Archive for Boris Gelfand

A packed playing hall in the Savoy Hotel in Zurich
Sunday, February 24, 2013 19:48
Again both games of the Zurich Chess Challenge ended in draws, in Sunday's second round. In the encounter between World Champions, Vishy Anand equalized easily with Black against Vladimir Kramnik and at move 41 a draw was agreed in a rook ending. Boris Gelfand versus Fabiano Caruana was more interesting; a 3.f3 Grünfeld got quite sharp although it...
The four participants at the opening ceremony
Sunday, February 24, 2013 0:47
Both games in the first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge ended in draws. Caruana-Anand was a positional Najdorf in which the Italian had a slight edge until close to the time control. After some inaccurate play Anand took over the initiative and won a pawn, but it was still a drawn position. Kramnik-Gelfand was about equal from start to finish...
Zurich Chess Challenge
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Saturday, February 23, 2013 15:16
Fabiano Caruana won a blitz event on Friday in Zurich of which the results were used for the drawing of lots for the Zurich Chess Challenge which begins today. The pairings for the first round are Caruana-Anand and Kramnik-Gelfand. The Zurich Chess Challenge has begun | Photo Vladimir Barsky courtesy of the Russian Chess Federation After last year...
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...
Cameras filming the start of round 5
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 21:55
Tournament leader Alexander Morozevich lost his first game in Tashkent on Tuesday against Ruslan Ponomariov. It was the first win for the Ukrainian, who is now back on 50%. Gata Kamsky, who started with just 0.5/4, also won his first game. He beat Boris Gelfand, who now shares last place with the American. Rustam Kasimdzhanov beat Wang Hao to make...

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