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Anish Giri with his girlfriend Sopiko Guramishvili
Monday, January 14, 2013 13:52
While he is playing in Wijk aan Zee as we speak, at the start of the new year Anish Giri visited Vienna, where he played a clock simul against talented Austrian players. Here's a small report with games and photos. Report by Stefan Löffler, photos by Regine Hendrich for Spielend Schlauer When Sopiko Guramishvili returned from a recent trip to...
Hoogeveen (Netherlands) wins World Cities Team Championship
Friday, December 28, 2012 18:16
Hoogeveen (Netherlands) won the World Cities Team Championship on Friday in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The team with Anish Giri, Ivan Sokolov, Sergey Tiviakov and Jan Smeets beat Baku (Azerbaijan) 2.5-1.5 in the final thanks to a win by Tiviakov. Novi Sad (Serbia) came third, beating Tashkent (Uzbekistan) on the Berlin System with a 2-2 final...
Sestao Naturgas Energia
Friday, November 09, 2012 12:10
Sestao Naturgas Energia also won their matches in round 3 and 4 of the Spanish Team Championship. The team, with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Laurent Fressinet and Romain Edouard on top boards, has a two-point lead over Linex-Magic with three rounds to go. Sestao Naturgas Energia at the start of round 4 (without Giri this time) | Photos...
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 13:25
The final phase of the Spanish Team Championship is currently under way in León. Many strong grandmasters can be found at the chess board in north west Spain, e.g. Ruslan Ponomariov, Leinier Dominguez, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ivan Cheparinov, Laurent Fressinet, Etienne Bacrot, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Pentala Harikrishna, Loek van Wely,...
Both games drawn in Hoogeveen on a day of surprises
Saturday, October 27, 2012 0:51
The penultimate round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen saw two draws. Sergey Tiviakov built up a nice endgame advantage against Anish Giri, but then missed a good chance to catch Hikaru Nakamura in first place. The American kept his half point lead by drawing a slightly worse ending against Hou Yifan, where the presence of opposite-coloured...
Friday, October 26, 2012 3:31
In the 4th round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands Sergey Tivakov inflicted the second consecutive loss upon Hou Yifan. The Dutch grandmaster is now half a point behind Hikaru Nakamura, who drew his game with Anish Giri. In the open section GM Friso Nijboer grabbed the lead. He hayos 6/7, half a point more than IMs Riemersma...
Nakamura beats Hou Yifan, extends lead in Hoogeveen
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:21
On Tuesday Hikaru Nakamura extended his lead to a full point in the Univé Tournament's Crown Group. The American grandmaster beat Hou Yifan of China, while Dutch GMs Anish Giri and Sergey Tiviakov drew their game. Drawing his first three games, the latter is in second place with1.5 points. Nakamura beats Hou Yifan in round 3 | Photo courtesy of...
Nakamura leads Univé Tournament after two rounds
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:48
Having won the only decisive game so far, Hikaru Nakamura is leading the Univé Tournament with 1.5/2. He defeated Anish Giri on Sunday in the first round, in a Berlin Ruy Lopez. Tiviakov held Hou Yifan to a draw in a French Opening. A day later both games in the Crown Croup, Tivakov-Nakamura and Hou Yifan-Giri, ended in draws. In the open...
Top GMs at The Art of Chess
Monday, October 01, 2012 18:55
Last Saturday we published GM Jonathan Rowson's review of The Art of Chess in the Saatchi Gallery in London. On Sunday, the second rest day of the FIDE Grand Prix, a number of grandmasters attended the exhibition and a photoshoot was done. With kind permission from the organizers of the tournament we publish the pictures below. Sophie Leko, Peter...
The playing hall during the second round
Thursday, August 30, 2012 12:30
Slovakia is leading the Olympiad on tie-break as the only team that started with two 4-0 sweeps. There are 33 teams with 4 match points. In the women's section six countries started with two 4-0 wins. Meanwhile, Evgeny Surov still hasn't been allowed to enter the playing hall and an article in a Norwegian newspaper has more about the line-up of...