Archive for Alexander Morozevich

World Cup round 1: few upsets, many draws
Sunday, August 11, 2013 21:39
The first round of the FIDE World Cup saw few upsets, but no less than 27 draws. The biggest surprise was Alexander Morozevich's bad start: the former world's number 2 lost to Bator Sambuev (2530) of Canada. Judit Polgar also started with a loss. For the Norwegian organizers the World Cup is mostly about learning and preparing for the Olympiad...
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...
Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
Svidler vs Morozevich
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 16:35
Just like the first Grand Prix in London, the second Grand Prix in Tashkent was won by three players. The first to reach the top of the standings was Wang Hao, who beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Alexander Morozevich joined the Chinese with a spectacular draw against Peter Svidler, and finally Sergey Karjakin won against Ruslan Ponomariov to reach the...
Mamedyarov won against Karjakin
Monday, December 03, 2012 15:58
In the (highy unpredictable) Grand Prix in Tashkent the leaderboard has changed considerably again in the penultimate round. In Monday's top encounter, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat tournament leader Sergei Karjakin and the Azerbaijani is now leading together with... yes, Alexander Morozevich again, who defeated Peter Leko. In the top game of the...
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Sunday, December 02, 2012 15:50
After nine rounds Sergey Karjakin is the sole leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On Sunday the Russian GM drew with Boris Gelfand while co-leader Fabiano Caruana lost to Wang Hao. Six players are now chasing Karjakin with half a point less and there's only two more rounds to go. Wang Hao beats Caruana in round 9 | Photos by ...
Friday, November 30, 2012 14:53
Peter Leko won his first game at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Friday. After drawing his first seven games, the Hungarian grandmaster beat Gata Kamsky with Black in a Nimzo-Indian. As all other games ended in draws, Fabiano Caruana and Sergey Karjakin are still tied for first place. Leaders Caruana and Karjakin drew their game | ...
The 7th round in Tashkent in action
Thursday, November 29, 2012 17:05
Fabiano Caruana and Sergey Karjakin are sharing the lead after seven rounds at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On Thursday two (end)games ended decisively: Karjakin defeated Alexander Morozevich while Caruana won against Leinier Dominguez. The 7th round in Tashkent in action | Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich & Giyanov Bakhtiyor, ...
Morozevich watching Leko-Wang Hao
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 22:44
Alexander Morozevich is again the sole leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Russian grandmaster was the only winner in the 6th round; he crushed Leinier Dominguez in a Grünfeld. Morozevich watching Leko-Wang Hao | Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich & Giyanov Bakhtiyor, courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE Grand Prix | PGN via TWIC...

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