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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...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 21:38
On Wednesday Levon Aronian grabbed the lead in the fourth round of the Tata Steel tournament, which was played in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The Armenian grandmaster defeated Hikaru Nakamura in a knight vs. bad bishop ending. The day started with a visit to the Night Watch but almost ended in a nightmare scenario with one game (Dominguez-...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 13:48
The 2014 Reykjavik Open is looking like it will be a great event with already well over 150 players registered. The Reykjavik Open is an annual tournament with 10 rounds (one day with double rounds) and the time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves and then another 30 minutes after move 40. There is a 30-second increment throughout. Byes are also...
Monday, January 13, 2014 22:01
Fabiano Caruana came back with full force in the third round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. After his loss to Levon Aronian on Sunday, the Italian grandmaster played an excellent game against Sergey Karjakin, was in full control and converted the full point on move 71. In another long endgame, Pentala Harikrishna...
Monday, January 13, 2014 18:35
On Sunday morning a 39-year-old man was found stabbed to death in Dublin, Ireland in what detectives believe may have been a row over a late night game of chess. A man covered in blood was taken into custody and said to officers that a dispute started when an illegal move was played. This was reported by several British media. One of the questions...
Sunday, January 12, 2014 20:01
Levon Aronian defeated one of his main rivals, Fabiano Caruana, in the second rond of the 76th Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. In a game not without mistakes, the Armenian's a-pawn became a decisive factor. Boris Gelfand started with 0.0/2 as he lost to Richard Rapport, who played the Budapest Gambit. The third winner was...
Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:43
The 76th Tata Steel tournament started with an exciting first round on Saturday with four decisive games. Fabiano Caruana was the first winner of the day; the Italian beat Boris Gelfand in a 6.f3 Najdorf. Sergey Karjakin won a rook ending against Loek van Wely, Hikaru Nakamura defeated Arkadij Naiditsch and Wesley So, who arrived shortly before...
Saturday, January 11, 2014 12:42
The chess world is shocked today by the death of one Azerbaijan's top players, Vugar Gashimov. The 27-year-old grandmaster from Baku had been ill for a long time and was under treatment for the last 1.5 years in Berlin, Germany where he passed away last night. GM Teimour Radjabov, compatriot, colleague and friend, tweeted the sad news, which was...

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