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Victor Bologan Chess960 Rapid World Championship
GM Victor Bologan – FiNet-Open-Sieger 2007
28.-30. Juli 2009, 18:30 Uhr, Rheingoldhalle Mainz

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Chess Classic
Playing like the big stars
28.07.2009 - The third Mini-ORDIX Open attracted 71 young players this year. In the rapid open for young chess players under 16, after seven hard-fought rounds Alexander Donchenko was the winner with a score of 6 points out of seven games. He remained unbeaten and won five games. more...

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Chess Classic
Rybka wants the hattrick!
28.07.2009 - The fifth Livingston Chess960 computer chess world championship will be held from July 29-31. Four strong programs will play the preliminaries on Wednesday and Thursday, the four game final between the best two programs will be played on Friday. After two open tournaments in 2005 and 2006, the organization decided to upgrade the format into a double round robin with only the best Chess960 programs in the world and brought the world championship into line with the human events. more...
Chess Classic
Kick off in Mainz
28.07.2009 - Yesterday the usual press conference marked the beginning of the Chess Classic Mainz, the world’s biggest Rapid Chess Festival. And after meeting the journalists Levon Aronian showed his skills in a 40 board simul. The Chess Classic 2009, in which the world’s best players from Tuesday to Sunday will measure their skills in eight events, began Monday, 27th July, 2 pm with the press conference. Highlights of the Chess Classic are the two World Championships: From Tuesday to Thursday Levon Aronian, the world’s number four, will defend his title in Chess960 – the chess variant proposed by the late Bobby Fischer, in which the starting position of the pieces is randomly determined. Aronian’s rivals are Hikaru Nakamura, Viktor Bologan and Sergei Movsesian. From Friday to Sunday Vishy Anand, the reigning World Champion and 11-times winner of the Chess Classic, has to keep his own in the GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship against Levon Aronian, Arkadi Naiditsch and Ian Nepomniachtchi. more...
Chess Classic
You need a good feeling for harmony
26.07.2009 - Levon Aronian is the current no. 4 of the world. He is also known as one of the very best rapid players. During the Chess Classic, which will take place from 27 July - 2 August in Mainz, the Armenian Olympic champion will be the main actor. He will try to defend his Chess960 title, he will fight for the crown in the GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship against World Champion Vishy Anand, and he will open the Chess Classic with a traditional simul on 40 boards. He is also a great fan of computer chess and you can be sure that he will be a visitor of the Livingston Chess960 Computer World Championship. Harry Schaack spoke with the regular guest in Mainz who likes fun in chess, often has a twinkle in his eye, and emanates surprising light-heartedness. more...
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Chess Classic Mainz 2009 – Rapid Chess is coming home
What’s on in Mainz this year? A compact manual through the highlights
24.07.2009 - Ten years after founding the Chess Tigers on 09.09.1999, the Tigers have been able to organize another top-class rapid chess extravaganza for all chess lovers. In this compact manual would like to present some of the details of this year’s edition for you. We can offer you no less than eight classy competitions in just seven days from 27 July - 02 August 2009. And as always, we will present the cream of the crop of the chess world. To get you in the right rapid chess mood, we offer you tons of games to train and to play which can be downloaded from this website. Not only the chess events are something special in Mainz, the unique atmosphere in the playing hall, the special services for families, the professional presentation of the games and other “goodies” for chess lovers and visitors alike make sure that the Chess Classic is the number one rapid chess tournament in the world. Buckle up now, let’s take a tour through the Chess Classic 2009! more...
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CCM9 - Twittering in Mainz
The Chess Classic Twitter in English and German
23.07.2009 - New for us, new for you: for the first time we add a Twitter feed to our coverage of the Chess Classic Mainz: www.twitter.com/ChessClassic. It will be the first time that you will be able to follow a top chess event on Twitter! We are planning to provide inside information from the playing hall and the daily press conference, we would like to show pictures of the event, give you information about the rapid chess, Chess960 and computer world championship and describe scenes from the open tournaments. If you have any comments about our new twitter feed or want to send suggestions, just send a direct message @ChessClassic. more...
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Consistent and ongoing improvement of service
Interview with Chess Classic dinosaur Hans-Walter Schmitt
20.07.2009 - With more than 16 years of experience in the chess business, Hans-Walter Schmitt (HWS) is one of the dinosaurs in the chess organizers circuit. With all his energy, stunning ideas and passion for the game, together with his friends he has developed the Chess Classic into the best and most popular rapid chess tournament in the world. His top level marketing experience and his capability to build a strong team of experts around him, has been very helpful for the success of the Chess Classic. Alas, a little luck is also very helpful: Hans-Walter Schmitt met a young rising chess star from India at the first Chess Classic in 1994 in Frankfurt: Vishy Anand. During the tournaments in Gran Canaria 1995, Groningen/Lausanne 1998, Delhi/Teheran, Mexico 2007 and Bonn 2008 a deep and warm friendship has developed between the two men. Without a doubt, the two friends will fight side by side next year against the challenger for the world championship, Veselin Topalov. more...
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“Short term commitments are not what we are looking for!”
16 years ORDIX AG at the Chess Classic Mainz
17.07.2009 - Wolfgang Kögler is CEO of the ORDIX AG, 16 year sponsor of the Chess Classic Mainz and the company giving the Rapid Open its name. A successful cooperation, which will again bring hundreds of chessplayers from 27th July to 3rd August to Mainz to visit the Chess Classic and to play in the ORDIX Open, the world’s biggest and strongest chess tournament, which will take place 1st and 2nd August. Harry Schaack spoke with the businessman about parallels between chess and business, commitment, service and a high class product. more...
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Welcome in Mainz!
Knigge for the Chess Classic by arbiter Dr. Eisengräber-Pabst
15.07.2009 - The Chess Tiger are glad to welcome you (again) to the Chess Classic Mainz. With this little guide, we want to provide you with some orientation through the jungle of the Chess Classic with its many events, rules and other tidbits. The Chess Classic Mainz is a series of events which will start this year on the 27th July and end on the 2nd August 2009. This year we will have four different tournaments. There are two youth tournaments on Tuesday and Wednesday, one held in the traditional chess and one held in Chess960. On Thursday, the FiNet Chess960 Open will start, and on Saturday, the ORDIX Open will begin. Additionally, there will be a simul exhibition with GM Levon Aronian. This year’s evening exhibitions will be the fight for the Chess960 crown – the 6th Chess960 Rapid World Championship - with defending champion GM Levon Aronian, GM Victor Bologan, GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Sergei Movsesian and the fight for the black jacket - the 14th GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship - with defending champion GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Levon Aronian, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi and GM Arkadij Naiditsch. We will also present an exhibition in computer chess with several programs trying to win the Chess960 computer world championship. All together, we are confident that you can enjoy a complete week with exciting chess duels. more...
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The Mainz Attraction on ICC
3rd Chess960 Internet Championship 2009 -
Win a ticket for the Chess Classic Mainz!

