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Hikaru Nakamura
Saturday, September 29, 2012 21:19
On Saturday Hikaru Nakamura lost his third consecutive game in London. The American grandmaster played the Exchange Ruy Lopez against Vassily Ivanchuk, who won the ending after 58 moves and 6 hours of play. Rustam Kasimdzhanov beat Michael Adams and as all other games were drawn, Boris Gelfand is still leading the pack at the FIDE Grand Prix....
Friday, September 28, 2012 21:44
Boris Gelfand moved to "plus three" at the FIDE Grand Prix in London by beating Mickey Adams in Friday's round 7. The Israeli grandmaster is now half a point ahead of just one player, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who inflicted the second consecutive loss upon top seed Hikaru Nakamura. In other news, the draw between Vassily Ivanchuk and Rustam...
A different playing hall for round 6 in London's Simpson's-in-the-Strand
Thursday, September 27, 2012 21:02
After six rounds Boris Gelfand is stil leading the Grand Prix in London. On Thursday the Israeli drew with Vassily Ivanchuk, but Peter Leko and Alexander Grischuk, both half a point behind, drew their games too. Veselin Topalov beat Leinier Dominguez in a Chebanenko Slav, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Rustam Kasimdzhanov with Black in a Meran and...
CNN on the London Grand Prix and Andrew Paulson's plans
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 15:03
The FIDE Grand Prix tournament in London has attracted some attention from mainstream media already. To name a few: The Financial Times (PDF), the FT's Lex Column, Vogue, the London Evening Standard and even CNN have covered the tournament. The US cable news channel visited the tournament's opening reception and first round. On Tuesday their...
Lots of media attention so far for the London Grand Prix
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 22:01
Boris Gelfand maintained his half point lead over Peter Leko and Alexander Grischuk in London as all games in round 5 ended in draws. Wednesday is the first rest day; the sixth round will be played on Thursday.  Lots of media attention so far for the London Grand Prix | All photos © Ray Morris-Hill Event Grand Prix | PGN via TWIC Dates September...
Gelfand and Grischuk winners in 4th round London Grand Prix
Monday, September 24, 2012 20:12
Boris Gelfand is the sole leader again at the FIDE Grand Prix in London. In Monday's fourth round the Israeli grandmaster defeated Wang Hao, who blundered mate in a drawn rook ending. After three draws Alexander Grischuk won his first game, against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Tomorrow the game between Gelfand and Mamedyarov is scheduled to start one...
Sunday, September 23, 2012 21:45
In the shortest and only decisive game of Sunday's third round in London, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Anish Giri. The Azerbaijani managed to surprise his Dutch opponent in the opening and won in just 21 moves. Hikaru Nakamura missed a chance to catch the leaders as he failed to convert a theoretically winning rook ending. A miniature between...
London GP R2: Leko beats Ivanchuk, Nakamura bounces back
Saturday, September 22, 2012 23:49
In the second round of the FIDE Grand Prix in London Peter Leko caught Boris Gelfand in first place. The Hungarian grandmaster outplayed Vassily Ivanchuk in a French Defence. Hikaru Nakamura bounced back from yesterday's loss by winning his black game, a King's Indian, against Rustam Kazimdzhanov, who collapsed at the end and blundered a mate in...
Friday, September 21, 2012 21:37
Boris Gelfand grabbed an early lead at the London FIDE Grand Prix on Friday, scoring the only win in the first round. The Israeli grandmaster defeated top seed Hikaru Nakamura (USA) with Black in a Sveshnikov Sicilian. Ten more rounds will be played in Simpson's-in-the-Strand in central London. Nakamura vs Gelfand, 0-1 | All photos © Ray Morris-...
London Grand Prix officially opened
Friday, September 21, 2012 1:38
With a modest drawing of lots followed by a big party, the London FIDE Grand Prix tournament was officially opened on Thursday night at the Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand in central London, England. The first round will be played tomorrow at 14:00 local time (15:00 CET), with the following pairings: Kasimdzhanov-Leko, Nakamura-...

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