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Fabiano Caruana, close to achieving his career's best performance
Sunday, June 17, 2012 20:10
With one round to go, Fabiano Caruana is half a point ahead of the field at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. On Sunday the Italian beat Vladimir Kramnik. Luke McShane won again; the Englishman inflicted the third consecutive loss upon Alexander Morozevich. Alexander Grischuk won against Hikaru Nakamura.  Fabiano Caruana, close to achieving his career's...
Five way tie at Tal Memorial after Morozevich & Kramnik lose
Saturday, June 16, 2012 22:31
With two rounds to go, anything can happen at the Tal Memorial in Moscow as co-leaders Alexander Morozevich and Vladimir Kramnik both lost on Saturday. Morozevich was defeated by Evgeny Tomashevsky, while Kramnik went down againt Luke McShane in a game that lasted almost seven hours. At move 94 Kramnik resigns to McShane, after 6 hours and 53...
Morozevich about to resign, Kramnik watching
Thursday, June 14, 2012 20:21
Tournament leader Alexander Morozevich took risks, and eventually went down againt Hikaru Nakamura, on Thursday at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Russian now shares the lead with Vladimir Kramnik, who won the longest game of the round against Evgeny Tomashevsky. The top encounter Carlsen-Aronian ended in a draw, just like Grischuk-Radjabov, while...
Full point lead for Morozevich in Moscow
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 19:04
After the 5th round Alexander Morozevich has a full point lead over his closest rivalst at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. On Wednesday the Russian grandmaster defeated Levon Aronian with the Black pieces, while co-leader Teimour Radjabov lost with white against Magnus Carlsen. Alexander Morozevich in firm lead in Moscow | Images by Eteri Kublashvil...
Tal Memorial R3: Morozevich joins Radjabov in the lead, McShane beats Aronian
Sunday, June 10, 2012 19:03
In a wild game Alexander Morozevich defeated Alexander Grischuk on Sunday to join Teimour Radjabov, who drew with Vladimir Kramnik, in first place at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. Tail-ender Luke McShane managed to beat world number 2 Levon Aronian with the black pieces, sacrificing an exchange in the opening and avoiding a repetition of moves a few...
Morozevich wins Tal Memorial blitz on tiebreak, ahead of Carlsen
Thursday, June 07, 2012 23:00
Alexander Morozevich won the Tal Memorial blitz tournament on Thursday afternoon in Moscow. The Russian grandmaster edged out Magnus Carlsen on tiebreak (more games with black) after both players finished on 6.5/9. The tournament was held instead of a drawing of lots, and determined the draw numbers for the players at the Tal Memorial which starts...
7th Tal Memorial starts tomorrow, Carlsen & Aronian top seeds
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:00
Tomorrow the Tal Memorial, one of the strongest round roubin tournaments of the year, takes off in the Pashkov House in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday a special opening ceremony is planned, in which the drawing of lots will be based on the results of a blitz tournament. During the main event it is not allowed to offer a draw before move 40. Event...
Morozevich wins Vladimir Petrov Memorial
Monday, February 20, 2012 8:12
Alexander Morozevich won the Vladimir Petrov Memorial in Jurmala, Latvia on Sunday. The Russian grandmaster scored 5/7 and finished half a point clear of Alexei Shirov and Igor Kovalenko. Alexander Morozevich, winner in Jurmala | Photo © Latvian Chess Federation Event Vladimir Petrov Memorial | Games in PGN: Preliminary games | Final games via...
Jan Timman, Tata GM group B: "I don't have illusions"
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:51
We continue our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the second interview we have Dutch chess legend Jan Timman, one of the world's leading players for two decades. At the peak of his career he was considered to be the best non-Soviet player and was known as "The...
Matthew Sadler, Tata GM group C: "It's a hobby!"
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 18:47
Today we start our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the first interview we have Matthew Sadler, two-times British Champion and Olympiad Gold Medal winner. (Tomorrow we'll publish an interview with Jan Timman and on Friday we'll finish the series with Veselin...