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Carlsen & Nakamura at the 2012 London Chess Classic
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:28
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky are the participants of the first Sinquefield Cup, a brand new tournament on American soil. The 4-player double round robin has a prize fund of $170,000 and will be held September 9-15 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), the city that has been the "chess...
Monday, June 17, 2013 17:41
Hikaru Nakamura is the sole leader after four rounds at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. On Monday the American grandmaster scored his third straight victory with Black in a Najdorf against Fabiano Caruana, while all other games ended in draws. All photos © Lennart Ootes After the first rest day the tournament continued on Monday. Before we get to that...
Friday, June 14, 2013 18:37
Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Magnus Carlsen are tied for first place after two rounds at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. These three players won one game and drew one. Vladimir Kramnik is on 0/2 after losing to Hikaru Nakamura on Friday in a Fianchetto King's Indian. Gelfand defeated Fabiano Caruana in a theoretical Najdorf. Caruana vs...
Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
Norway Chess: Karjakin on a rampage, Nakamura beats Anand
Sunday, May 12, 2013 22:31
After the 4th round on Sunday Sergey Karjakin should be considered the main favorite for tournament victory in Norway, even though there are still five rounds to go. After the rest day the Russian grandmaster simply continued what he was doing before: winning. Karjakin defeated Levon Aronian with Black in 38 moves in a Queen's Indian, and is now 1...
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 16:01
Today the third FIDE Grand Prix in the 2012-2013 series will be officially opened in Zug, Switzerland. The participants are Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Fabiano Caruana, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Morozevich, Peter Leko, Gata Kamsky, Ruslan Ponomariov, Anish Giri and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Most of the...
Participants Norway Chess 2013 announced
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 15:20
The full line-up of the first "Norway Chess" tournament was announced today and it's an impressive list: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wang Hao and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Photos by New in Chess Today the organizers of the "Norway Chess 2013"...
Carlsen at the closing
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:39
Traditionally, after the London Chess Class finishes all the players are brought to central London, where a closing dinner is held with sponsors and friends, at the famous Simpson's-in-the-Strand. Some grandmasters play a simul against the sponsors, other grandmasters can be asked for advice and so it's never a 100% clear which side has the better...
Carlsen wins 4th London Chess Classic
Monday, December 10, 2012 19:12
Magnus Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic on Monday, finishing two points ahead of Vladimir Kramnik. In the last round the top of the standings didn't change as Adams-Kramnik, Carlsen-Anand and Polgar-Aronian ended in draws. Hikaru Nakamura beat Luke McShane. Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 4th London Chess Classic |  Photos © Ray Morris-...
Judit Polgar beats Luke McShane at the London Chess Classic
Sunday, December 09, 2012 21:52
The London Chess Classic will see an exciting last round on Monday. Magnus Carlsen, who didn't play but joined the commentators on Sunday, is leading by just two points as Vladimir Kramnik defeated Gawain Jones. Judit Polgar won her first game in the penultimate round. Luke McShane didn't handle the Symmetrical English middlegame very well, and...

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