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Alekhine Memorial: Gelfand in the lead, one round to go
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 18:51
Boris Gelfand is the sole leader at the Alekhine Memorial in St Petersburg after eight rounds. On Tuesday the Israeli grandmaster saved a difficult endgame against Vladimir Kramnik, while co-leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost with the white pieces to Nikita Vitiugov. The final round starts one hour earlier, at 11:00 CET. The penultimate round was...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:15
Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand, the two contestants in last year's World Championship match, were the two winners in round 7 of the Alekhine Memorial. Anand defeated Laurent Fressinet from a Scotch Opening that was not so clear for a long time, but just before the time control the Frenchman got into trouble. Gelfand won against Ding Liren...
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Monday, April 29, 2013 11:06
While our hosting provider's crew was doing its best to get the site back up again, we decided to spend our time wisely, on something we're good at: making chess videos. During the Alekhine Memorial in Paris (the 2nd half is currently under way in St Petersburg) we asked several top players about the 4th World Chess Champion who is remembered by...
Candidates: Predictions by Caruana, Ponomariov, Jones and l'Ami
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:55
Now that the first round of the FIDE Candidates tournament is just two days away, it's high time for some predictions! Will it be a walk in the park for Magnus? Can we expect surprises from outsiders like Svidler or Gelfand? Will Ivanchuk be the decisive factor in the end? GMs Fabiano Caruana, Ruslan Ponomariov, Gawain Jones and Erwin l'Ami look...
The Louvre (top) and the Mikhailovsky Palace of the State Russian Museum (down)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 17:18
A new super tournament will take place 21 April - 1 May in both Paris and St Petersburg under the name "Alekhine Memorial". The same sponsors who were behind the Anand-Gelfand match are supporting the tournament, which will be held in the Louvre and the State Russian Museum. The participants are Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Svidler, Gelfand, Vachier-...
FIDE Candidates: all the info (including the pairings!)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:34
The first round of the Candidates tournament in London, on March 15th, 2013 will see the games Aronian-Carlsen, Gelfand-Radjabov, Ivanchuk-Grischuk and Svidler-Kramnik. Nine days before the opening ceremony the full pairings were already published on the official website. FIDE and AGON, the commercial partner of the World Chess Federation, will...
Friday, March 01, 2013 18:12
Fabiano Caruana won the Zurich Chess Challenge on Saturday, finishing a full point ahead of World Champion Vishy Anand. The Italian won his last round game against Boris Gelfand, who might have been able to draw a few moves before the end if he had taken with the h-pawn on g4. Vishy Anand finished on 50% as he beat Vladimir Kramnik in the last...
Fabiano Caruana still leads by half a point
Thursday, February 28, 2013 21:10
Fabiano Caruana maintained his half point lead at the Zurich Chess Challenge as both games in the fifth round ended in draws. Anand and Gelfand played a Catalan and on move 20 the Israeli sacrificed an exchange for two pawns. After the queens were traded all that was left was a positional draw. Vladimir Kramnik played a Réti or 'Reverse Benoni'...
Fabiano Caruana scores the first full point
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 23:42
Fabiano Caruana is the sole leader after four rounds at the Zurich Chess Challenge. On Wednesday the Italian beat World Champion Viswanathan Anand with Black from an Archangelsk Ruy Lopez. Boris Gelfand and Vladimir Kramnik drew a Catalan in 46 moves. Fabiano Caruana scores the first full point | Photos by Georg Kardolfer The spell is broken! Both...
Monday, February 25, 2013 20:58
Yet again both games of the Zurich Chess Challenge ended in draws in Monday's third round, but don't let the results deceive you: the fights between the players are getting tougher and tougher! Boris Gelfand played the Najdorf against Vishy Anand and sacrificed a central pawn in the opening. With 19.Qxh5 the Indian could have gained an advantage;...

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