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updated Fri. January 6, 2023

11/1/2017 – Never has the Top Ten looked so crowded with so little to separate one from the other. In fact, every single player has been world number two at least once, if only for a day. One constant has re-established itself, and that is Magnus Carlsen's domination, as he opened the gap to 36 Elo points after a win at the ...

Bulgaria's Ivan Cheparinov grabbed the title at Gibraltar's Tradewise Chess Festival, one of the world's strongest open tournaments. In the final of the event, which had attracted 256 different players including over 60 grand masters, the Bulgarian faced off and defeated Russia's Nikita Vitiugov (1.5:0.5 ...
0 Comments. 1/22/2008 – After his opponent had refused to shake hands at the start of their round eight game Nigel Short was awarded the full point by the arbiter. The Appeals Committee decided to give Ivan Cheparinov a chance to repair the damage with an apology, and the game was rescheduled for the free day.
A game Sunday between Nigel Short of England and Ivan Cheparinov of Bulgaria in the B section of the Corus tournament in the Netherlands ended in a forfeit win for Short after Cheparinov refused to shake Short's hand at the start of the game. According to a report on, Short immediately ...
1/21/2008 – In the B Group Nigel Short offered his opponent Ivan Cheparinov the traditional handshake, which was twice refused. Short protested, the arbiters defaulted Cheparinov, whose manager Silvio Danailov lodged a protest. The Appeals Committee decided the game should be replayed after an apology.


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