Monday, December 03, 2012 23:24
It was the game between the winners of 2011 and 2010, and the one between the leaders of the 2012 tournament. Vladimir Kramnik was a pawn up against Magnus Carlsen for a long time, but in the end the world's #1 held the draw. Mickey Adams won against Judit Polgar, Aronian escaped with a draw against Anand and Jones-Nakamura was drawn as well....
Sunday, December 02, 2012 23:17
Both Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik also won their second game at the London Chess Classic on Sunday. The world #1 beat world #2 Levon Aronian, while the former World Champion won against Hikaru Nakamura.
Round 2 of the London Chess Classic in action | Photos © Ray Morris-Hill
London Chess Classic | PGN via TWIC
Saturday, December 01, 2012 23:53
The London Chess Classic had a fantastic start on Saturday with all games in the first round ending decisively. The first winner was Vladimir Kramnik, who defeated Judit Polgar with White. Soon after Hikaru Nakamura followed, who beat Levon Aronian with Black. Magnus Carlsen then won with Black against Luke McShane and finally Michael Adams...
Thursday, November 08, 2012 14:16
Like last year, the drawing of lots for the London Chess Classic has been performed in advance and the full pairings are now available. This year, instead of involving the players themselves in the draw at the opening ceremony, the honour of conducting the draw was bestowed upon Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School as a reward for the boom in...
Sunday, September 30, 2012 21:11
Besides Magnus Carlsen, four more players have confirmed their participation in the new super tournament in Norway next year: Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Wang Hao. This was reported by Norwegian media on Friday.
The website of the new tournament is NorwayChess.com
As we reported back in February, the chess calendar of 2013...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:45
The fifth Grand Slam Masters Final started with a bang. In Sao Paulo, Brazil world's number one Magnus Carlsen immediately suffered a loss against Fabiano Caruana. Levon Aronian won against Sergey Karjakin while Vishy Anand and Paco Vallejo drew their first game.
Caruana beats Carlsen in round 1 | Photos by Albert Silver courtesy of the official...
Monday, September 24, 2012 13:23
Today the fifth Grand Slam Masters Final starts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first round, scheduled for 15:00 local time (20:00 CET) has the following pairings: Anand-Vallejo, Aronian-Karjakin and Caruana-Carlsen.
The players during the opening ceremony on Sunday | All photos courtesy of the official website
5th Grand Slam Masters Final
Thursday, September 13, 2012 16:37
This week the organizers of the Grand Slam Masters Final, which will be held September 24th-October 13th in Sao Paulo and Bilbao, confirmed that the participants will be Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin and Francisco Vallejo Pons.
In a press release sent on Tuesday, September 11th the organizers finally...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:48
For the second consecutive year Sao Paulo, Brazil will host the first half of the Grand Slam Masters Final. The dates for the first leg are September 24th-29th, 2012 while the second half will take place in Bilbao, Spain from October 8th till 13th. This was announced yesterday in a press release.
On Monday morning the City Halls of Bilbao and Sao...
Monday, July 02, 2012 11:07
World number 2 Levon Aronian will be playing for OSG Baden-Baden next Bundesliga season. By signing for the German club at this point, Aronian will be entitled to play for the German club at the European Club Cup in October in Eilat.
In an email to chess media, Baden-Baden team captain Sven Noppes noted that his team now includes "the strongest...