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Apr 17, 2014, 06:50 ET

Chess Helps Puts Khanty-Mansiysk On the Map

 Khanty-Mansiysk, a city in northern central Russia has been successfully leveraging chess to raise the city's and the surrounding region's...

Mar 31, 2014, 16:42 ET

Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand Wins the Candidates Tournament, to Play Magnus Carlsen in the Title Match

 Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India has won the Candidates tournament that ended on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in the northern...

Oct 22, 2013, 17:47 ET

World Chess Candidates Tournament To Take Place In Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

 A Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk has won the bid to host one of the most prestigious chess events in the world, the Candidates tournament...

Jun 15, 2013, 10:10 ET
World Rapid Chess Champion Shakhriyar Mamedyarov watches as Khanty-Mansyisk mayor Vasili Filipenko opens the tournament by making the first move. Rapid and Blitz chess championship took place in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia in June 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/Chess News Agency)

Azeri Grandmaster Becomes the New World Rapid Chess Champion

 Azerbaijani chess grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has won the world rapid chess title at the recent world blitz and rapid chess...

Jun 13, 2013, 04:50 ET

Vietnam Joins Global Chess Elite

 Vietnam has recently joined the elite group of global chess powers – countries that are leaders in world chess, using the ancient game...