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Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:56
The fight for promotion to the 2015 Tata Steel tournament's Masters Group in Wijk aan Zee continues. Baadur Jobava re-joined Ivan Saric in first place on Wednesday by beating GM-elect Benjamin Bok, while Saric drew quickly with Anna Muzychuk. Dutch legend Jan Timman beat Etienne Goudriaan and is now in clear third place behind the two leaders. The...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 15:31
Many chess fans are wondering why Magnus Carlsen, who played the Tata Steel tournament ten times in a row, isn't present in Wijk aan Zee this year. Well, one reason might be a number of very interesting meetings he's had in the United States. Early January Magnus Carlsen travelled to the U.S. together with his manager Espen Agdestein for several...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 20:29
Sergey Karjakin moved up to clear second place in round 8 of the Tata Steel tournament's Masters Group. The Russian GM, who won the tournament five years ago, beat Boris Gelfand on Tuesday while the leader, Levon Aronian, drew with Anish Giri. In a bloody round, Caruana, Dominguez, Harikrishna and Van Wely won their games against Rapport, So,...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:13
Soon after his lost World Championship match he wasn't completely sure, but today it became official that Viswanathan Anand will play the FIDE Candidates tournament in March in Khanty-Mansiysk. The other participants are Vladimir Kramnik, Dmitry Andreikin, Veselin Topalov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler....
Monday, January 20, 2014 16:07
German GM Daniel Fridman won all three segments to Saturday's Death Match 20 and cruised to a 19-10 romp over American GM Yury Shulman. Fridman played much faster over the three hours and at one point went 10 games in a row without a defeat en route to winning the $750 prize. Shulman won $250 in the loss. The margin of defeat was the largest since...
Sunday, January 19, 2014 22:33
Loek van Wely won his first game in the 7th round of the Tata Steel tournament's Masters Group. On Sunday the Dutchman played an excellent game and defeated world #3 Hikaru Nakamura from the black side of a Sicilian. Rapport won an ending against Pentala Harikrishna after 68 moves. Baadur Jobava quickly won against Yu Yangyi with his pet move 1.b3...
Sunday, January 19, 2014 2:29
On Saturday Levon Aronian won yet again in round 6 of the Tata Steel tournament. The Armenian grandmaster beat Wesley So with the white pieces and increased his lead to a full point. Anish Giri and Sergey Karjakin are tied for second place. In the game between the two leaders of the Challengers Group, Baadur Jobava miraculously held the draw...
Friday, January 17, 2014 20:14
Levon Aronian still tops the standings at the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee after beating Arkadij Naiditsch in round 5 on Friday. The Armenian grandmaster is on 4.0/5 and is followed by the two young GMs Wesley So, who beat Boris Gelfand today, and Anish Giri, who won against Pentala Harikrishna. In the Challengers Group Ivan Saric joined...
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Friday, January 17, 2014 11:37
Baadur Jobava won the important game against top seed Radek Wojtaszek on Thursday in Wijk aan Zee. After five rounds in the Challengers Group, the Georgian grandmaster scored 4.5 points and is half a point ahead of Ivan Saric and Anna Muzychuk. Today the players of the Masters Group resume their play in Wijk aan Zee. While there are five rest days...
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Friday, January 17, 2014 9:53
The 2014 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship will return to St. Louis, both for the sixth consecutive year. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will host the two round robins from May 7-21, 2014. The U.S. Championship will feature 12 players while 10 women will be invited for their event. The club also announced that it...

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