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Caruana and Nakamura, board 1 and 2 for Obiettivo Risarcimento
Monday, April 30, 2012 12:51
Last weekend Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana played in the Italian Team Championship. The world's #6 and #7 were in fact sitting side by side, playing for the same team "Obiettivo Risarcimento" from Padova. While Nakamura played only three games, Caruana is still active for his team. Caruana and Nakamura, board 2 and 1 for "Obiettivo...
Ten players to compete in Dortmund's 40th Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Friday, April 27, 2012 7:26
In times of crisis, when tournaments are getting smaller or even disappearing from the chess calendar, it's great news that this year's 40th anniversary edition of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund will have ten participants. They are Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Arkadij Naiditsch,...
European Championship starts with many upsets
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:38
The European Championship started on Tuesday in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. There was quite a number of upsets in the first round: IM Filiop Pancevski beat GM Andrei Volokitin, FM David Klein won against GM Ivan Saric and IM Evgenija Ovod defeated GM Eltaj Safarli, to name a few. Besides, the new ECU dress code is in effect at the tournament. A scene from...
Caruana wins Reykjavik Open - full report with video
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 19:36
Fabiano Caruana finished sole first at the Reykjavik Open with a score of 7.5/9. The Italian grandmaster, who was the top seed in the Icelandic capital, remained unbeaten and finished half a point ahead of Ivan Sokolov, David Navara, Gawain Jones, Boris Avrukh, Hou Yifan, Sebastien Maze and Henrik Danielsen. The Blue Lagoon, one of the most famous...
Reykjavik Open starts today; Caruana, Navara and Hou Yifan are playing and we're
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 12:12
Today the annual chess festival in Reykjavik, Iceland takes off. The open tournament is very strong, with 25 GMs and 20 IMs. Top seeds are Fabiano Caruana and David Navara, who could be found in Wijk aan Zee's top group earlier this year. Reigning World Women's Champion Hou Yifan is in Reykjavif k as well, and so are we! The tournament takes place...
The Full English Breakfast #18
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:24
Russians shake hands and go to the polls, Fabulous Fabiano, Growing Giri, and what's in a name? Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #18 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full English Breakfast...
20-year jubilee Sigeman Tournament bigger and stronger
Friday, March 02, 2012 13:28
The 20-year jubilee Sigeman Tournament will be bigger and stronger than in previous years. The tournament, an 8-player round robin, will take place May 9-16, 2012 in Malmö, Sweden. We just received a press release from the organizers of the annual Sigeman Chess Tournament. This year the tournament celebrates its 20-year jubilee edition, and it...
March FIDE ratings: Caruana enters the top 10
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 17:39
For the first time in his career, Fabiano Caruana (Italy) entered the world's top 10. On the March 1 FIDE rating list, the 19-year-old Italian grandmaster occupies the 7th spot with a 2767 rating. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) re-entered the top 10 and is 6th, with 2771. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) still tops the list with a rating of 2835. Levon Aronian's...
Editor "Mat"eusz Bartel first on tie-break at Aeroflot Open
Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:12
Mateusz Bartel won the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The Polish grandmaster edged out Ukrainians Anton Korobov and Pavel Eljanov on tie-break (most games with Black) after all three had finished on 6.5/9. Bartel is also the editor-in-chief of the Polish Chess Magazine Mat. Mateusz Bartel of Poland in his last round game against Anton Korobov of...
Anton Korobov leads Aeroflot Open after round 6
Monday, February 13, 2012 12:00
Anton Korobov leads the Aeroflot Open after six rounds. The Ukrainian grandmaster won four games and drew two, and is half a point ahead of his compatriot Pavel Eljanov, Mateusz Bartel of Poland and Fabiano Caruana of Italy. Anton Korobov in round 6, with Fabiano Caruana in the background and also chief arbiter Geurt Gijssen | Photo © Russian...