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Thursday, June 12, 2014 23:10
With one round to go, the winner of the 2013 Norway Chess tournament has excellent chances to repeat his success. Sergey Karjakin defeated co-leader Vladimir Kramnik on Thursday while Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen both dropped half a point. The latter spoilt a winning position against Peter Svidler. Simen Agdestein lost his first game, to...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:55
Hikaru Nakamura won his match with David Navara convincingly. The final score was 3.5-0.5 in favor of the American, who started with two wins, got into trouble but drew the third and then finished with another win. Nakamura clinched the Cez Chess Trophy in Prague in a four-game match. Games 3 and 4 were played on Monday and Tuesday - see our...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 18:49
The FIDE World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen is going to be held in the city where the Winter Olympics took place earlier this year: Sochi, Russia. This was announced by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov today at a press conference for Interfax in Moscow. Photo: Russian Chess Federation The FIDE website reports...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:01
The seventh round of the Norway Chess tournament saw just one decisive game: Anish Giri was an Exchange up for a long time against Sergey Karjakin but blundered terribly on move 131 (!) and had to resign immediately. Karjakin has joined Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Vladimir Kramnik in first place, with two rounds to go which will be played...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 16:46
The 2014 Magistral Ciudad de León rapid tournament, held for the 27th time, ended in a sensational win for 15-year-old Wei Yi. The Chinese top talent defeated Spanish number one Paco Vallejo in the final on Sunday after eliminating the other Spanish participant, Ivan Salgado, in the semi-final. Vallejo had beaten Hou Yifan on Friday. Photos thanks...
Monday, June 09, 2014 20:27
The Norway Chess tournament is still wide open with three rounds to go. In Monday's sixth round Veselin Topalov defeated arch rival Vladimir Kramnik while the other four games ended in draws. Kramnik is now tied for first place with Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen, who drew with Simen Agdestein and Sergey Karjakin respectively. Eight years...
Monday, June 09, 2014 11:24
Hikaru Nakamura declined his invitation to play in the Norway Chess tournament this year. Instead, this week he can be found behind the board in Prague. The U.S. number one is David Navara's opponent in the 2014 edition of the Cez Chess Trophy and this year it's a match played over four classical games. Nakamura started very well: he won the first...
Sunday, June 08, 2014 21:49
Sunday was a dramatic day for Fabiano Caruana at the Norway Chess tournament, who defended well in a difficult ending, calculated the right move but played the wrong one (50...Ke8) and resigned a few moves later, perhaps prematurely. His opponent Vladimir Kramnik overtook him in the standings; the Russian grandmaster is on 3.5/5 and half a point...
Saturday, June 07, 2014 21:41
The fourth round of the Norway Chess tournament saw four draws and one decisive game. In a Grünfeld Sergey Karjakin beat his compatriot Alexander Grischuk, who hasn't played a single draw yet. Fabiano Caruana, who split the point with Anish Giri, maintained his half point lead but now Vladimir Kramnik is in clear second place. The two Norwegian...
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Saturday, June 07, 2014 14:01
On Sunday Clichy-Echecs-92 won the “Top 12” of the French League in Saint Quentin, France. It was the 13th national title for Clichy. The final phase of the French league, a round robin with the top teams of the country, was held 24 May-3 June, 2014 in Saint Quentin, a commune in Picardy in northern France. The town is named after the saint who...

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