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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 20:39
When announcing his cooperation with Garry Kasparov, Magnus Carlsen made his goal clear: to become the world's number one in the near future. In Nanjing the Norwegian is "still on schedule" with a second victory, this time over the current number one, Veselin Topalov. The 2nd Pearl Spring tournament takes place September 27th - October 9th in...
Monday, September 28, 2009 21:44
In the first round of the Pearl Spring tournament in Nanjing, Magnus Carlsen defeated Peter Leko to grab an early lead. With the white pieces Veselin Topalov couldn't break through Dmitry Jakovenko's stubborn defence while Wang Yue and Teimour Radjabov also split the point, in a quiet King's Indian. Photo: Gujuan Tzu Now officially part of the...
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Monday, September 07, 2009 7:46
In the first round of the Grand Slam Masters Final in Bilbao, Alexander Grischuk defeated Levon Aronian with White in an Anti-Moscow Gambit. Alexei Shirov played the Dragon against Sergey Karjakin and drew easily. The 2nd Grand Slam Masters Final takes place September 6-12 in Bilbao, Spain. It's a 4-player, double round-robin with Levon Aronian,...
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Saturday, September 05, 2009 18:33
In the second edition of the Grand Slam Final Masters, which starts tomorrow in Bilbao, Spain Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk Sergei Karjakin and Alexei Shirov will compete for a € 110,000 prize fund. The 4-player, double round-robin runs September 6-12. The 2nd Grand Slam Final Chess Masters 2009 will be held in Bilbao from September 6th to...
Saturday, August 08, 2009 1:18
Veselin Topalov won't play in the 2nd edition of the Grand Slam Masters Final, which will take place September 6-12 in Bilbao, Spain. The reduced budget and prize fund don't meet the expectations of the world's number one, according to a press release sent by the Spanish organizers. As the runner-up of the Nanjing Grand Slam, Levon Aronian...
Saturday, May 23, 2009 20:43
In September the basque town of Bilbao will again be the location for the Grand Slam Masters Final. This was confirmed yesterday in a presentation for the media by the Spanish organizers. While most of the successful formula will be maintained, the second edition of the tournament will have just four participants. Press release. BILBAO YET AGAIN...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 21:00
The third Grand Slam tournament of 2009 is about to start. The first round in Sofia will take off in exactly one hour from now, at 15:00 CET, with Carlsen-Topalov (!), Ivanchuk-Shirov and Wang Yue-Dominguez as its first-round pairings. Update 17:14: the official website has the highly disappointing note "Due to technical issues the games of the...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 17:37
For the first time in 25 years, London will have a chess tournament with the world's best players. From December 10 to 17, 2009 a single round-robin with eight players (five world-class grandmasters and three English players) will be held in the capital of the United Kingdom. The tournament boasts a minimum prize fund of € 100,000 and has...
Monday, February 16, 2009 22:18
After only two weeks of relative silence since Wijk aan Zee, the chess fans will be treated with lots of new excitement in February. Besides the Kamsky-Topalov match there is, of course, also Linares - that grand old tournament holding the title "Wimbledon of chess". The first round of this year's second Grand Slam tournament is next Thursday....
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Friday, February 06, 2009 20:47
The Pearl Spring Chess Tournament of Nanjing (China) has joined the Grand Slam 2009 next to Corus (Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands), Ciudad de Linares (Spain), Mtel Masters (Sofia, Bulgaria) and the Masters Final (Bilbao, Spain). Representatives from the Grand Slam Chess Association are planning a fifth tournament from a country in South-America....

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