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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:04
All three games in the top group of this year's Biel Chess Festival ended in draws on Monday. Nepomniachtchi-Bacrot was a Semi-Tarrasch where the Frenchman got a slight advantage with Black, but the Russian GM kept thins under control. Richard Rapport successfully employed the Bird Defence against  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave's Ruy Lopez and could give...
Mamedyarov beats Kramnik 1.5-0.5, wins first Geneva Masters
Sunday, June 30, 2013 21:47
On Sunday Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the first edition of the Geneva Chess Masters. The grandmaster from Azerbaijan, who won the World Rapid Championship earlier this month, defeated Etienne Bacrot 2.5-1.5 in the semi-final and Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5 in the final. Mamedyarov wins in Geneva | Photo courtesy of the official website This final...
Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:02
Vladimir Kramnik became the fourth player to reach the semi-finals of the Geneva Chess Masters on Friday. The 14th World Champion needed a blitz playoff to beat Swiss grandmaster Yannick Pelletier. On Thursday, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Etienne Bacrot and Hikaru Nakamura had already qualified for Saturday's semis. Photo courtesy of the official...
Geneva: Mamedyarov & Bacrot lead their groups
Friday, June 28, 2013 8:39
On the second day at the Geneva Chess Masters, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Etienne Bacrot and Hikaru Nakamura have qualified for Saturday's semi-finals. Mamedyarov tops the A group with 6 "tiebreak points", where Yannick Pelletier and Vladimir Kramnik are sharing second place with 3 points. The B group has been decided: Bacrot has 6 "tiebreak points"...
Good start for Pelletier, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Bacrot in Geneva
Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:34
The Geneva Chess Masters started on Wednesday with the first four matches, and it was a good day for Yannick Pelletier, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura and Etienne Bacrot. In the A group, Pelletier won both games against Judit Polgar, while Mamedyarov beat Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5. In the B group, Bacrot scored 1.5-0.5 against Alexandra...
Geneva Masters starts today
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:18
Today the first Geneva Chess Masters starts in Geneva, Switzerland. In this brand new rapid tournament three World Champions and a female chess legend will be playing, as well as strong players from France and Switzerland.   The first Geneva Chess Masters will take place June 26th-30th, 2013 in the Pitoeff Theater in Geneva. The tournament is...
Biel participants announced
Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:20
The organizers of the Biel Chess Festival have announced the list of participants of their main event. This year the six players are Etienne Bacrot, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Moiseenko, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren, and Richard Rapport. The festival takes place 20 July - 2 August in Biel, Switzerland. Biel is one of those tournaments...
Strongest French rapid event of the year this weekend in Nancy
Friday, March 08, 2013 22:12
The strongest rapid tournament of the year in France will take place this weekend (9-10 March) in Nancy. It is the first step of the French rapid Grand Prix 2013. GM Etienne Bacrot won the final of the 2012 edition in Corsica last November (beating GM Laurent Fressinet in final). 232 players are registered from 20 different countries, including 23...
Geneva Open 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:29
Etienen Bacrot and Vadim Malakhatko tied for first place at the Geneva Open which took place 26-30 December. The tournament lasted 7 rounds and the winners scored 5.5 points. Bacrot had a slightly better tie-break. Both players drew three times, including their mututal game in the final round. Final standings (top 20) Rg. Title Name FED ELO Club/...
Bacrot and Shirov top seeds in Switzerland
Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:03
Both Etienne Bacrot and Alexei Shirov are playing in small opens currently under way in Switzerland. Alexei Shirov is the top seeded player in the Zurich Christmas Open. The 36th edition of this traditional late December event is taking place December 26-30 at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The strongest player in this 7-rounder...