Archive for Baden-Baden

Anand beats Naiditsch, clinches victory at Grenke Chess Classic
Sunday, February 17, 2013 20:07
On Sunday Vishy Anand finished sole first at the Grenke Chess Classic in Baden-Baden. The World Champion won a good game with Black against Arkadij Naiditsch (although he did criticize his move 24....a5) while Fabiano Caruana probably missed a win against Daniel Fridman (65...f4!?) and had to settle for a draw after seven hours of play. Adams-...
Saturday, February 16, 2013 22:52
In a wild penultimate round with three decisive games, Vishy Anand caught Fabiano Caruana in first place at the Grenke Chess Classic. The World Champion beat Daniel Fridman with White in a Petroff, while Caruana lost with White against Mickey Adams in a Closed Catalan. Georg Meier won against Arkadij Naiditsch in a Bogo-Indian and moved to shared...
Grenke Classic R8: Caruana survives and beats Naiditsch, increases lead to a point
Friday, February 15, 2013 20:25
Fabiano Caruana is leading by a full point at the Grenke Chess Classic after eight rounds of play in Baden-Baden. The Italian ("half-American, a quarter Italian and a quarter Houdini" – commentator Lawrence Trent) survived a lethal attack on his king and even beat Arkadij Naiditsch, who continues to be part of the only decisive game of the round....
Thursday, February 14, 2013 22:02
Georg Meier won his first game at the Grenke Chess Classic on Thursday. The German grandmaster beat Daniel Fridman in 60 moves from a slightly better ending. Fabiano Caruana kept his half point lead over Vishy Anand and Arkadij Naiditsch in Baden-Baden as the other two games in round 7 ended in draws. The top encounter Caruana-Anand was a 7.Nf3...
Arkadij Naiditsch
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 20:05
Arkadij Naiditsch is on fire in Baden-Baden. The German number one has been showing fascinating chess so far, and in round 6 it was no different: he beat Daniel Fridman with Black with a wonderful attack on the king. Anand-Adams finished in a draw and so did Meier-Caruana, but there the German missed a win (the tricky 30.Qf4). Caruana kept his...
Vishy Anand scores in round 5
Monday, February 11, 2013 19:16
Vishy Anand won his first game at the GRENKE Chess Classic in Baden-Baden: in round 5 the World Champion refuted an over-optimistic piece sacrifice by Arkadij Naiditsch. At half-time the World Champion is now half a point behind Fabiano Caruana, who drew with Daniel Fridman. Georg Meier and Michael Adams also split the point. Tuesday is a rest day...
Sunday, February 10, 2013 20:22
For the 4th consecutive day only 1 out of 3 games ended decisively in Baden-Baden. On Sunday Arkadij Naiditsch beat his compatriot Georg Meier in a sideline of the Slav Defence. Fridman-Anand and Adams-Caruana were two highly interesting draws. The playing hall in Baden-Baden: one of the halls of the House of Culture Naiditsch bounces straight...
Caruana beats Naiditsch to regain sole lead in Baden-Baden
Saturday, February 09, 2013 20:16
Fabiano Caruana is in sole lead again at the GRENKE Chess Classic  in Baden-Baden. In the third round, the Italian played an original set-up in the English Attack against Arkadij Naiditsch and the game became quite sharp. In timetrouble Naiditsch made a tactical error. The games Meier-Anand and Adams-Fridman ended in draws. Fabiano Caruana leads...
Friday, February 08, 2013 22:01
Arkadij Naiditsch joined Fabiano Caruana in the lead in round 2 of the Grenke Chess Classic  in Baden-Baden. On Friday the German grandmaster beat Michael Adams in 79 moves and almost 7 hours of play. Both Anand-Caruana and Fridman-Meier ended in draws. Naiditscih was the winner of the day in round 2 Arkadij Naiditsch emerged victorious after a...
Caruana beats Meier in round 1
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Thursday, February 07, 2013 20:41
Fabiano Caruana took an early lead at the Grenke Chess Classic in Baden-Baden on Thursday, beating Georg Meier with the white pieces in a French Defence, Rubinstein Variation. Superb opening preparation gave the Italian a slightly better position but a big time advantage, and at some point Meier started to make inevitable mistakes. Both Adams-...

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