25 September 2013

Hou Yifan Recaptures Women's Title

I added the 2013 Hou Yifan - Ushenina Title Match to the index page covering the World Chess Championship for Women. This was the last event in the 2011-2013 cycle for women. The most important rules for the cycle were already summarized in my post on the 2011-2012 Women's Grand Prix, Jermuk.

There is much that can be said about the structure of the Women's World Championship, but I'll leave that for another time. In the meantime, congratulations to the remarkable Hou Yifan for regaining her women's title!

There are two more World Championship events currently underway. For details, see September 2013 World Championships on my main blog.

18 September 2013

2013 World Cup PGN and Players

Finishing the work started with 2013 World Cup Results, I added the PGN for all seven rounds of the 2013 World Cup. I also added links for the 128 participants to the Index of Players that covers all World Chess Championship events.

11 September 2013

2013 World Cup Results

I added the results of the recent Tromso, Norway, event to my page on the 2013 World Cup. TBA: PGN, explanation of abbreviations, and index of players.

Congratulations to GM Kramnik on a convincing victory. He had competed only once before in a World Championship elimination event, the 1999 FIDE Knockout Matches in Las Vegas, where he lost in the fifth (quarterfinal) round to GM Adams.

04 September 2013

C26 Zonal Clippings 2013

In my previous post C26 Zonal Clippings 2012, I mentioned that the permanent page for Zonals 2012-2013 (C26), 'includes only the six events played in 2012, and I'll add the events from 2013 as soon as I can.' And so I did.