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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
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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
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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...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 19:53
Bela Khotenashvili scored an upset victory at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Geneva. In what was the tournament of her life (at least until now!) the International Master from Georgia finished clear first, with 8.0/11, a 2681 performance and her final GM norm. Half a point behind came Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia), while Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia) and...
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Sunday, May 12, 2013 0:39
In the last four rounds the standings at the Geneva Women's Grand Prix have changed considerably. After round 8, Kateryna Lagno (Ukraine), who was at the top after four days, has dropped to third place behind GM Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) and IM Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia). Sunday is a rest day and after that the last three rounds will be played....
Kateryna Lagno
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 16:07
The first stage of the FIDE Women Grand Prix series 2013-2014 is currently under way in Geneva, Switzerland. Kateryna Lagno tops the standings after four rounds with two wins and two draws. In round 3 Hou Yifan surprisingly lost to WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs while World Champion Anna Ushenina failed to checkmate with bishop and knight in round 4....
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Sunday, April 28, 2013 16:56
The next Women's Grand Prix is going to take place 2-16 May in Geneva, Switzerland. The players are Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Kateryna Lagno, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Antoaneta Stefanova, Viktorija Cmilyte, Harika Dronavalli, Ju Wenjun, Bela Khotenashvili, Alexander Kosteniuk, Anna Ushenina, Elina Danielian,...
Geneva Open 2012
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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/...

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