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So loses to drop to share of Corus chess top spot

Grandmaster Wesley So's four-game winning streak ended Tuesday with a crucial ninth-round loss to Chinese GM Li Chao in the 73rd Tata Steel-Corus Group B chess championship at the de Morianne Community Center in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.Standings (After nine rounds)6.0 points – L. McShane (England) G. Sargissian (Armenia)Wesley So (Philippines) 5.5 points – [...]

By |January 26th, 2011|news|Comments Off on So loses to drop to share of Corus chess top spot

France calls own chess players cheats

Tweet PARIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The French Chess Federation has accused three of its players of cheating at the 2010 Chess Olympiad in Russia. The federation said Friday grandmasters Sebastien Feller and Arnaud Hauchard and international master Cyril Marzolo cheated at the September 2010 event in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, but did not provide details of [...]

By |January 23rd, 2011|news|Comments Off on France calls own chess players cheats

Gambit: Chess Cheating Accusations in France

An announcement on Friday on the French Chess Federation's Web site accuses three of its own players of cheating during last year's Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The players accused of cheating are grandmasters Sébastien Feller, ranked No. 5 in France, and Arnaud Hauchard, No. 16, and Cyril Marzolo, an international master, who is ranked [...]

By |January 23rd, 2011|news|Comments Off on Gambit: Chess Cheating Accusations in France

Corus chess: So earns long-awaited victory

Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So outduelled fellow GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly to clinch a long-awaited win in Thursday's fifth round of the 73rd Tata Steel-Corus Group B chess championship at the de Morianne Community Center in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.Standings (After five rounds)4.0 points – L. McShane (England) 3.5 points – Z. Efimenko (Ukraine) [...]

By |January 21st, 2011|news|Comments Off on Corus chess: So earns long-awaited victory

So settles for another draw in Netherlands chess tilt

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So settled for a draw with Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian in the 2nd round of the 2011 Tata Steel Corus Group B chess championship, which was held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands on Sunday (Monday in Manila). The 17-year-old So agreed to a draw after 26 moves of [...]

By |January 17th, 2011|news|Comments Off on So settles for another draw in Netherlands chess tilt