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London Chess Classic
Thursday, September 12, 2013 23:32
More than three-quarters of the 16 spots for the 5th London Chess Classic have now been filled. The festival will take place from December 7-15, 2013, with the marquee event running for the final five days. GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Boris Gelfand, GM Peter Svidler, and GM Judit Polgar accepted their invitations last week. GM Vladimir Kramnik was...
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...
FIDE Candidates: all the info (including the pairings!)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:34
The first round of the Candidates tournament in London, on March 15th, 2013 will see the games Aronian-Carlsen, Gelfand-Radjabov, Ivanchuk-Grischuk and Svidler-Kramnik. Nine days before the opening ceremony the full pairings were already published on the official website. FIDE and AGON, the commercial partner of the World Chess Federation, will...
London Candidates: dates & venue announced
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:45
The dates and the venue for the Candidates tournament were announced yesterday in a press release: March 14, 2013 – April 1, 2013 at the IET London: Savoy Place. Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Boris Gelfand, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik, Teimour Radjabov and Peter Svidler will fight for a chance to play Vishy Anand in the...
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Thursday, November 29, 2012 23:10
It's episode #26, featuring: No Bucharest for the weary! Bilbao, London, Israel too. Congratulations to Martin Gill for winning our most recent raffle prize: The autographed Kramnik-Aronian postcard! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek...
London Classic starts Saturday, Carlsen's second denied a visa
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 16:27
The 4th edition of the London Chess Classic takes off this Saturday. It runs 1-10 December 2012 at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London. The pairings are already known, and the first round will have McShane-Carlsen, Aronian-Nakamura, Kramnik-Polgar and Jones-Adams. Top seed Magnus Carlsen has to do without his second Ian...
Gelfand, Topalov and Mamedyarov
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 17:30
The FIDE Grand Prix ended in a three-way tie for first between Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov. In the last round Mamedyarov drew his game against Leko quickly. Gelfand was the first to join the Azerbaijani in first place by beating Kasimdzhanov and later Topalov did the same, winning against Giri. The regulations state...
Nakamura beats Giri in 10th round London Grand Prix
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 20:45
Hikaru Nakamura's losing streak came to an end on Tuesday at the FIDE Grand Prix in London. The American grandmaster beat Anish Giri in 65 moves with a breakthrough combination. As all the other games were drawn, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov still leads with one round to go. The final round will start tomorrow at 12:00 (noon) local time (13:00 CET) so...
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Monday, October 01, 2012 20:39
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the new leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in London. On Monday the Azerbaijani beat Leinier Dominguez while the leader of the tournament, Boris Gelfand, went down for the first time, against Alexander Grischuk. Hikaru Nakamura lost his fourth game in a row, to Mickey Adams, and Veselin Topalov defeated Vassily Ivanchuk....
Top GMs at The Art of Chess
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Monday, October 01, 2012 18:55
Last Saturday we published GM Jonathan Rowson's review of The Art of Chess in the Saatchi Gallery in London. On Sunday, the second rest day of the FIDE Grand Prix, a number of grandmasters attended the exhibition and a photoshoot was done. With kind permission from the organizers of the tournament we publish the pictures below. Sophie Leko, Peter...

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