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20170223 tradewise

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival started

gibraltar, 23rd january - 02nd february, 2017

                The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is taking place from January 24 to February 2, with the participation of the top world players including Veselin Topalov.

This is Veselin’s second time to play in Gibraltar. In 2015 he shared third place with 7,5 points from 10 games. Veselin was the first player ever above 2800 to participate in the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.

For updated information throughout the tournament, check official web-site of the tournament http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/

Live games: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/live17/masters.htm#top

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True Chess Heroines of 2016

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The past 2016 year was full of chess heroes.

Magnus Carlsen defended his World Champion title in a tough match, something he is surely happy about.

I would also mention Wesley So winning the Grand Chess Tour and making a huge jump to the elite and becoming a serious candidate for a challenger in the pursuit for the World Championship title. 

I believe we should praise the Ukrainian chess in general for showing amazing results despite an almost non-existent support from the State. Even without Ivanchuk, Ukraine shared the first place in the Olympiad in Baku, not winning gold only due to a tie-break. 

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TOP 10 - Live Chess Ratings

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Topalov - Anand 1:0
1st MTel Masters, Sofia (round 6)

Carlsen - Topalov 0:1
3rd Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis (round 1)

Topalov - Kramnik 1:0
Corus 2008, Wijk aan Zee (round 9)