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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mukachevo Chess Classic: Naiditsch beats Efimenko 3.5-2.5

Ponomariov and the kids. For some great photos of
the former world champion check out

Hi Everybody,

Here is news from the Mukachevo Chess Classic. Arkadij Naiditsch beat Zahar Efimenko 3.5-2.5. Naiditsch won the second game of the match, while five other games were drawn.

The Classic took place from August 12-18. A special chess festival was also organized on the sidelines of the match. The festival - Transcarpathian Cup - included several events like two classical opens, rapid, blitz and children’s events.

On 15 August the 2002-2004 FIDE World Champion, Grandmaster Ruslan Ponomariov gave a simultaneous exhibition against children and won all 27 games.

You can find some more interesting details at the official website.

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