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Anish Giri during the Golden Circle tour on Friday
Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:21
No less than seven grandmaster are tied for first after this round: Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Yu Yangyi (China), Anish Giri (Netherlands), Wesley So (Philippines), Ivan Cheparinov (Bulgaria) and Grzegorz Gajewski (Poland). Here's a report of rounds 4 and 5. Anish Giri during the Golden Circle tour on Friday As Oscar...
The Iceland-China rapid match: a warm-up for the Reykjavik Open
Monday, February 18, 2013 20:52
On Tuesday, at 16:30 local time (17:30 CET), the 28th Reykjavik Open starts in the capital of Iceland. Last weekend, as a warm-up, a rapid match between China and Iceland was played. The guests won expectedly: the score was 47.5-24.5. The 28th Reykjavik Open runs 19-27 February, again at the magnificent 28.000 m² Harpa concert hall. At the moment...
Sergey Karjakin leads the A group after three rounds
Monday, January 14, 2013 19:50
Sergey Karjakin beat Wang Hao in the third round of the Tata Steel's A group and is now the sole leader. The Russian grandmaster is the only player at 2.5/3 with two wins and one draw. Magnus Carlsen scored the first win of the day against Loek van Wely and Vishy Anand quickly followed, profiting from a mistake by Fabiano Caruana in timetrouble....