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Grand Slam Masters Final logo
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...
Grand Slam Masters Final
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...
Numbers 3, 1, 2 L-R: Radjabov, Carlsen, Aronian
Monday, June 18, 2012 18:38
Magnus Carlsen won yet another top tournament. On Monday he defeated Luke McShane with Black, and because Fabiano Caruana lost to Levon Aronian the Norwegian finished clear first at the Tal Memorial with 5.5/9. Caruana came second as he edged out Teimour Radjabov on the tie-break rule of higher number of black games. Numbers 3, 1, 2 L-R: Radjabov...
Full point lead for Morozevich in Moscow
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 19:04
After the 5th round Alexander Morozevich has a full point lead over his closest rivalst at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. On Wednesday the Russian grandmaster defeated Levon Aronian with the Black pieces, while co-leader Teimour Radjabov lost with white against Magnus Carlsen. Alexander Morozevich in firm lead in Moscow | Images by Eteri Kublashvil...
7th Tal Memorial starts tomorrow, Carlsen & Aronian top seeds
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:00
Tomorrow the Tal Memorial, one of the strongest round roubin tournaments of the year, takes off in the Pashkov House in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday a special opening ceremony is planned, in which the drawing of lots will be based on the results of a blitz tournament. During the main event it is not allowed to offer a draw before move 40. Event...
Anand-Gelfand: the aftermath
Sunday, June 03, 2012 19:09
The Anand-Gelfand World Championship match finished four days ago, but the news stream hasn't stopped yet. Vladimir Putin inviting the players at his office, Anand's arrival in India, Gelfand's return to Israel, the reactions on Twitter, Kasparov's criticism, Anand's reaction... In this article we'll mention the most important developments since...
The Full English Breakfast 21: The Big Boys
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 11:52
Diplomacy, Peace in Switzerland, U.S. Fantasy, and Fix My Wiki! Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #21 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full English Breakfast started life as a late night...
Video interview: Vladimir Kramnik on Levon Aronian playing 1.e4, and on "his" Be
Friday, May 04, 2012 20:51
Last Sunday we posted a video about the Aronian-Kramnik match, held in the last week of April in Zurich, Switzerland. One of the interviewees was Vladimir Kramnik, but in fact we spoke a bit longer with the former World Champion. He said a number of interesting things about the opening choice (1.e4) by his opponent Levon Aronian, and about his...
Carlsen tops May FIDE ratings, Aronian 10 points behind
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...

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