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Sunday, July 21, 2013 10:45
One of the downsides of Swiss pairings is that a first round of an open tournament is often not very interesting, with GMs beating (very) weak players quickly on the top boards. An alternative can be accelarated pairings, when instead of a usual top half vs bottom half, the tournament is grouped into quarters and top quarter plays second and third...
Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:18
The 45th Italian Team Championship is currently under way in Bratto. It's a 7-round Swiss played from April 26th till May 1st. The women's section plays only 6 rounds. Strong players such as Gawain Jones, Vadem Pacal, Mihail Marin and Kiril Georgiev are active in Bratto.
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...
CVT column: Giri out, Jones, l'Ami, Van Kampen, Krush in!
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 11:58
Unfortunately, with ChessVibes Training issue #92 (published last Saturday) we had to say goodbye to our columnist Anish Giri, who has given us a wonderful insight in top level chess for almost a hundred weeks. The reason is that Anish has decided to shift his chess writing from CVT to New in Chess. We wish Anish all the best with his endeavours....
Fifteen leaders in Gibraltar after three rounds
Friday, January 25, 2013 12:06
Fifteen players started with three wins at the Gibraltar Masters, among them favorites like Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The second and third rounds saw a few more upsets, most notably the loss of Radek Wojtaszek of Poland against Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria. Two Knights Game at Gibraltar beach | Photos © Zeljka Malobabic, Monroi...
Gawain Jones
Sunday, January 06, 2013 23:18
He was top seed and he lived up to the expectations (something that's never easy): Gawain Jones finished sole first at the 88th Hastings Masters. The English grandmaster moved up half a point from the rest of the pack in the penultimate round, and a draw in the 10th and final round was enough to win the top prize. A group of eight players finished...
Maya Calendar
Friday, December 21, 2012 12:25
In his latest blog, posted the night before the infamous 21/12 (which happens to be today), GM David Smerdon comforts us all. Whatever happens, he'll be on a plane to Australia and consequently "one of the few survivors"... Tomorrow is December 21, 2012: The day the world ends, at least according to the ancient Mayans.  I’ve always loved those...
Carlsen at the closing
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:39
Traditionally, after the London Chess Class finishes all the players are brought to central London, where a closing dinner is held with sponsors and friends, at the famous Simpson's-in-the-Strand. Some grandmasters play a simul against the sponsors, other grandmasters can be asked for advice and so it's never a 100% clear which side has the better...
Carlsen wins 4th London Chess Classic
Monday, December 10, 2012 19:12
Magnus Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic on Monday, finishing two points ahead of Vladimir Kramnik. In the last round the top of the standings didn't change as Adams-Kramnik, Carlsen-Anand and Polgar-Aronian ended in draws. Hikaru Nakamura beat Luke McShane. Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 4th London Chess Classic |  Photos © Ray Morris-...
Judit Polgar beats Luke McShane at the London Chess Classic
Sunday, December 09, 2012 21:52
The London Chess Classic will see an exciting last round on Monday. Magnus Carlsen, who didn't play but joined the commentators on Sunday, is leading by just two points as Vladimir Kramnik defeated Gawain Jones. Judit Polgar won her first game in the penultimate round. Luke McShane didn't handle the Symmetrical English middlegame very well, and...