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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 profile,...


Mar 31, 2014, 04:42 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 Russian ...


Oct 22, 2013, 05:47 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 that will...


Jun 15, 2013, 10:10 ET 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 championship in...


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 as a component ...