Monday, December 05, 2011 23:09
Magnus Carlsen defeated Hikaru Nakamura on Monday to grab sole lead at the London Chess Classic. Luke McShane, who won with Black against Mickey Adams, is now in second place. Nigel Short is clear last after losing against Levon Aronian while Vishy Anand and David Howell drew their game. Vladimir Kramnik had a rest day.
Vishy Anand is pleased with...
Sunday, December 04, 2011 1:14
Magnus Carlsen took an early lead at the London Chess Classic on Saturday. In the only decisive game of the round, the Norwegian beat David Howell with White.
The first move in Carlsen-Howell was performed by tennis legend Boris Becker | all photos © Ray Morris-Hill for the official website except when mentioned otherwise
Friday, November 25, 2011 15:57
Magnus Carlsen caught Levon Aronian in the Tal Memorial final standings on Friday in Moscow, Russia. The Norwegian defeated Hikaru Nakamura and finished shared first with the Armenian, who drew with Ian Nepomniachtchi. This means that Carlsen won the tournament on the first tiebreak rule: number of black games. In the last round Peter Svidler...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 19:05
Magnus Carlsen won against Boris Gelfand in the second round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia. The Norwegian joined Vassily Ivanchuk and Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead as the other games all ended in draws.
Magnus Carlsen, co-leader after two rounds in Moscow | Photo © RCF
Tal Memorial 2011 | PGN via TWIC
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:33
Today the strongest tournament of 2011 and highest rated 10-player round robin tournament in chess history starts: the Tal Memoral, in Moscow, Russia. The players' field with Magnus Carlsen (2823, Norway), Vishy Anand (2817, India), Levon Aronian (2802, Armenia), Vladimir Kramnik (2800, Russia), Vassily Ivanchuk (2775, Ukraine), Sergey Karjakin (...
Saturday, September 24, 2011 14:37
"Get me out of this" was how Magnus Carlsen told his father Henrik that he wanted to stop working with Garry Kasparov, after the Corus Chess Tournament in eary 2010. This is written in a new biography about Carlsen which was published last week in Norway and mentioned in all the major Norwegian newspapers.
The book is called Smarte trekk. Magnus...