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Fressinet beats Grischuk in second round Grand Prix
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:00
Alexander Grischuk, one of the favourites to win the Grand Prix in Élancourt (near Paris), suffered an early loss against Laurent Fressinet in the second round on Monday. The Frenchman played the rare move 4.Bf4 against Grischuk's Queen's Indian, but the ending was not so clear. When Grischuk got into timetrouble, Fressinet outplayed him and won...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 21:54
GM Alexander Grischuk, well known to be even tougher as the time control shortens, won the Association of Chess Professionals Cup, a rapid event (G/25+10). The tournament took place from September 13-15, 2013 in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Sixteen grandmasters were invited for the knockout event, meaning Grischuk had to win four head-to-head...
Monday, July 15, 2013 15:22
Tournament leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov lost in the penultimate round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, but so did runner-up Alexander Grischuk and so the top of the standings didn't change. Mamedyarov was slowly outplayed in an ending by Alexander Morozevich, who is now shared third with Peter Leko, half a point behind Grischuk who was ground...
Beijing: another loss for Karjakin; Grischuk & Mamedyarov still lead
Friday, July 12, 2013 18:47
He was leading for a number of rounds, but now he's collapsing: Sergey Karjakin. The Russian grandmaster lost his third game in a row in Beijing on Friday, to Veselin Topalov, and dropped back to shared fifth place. Alexander Grischuk, who drew with Anish Giri, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who drew with Wang Yue, maintained their shared lead at the...
Beijing GP R7: Grischuk & Mamedyarov lead, Karjakin loses again
Thursday, July 11, 2013 21:02
Alexander Grischuk and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov kept their first place in the standings of the Grand Prix tournament in Beijing as both won their games on Thursday. In the longest game of the round, Grischuk ground down Wang Yue in an ending that should have been drawn, while Mamedyarov was the first winner of the day as Veselin Topalov got his...
Beijing Grand Prix: Mamedyarov beats Karjakin, three players lead
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 22:55
The Grand Prix tournament in Beijing is wide open again as Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated tournament leader Sergey Karjakin in round 6. They are sharing the lead with Alexander Grischuk, who drew his game with Veselin Topalov. Alexander Morozevich won against Gata Kamsky and Wang Yue beat his compatriot Wang Hao. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich...
Beijing GP: Grischuk, Karjakin, Topalov win in first round
Thursday, July 04, 2013 17:19
Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin and Veselin Topalov all won their games with black in the first round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, China. Grischuk beat Kamsky in a Rossolimo Sicilian that ended in a time scrable. Giri had prepared a deep line in the Berlin Ending, but Karjakin played well and refuted his opponent's material sacrifices....
Beijing Grand Prix starts tomorrow, Wang Yue replaces Radjabov
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:57
Today is the opening ceremony and tomorrow it starts: the fifth Grand Prix in the 2012-2013 series, in Beijing, China. The participants are Boris Gelfand, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk, Gata Kamsky, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Leko, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Morozevich, Veselin Topalov, Wang Hao and Wang Yue. The latter...
Le Quang Liem wins World Blitz Championship
Monday, June 10, 2013 19:05
Le Quang Liem won the FIDE World Blitz Championship on Monday in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Vietnamese grandmaster scored 20.5/30 which was half a point more than title holder Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia). Another Vietnamese player, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, also did very well, finishing...
World Rapid & Blitz Championships opened in Khanty-Mansiysk
Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:03
Yesterday the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships were officially opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It's not as strong as last year; among the 62 participants we find Alexander Grischuk, Gata Kamsky, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Dmitry Jakovenko and Dmitry Andreikin as the top seeds. The...