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The Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:56
The World Champion Viswanathan Anand, his most recent challenger Boris Gelfand, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and rising star Fabiano Caruana will be competing in the second Zurich Chess Challenge. From 23 February to 1 March 2013 they will face each other in a double round-robin tournament at the Savoy Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. In...
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Monday, November 26, 2012 1:00
In the fourth round of the World Chess Grand Prix in Tashkent three of the six games were decisive: Svidler, Wang Hao and Caruana won their games. Since Morozevich drew his game versus Mamedyarov, the Russian retains the sole lead entering the first rest day (Monday November 26th). Tashkent Grand Prix logo | Photos courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE...
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Saturday, November 24, 2012 23:18
The World Chess Grand Prix saw Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Fabiano Caruana scoring wins in Tashkent on Saturday, over Peter Svidler and Gata Kamsky respectively. The other four games ended in a draw and thus Alexander Morozevich remains in the lead. Tashkent Grand Prix logo | Photos courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE Grand Prix | PGN via TWIC Dates...
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Friday, November 23, 2012 20:41
In the second round of the World Chess Grand Prix in Tashkent, only Alexander Morozevich managed to win his game against top seed Fabiano Caruana. Since the other games ended in a peaceful way, it's the Russian GM who's taking an early sole lead in the capital of Uzbekistan. Tashkent Grand Prix logo | Photos courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE Grand Prix...
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Thursday, November 22, 2012 22:59
On Thursday the second leg of the World Chess Grand Prix series started in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The games take place in the Gallery of Fine Art, each day at 14.00 local time. In the first round, two players managed to score a full point: Alexander Morozevich and Sergey Karjakin. Tashkent Grand Prix logo | Photos courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE Grand...
Gelfand, Topalov and Mamedyarov
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 17:30
The FIDE Grand Prix ended in a three-way tie for first between Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov. In the last round Mamedyarov drew his game against Leko quickly. Gelfand was the first to join the Azerbaijani in first place by beating Kasimdzhanov and later Topalov did the same, winning against Giri. The regulations state...
Friday, September 28, 2012 21:44
Boris Gelfand moved to "plus three" at the FIDE Grand Prix in London by beating Mickey Adams in Friday's round 7. The Israeli grandmaster is now half a point ahead of just one player, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who inflicted the second consecutive loss upon top seed Hikaru Nakamura. In other news, the draw between Vassily Ivanchuk and Rustam...
Friday, September 21, 2012 21:37
Boris Gelfand grabbed an early lead at the London FIDE Grand Prix on Friday, scoring the only win in the first round. The Israeli grandmaster defeated top seed Hikaru Nakamura (USA) with Black in a Sveshnikov Sicilian. Ten more rounds will be played in Simpson's-in-the-Strand in central London. Nakamura vs Gelfand, 0-1 | All photos © Ray Morris-...
Friday, September 21, 2012 17:08
Here's our video of Thursday's opening reception of the London FIDE Grand Prix tournament. It was held at the Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the Thames, by the embankment, just east of Waterloo Bridge. Lily Cole vs Veselin Topalov | Photo: Mission PR The reception, which celebrated the start of the...
Vishy Anand: "Both of us had the right to win this match" | Interview, part 2 of
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:38
After our lengthy interview with challenger Boris Gelfand, obviously we also took the time to speak to Vishy Anand, who was, and still is, the World Champion. In this second part, he speaks about the second half of the match, the tie-break, the opening choices, his controversial draw offer in the last game, the criticism that he and Gelfand played...

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