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1/32 final stage is over - Review. 1/32 final stage of the Baku World Cup 2015 is over and, as usually, not without surprises. 2015-09-17 more
Round 2 tie-break: Areshchenko eliminated Aronian The 15 pairs of players who tied their round two matches with the classical time control returned to the playing hall at the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku to settle the scores in the rapid and blitz games. In the first set of the rapid games Alexander Areshchenko convincingly defeated the world-class player Levon Aronian by 2-0. With the same result Teimour Radjabov and Anish Giri eliminated Ilia Smirin and Alexander Motylev, respectively. 2015-09-16 more
Granda, So, Eljanov convincing in round 2 of FIDE World Cup The return games of the second round of the 2015 FIDE World Cup were completed in the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku. Grandmasters Julio Granda, Wesley So and Pavel Eljanov convincingly defeated their respective opposition with 2-0 to qualify for the third round of the competition. 2015-09-16 more
Stage 1/32. First game. 32 games were played in the first game of the 2nd round of the Baku World Cup 2015 tournament with 17 games ended with draws.Out of the 15 games, where there was a winner determined, 6 higher rated players tasted the bitterness of the defeat, while in 9 games the favourites managed to win. 2015-09-15 more
FIDE World Cup - Round 2 Started The second round of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup was held today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, with 64 players that remained in the competition. 2015-09-15 more
Round 1 tie-break: Boris Gelfand eliminated by Cristobal Henriquez The 24 pairs of players who tied their matches with the classical time control returned to the playing hall at the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku to settle the scores in the rapid and blitz games. 2015-09-13 more
Top seeds advance to second round, 24 matches to be decided in tie-breaks Top seeds advance to second round, 23 matches to be decided in tie-breaks The second games of the first round of the 2015 FIDE World Cup were completed in the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku. 2015-09-13 more
World Chess Cup started in Baku, Azerbaijan The 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup kicked off today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, with 128 world's top players fighting for the 1,6 million USD prize fund. In addition to the generous prize fund, the tournament also awards two places in the 2016 Candidates Tournament, part of the FIDE World Championship cycle. 2015-09-12 more
The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev had a meeting with the members of the Azerbaijani national men's chess team, who had won the European chess championship, and with the employees of the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Chess Federation. The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev had a meeting with the members of the Azerbaijani national men's chess team, who had won the European chess championship, and with the employees of the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Chess Federation. 2015-07-11 more