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CNN on the London Grand Prix and Andrew Paulson's plans
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 15:03
The FIDE Grand Prix tournament in London has attracted some attention from mainstream media already. To name a few: The Financial Times (PDF), the FT's Lex Column, Vogue, the London Evening Standard and even CNN have covered the tournament. The US cable news channel visited the tournament's opening reception and first round. On Tuesday their...
Lots of media attention so far for the London Grand Prix
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 22:01
Boris Gelfand maintained his half point lead over Peter Leko and Alexander Grischuk in London as all games in round 5 ended in draws. Wednesday is the first rest day; the sixth round will be played on Thursday.  Lots of media attention so far for the London Grand Prix | All photos © Ray Morris-Hill Event Grand Prix | PGN via TWIC Dates September...
Gelfand and Grischuk winners in 4th round London Grand Prix
Monday, September 24, 2012 20:12
Boris Gelfand is the sole leader again at the FIDE Grand Prix in London. In Monday's fourth round the Israeli grandmaster defeated Wang Hao, who blundered mate in a drawn rook ending. After three draws Alexander Grischuk won his first game, against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Tomorrow the game between Gelfand and Mamedyarov is scheduled to start one...
Sunday, September 23, 2012 21:45
In the shortest and only decisive game of Sunday's third round in London, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Anish Giri. The Azerbaijani managed to surprise his Dutch opponent in the opening and won in just 21 moves. Hikaru Nakamura missed a chance to catch the leaders as he failed to convert a theoretically winning rook ending. A miniature between...
London GP R2: Leko beats Ivanchuk, Nakamura bounces back
Saturday, September 22, 2012 23:49
In the second round of the FIDE Grand Prix in London Peter Leko caught Boris Gelfand in first place. The Hungarian grandmaster outplayed Vassily Ivanchuk in a French Defence. Hikaru Nakamura bounced back from yesterday's loss by winning his black game, a King's Indian, against Rustam Kazimdzhanov, who collapsed at the end and blundered a mate in...
Friday, September 21, 2012 21:37
Boris Gelfand grabbed an early lead at the London FIDE Grand Prix on Friday, scoring the only win in the first round. The Israeli grandmaster defeated top seed Hikaru Nakamura (USA) with Black in a Sveshnikov Sicilian. Ten more rounds will be played in Simpson's-in-the-Strand in central London. Nakamura vs Gelfand, 0-1 | All photos © Ray Morris-...
London Grand Prix officially opened
Friday, September 21, 2012 1:38
With a modest drawing of lots followed by a big party, the London FIDE Grand Prix tournament was officially opened on Thursday night at the Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand in central London, England. The first round will be played tomorrow at 14:00 local time (15:00 CET), with the following pairings: Kasimdzhanov-Leko, Nakamura-...
A rendering of what the playing hall will look like
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 13:52
After an opening reception on Thursday night, next Friday the first of six Grand Prix tournaments will take off in London's historic Simpson's-in-the-Strand. The FIDE Grand Prix series 2012-2013 will be played over six different cities and both the winner and the runner-up of the overall series will qualify for the Candidates Tournament to be held...
Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:36
Hou Yifan won the Grand Prix in Jermuk, Armenia on Saturday despite losing in the final round. Two of her rivals, Ju Wenjun and Ruan Lufei, could finish shared first but also lost their games. It was Hou Yifan's third Grand Prix victory in five GP events. One more GP will be held, but the Chinese World Champion has already secured overall victory...
Loek van Wely beats Laurent Fressinet in the final
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Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:40
Loek van Wely won the third 'Grand Prix FFE' in Aix-les-Bains on Sunday. In doing so the Dutchman, who defeated Laurent Fressinet in the final, also qualified for the annual rapid event in Bastia, Corsica later this year. Loek van Wely beats Laurent Fressinet in the final | Image courtsy of the French Chess Federation Event 3rd Grand Prix FFE  | ...

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