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Beijing GP R4: Mamedyarov narows gap with Karjakin
Sunday, July 07, 2013 23:13
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov came half a point closer to tournament leader Sergey Karjakin in round 4 of the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, China. The Azerbaijani defeated Wang Hao in a Slav, while Karjakin drew his game with Alexander Grischuk quickly. In the same round Boris Gelfand suffered another loss, in a Grünfeld against Alexander Morozevich, while...
Beijing Grand Prix: Karjakin also wins third
Saturday, July 06, 2013 23:50
Sergey Karjakin als won his third game at the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, China and increased his lead to a full point. On Saturday he outplayed Alexander Morozevich with Black in a Queen's Indian. Alexander Grischuk, Veselin Topalov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who beat Vassily Ivanchuk, are trailing by a point. Anish Giri won against Boris Gelfand...
Friday, July 05, 2013 13:36
Sergey Karjakin is the sole leader after two round at the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, China. The 23 year old Russian grandmaster also won his second game on Friday with white in a Pirc (Austrian Attack) against Wang Hao. The other five games ended in draws. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovic courtesy of FIDE The second round in Beijing was a much more...
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...
Friday, June 28, 2013 18:22
On Friday Humpy Koneru won the Grand Prix in Dilijan, Armenia. The Indian grandmaster scored 8/11 and finished a full point ahead of Anna Muzychuk and Nana Dzagnidze. After two of the six tournaments, Muzychuk is leading the overall Grand Prix standings. All photos courtesy of FIDE After four rounds, Nana Dzagnidze, Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk...
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 16:45
Nana Dzagnidze, Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk are sharing first place after four rounds at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Dilijan, Armenia. The three grandmasters scored 3/4, and are half a point ahead of Antoaneta Stefanova and Tuvshintugs Batchimeg.  The second tournament in the FIDE Women Grand Prix series 2013-2014 is currently under way in...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:14
The next FIDE Grand Prix, scheduled for 3-17 July, will be held in Beijing instead of Berlin. This was reported on the FIDE website. The participants are Boris Gelfand (ISR), Anish Giri (NED), Alexander Grischuk (RUS), Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR), Gata Kamsky (USA), Sergey Karjakin (RUS), Peter Leko (HUN), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE), Alexander...
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...

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