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Featured Game, Kosteniuk-Stefanova

Featured Game, Kosteniuk-Stefanova

As we worked on the scheduled interview, GM Efstratios Grivas has kindly provided an unexpected bonus – three annotated games! Bellow are his analysis of the Armageddon game between Alexandra Kosteniuk and Antoaneta Stefanova in the Women Blitz Final of the 1st World Mind Sports Games.

IM Xavier Vila Gazquez vs FM Jan Krejci

IM Xavier Vila Gazquez vs FM Jan Krejci

GM Arthur Kogan has recently completed his Olala Masters course in Tarragona and is already back in action as a coach to talented IM Xavier Vila Gazquez who is competing in the U18 section of the European Youth Chess Championship. After eight rounds, 14th-seeded Xavier is sharing first place with 6.5 points. Update: With 7.0/9 Xavier Vila Gazquez is new U18 European Champion!

Erik Hedman – Arthur Kogan

Erik Hedman – Arthur Kogan

GM Arthur Kogan lives in Tarragona, Spain, and is intensively preparing the first Masters training camp at his Olala Chess Academy, that will take place on 1-7 September in Salou. Arthur sent us a very interesting game from the recently completed Politiken Cup. His notes are full of detailed variations and useful advices. Enjoy!

Shirov – Anand, Linares Morelia

Shirov – Anand, Linares Morelia

Shirov and Anand played one of the most interesting games of Morelia Linares so far. Here is a post game commentary by our good friends at Novoborsky and GM Radek Kalod.

Carlsen Anand

Carlsen Anand

Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand protagonized one of the most interesting battles during the Corus chess tournament. These days they will meet again in Morelia and Linares. Will Carlsen attack in a brave manner the world champion again? Will Anand be able to show he is the world champion? Stay tuned for live commentary of Morelia Linares 2008.

Efstratios Grivas – Dennis Ruijgrok

Efstratios Grivas – Dennis Ruijgrok

This is the analysis of the game Efstratios Grivas – Dennis Ruijgrok by chess.gr. The game was played during the Corus Wijk Aan Zee competition.

Aronian – Topalov

Aronian – Topalov

Topalov and Aronian will meet again in Linares Morelia 2008, only several weeks after they played in Holland. The Linares and Morelia games will be commented live on Chessdom.

Mihajlo Stojanovic – Michael Rahal

Mihajlo Stojanovic – Michael Rahal

replayable game

Timman – Persson

Timman – Persson

Sigeman 2006

Mihajlo Stojanovic (2576) – Michael Rahal (2390)

Mihajlo Stojanovic (2576) – Michael Rahal (2390)

A personal view of GM Mihajlo Stojanovic discussing a game with Michael Rahal. The analysis is full of dynamic lines and interesting variations.

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