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Morozevich about to resign, Kramnik watching
Thursday, June 14, 2012 20:21
Tournament leader Alexander Morozevich took risks, and eventually went down againt Hikaru Nakamura, on Thursday at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Russian now shares the lead with Vladimir Kramnik, who won the longest game of the round against Evgeny Tomashevsky. The top encounter Carlsen-Aronian ended in a draw, just like Grischuk-Radjabov, while...
LCC R2: victories for Nakamura and Kramnik, Carlsen escapes
Sunday, December 04, 2011 20:28
In a spectacular second round of the London Chess Classic Hikaru Nakamura beat Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik was too strong for Nigel Short, while Magnus Carlsen had to defend a very difficult position against Luke McShane. David Howell and Mickey Adams drew their game; Vishy Anand had a rest day. Round 2 of the London Chess Classic in...
Carlsen catches Aronian in last round, wins Tal Memorial on tiebreak
Friday, November 25, 2011 15:57
Magnus Carlsen caught Levon Aronian in the Tal Memorial final standings on Friday in Moscow, Russia. The Norwegian defeated Hikaru Nakamura and finished shared first with the Armenian, who drew with Ian Nepomniachtchi. This means that Carlsen won the tournament on the first tiebreak rule: number of black games. In the last round Peter Svidler...
Tal Memorial R1: Kramnik loses to Nepomniachtchi, Ivanchuk beats Svidler
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 18:47
The first round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia immediately saw a big upset: last seed Ian Nepomniachtchi defeated Vladimir Kramnik with the black pieces. In the only other decisive game, Vassily Ivachuk beat Peter Svidler. The playing hall during the first round | Photo © Macauley Peterson Event Tal Memorial 2011 |  PGN via TWIC Dates...
Tal Memorial, strongest tournament of 2011, starts today - full pairings
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:33
Today the strongest tournament of 2011 and highest rated 10-player round robin tournament in chess history starts: the Tal Memoral, in Moscow, Russia. The players' field with Magnus Carlsen (2823, Norway), Vishy Anand (2817, India), Levon Aronian (2802, Armenia), Vladimir Kramnik (2800, Russia), Vassily Ivanchuk (2775, Ukraine), Sergey Karjakin (...
Lengthy interview with Yasser Seirawan
Friday, October 28, 2011 18:37
After he finished shared first with Ivan Salgado Lopez in Barcelona, Yasser Seirawan was interviewed by Ana Matnadze for El Butlletí d'Escacs, the official magazine of the Catalan Chess Federation. Matnadze generously shared the interview with other chess media, and we're happy to publish it here as well. By Ana Matnadze 1.  Hello Mr. Seirawan,...
Kramnik wins Univé Tournament, back in the 2800 club
Sunday, October 23, 2011 17:53
PHOTO AND VIDEO REPORT - Vladimir Kramnik won the Crown Group of the Univé Tournament in Hoogeveen convincingly. Already one round before the end the Russian was sure of a clear first place. Drawing his last-round game against Judit Polgar, Kramnik seems to be arriving at 2800 exactly in the November rating list. Event 15th Univé Chess Tournament...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 6:21
He didn't. "My play always depends on how I’m feeling, and that simply changed when I lost the title. Perhaps I became more indifferent or liberated," he says in an interview at WhyChess.