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Fressinet beats Grischuk in second round Grand Prix
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:00
Alexander Grischuk, one of the favourites to win the Grand Prix in Élancourt (near Paris), suffered an early loss against Laurent Fressinet in the second round on Monday. The Frenchman played the rare move 4.Bf4 against Grischuk's Queen's Indian, but the ending was not so clear. When Grischuk got into timetrouble, Fressinet outplayed him and won...
Paris Grand Prix takes off, Gelfand wins his first
Monday, September 23, 2013 9:58
The sixth and last Grand Prix of the 2012-2013 series started on Sunday in Paris, France with five draws and a win for Boris Gelfand, who beat Anish Giri. The tournament is mostly about the big fight between Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk, who can still finish second in the overall GP by winning alone in Paris. Photos by Alina l'Ami...
Friday, August 30, 2013 0:43
The last leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2012-2013 will be held September 21st-October 5th in Paris, France. FIDE had to find replacements for the three players that stepped out from the tournament for personal reasons: Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin and Teimour Radjabov. They have been replaced by Laurent Fressinet, Etienne Bacrot and Evgeny...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:38
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing on Tuesday with a score of 7/11. The Azerbaijani drew quickly with Boris Gelfand, and so did Alexander Grischuk in his game with Peter Leko. In the last round Wang Hao beat Gata Kamsky and Veselin Topalov won an important game against Alexander Morozevich. The Bulgarian finished shared third...
Monday, July 15, 2013 15:22
Tournament leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov lost in the penultimate round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, but so did runner-up Alexander Grischuk and so the top of the standings didn't change. Mamedyarov was slowly outplayed in an ending by Alexander Morozevich, who is now shared third with Peter Leko, half a point behind Grischuk who was ground...
Sunday, July 14, 2013 20:28
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the sole leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, China with two rounds to go. The Azerbaijani defeated Anish Giri rather quickly in round 9, and saw all the other games ending in draws. Mamedyarov plays Morozevich and Gelfand in the last two rounds. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of FIDE That was a very nice...
Beijing: another loss for Karjakin; Grischuk & Mamedyarov still lead
Friday, July 12, 2013 18:47
He was leading for a number of rounds, but now he's collapsing: Sergey Karjakin. The Russian grandmaster lost his third game in a row in Beijing on Friday, to Veselin Topalov, and dropped back to shared fifth place. Alexander Grischuk, who drew with Anish Giri, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who drew with Wang Yue, maintained their shared lead at the...
Beijing GP R7: Grischuk & Mamedyarov lead, Karjakin loses again
Thursday, July 11, 2013 21:02
Alexander Grischuk and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov kept their first place in the standings of the Grand Prix tournament in Beijing as both won their games on Thursday. In the longest game of the round, Grischuk ground down Wang Yue in an ending that should have been drawn, while Mamedyarov was the first winner of the day as Veselin Topalov got his...
Beijing Grand Prix: Mamedyarov beats Karjakin, three players lead
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 22:55
The Grand Prix tournament in Beijing is wide open again as Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated tournament leader Sergey Karjakin in round 6. They are sharing the lead with Alexander Grischuk, who drew his game with Veselin Topalov. Alexander Morozevich won against Gata Kamsky and Wang Yue beat his compatriot Wang Hao. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich...
Karjakin maintains lead in Beijing, Grischuk moves to second place
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 21:48
On Tuesday Alexander Grischuk defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and in doing so he took over second place in the leader board. Sergey Karjakin drew with Boris Gelfand and maintained his half point lead. Anish Giri won his second game in the tournament, and this time it was a convincing win against Gata Kamsy. Vassily Ivanchuk won his first, with...

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