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...
Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:36
Hou Yifan won the Grand Prix in Jermuk, Armenia on Saturday despite losing in the final round. Two of her rivals, Ju Wenjun and Ruan Lufei, could finish shared first but also lost their games. It was Hou Yifan's third Grand Prix victory in five GP events. One more GP will be held, but the Chinese World Champion has already secured overall victory...
Friday, June 22, 2012 17:50
Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk finished shared first at the Women's Grand Prix in Kazan, Russia. Both the Indian and the Slovenian scored 7.5/11 and according to the regulations, prizes and GP ranking points are shared equally, in case of a tie, for the individual GP tournaments. World Champion Hou Yifan leads the overall Grand Prix standings,...
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:19
Magnus Carlsen tops the May 1st FIDE rating list with the same rating as two months ago: 2835. Howevever, his lead has decreased to 10 points as Levon Aronian of Armenia won 5 points to get to 2825.
There were few changes in the world's top 10 in the past two months. At the moment of writing, Aronian's live rating is in fact 2826 so just 9 points...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:42
Nigel Short won the 7th Bangkok Chess Club Open on Friday. In the last round the English grandmaster drew with IM Nguyen Duc Hoa of Vietnam, who earned a GM norm. Short won 3.3 rating points to get to a virtual 2700 Elo exactly.
Nigel Short victorious in Bangkok, and back in the "2700 club"
Bangkok Chess Club Open | Details at Chess-...
Monday, April 16, 2012 16:45
Nigel Short defeated M.R. Venkatesh on Monday to take over the lead at the Bangkok Chess Club Open after six rounds. The Indian IM was the surprise leader after five rounds.
The Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, venue of the tournament
Bangkok Chess Club Open | Details at Chess-Results | PGN via TWIC
April 13-19, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 19:36
Fabiano Caruana finished sole first at the Reykjavik Open with a score of 7.5/9. The Italian grandmaster, who was the top seed in the Icelandic capital, remained unbeaten and finished half a point ahead of Ivan Sokolov, David Navara, Gawain Jones, Boris Avrukh, Hou Yifan, Sebastien Maze and Henrik Danielsen.
The Blue Lagoon, one of the most famous...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 12:12
Today the annual chess festival in Reykjavik, Iceland takes off. The open tournament is very strong, with 25 GMs and 20 IMs. Top seeds are Fabiano Caruana and David Navara, who could be found in Wijk aan Zee's top group earlier this year. Reigning World Women's Champion Hou Yifan is in Reykjavif k as well, and so are we!
The tournament takes place...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 17:39
For the first time in his career, Fabiano Caruana (Italy) entered the world's top 10. On the March 1 FIDE rating list, the 19-year-old Italian grandmaster occupies the 7th spot with a 2767 rating. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) re-entered the top 10 and is 6th, with 2771. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) still tops the list with a rating of 2835.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 17:56
Super Grandmaster? Sadler sadly behind, and a Short Island Iced Tea for Hou Yifan! Yes please! Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #17 is out!
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