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Friday, January 24, 2014 22:41
Magnus Carlsen only needed 12 seconds on the clock to checkmate the second richest man in the world, Bill Gates. As we reported earlier, Carlsen was to meet the founder of Microsoft, billionaire and philantropist as guests in the talkshow Skavlan. The show was recorded on Thursday and part of it was a game of chess, which didn't last very long....
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Friday, January 24, 2014 21:31
After 11 rounds, Ivan Saric is the sole leader of the Tata Steel tournament's Challengers Group. On Friday the Croatian grandmaster won against Zhao Xue of China, while Baadur Jobava drew his game against Jan Timman, who had a winning ending but eventully failed to convert it.  While the players of the Masters Group were enjoying their fifth and...
Aronian Also Beats Karjakin, Close to 4th Tata Victory
Thursday, January 23, 2014 20:21
With two rounds to go Levon Aronian is very close to clinching his 4th victory in Wijk aan Zee. In the 9th round of the Tata Steel tournament's Masters Group the Armenian grandmaster beat Sergey Karjakin with the white pieces and increased his lead to 1.5 points. Aronian might also improve upon his all-time highest rating of 2825 this month - in...
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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...

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