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Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:53
Alexander Motylev of Russia won the European Championship in Yerevan, Armenia convincingy. The 34-year-old grandmaster from Yekaterinenburg finished on 9.0/11 (good for a 2872 performance rating), a full point more than the rest of the pack. Another excellent result was achieved by Spanish grandmaster David Anton Guijarro, who finished second on...
Saturday, March 15, 2014 15:34
Going into the first rest day, Vishy Anand is back to being the sole leader at the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk. The 44-year-old Indian defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov with the black pieces in round 3, countering strongly against over-aggressive play from the Azerbaijani. Andreikin-Karjakin, Topalov-Aronian and Svidler-...
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Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:26
Li Chao won the Reykjavik Open on Wednesday. As the only player from China this year, Li started with a draw in the first round but scored an impressive 8 points in his final 9 games. He finished clear first with 8.5/10, half a point ahead of Robin van Kampen, Eric Hansen, Eduardas Rozentalis and Helgi Olafsson.  Li Chao in between Fiona Steil-...
Friday, March 14, 2014 14:13
In the second round of the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk “youth” a hard time against “experience”. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov blundered his queen in the opening (a QGD Manhattan system) and put up some resistance against Levon Aronian but in the end he couldn't hold it. In a game that was praised by experts, Peter Svidler defeated...
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...

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