Tuesday, January 22, 2013 16:13
At 15:00 CET today the clocks were started for the first round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. It has become one of the strongest open tournaments of the year, and in this 11th edition the top 10 players are Vassily Ivanchuk, Gata Kamsky, Michael Adams, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, David Navara, Alexei Shirov, Le Quang...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 16:02
GM Mark Paragua of the Philippines won the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Cup, an international chess event held in Manila between January 14th and 20th, 2013. It was a nine round Swiss with seventy participants from six different federations. Local hero Paragua won US $ 6,000 after finishing on 7.5/9, half a point more than FM Haridas Pascua...
Monday, January 21, 2013 11:16
2012 in chess was, yet again, the year of Magnus Carlsen. The Norwegian prodigy finally surpassed Garry Kasparov’s highest ever rating, causing Sergey Shipov to remark in his review of 2012 at Crestbook: “He’s Kasparov’s heir – not Kramnik, Topalov or Anand”. The full article is here at Crestbook and brief extracts in English can be found here.
Monday, January 21, 2013 10:32
Stewart Haslinger won the Sevilla Open with the high score of 8 points out of 9 games. The English grandmaster finished a full point ahead of a group of nine players with 7 points.
Haslinger drew with Mirzoev, the winner last year | Photo official website
Final standings (top 30)
Sunday, January 20, 2013 20:31
Magnus Carlsen squeezed blood from a stone today and defeated Sergey Karjakin in Wijk aan Zee from what seemed to be a completely drawn ending. The Norwegian is the sole leader again at the Tata Steel tournament as Vishy Anand drew quickly with Ivan Sokolov. The other winners in the A group were Levon Aronian (against Hou Yifan) and Fabiano...
Saturday, January 19, 2013 19:34
Vishy Anand joined Magnus Carlsen in the lead in the 7th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee. On Saturday the World Champion defeated Loek van Wely, who is playing a completely different tournament with the white and the black pieces so far. Hikaru Nakamura won against Wang Hao with Black and the other games in the A group ended in...
Saturday, January 19, 2013 0:05
Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after six rounds of play at the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee. On Friday the Norwegian beat Ivan Sokolov with White to reach 4.5 points, while co-leaders Vishy Anand and Sergey Karjakin both drew their games with Black. In the B group Richard Rapport is a full point ahead of Daniil Dubov, Arkadij Naiditsch...
Friday, January 18, 2013 14:38
The Isle of Man Post Office, together with Manx National Heritage on the Isle of Man, have produced a range of stamp products associated with the Lewis Chessmen. The stamps mark a return to the Island of the manuscript of the Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles and the loan of six magnificent Lewis Chessmen showcased in the flagship...
Friday, January 18, 2013 10:30
The newsletter of the European Chess Union informs that legal representatives of the Turkish Chess Federation have notified the ECU's legal representatives that their clients withdrew the request for arbitration at the CAS. Consequently, the hearing scheduled for January 15th, 2013 was cancelled.
This appeal was related to the bidding procedure...
Thursday, January 17, 2013 20:29
In the 5th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin maintained their lead. The top clash Anand-Carlsen was a quick draw from a Petroff while Karjakin split the point with Anish Giri in a Grünfeld. The game of the day was Harikrishna-Van Wely (1-0) which finished in a nice mating combination...