Wednesday, June 19, 2013 22:19
At the Tal Memorial, Hikaru Nakamura is the sole leader once again after beating Vishy Anand with Black on Wednesday. The American grandmaster played 3...g6 in a Ruy Lopez, became active on the kingside and eventually decided the game in a knight ending. The other four games ended in draws. Thursday is a rest day.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 17:46
In the fifth round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow Boris Gelfand joined Hikaru Nakamura in the lead. The Israeli grandmaster beat Alexander Morozevich, while Nakamura drew quickly with Dmitry Andreikin. In their last game before the World Championship match, Magnus Carlsen scored a crushing victory against Viswanathan Anand; it was a Nimzo-Indian...
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.
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...
Monday, May 20, 2013 10:50
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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...
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...
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.
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Today the organizers of the "Norway Chess 2013"...