasparov needed to win a sudden death blitz tiebreaker to move past Nielsen. Let the 1993 flashbacks begin. Report and games.
3/21/2004 – This weekend the European Women's Chess Championship starts in Dresden, Germany. The openings ceremony was on Saturday, at the Treff Hotel Dresden, with players, trainers and guests of honour in attendance. We bring you all relevant links and a first picture report.
3/20/2004 – Facing 2700 Nigel Short in the second round was a poor reward for Aronian's top seeding. The Englishman won to move into the semifinals. He is joined by Kasparov, Nielsen, and Dreev, who knocked out Karpov despite the elder K's first-ever King's Indian Defense. Report and games.
3/19/2004 – It's official: FIDE is to hold the next knock-out world championship in Tripoli, Libya. The announcement comes with a set of must-see pictures of FIDE president Ilyumzhinov playing chess against Moammar Al Qaddafi. And another secret is out: the superfinal between Kasparov and the winner is to be held in Vietnam. More...
3/19/2004 – The Third Aeroflot Festival was held in the second half of February, with over 140 grandmasters. But the flow of information from Moscow was very modest. Spyridon Ilandzis, editor of a Greek chess magazine, took part in the tournament and has sent us an extensive wrap-up with a selection of the
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