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15-10-2011, 12:15 AM

The 15th edition of the Unive tournament is taking place from 14-22 October, 2011 in Hoogeveen, Netherlands. The 'Crown Group' of the Unive festival is a 4-player double round-robin competition with an average rating of 2726 in category 20. Tournament will have quite an exciting group with former world champion Vladimir Kramnik, strongest ever woman chess player Judit Polgar and the very talented young player Anish Giri. The fourth participant is defending champion Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, reigning World Youth Chess Champion. The Crown Group starts on 15 October and finishes on 22 October, with one rest day on 19 October. Besides the crown group there will also be the traditional Unive Open with a strong international field of hundreds of players.

LIVE Games & results (http://pakchess.org/tournament-news/15th-unive-hoogeveen-chess-tournament-2011-live-netherlands)

24-10-2011, 11:32 PM

Just a few days back we had Alexander Morozevich return to the top-10 club and now we have Vladimir Kramnik get back into the 2800 club with a cool Unive Chess Tournament win. Vladimir Kramnik has clinched another impressive victory, this time at Hoogeven, Netherlands. In a similar fashion (win with White, draw with Black) he defeated all of his opponents 1.5-0.5. This resulted in a 2913 performance and brought his live rating back to 2800. As the next official FIDE list will be published on November 1st, we can congratulate Vladimir in advance on this spectacular achievement.

On the contrary, unfortunately, Judit Polgar's amazing run up the live ratings has come to an end: she didn't win a single game and ended up being 4th with 2/6.

Read the full story (http://pakchess.org/hot-stories/kramnik-won-15th-unive-chess-tournament-and-back-to-2800)