Archive for Grand Prix

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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....
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 9:56
Veselin Topalov finished the Grand Prix in Zug in style, beating Sergey Karjakin with the white pieces in 41 moves. The Bulgarian grandmaster not only won the tournament with a 1.5 point margin, but also went up to number 4 in the live rating list. The other games all ended in draws. Report & photos by Anastasiya Karlovich In the 11th round...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:40
In the top encounter of the Zug Grand Prix's penultimate round, Veselin Topalov defended his lead in the best way possible: he defeated runner-up Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces. With one round to go the Bulgarian grandmaster is now a full point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in just 22 moves. Alexander Morozevich...
Monday, April 29, 2013 16:02
Veselin Topalov maintained his lead in the 9th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Zug. On Sunday the Bulgarian grandmaster drew with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Ruslan Ponomariov could have caught him in first place, but the Ukrainian GM lost to Teimour Radjabov, who finally won a game. Fabiano Caruana defeated Gata Kamsky with Black and is now half a...
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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,...
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Saturday, April 27, 2013 15:19
Whilst the weather in Switzerland is still relatively cold, things were heating up over the chess boards in Zug! After round 8 former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov became the sole leader of the tournament. He defeated Russian player Alexander Morozevich, who lost his second game in a row after a good start of the tournament. All other games...
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 20:02
For the second day in a row all games at the FIDE Grand Prix in Zug, Switzerland ended in draws. After four rounds Alexander Morozevich, Ruslan Ponomariov and Veselin Topalov are still in shared first place with seven rounds to go. Monday is a rest day in Zug. For the second day in a row all games finished in draws at the Renova Group Grand Prix...
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:20
All games in round three of the FIDE Grand Prix in Zug, Switzerland ended in draws. Alexander Morozevich, Ruslan Ponomariov and Veselin Topalov are still in shared first place with eight rounds to go. The standings remained the same after the third round of the Renova Group Grand Prix as all games ended in draws. One of the leaders, Veselin...
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Friday, April 19, 2013 21:12
Alexander Morozevich, Ruslan Ponomariov and Veselin Topalov are in shared first place after two rounds at the FIDE Grand Prix in Zug, Switzerland. In the second round Topalov beat Leko in a complicated game that started as a Ragozin Defence. Morozevich drew relatively quickly with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in a Grünfeld while Ruslan Ponomariov ground...

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