2014 in Pictures

Время публикации: 01.01.2015 22:59 | Последнее обновление: 31.12.2015 12:36

Following the tradition, Chess-News sums up the year on one page and in pictures. Most of the photos have been provided with links to the relevant reports - just click and refresh your memories of the important events happened in 2014.

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  • The winner of the Sinquefield Cup which is finishing in St. Louis is yet not known. Rex Sinquefiled, the American businessman and director of the event, announced "Next year we want to do this again maybe a little bigger," noting that this year's tournament exceeded his expectations. 

  • Last year's Tata Steel Chess tournament began from shocking news about the death of Vugar Gashimov, one of the top players of Azerbaijan and the world. Back then, a moment of silence was observed before the first round.

  • 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. 

  • Ukrainian chess player Kateryna Lagno has been granted Russian citizenship by Vladimir Putin, informs Itar-Tass. The statement has been published on the official portal today. "To comply with the request of Lateryna Lagno, born on December 27 1989 in Ukraine to obtain Russian citizenship," says the document. 

  • Anatoly Karpov who has recently celebrated his 63rd birthday told Sobesednik the details of the meeting "which can't be found even in the entire international Internet." In 1979 Karpov met Salvador Dali in New York.

  • This is the time of the year when chess journalists are invited by the 64 magazine to vote for the Chess Oscar by casting a list of the ten best players of the preceeding year. Before I tell and explain my choice, which I have been doing publicly since several years, please allow me a general observation: 2016 is promising to be a great year for chess. We are expecting a Candidates tournament, a Chess Olympiad and a World Championship match (that shall be less one-sided than the last two). Nothing of the sort in 2015.

  • Sebastian Feller's ban, imposed after his use of computer assistance during the 2010 Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk had been revealed, has now ended.

  • One of the EICC participants David Shengelia, who represents Austria, joined us live on Chess-News radio today. It turned out something else than a lost game against Moiseenko on the first board made him upset, “This is a very important thing to mention. Today’s lost game didn’t upset me as much as my opponent’s – I don’t even know how to call it – silly, stupid commentary after the game. My rival said that he suspected me of using the computer during the game.

  • From now on, 21-years-old WGM Nazí Paikidze will be the U.S. chess player.


    This photo was made when she was 17

  • The Chess Museum has opened its doors in Moscow (PHOTOS)