Archive for Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov start with wins at Tal Memorial
Thursday, June 13, 2013 19:13
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won their first games at the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday, Mamedyarov defeated Hikaru Nakamura quickly with the black pieces from a Ragozin. Caruana slowly outplayed Vishy Anand, also with Black, in a Ruy Lopez and Carlsen beat Kramnik in a bishop ending, where the opening...
Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
The Wall Street Journal Online on Anand-Carlsen
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 17:04
It's always nice to see when mainstream media are picking up chess – especially when the reason is not something like Toiletgate or the obligatory but completely inappropriate comparison with the royal game by a sports commentator. The Wall Street Journal Online has a piece on the Anand-Carlsen match, focusing on the process that resulted in...
Norway Chess: Carlsen beats Karjakin, first win for Hammer
Monday, May 13, 2013 20:29
Anything is possible at the Norway Chess tournament as tournament leader Sergey Karjakin lost his first game on Monday to Magnus Carlsen. In a Ruy Lopez, just before the time control the Russian grandmaster lost his way in the complications. Jon Ludvig Hammer won his first game against Wang Hao in a Sämisch King's Indian. With four rounds to go,...
Monday, May 06, 2013 15:16
In a statement which we have just received from his manager, Magnus Carlsen says he is "deeply disappointed and surprised" by FIDE's decision to grant the World Championship match to Chennai. The Norwegian, who will challenge reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India in November, doesn't seem to be planning to protest. "My team and I will...
Friday, May 03, 2013 18:39
Only hours after the open letter by the Norwegian Chess Federation, we have now also received a press release and an offical support letter from the mayor of Paris that the French capital is "ready organize the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen". The bid is much higher than the one by Chennai: a 2.65 million...
Espen Agdestein: "We expect a bidding process"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 14:17
Espen Agdestein, the manager of Magnus Carlsen, still expects that FIDE will open a bidding process for the Anand-Carlsen World Championship match. In a telephone conversation with ChessVibes, Agdestein reacted to a recent interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. "It seems FIDE is trying to fix a mistake by making another mistake." At the beginning of...
Monday, April 29, 2013 12:57
Last Wednesday Magnus Carlsen appeared at Charlie Rose's show for a lengthy interview. Rose is an an acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist who won an Emmy and and has been praised as “one of America's premier interviewers”. The show is simply called Charlie Rose, and airs Monday through Friday on over 200 PBS affiliates throughout the...
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 14:02
Magnus Carlsen has been included on TIME Magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People" for 2013. "(...) his intuitive style conserves the mystique of chess at a time when every CPU-enhanced fan thinks the game is easy," writes Garry Kasparov, who was commissioned to do the capsule for TIME. I'm surprised and deeply honored. Inclusion in 2013...
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...

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