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Round 2 under way in Bucharest
Thursday, November 08, 2012 21:27
Vassily Ivanchuk kept his narrow lead at the Kings Tournament in Bucharest, Romania as both games in the second round were drawn. Fabiano Caruana drew his second game, this time with White in a Caro-Kann against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The Italian was winning but then he blundered and allowed a perpetual. Veselin Topalov did something wrong with...
Ivanchuk concentrating before his game against Nisipeanu
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 23:07
Vassily Ivanchuk leads the Kings Tournament in Bucharest, Romania after the first round. The 43-year-old Ukrainian grandmaster defeated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu with White in a Nimzo-Indian. Veselin Topalov came very close to beating Fabiano Caruana in an Anti-Grünfeld, but the Bulgarian had to settle for a draw. This year the Kings Tournament is a...
Magnus Carlsen is the winner
Saturday, October 13, 2012 20:14
In an unexpected scenario on the last day, Magnus Carlsen won the 5th Masters Final in Bilbao. The final round started with a 19-move draw between Fabiano Caruana and Paco Vallejo, who went for a famous move repetition in the Zaitsev Ruy Lopez. Carlsen drew his game with Levon Aronian to finish shared first. The Norwegian then won both games in a...
The Full English Breakfast
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 18:31
The Stevie G. behind the scenes report, with Grischuk, Leko and Memedyarov. And: Lost on the cutting room floor, we wrap up the summer supertournament news. Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #24b and #25 are out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty....
Carlsen takes down Caruana, moves to 2nd place in Bilbao
Monday, October 08, 2012 21:24
In today's 6th round of the Masters Final tournament leader Fabiano Caruana lost his first game. The Italian GM was ground down in an ending by Magnus Carlsen, who avoided theory and started his game with a Philidor set-up. The other two games, Karjakin-Aronian and Vallejo-Anand, ended in draws. Carlsen is now 2 points behind Caruana with four...
Friday, September 28, 2012 23:32
With yet another win Fabiano Caruana extended his lead at the Grand Slam Masters Final in Sao Paulo to four points. On Friday the Italian defeated Paco Vallejo with the white pieces, while both Carlsen-Aronian and Karjakin-Anand ended in draws. On Saturday the fifth and last round will be played in Sao Paulo; then the players will travel to Bilbao...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:45
The fifth Grand Slam Masters Final started with a bang. In Sao Paulo, Brazil world's number one Magnus Carlsen immediately suffered a loss against Fabiano Caruana. Levon Aronian won against Sergey Karjakin while Vishy Anand and Paco Vallejo drew their first game. Caruana beats Carlsen in round 1 | Photos by Albert Silver courtesy of the official...
The players during the opening ceremony
Monday, September 24, 2012 13:23
Today the fifth Grand Slam Masters Final starts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first round, scheduled for 15:00 local time (20:00 CET) has the following pairings: Anand-Vallejo, Aronian-Karjakin and Caruana-Carlsen. The players during the opening ceremony on Sunday | All photos courtesy of the official website Event 5th Grand Slam Masters Final Dates...
Grand Slam Masters Final logo
Thursday, September 13, 2012 16:37
This week the organizers of the Grand Slam Masters Final, which will be held September 24th-October 13th in Sao Paulo and Bilbao, confirmed that the participants will be Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin and Francisco Vallejo Pons. In a press release sent on Tuesday, September 11th the organizers finally...
Grand Slam Masters Final
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:48
For the second consecutive year Sao Paulo, Brazil will host the first half of the Grand Slam Masters Final. The dates for the first leg are September 24th-29th, 2012 while the second half will take place in Bilbao, Spain from October 8th till 13th. This was announced yesterday in a press release. On Monday morning the City Halls of Bilbao and Sao...