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Thursday, March 13, 2014 14:08
Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand went off to a good start at the Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk. At 44 the oldest player in the field, he defeated top seed Levon Aronian in the first round from a Ruy Lopez, trapping his opponent's knight. The other three games ended in draws. All photos courtesy of the official website The 2014...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 14:12
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) has extended the deadline for bids concerning the 2014 World Chess Championship match to April 30th, 2014. The original deadline was March 10th, but on that day FIDE had not received any bids yet. The decision was posted on Tuesday on the FIDE website.  Today the 2014 Candidates’ Tournament will be officially...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 18:23
Alexander Motylev of Russia is on a roll at the European Championship in Yerevan. The 34-year-old grandmaster from Yekaterinenburg today won against Pavel Eljanov in a Sicilian after 41 moves, to increase his lead to a full point. It's high time to return to the European Championship in Yerevan! In this report we're gonna catch up and look at some...
Monday, March 10, 2014 21:39
On the day Bobby Fischer would have celebrated his 71st birthday, Garry Kasparov paid a visit to his grave in Selfoss, Iceland. It was a historic moment for chess: arguably the two greatest players of the game never met, and so they were never as close to each other. Chess.com was there to witness the moment and for a brief interview with Mr...
Monday, March 10, 2014 13:39
Already this Thursday one of the biggest events of the year will start: the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Viswanathan Anand, Dmitry Andreikin, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler and Veselin Topalov will play an 8-player double round robin and the winner earns the right...
Carlsen Scores 8.5/9 in Caxias do Sul Rapid Swiss
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Monday, March 10, 2014 12:25
Magnus Carlsen also won the 9-round Swiss that was part of the “Festa da Uva” chess festival in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. The world champion scored 8.5 points in the rapid tournament, which was held on Saturday and Sunday - he dropped half a point against Gilberto Milos. An open Swiss was the final event for Carlsen at the “Festa da Uva” chess...
Monday, March 10, 2014 0:03
On Saturday it was announced that Andrew Paulson has resigned as President of the English Chess Federation. In a statement on the ECF website it is written that the Board of the federation accepts Mr Paulson's resignation, but nominates him for the position of Deputy President of the European Chess Union. Last month Mr Paulson had lost a vote of...
Saturday, March 08, 2014 20:35
Magnus Carlsen showed his class on the first two days of the “Festa da Uva” chess festival in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. On Thursday the World Champion won a four-player double round robin with five wins and one draw. On Saturday he won the knockout phase, beating Rodriguez Vila 1.5-0.5 in the semi-final and Gilberto Milos 2-0 in the final. As you...
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Saturday, March 08, 2014 0:38
The Reykjavik Open has reached its half-way point and the tension is rising. After 5 rounds the tournament, a 10-round Swiss, has two Dutch leaders: GMs Robin van Kampen and Erwin l'Ami. They will play on board one against each other on Saturday. Note that every day you can enjoy live commentary on this tournament on Chess.com/TV! All photos ©...
Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:17
At the moment Magnus Carlsen is in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, where he will participate in the international “Festa da Uva” chess festival between March 6th and 9th. There will be different activities: a four-player knockout (rapid), simuls, a lecture and an open tournament (also rapid). All in all it's gonna be long and busy week(end) for the world...

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