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Fabiano Caruana
Sunday, July 22, 2012 21:20
Fabiano Caruana won the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund on Sunday. The Italian grandmaster edged out Sergey Karjakin on tiebreak after both players finished on 6/9. The first tiebreak rule, number of black games, was the same for the players but Caruana scored three victories and Karjakin only two. Fabiano Caruana with flowers and the trophy...
Numbers 3, 1, 2 L-R: Radjabov, Carlsen, Aronian
Monday, June 18, 2012 18:38
Magnus Carlsen won yet another top tournament. On Monday he defeated Luke McShane with Black, and because Fabiano Caruana lost to Levon Aronian the Norwegian finished clear first at the Tal Memorial with 5.5/9. Caruana came second as he edged out Teimour Radjabov on the tie-break rule of higher number of black games. Numbers 3, 1, 2 L-R: Radjabov...
Fabiano Caruana, close to achieving his career's best performance
Sunday, June 17, 2012 20:10
With one round to go, Fabiano Caruana is half a point ahead of the field at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. On Sunday the Italian beat Vladimir Kramnik. Luke McShane won again; the Englishman inflicted the third consecutive loss upon Alexander Morozevich. Alexander Grischuk won against Hikaru Nakamura.  Fabiano Caruana, close to achieving his career's...
Morozevich about to resign, Kramnik watching
Thursday, June 14, 2012 20:21
Tournament leader Alexander Morozevich took risks, and eventually went down againt Hikaru Nakamura, on Thursday at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Russian now shares the lead with Vladimir Kramnik, who won the longest game of the round against Evgeny Tomashevsky. The top encounter Carlsen-Aronian ended in a draw, just like Grischuk-Radjabov, while...
An easy win for Fabiano Caruana in round 4
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 18:19
In the only decisive game of the round, Fabiano Caruana beat Evgeny Tomashevsky on Tuesday to get back to a 50% score at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The two leaders, Alexander Morozevich and Teimour Radjabov, drew their game and so did all the others. The most exciting encounter was the one between Magnus Carlsen and Alexander Grischuk, where "...
7th Tal Memorial starts tomorrow, Carlsen & Aronian top seeds
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:00
Tomorrow the Tal Memorial, one of the strongest round roubin tournaments of the year, takes off in the Pashkov House in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday a special opening ceremony is planned, in which the drawing of lots will be based on the results of a blitz tournament. During the main event it is not allowed to offer a draw before move 40. Event...
A convincing victory for Fabiano Caruana in Malmö | Photos © Calle Erlandsson
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 22:25
Fabiano Caruana won the 20th Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden on Wednesday. The Italian grandmaster scored a splendid 5.5/7 which was half a point more than Peter Leko and good for a 2853 performance rating. Anish Giri and Nils Grandelius shared third place with 4/7. A convincing victory for Fabiano Caruana in Malmö | Photos © Calle...
Fabiano Caruana leads 20th Sigeman & Co tournament after three rounds
Saturday, May 12, 2012 13:34
Fabiano Caruana started with 2.5/3 at the Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden. The Italian grandmaster is in sole first place after beating Anish Giri and Hans TIkkanen with the white pieces and then drawing against Peter Leko with Black. The tournament will last four more rounds and today is a rest day. Fabiano Caruana, in the lead in...
Coming up: U.S. Championships & Sigeman & Co tournament
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 13:48
Although this month most of us will be closely following the World Championship match, there are in fact two big events about to start which are worthy of attention not only on Moscow rest days. Today in Saint Louis, USA the 2012 U.S. Championships take off, with Hikaru Nakamura returning and Gata Kamsky defending his title. Tomorrow the Sigeman...
Carlsen tops May FIDE ratings, Aronian 10 points behind
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:19
Magnus Carlsen tops the May 1st FIDE rating list with the same rating as two months ago: 2835. Howevever, his lead has decreased to 10 points as Levon Aronian of Armenia won 5 points to get to 2825. There were few changes in the world's top 10 in the past two months. At the moment of writing, Aronian's live rating is in fact 2826 so just 9 points...

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