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Pogonina.com: 5th Anniversary!

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Thursday, 20 March 2014


It is hard to believe it, but Pogonina.com has been launched 5 years ago. Our initial plans were quite modest: the site was supposed to be a simple personal page of Natalia Pogonina, where she would write blog posts and publish photos & reports from tournaments. As of now we have become a popular chess portal with great contributors and a large number of features available.

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Candidates'2014, Round 7 Odds

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Thursday, 20 March 2014
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Round 7 starts March 21, 15:00 local time (Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia).
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Round 7 results:
Andreikin - Topalov 1-0
Karjakin - Aronian 0-1
Kramnik - Mamedyarov 1-0
Svidler - Anand 1/2-1/2

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GM Kramnik - GM Karjakin annotated by GM Naiditsch

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, #1 German chess player
Best FIDE rating: 2737


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Could it be the last chance that Kramnik to take on the World Championship title?! For over 20 years Vladimir has been one of the best players in the world, he has won everything possible, and we all remember that he was the only person beating Kasparov in a WCC Match! Before the Candidates, Kramnik even rejected to play in the Zurich super tournament to be in a perfect shape. And he is, as with another novelty Kramnik puts big problems to Karjakin, who didn't find any way to save the game.

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Candidates'2014, Round 6 Odds

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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Round 6 starts March 19, 15:00 local time (Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia).
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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014
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By candidate master Peter Zhdanov, editor of Pogonina.com

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In this special weekly column we will be looking at the most unexpected upsets that happened last week. Players usually face opponents of a similar level. Considerably less frequent are situations when a significantly lower-rated player succeeds in beating a much stronger adversary.

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Chess Week on Twitter

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Monday, 17 March 2014
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Pogonina.com offers you a selection of the top-10 chess tweets from last week - a digest of the most important chess news in one short post.

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Candidates'2014, Round 4 Odds

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Monday, 17 March 2014
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Round 4 starts March 17, 15:00 local time (Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia).
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Round 4 results:
Aronian - Svidler 1-0
Mamedyarov - Andreikin 1-0
Anand - Kramnik: 1/2-1/2
Karjakin - Topalov: 1/2-1/2

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Candidates'2014, Round 3 Odds

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Friday, 14 March 2014
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Round 3 starts March 15, 15:00 local time (Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia).
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Round 3 results:

Mamedyarov - Anand 0-1, other games drawn

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Good Day

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Friday, 14 March 2014

By WGM Irina Bulmaga, Romania.
Best FIDE rating: 2410

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There it is- a half of the Europeans has already passed.

It is as I expected, a very difficult, but in the same time a very challenging and interesting tournament. I've played against strong opponents, I learned new things and I've fighted in every game until the very end. I am satisfied with my chess so far- well, it's impossible to be 100% satisfied, but I understand that there's a reason I'm still an IM and not a GM- there is place for improvement.

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Candidates'2014, Round 2 Odds

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Friday, 14 March 2014
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Round 2 starts March 14, 15:00 local time (Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia).
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Based on Peter Zhdanov's ChessBet model

Round 2 results:

Kramnik - Karjakin 1-0
Svidler - Andreikin 1-0
Topalov - Anand 1/2-1/2
Aronian - Mamedyarov 1-0

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