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Thursday, May 16, 2013 22:48
Despite a loss in the final round to Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Moiseenko won the European Championship in Legnica, Poland. The Ukrainian grandmaster was leading for most of the tournament and eventually scored 8/11, edging out nine other grandmasters on tiebreak. Among them was 59-year-old chess legend Alexander Beliavsky, who thus qualified...
Alexander Moiseenko
Sunday, May 12, 2013 13:29
Also after seven rounds it is Alexander Moiseenko who tops the standings at the European Individual Championship in Legnica, Poland. The Ukrainian grandmaster collected 6 points. In the group with 5.5 points, just behind him, we find veteran GM Alexander Beliavsky as well as Francisco Vallejo Pons, who announced a break about half a year ago....
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:45
The fifth Grand Slam Masters Final started with a bang. In Sao Paulo, Brazil world's number one Magnus Carlsen immediately suffered a loss against Fabiano Caruana. Levon Aronian won against Sergey Karjakin while Vishy Anand and Paco Vallejo drew their first game. Caruana beats Carlsen in round 1 | Photos by Albert Silver courtesy of the official...
The players during the opening ceremony
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Monday, September 24, 2012 13:23
Today the fifth Grand Slam Masters Final starts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first round, scheduled for 15:00 local time (20:00 CET) has the following pairings: Anand-Vallejo, Aronian-Karjakin and Caruana-Carlsen. The players during the opening ceremony on Sunday | All photos courtesy of the official website Event 5th Grand Slam Masters Final Dates...
Grand Slam Masters Final logo
Thursday, September 13, 2012 16:37
This week the organizers of the Grand Slam Masters Final, which will be held September 24th-October 13th in Sao Paulo and Bilbao, confirmed that the participants will be Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin and Francisco Vallejo Pons. In a press release sent on Tuesday, September 11th the organizers finally...
Vallejo wins his first "León", beats Topalov 3.5-2.5
Monday, June 11, 2012 12:43
Francisco Vallejo Pons defeated Veselin Topalov 3.5-2.5 in a rapid match that was the main attraction of this year's 25th anniversary chess festival in León, Spain. On Friday the Spaniard took the lead with 1.5-0.5, on Saturday both players won one game each and on Sunday in the first game Vallejo decided the match in his favour. Topalov then won...
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Sunday, January 01, 2012 17:29
There are various ways to spend the days between Christmas and New Year's Eve – instead of or after present-giving and family gatherings. Winter sports is one option, others like Levon Aronian prefer holidays in the tropics. But those who would rather play chess can choose between plenty of Swiss Opens – this report provides a quick overview of...