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Both games drawn in Hoogeveen on a day of surprises
Saturday, October 27, 2012 0:51
The penultimate round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen saw two draws. Sergey Tiviakov built up a nice endgame advantage against Anish Giri, but then missed a good chance to catch Hikaru Nakamura in first place. The American kept his half point lead by drawing a slightly worse ending against Hou Yifan, where the presence of opposite-coloured...
Friday, October 26, 2012 3:31
In the 4th round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands Sergey Tivakov inflicted the second consecutive loss upon Hou Yifan. The Dutch grandmaster is now half a point behind Hikaru Nakamura, who drew his game with Anish Giri. In the open section GM Friso Nijboer grabbed the lead. He hayos 6/7, half a point more than IMs Riemersma...
Nakamura beats Hou Yifan, extends lead in Hoogeveen
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:21
On Tuesday Hikaru Nakamura extended his lead to a full point in the Univé Tournament's Crown Group. The American grandmaster beat Hou Yifan of China, while Dutch GMs Anish Giri and Sergey Tiviakov drew their game. Drawing his first three games, the latter is in second place with1.5 points. Nakamura beats Hou Yifan in round 3 | Photo courtesy of...
Nakamura leads Univé Tournament after two rounds
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:48
Having won the only decisive game so far, Hikaru Nakamura is leading the Univé Tournament with 1.5/2. He defeated Anish Giri on Sunday in the first round, in a Berlin Ruy Lopez. Tiviakov held Hou Yifan to a draw in a French Opening. A day later both games in the Crown Croup, Tivakov-Nakamura and Hou Yifan-Giri, ended in draws. In the open...
This year's European Club Cup takes place at the popular beach resort Eilat
Friday, October 12, 2012 11:56
SOCAR is the top favourite at the European Club Cup in Eilat, Israel but the Azerbaijani team started with a loss in the very first round. Gata Kamsky scored a win for SOCAR against Evgeny Romanov, but Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov went down against Andrei Volokitin and Pavel Eljanov respectively. Other victims in the first round...
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-...
Wang Hao
Thursday, August 02, 2012 20:11
Wang Hao became the sole winner of the 2012 Biel Chess Festival's Grandmaster group. The Chinese grandmaster, who will turn 23 in two days, defeated Anish Giri in the last round to finish on 19 points. Carlsen, who had to settle for a draw against Etienne Bacrot, finished on 18 points. Hikaru Nakamura finished shared third with Giri (both 16...
Bologan beats Wang Hao in a very nice game
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 19:58
Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader in Biel with one round to go. On Wednesday the Norwegian drew with Anish Giri, but co-leader Wang Hao lost against Victor Bologan. Hikaru Nakamura defeated Etienne Bacrot, who made a terrible blunder. Bologan beats Wang Hao in a very nice game | Photo Biel Chess Festival Event Biel Chess Festival | PGN Dates July...
The playing hall in Biel
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 18:57
Magnus Carlsen and Wang Hao are still tied for first place in Biel as both won their games in round 8. The Norwegian defeated Victor Bologan with White, while the Chinese won with Black against Hikaru Nakamura. With two rounds to go, Anish Giri is still one point behind the leaders as he won against Etienne Bacrot. Carlsen's live rating is now...