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Wednesday, May 01, 2013 18:16
Levon Aronian won the Alekhine Memorial in St Petersburg on Wednesday. The Armenian grandmaster beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and caught Boris Gelfand, who drew his game with Vishy Anand. Aronian won because of a higher number of wins (or losses, as Nigel Short would probably repeat once more!). Vishy Anand ended third. Vladimir Kramnik won his last...
Alekhine Memorial: Gelfand in the lead, one round to go
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 18:51
Boris Gelfand is the sole leader at the Alekhine Memorial in St Petersburg after eight rounds. On Tuesday the Israeli grandmaster saved a difficult endgame against Vladimir Kramnik, while co-leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost with the white pieces to Nikita Vitiugov. The final round starts one hour earlier, at 11:00 CET. The penultimate round was...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:15
Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand, the two contestants in last year's World Championship match, were the two winners in round 7 of the Alekhine Memorial. Anand defeated Laurent Fressinet from a Scotch Opening that was not so clear for a long time, but just before the time control the Frenchman got into trouble. Gelfand won against Ding Liren...
Monday, April 29, 2013 14:55
In the sixth round of the Alekhine Memorial all five games ended in draws, and so Maxime Vachier-Lagrave remains in sole first place. On Friday the players, organizers and some journalists flew to Russia and on Saturday they enjoyed a rest day. Three more rounds will be played in St Petersburg. The day after the fifth round in Paris everyone had...
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Monday, April 29, 2013 11:06
While our hosting provider's crew was doing its best to get the site back up again, we decided to spend our time wisely, on something we're good at: making chess videos. During the Alekhine Memorial in Paris (the 2nd half is currently under way in St Petersburg) we asked several top players about the 4th World Chess Champion who is remembered by...
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 20:12
The Alekhine Memorial started with an amazing first round in many ways. At least a thousand spectators visited the tournament hall on Sunday and saw World Champion Vishy Anand losing with the white pieces to Michael Adams and world's number three Levon Aronian lose to the Chinese participant, Ding Liren. World number two Vladimir Kramnik started...
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 11:42
The Alekhine Memorial was opened on Saturday in the in a special pavilion built in the Tuileries Garden in Paris, France. This brand new super tournament takes place 21 April - 1 May in both Paris and St Petersburg and has Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Michael...
Andrei Filatov: "Next year we'll do a top tournament"
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Sunday, June 03, 2012 15:42
Not long after the last game of the Anand-Gelfand World Championship had been played, we spoke with main sponsor Andrei Filatov. What exactly does he do? Was he satisfied about the match? And what about his new plans? Last Thursday, after the tiebreak, we did a brief interview. In the video below, Filatov says that he intends to support a new...