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Friday, March 28, 2014 16:22
For the second time World Champion Magnus Carlsen has posted a video on his YouTube channel in which he gives his opinion on the Candidates’ Tournament, currently under way in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia. The video was uploaded today, eight days after his first video (posted here). Carlsen talks about the current situation, with Vishy Anand still...
Strong Rapid Tournament Takes Off in Riga
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Friday, March 28, 2014 15:48
This weekend a (very) strong rapid tournament will be held in Riga, Latvia: the Latvian Railway Open. Besides the leading Latvian grandmasters (including co-organizer Alexey Shirov!), a number of big names from abroad will be present such as Vasilly Ivanchuk, Vladimir Malakhov, Sergei Zhigalko, Viktor Bologan and Loek van Wely. The Latvian Railway...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 15:13
In a tense 12th round at the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk Vishy Anand drew his game with Dmitry Andreikin, but could have won. In the only decisive game of the round, Veselin Topalov defeated Peter Svidler and so Anand is still a point ahead of Levon Aronian. Sergey Karjakin and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov have half a point less....
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:37
The field for the 12-player 2014 U.S. Championship is now set, with some familiar names but also plenty of youth. The tournament will be held for the sixth year in a row at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from May 7-20, 2014. Leading the list of invites is the defending champion, GM Gata Kamsky. He won the 2013 event in a...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 14:55
In round 11, for the first time in the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, all games were drawn. With three rounds to go, ex-World Champion Viswanathan Anand now has excellent chances to qualify for a second world title match with Magnus Carlsen. Photos © Vadim Lavrenko, Kirill Merkuryev & Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of the ...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 14:38
Vladimir Kramnik blundered terribly and lost his white game to Svidler in round 10 round of the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk. With the other three games ending in draws, Viswanathan Anand kept his one-point lead over Levon Aronian while Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler are one and a half points behind...
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:22
GM Erwin l'Ami began with six consecutive wins in Saturday's Death Match 22, en route to a convincing 17.5-7.5 win over fellow Dutchman GM Jan Smeets. l'Ami won all three time controls as Smeets scored the lowest number of points in Death Match history. l'Ami won $750 while Smeets took home $250. Both players admitted to being apprehensive about...
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Monday, March 24, 2014 15:49
Yu Yangyi & Ju Wenjun are the new Chinese Chess Champions. Yu edged out Ding Liren (both scored 7.0/11) on the smallest possible tiebreak: 0.25 SB point. Ju finished half a point ahead of Shen Yang & Lei Tingjie. The tournament finished last Saturday in Xinghua in Taizhou, Jiangsu.  Photos © Qipai / Chinese Chess Association The 2014...
Sunday, March 23, 2014 15:21
Sunday was a pretty good day for Vishy Anand. In a shocking 9th round of the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, the ex-World Champion defeated Veselin Topalov, while his closest rivals Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik both lost, to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Sergey Karjakin respectively. With five rounds to go, Anand effectively...
Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:16
In the 8th round of the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk tournament leaders Levon Aronian and Vishy Anand drew quickly. In the only decisive game of the round, Sergey Karjakin won his first, against Peter Svidler. Photos © Vadim Lavrenko & Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of the official website The second half of the 2014...

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