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Aronian-Kramnik takes off tomorrow - live commentary by GM Sergey Shipov
Friday, April 20, 2012 8:47
Tomorrow the friendly match between Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik will begin in Zurich, Switzerland and we'll have GM Sergey Shipov's live commentary translated into English here at ChessVibes! The numbers 2 and 3 of the FIDE rating list will fight each other in six classical games. They will play an additional rapid game if the main game on...
March FIDE ratings: Caruana enters the top 10
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. Levon Aronian's...
Kramnik-Aronian match announced, to be held in Zurich
Thursday, February 09, 2012 18:55
The friendly match between Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian will be held from 21 to 28 April in Zurich, Switzerland and will consist of six games played at classical time control. A first press release was distributed today by the Zurich Chess Club, which organizes the event. Map by Google During the 11th round of the Tata Steel tournament, on...
Bundesliga: Baden-Baden in the lead, Aronian playing board 2
Monday, February 06, 2012 15:07
Last weekend the 8th and 9th round of the Schachbundesliga were played in four different cities in Germany: Berlin, Emsdetten, Solingen and Dresden. We can describe a familiar Bundesliga picture: Baden-Baden is leading the German league, and Werder Bremen is trailing by a point, together with SC Eppingen. More surprising perhaps was the appearance...
Levon Aronian: I cannot play the Candidates' in Azerbaijan
Thursday, February 02, 2012 17:37
In an official statement, Levon Aronian has repeated what he expressed before: that he cannot play a 'high ranked tournament' in Azerbaijan. The Armenian grandmaster made this statement today and it was published at the website of the Armenian Chess Federation. With this message, Aronian reacts to bids for the 2012 FIDE Candidates Tournament...
Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:19
Levon Aronian drew his last-round game with Teimour Radjabov in just 12 moves and thus secured clear first at the 74th Tata Steel chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. Pentala Harikrishna won the B group while Maxim Turov emerged as the winner in 'C'. Levon Aronian giving the traditional winner's speech at the closing ceremony on...
Video: Levon Aronian shows his win against Boris Gelfand
Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:52
After beating Boris Gelfand in the 12th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, tournament leader Levon Aronian showed his game in the press room. Here's the video, filmed by the tournament crew. Enjoy!
Aronian secures at least shared first in Wijk aan Zee
Saturday, January 28, 2012 19:49
Levon Aronian beat Boris Gelfand on Saturday in Wijk aan Zee and is again leading the Tata Steel tournament by a full point, with one round to go.  Both Magnus Carlsen and Teimour Radjabov, who were trailing by half a point, drew their games. In the B group Harikrishna kept his half-point lead, while Maxim Turov and Hans Tikkanen still share the...
Tata R11: Aronian loses to Navara, still leads by half a point
Friday, January 27, 2012 20:01
Tail-ender David Navara surprised everyone today by beating tournament leader Levon Aronian with the black pieces in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. In a very exciting game not without mistakes, Magnus Carlsen defeated Veselin Topalov to keep his chances for tournament victory alive. With two rounds to go at the 74th Tata Steel tournament the...
Video: Levon Aronian shows his win against Anish Giri
Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:59
After beating Anish Giri in the 10th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, tournament leader Levon Aronian showed his game in the press room. Here's the video, filmed by the tournament crew. Enjoy!