Archive for Gata Kamsky

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...
Carlsen & Nakamura at the 2012 London Chess Classic
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:28
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky are the participants of the first Sinquefield Cup, a brand new tournament on American soil. The 4-player double round robin has a prize fund of $170,000 and will be held September 9-15 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), the city that has been the "chess...
World Rapid & Blitz Championships opened in Khanty-Mansiysk
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Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:03
Yesterday the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships were officially opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It's not as strong as last year; among the 62 participants we find Alexander Grischuk, Gata Kamsky, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Dmitry Jakovenko and Dmitry Andreikin as the top seeds. The...
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...
On his birthday, Kamsky grabs sole lead again in Thessaloniki
Sunday, June 02, 2013 19:33
With one round to go, Gata Kamsky is the sole leader again at the Grand Prix in Thessaloniki, Greece. The American grandmaster celebrated his 39th birthday on Sunday with a quick win against Alexander Morozevich, who thus lost his fourth game in a row. Fabiano Caruana defeated Veselin Topalov to get back to half a point behind Dominguez while...
Thessaloniki R9: Dominguez beats Caruana, leads with Kamsky
Saturday, June 01, 2013 23:18
Leinier Dominguez joined Gata Kamsky in the lead in round 9 of the Grand Prix in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Cuban grandmaster defeated Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces on Saturday while Kamsky drew his game with Etienne Bacrot. With two rounds to go, Dominguez and Kamsky are now a point ahead of Caruana. Veselin Topalov bounced back from two...
Thursday, May 30, 2013 22:31
Gata Kamsky is the sole leader at the Thessaloniki Grand Prix after eight rounds of play. The American grandmaster defeated his compatriot Hikaru Nakamura on Thursday, while co-leader Fabiano Caruana split the point with Alexander Grischuk – the only draw of the day! In a round where five out of six games started as a Ruy Lopez, Dominguez beat...
4th Grand Prix has started in Thessaloniki
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 20:06
The 4th FIDE Grand Prix tournament started today in Thessaloniki, Greece. The participants are Etienne Bacrot, Fabiano Caruana, Leinier Dominguez, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk, Gata Kamsky, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Alexander Morozevich, Hikaru Nakamura, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Svidler and Veselin Topalov. In the first round Svidler defeated...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:02
Gata Kamsky won his 4th U.S. Championship title on Monday after beating Alejandro Ramirez in a nerve-racking rapid playoff. The two grandmasters had finished shared first with 6.5 points in the 9-round Swiss. Irina Krush didn't need a playoff; she finished on a splendid 8/9, half a point more than Anna Zatonskih. We pick up the tournament where we...

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