Archive for Grand Prix

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Friday, November 23, 2012 20:41
In the second round of the World Chess Grand Prix in Tashkent, only Alexander Morozevich managed to win his game against top seed Fabiano Caruana. Since the other games ended in a peaceful way, it's the Russian GM who's taking an early sole lead in the capital of Uzbekistan. Tashkent Grand Prix logo | Photos courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE Grand Prix...
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Thursday, November 22, 2012 22:59
On Thursday the second leg of the World Chess Grand Prix series started in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The games take place in the Gallery of Fine Art, each day at 14.00 local time. In the first round, two players managed to score a full point: Alexander Morozevich and Sergey Karjakin. Tashkent Grand Prix logo | Photos courtesy of FIDE Event FIDE Grand...
Coming soon: Corsica, Bucharest, Tashkent
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 16:53
Three interesting and strong chess events are starting soon: the annual rapid event in Corsica, the postponed Kings' Tournament and the second FIDE Grand Prix. We give dates, participants and other details. Corsica The 16th Corsica Circuit chess festival takes place October 27-31 in Bastia and Ajaccio. Alongside simuls by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...
Gelfand, Topalov and Mamedyarov
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 17:30
The FIDE Grand Prix ended in a three-way tie for first between Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov. In the last round Mamedyarov drew his game against Leko quickly. Gelfand was the first to join the Azerbaijani in first place by beating Kasimdzhanov and later Topalov did the same, winning against Giri. The regulations state...
Nakamura beats Giri in 10th round London Grand Prix
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 20:45
Hikaru Nakamura's losing streak came to an end on Tuesday at the FIDE Grand Prix in London. The American grandmaster beat Anish Giri in 65 moves with a breakthrough combination. As all the other games were drawn, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov still leads with one round to go. The final round will start tomorrow at 12:00 (noon) local time (13:00 CET) so...
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Monday, October 01, 2012 20:39
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the new leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in London. On Monday the Azerbaijani beat Leinier Dominguez while the leader of the tournament, Boris Gelfand, went down for the first time, against Alexander Grischuk. Hikaru Nakamura lost his fourth game in a row, to Mickey Adams, and Veselin Topalov defeated Vassily Ivanchuk....
Hikaru Nakamura
Saturday, September 29, 2012 21:19
On Saturday Hikaru Nakamura lost his third consecutive game in London. The American grandmaster played the Exchange Ruy Lopez against Vassily Ivanchuk, who won the ending after 58 moves and 6 hours of play. Rustam Kasimdzhanov beat Michael Adams and as all other games were drawn, Boris Gelfand is still leading the pack at the FIDE Grand Prix....
Friday, September 28, 2012 21:44
Boris Gelfand moved to "plus three" at the FIDE Grand Prix in London by beating Mickey Adams in Friday's round 7. The Israeli grandmaster is now half a point ahead of just one player, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who inflicted the second consecutive loss upon top seed Hikaru Nakamura. In other news, the draw between Vassily Ivanchuk and Rustam...
Humpy Koneru
Friday, September 28, 2012 17:33
Humpy Koneru won the sixth and last FIDE Women's Grand Prix on Friday in Ankara, Turkey. The Indian grandmaster scored 8/11, half a point more than Anna Muzychuk. Humpy finished second in the overall Grand Prix series behind Hou Yifan. The Chinese had already clinched the first place at the previous GP in Jermuk.  Humpy Koneru | Photo © Anastasiya...
A different playing hall for round 6 in London's Simpson's-in-the-Strand
Thursday, September 27, 2012 21:02
After six rounds Boris Gelfand is stil leading the Grand Prix in London. On Thursday the Israeli drew with Vassily Ivanchuk, but Peter Leko and Alexander Grischuk, both half a point behind, drew their games too. Veselin Topalov beat Leinier Dominguez in a Chebanenko Slav, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Rustam Kasimdzhanov with Black in a Meran and...

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