2013 In Pictures

Время публикации: 31.12.2013 19:44 | Последнее обновление: 31.12.2013 21:43

Following the tradition Chess-News sums up the year on one page and in pictures.


FIDE announced 2013 as the year of Elisaveta Bykova, but eventually it was more Magnus Carlsen's year. 


Carlsen after Wijk aan Zee competition: "I rarely feel like taking maximum of each game, but this is exactly that case." 


Ruslan Ponomariov celebrates Bptism in the icy water of Dnieper River. 


The conflict inside the Russian women's national team: Tatiana Kosintseva's letter and her sister, Nadezhda's interview were extremely popular. 


Gibraltar: Nikita Vitiugov won to leave Nigel Short without pounds.  


Marina Romanko twice winner of Moscow Open: "If I was still in the national team, I would refuse playing under Dokhoyan's supervision." 

Jurmala - "Latvian Wijk aan Zee." The Petrov Memorial was held here. 


Ivanchuk shows how he blundered and lost one of the games in the Petrov Memorial. 


Korchnoi arrived at the opening ceremony of the elit competition in Zurich. 


Ukrainian women won the world team championship in Astana and  the European championship in Warsaw. 


Andrew Paulson organized the Candidates in London using SOCAR's sponsorship and didn't remind of himself by organising anything else afterwards.

Kasparov turned 50


"PGMB Rostov" celebrates in the Black sea with -10 degrees water. The team qualified to the European Club Championship.   


Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine becomes European champion


David Shengelia, "My rival suspected me in cheating"


Sergey Karjakin won Stavanger competition and called it "the best in my career."


Shakhriyar Mamedyarov claimed 2013 was his most successful year so far. 


Alexander Ipatov jumps from 233 high building


Gelfand called Tal Memorial his best competition in years, "I only pity that Ididn't beat Carlsen."


The Ukrainian championship was led by Ponomariov, but Kryvoruchko won. 


GM Andrei Devyatkin announced he quits playing chess," After 1.e4 c5 I already want to resign..."


Ernesto Inarkiev made happy his fans by winning the HIgher League and qualifying to the Tal Memorial. 


Topalov finished first in the Grand Prix Series and became the participant of the Candidates tournament. 

Hoang Thanh Trang became 14th champion of Europe. 


Suat Atalik, "FIDE is governed by mafia"

Tragically died GM Igor Kurnosov.


Tomashevsky called his match game against Morozevich in the World Cup "the craziest in his life."


Kramnik went fishing before winning the World Cup


Thanks to Kramnik Sergey Karjakin gained a place in the Candidates


Pawel Eljanov first one the Poikovsky tournament, then Chigorin Memorial.  


On the way to Anand, Carlsen won the competition in St. Louis. Aronian, "I played as an idiot..." 


Nakamura appeared at the game against Carlsen in glasses


Hou Yifan regained the world champion title by beating Anna ushenina.


Kirsan Ilyumzhinov anounced he will run for FIDE president in 2014

Kasparov annoinced he will challenge Ilyumzhinov at the FIDE presidential elections


Peter Svidler became Russian champion for the 7th time, Gunina for the second time


European Club Cup took place at Rhodes which suffered from a waterspout. 


Read Georgios Makropoulos's exclusive interview for Chess-News: "Ilyumzhinov is the biggest guarantee at this moment in FIDE"


Foggy Warsaw hosted the European championship


Carlsen became the new World champion by beating Anand in Chennai


Chennai that Carlsen hasn't seen




The friendly match Dubov - Shirov went without intrigue and finished int he experienced player's favor. 


Russia won the world championship: Dutch team beat Ukraine, but could do nothing against Russian opponents. 


Russian players and coaches celebrate victory


RCF announced it will support Ilyumzhinov on the upcoming elections. 


2012 in Pictures


  


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