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World Cup: the pairings are there!
Monday, July 15, 2013 10:25
Top seed Levon Aronian (2813) faces Mikhail Markov (2305) of Kyrgyzstan in the first round of the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. The full pairings were published a few days ago on the tournament website. Fabiano Caruana (2796) of Italy plays IM G. Akash (2332) of India and the opponent of Vladimir Kramnik (2784) is FM Gillian Bwalya (2310) of Zambia...
FIDE July 1 ratings: Caruana enters world's top 3
Monday, July 01, 2013 16:48
For the first time in his career, Fabiano Caruana has entered the world's top 3 in the official FIDE ratings. The Italian has surpassed Vladimir Kramnik after winning 22 points this month. The Russian, who lost 19 points, dropped to 4th place. Vishy Anand dropped to #8 as he lost 11 points. The new FIDE rating list was published on Sunday night at...
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...
Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov start with wins at Tal Memorial
Thursday, June 13, 2013 19:13
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won their first games at the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday, Mamedyarov defeated Hikaru Nakamura quickly with the black pieces from a Ragozin. Caruana slowly outplayed Vishy Anand, also with Black, in a Ruy Lopez and Carlsen beat Kramnik in a bishop ending, where the opening...
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...
Dominguez wins Thessaloniki Grand Prix outright
Monday, June 03, 2013 19:04
Leinier Dominguez Perez scored his career's best result on Monday, winning the Grand Prix in Thessaloniki, Greece outright. The Cuban grandmaster showed his skill in rook endings once again and defeated Veselin Topalov in 71 moves, while co-leader Gata Kamsky lost to Fabiano Caruana after a horrible blunder. Peter Svidler avoided a draw but also...
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:38
Like last year, the 41st edition of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund will have ten participants: Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Peter Leko, Wang Hao, Michael Adams, Dmitry Andreikin, Arkadij Naiditsch, Daniel Fridman, Georg Meier and Igor Khenkin. Before the 40th jubilee edition, the tournament was played with six participants for a...
Candidates: Predictions by Caruana, Ponomariov, Jones and l'Ami
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:55
Now that the first round of the FIDE Candidates tournament is just two days away, it's high time for some predictions! Will it be a walk in the park for Magnus? Can we expect surprises from outsiders like Svidler or Gelfand? Will Ivanchuk be the decisive factor in the end? GMs Fabiano Caruana, Ruslan Ponomariov, Gawain Jones and Erwin l'Ami look...
Friday, March 01, 2013 18:12
Fabiano Caruana won the Zurich Chess Challenge on Saturday, finishing a full point ahead of World Champion Vishy Anand. The Italian won his last round game against Boris Gelfand, who might have been able to draw a few moves before the end if he had taken with the h-pawn on g4. Vishy Anand finished on 50% as he beat Vladimir Kramnik in the last...
Fabiano Caruana still leads by half a point
Thursday, February 28, 2013 21:10
Fabiano Caruana maintained his half point lead at the Zurich Chess Challenge as both games in the fifth round ended in draws. Anand and Gelfand played a Catalan and on move 20 the Israeli sacrificed an exchange for two pawns. After the queens were traded all that was left was a positional draw. Vladimir Kramnik played a Réti or 'Reverse Benoni'...

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