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Paris Grand Prix takes off, Gelfand wins his first
Monday, September 23, 2013 9:58
The sixth and last Grand Prix of the 2012-2013 series started on Sunday in Paris, France with five draws and a win for Boris Gelfand, who beat Anish Giri. The tournament is mostly about the big fight between Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk, who can still finish second in the overall GP by winning alone in Paris. Photos by Alina l'Ami...
Beijing GP: Grischuk, Karjakin, Topalov win in first round
Thursday, July 04, 2013 17:19
Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin and Veselin Topalov all won their games with black in the first round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, China. Grischuk beat Kamsky in a Rossolimo Sicilian that ended in a time scrable. Giri had prepared a deep line in the Berlin Ending, but Karjakin played well and refuted his opponent's material sacrifices....
Beijing Grand Prix starts tomorrow, Wang Yue replaces Radjabov
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:57
Today is the opening ceremony and tomorrow it starts: the fifth Grand Prix in the 2012-2013 series, in Beijing, China. The participants are Boris Gelfand, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk, Gata Kamsky, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Leko, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Morozevich, Veselin Topalov, Wang Hao and Wang Yue. The latter...
Gelfand wins 8th Tal Memorial
Sunday, June 23, 2013 15:07
Boris Gelfand won the 8th Tal Memorial on Sunday with a 6/9 score and a 2900 performance rating. The Israeli grandmaster drew quickly with Black against Vladimir Kramnik, who was probably happy for his disastrous tournament to be over as soon as possible. Magnus Carlsen was the only player who could catch Gelfand, but the Norwegian got into...
Saturday, June 22, 2013 19:39
Boris Gelfand kept his half point lead in the penultimate round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Israeli grandmaster drew his game with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov while Hikaru Nakamura, who was trailing by half a point, was defeated by Magnus Carlsen. The Norwegian is now in second place, half a point behind Gelfand. Fabiano Caruana beat Alexander...
Boris Gelfand
Friday, June 21, 2013 21:08
Boris Gelfand is the new leader at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Israeli grandmaster defeated Hikaru Nakamura in a Sveshnikov on Friday, and overtook his opponent in first place. In the seventh round Dmitry Andreikin broke the spell and became the first Russian player to win a game, at the expense of his compatriot Vladimir Kramnik. On Saturday...
Tal R5: Gelfand joins Nakamura in the lead, Carlsen crushes Anand
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 17:46
In the fifth round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow Boris Gelfand joined Hikaru Nakamura in the lead. The Israeli grandmaster beat Alexander Morozevich, while Nakamura drew quickly with Dmitry Andreikin. In their last game before the World Championship match, Magnus Carlsen scored a crushing victory against Viswanathan Anand; it was a Nimzo-Indian...
Friday, June 14, 2013 18:37
Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Magnus Carlsen are tied for first place after two rounds at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. These three players won one game and drew one. Vladimir Kramnik is on 0/2 after losing to Hikaru Nakamura on Friday in a Fianchetto King's Indian. Gelfand defeated Fabiano Caruana in a theoretical Najdorf. Caruana vs...
Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 18:16
Levon Aronian won the Alekhine Memorial in St Petersburg on Wednesday. The Armenian grandmaster beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and caught Boris Gelfand, who drew his game with Vishy Anand. Aronian won because of a higher number of wins (or losses, as Nigel Short would probably repeat once more!). Vishy Anand ended third. Vladimir Kramnik won his last...

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