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Thursday, June 05, 2014 21:43
Fabiano Caruana got a very big advantage against Magnus Carlsen on Thursday at the Norway Chess tournament but the game ended in a draw. Caruana still leads, with half a point more than Alexander Grischuk and Vladimir Kramnik, who both won today. Grischuk defeated Levon Aronian, who blundered in the opening, while Kramnik won against Giri. In...
Thursday, June 05, 2014 13:25
The Tromsø Olympiad is a go. Today Norwegian media report that there is enough support in the national parliament to allot an additional 12 million kroner (€ 1.47 million, US $2 million). The Olympiad organizers had asked for 15 million kroner, but with 12 million secured the Olympiad is not in doubt anymore.  On April 14th, 2014 Chess.com...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 23:06
Fabiano Caruana also won his second game to maintain his lead at the Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger. The Italian GM defeated Peter Svidler in a Taimanov Sicilian. Alexander Grischuk bounced back from his first-round loss and beat Veselin Topalov with Black in a Sicilian Najdorf. The third winner of the day was Levon Aronian, who won against...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:25
I can still hardly believe it but it's true: last Saturday I scored my second IM norm, exactly ten years after my first! I played the best tournament of my life, finishing in clear second place at the Liechtenstein Open and winning 1500 Swiss francs along the way. So how did this happen?? A while back I decided to take a holiday during the last...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 1:24
Fabiano Caruana grabbed an early lead at the Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger. The Italian GM profited from a blunder by his opponent Alexander Grischuk just before the time control. The other four games ended in draws. Tomorrow the second round will start at 15.30 local time. At the Hotel Scandic Stavanger Forus, the venue for seven of the...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 12:08
Last year Sergey Karjakin was the star in both the blitz and the main event, but this time around Magnus Carlsen seems highly motivated to take that role. The World Champion won the Norway Chess opening blitz tournament on Monday most convincingly: 7.5/9 and a 3041 performance rating. Like last year, the Norway Chess event started with a blitz...
Monday, June 02, 2014 10:18
Today the second edition of the Norway Chess tournament takes off in Stavanger, Norway. Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Anish Giri and Simen Agdestein will play the tournament which, like last year, starts with a blitz tournament to determine the...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:41
The playing field and pairings for the 42nd Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund has been announced, traditionally two months before the start of the tournament. This year Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Leko, Ruslan Ponomariov, Fabiano Caruana, Michael Adams, Arkadij Naiditsch, Georg Meier, and David Baramidze will play a single round robin. The...
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 17:04
A last-round draw completed an undefeated nine rounds for GM Alexander Morozevich at the 15th Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky, Russia. The split point turned out to be enough as pre-round co-leader GM Dmitry Jakovenko lost to GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, dropping him to second. The event took place from May 11-20, 2014. Morozevich had shared the lead...
Monday, May 26, 2014 11:12
It's official: the FIDE Presidential elections in August will go between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Garry Kasparov. Both had announced their candidacy for FIDE President a while back, but now on the FIDE website it is mentioned that no other tickets had come in by the deadline of 11 May, 17:00 UTC+2. The report on the FIDE website mentions the tickets...

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