Archive for Levon Aronian

Macieja on the luck that's needed in the World Cup
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 16:08
When we asked Peter Svidler at the opening ceremony what is needed to win a World Cup, his answer was: "Well, lots of luck, obviously, and a reasonably stable nerves system. Those are the two main ingredients, I think. And then some more luck." But how much luck exactly is needed? GM Bartek Macieja was intrigued by this question and decided to...
FIDE World Cup to start on Sunday
Thursday, August 08, 2013 23:37
One of the most important chess events of the year will be opened on Saturday: the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. 128 players (or 127, as recent news suggests) will fight in a knockout tournament with a 1.6 million prize fund. The winner and the runner up will qualify to the 2014 Candidates Tournament. Part of the World Championship cycle, the...
World Cup: the pairings are there!
Monday, July 15, 2013 10:25
Top seed Levon Aronian (2813) faces Mikhail Markov (2305) of Kyrgyzstan in the first round of the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. The full pairings were published a few days ago on the tournament website. Fabiano Caruana (2796) of Italy plays IM G. Akash (2332) of India and the opponent of Vladimir Kramnik (2784) is FM Gillian Bwalya (2310) of Zambia...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 14:32
Two weeks ago I played my first chess tournament in years. It was a rapid tournament in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn and because every round was played in a different café, it was called the ‘Apeldoorn Bar Hopping’ tournament . I didn’t do badly at all, which was probably because, unlike many other participants, I couldn’t drink any alcohol as I...
Carlsen & Nakamura at the 2012 London Chess Classic
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...
Aronian beats "Princes" 4.5-1.5 in Meissen clock simul
Sunday, June 02, 2013 16:30
Levon Aronian scored a 4.5-1.5 victory in his clock simul against the six most talented young German chess players on Friday in Meissen. The Armenian grandmaster, who is the world's number 2 in the live rankings, won three games and drew three games. It was Levon Aronian's first clock simul ever. As we announced last Thursday, it took place on...
The Porcelain Factory in Meissen
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:19
Tomorrow Levon Aronian will give a clock simul against six "princes", the biggest talents of Germany between 15 and 18 years old, in the Meissen Porcelain Factory. The event will be held the day before the start of the Mitropa Cup. The Porcelain Factory in Meissen Unlike normal simultaneous exhibitions, in which a player usually faces 20 to 30...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 18:16
Levon Aronian won the Alekhine Memorial in St Petersburg on Wednesday. The Armenian grandmaster beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and caught Boris Gelfand, who drew his game with Vishy Anand. Aronian won because of a higher number of wins (or losses, as Nigel Short would probably repeat once more!). Vishy Anand ended third. Vladimir Kramnik won his last...
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Monday, April 29, 2013 11:06
While our hosting provider's crew was doing its best to get the site back up again, we decided to spend our time wisely, on something we're good at: making chess videos. During the Alekhine Memorial in Paris (the 2nd half is currently under way in St Petersburg) we asked several top players about the 4th World Chess Champion who is remembered by...
Candidates: Predictions by Caruana, Ponomariov, Jones and l'Ami
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:55
Now that the first round of the FIDE Candidates tournament is just two days away, it's high time for some predictions! Will it be a walk in the park for Magnus? Can we expect surprises from outsiders like Svidler or Gelfand? Will Ivanchuk be the decisive factor in the end? GMs Fabiano Caruana, Ruslan Ponomariov, Gawain Jones and Erwin l'Ami look...

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