13.06.2009 - The Internet Chess Club, in conjunction with Chess Tigers, organizers of the ever-popular annual Mainz Chess Classic in Germany, are again offering ICC members a unique chance to play in a free online qualifier to win 700 Euro, accommodation and breakfast at the Hilton Mainz Hotel by the banks of the Rhine, just one block from the picturesque Old Town. Like the previous two champions Tigran Petrosian (2007) and Hikaru Nakamura (2008), the winner will go on to receive an automatic seat into two of the biggest and most prestigious series of rapid chess tournaments in the world, playing among many of the game's top grandmasters at the FiNet Open, the world's biggest Chess960 tournaments, and the ORDIX Open, one of the biggest and strongest rapid tournaments. And in the evening, you will also have the best seats in the house for the main attraction of the the Grenkeleasing Rapid World Championship featuring World Champion Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniatchi and Arkadij Naiditsch. To win this exclusive offer only open to ICC members, you will need to play in a series of Chess960 online qualifiers running June 23rd-26th, with the final 16-player KO on June 28th. So don't delay, sign-up today! more...
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"Every year at the Chess Classic I keep my fingers crossed"
Interview with World Champion Viswanathan Anand
02.05.2009 - In October Vishy Anand successfully defended his title of World Champion. This was followed by a prolonged break from tournaments. In an interview with chief spokesman Harry Schaack the World Champion reviews the events of the last half year - and looks ahead to the GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship. At the beginning of August he will defend his title of World Rapid Champion - versus Levon Aronian, Arkadij Naiditsch and Ian Nepomniachtchi - in Mainz and for the eleventh time. more...

   


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