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Adrian Mykhalchyshyn about tactical Muzychuk and universal Yifan

The official commentator of the Match GM and Chairman of FIDE Trainer’s Commission Adrian Mykhalchyshyn speaks on the World Championship Match and women chess You are a countrymen with current Women’s World Champion Maria Muzychuk and her sister Anna and you know both sisters very well. How can you evaluate Maria’s success in Sochi? Could…

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The last rehearsal before the fight

We look forward to fight for the title of world champion among women between Maria Muzychuk from Lviv and Hou Yifan from China that will take place on March 1st. Opponents prepare for the match in two different but extremely strong competition, boldly entering the fight with the world leading players. Today, on Tuesday the…

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Chess School League to start in Lviv

School Chess League dedicated to the day of St. Nicholas started today in Lviv. It is organized by Lviv Regional Chess Federation and Lviv City Council. Traditionally athletes are hosted by Volter Hotel. Today only chess players from primary schools are competing. And tomorrow the secondary school students who did the pre-registration will join them….

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GM Andriy Volokitin wins 2015 Ukrainian Chess Championship

GM Andriy Volokitin is the 2015 Chess Champion of Ukraine. The tournament was held in Lviv from the 3rd of December to the 14th of December 2015. Volokitin won over GM Martin Krastiv (2nd place) and GM Zahar Efimenko (3rd place) on tiebreakers, after all three player had accumulated 7 out of 11 points. Final…

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Ukraine’s Chess Champions to be determined today

Ukrainian chess championship for men and women that gathered the best players of the country in Lviv for two weeks is coming to the end. Today, after the last round, we will know the names of the Champions. After the 11th round both Kravtsiv and Efimenko has 6.5 points. They are followed by Volokitin and…

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GMs to play chess with children in Lviv

On December 14th in terms of Ukrainian chess championship there will be held the simultaneous chess game for children with GMs from Lviv. The organizers say that it will be a good opportunity for children to train with the pros and also test their strength. In addition, the competition with the GMs gives young beginners…

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GM Ivanchuk dominated the ACP Masters in Ashdod

Vasyl Ivanchuk from Lviv, Ukraine is the winner of the ACP Masters rapid super tournament that ended on Thursday in the Israel city of Ashdod. The Ukraine No.1 beat Frenchman Etienne Bacrot in the final match 2.5: 0.5. The match, initially set for 4 games, ended already after game 3 following a vigorous start 2:0 and…

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Maria Muzychuk climbed to the 3rd position in FIDE rating

Women’s World Champion Mariya Muzychuk flew up the FIDE list, being third for the first time in her career (2561). Higher than Mariya are Hou Yifan from China (2683) and Humpy Koneru from India (2583) who occupied the 1st and the 2nd position in the list. Positions of other Ukrainian chess players: Anna Muzychuk (2535) is…

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