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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...
Magnus Carlsen on Metaphysical Milkshake
Thursday, February 07, 2013 11:33
Soon after he won the 75th Tata Steel tournament, Magnus Carlsen travelled to the United States. His main destination was the Parallels Summit in Las Vegas, but earlier this week Carlsen also appeared on Rainn Wilson's Metaphysical Milkshake, an online show part of SoulPancake. Carlsen sits down with Wilson at the back of his 1976 Chevy van and...
Participants Norway Chess 2013 announced
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 15:20
The full line-up of the first "Norway Chess" tournament was announced today and it's an impressive list: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wang Hao and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Photos by New in Chess Today the organizers of the "Norway Chess 2013"...
Carlsen 2872 on February Elo list - reactions by Kasparov, Kavalek and Rowson
Saturday, February 02, 2013 16:25
Winning 11 more points at the Tata Steel tournament in January, Magnus Carlsen improved his record rating of 2861 to 2872 on the February FIDE rating list. The world's number one chess player is now 62 points ahead of his closest rival, #2 Vladimir Kramnik (whose son Vadim Vladimirovich was born on January 29th in Paris!). Meanwhile, the Norwegian...
Carlsen wins 75th Tata Steel with a round to spare
Saturday, January 26, 2013 17:03
Less than 3.5 hours into the penultimate round, Magnus Carlsen has secured sole victory at the 75th Tata Steel chess tournament. The Norwegian crushed Hikaru Nakamura with White in 31 moves and not long afterwards his closest rival, Levon Aronian, drew with Anish Giri. Carlsen still has something to play for tomorrow: beating Giri would get him to...
Logo Bilbao Grand Slam Masters Final
Thursday, January 24, 2013 16:56
The 6th edition of the annual Grand Slam Masters Final in Bilbao was announced yesterday in a press release. Specific dates are not mentioned, and it's also not clear whether the first half of the tournament will again be hosted by a different host city (like Sao Paulo in 2011 and 2012). The organizers are urging FIDE "to hold discussions in order...
Carlsen also beat l'Ami to get to 8/10 or "+6"
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 20:21
Magnus Carlsen won yet another game at the Tata Steel tournament on Wednesday and is getting close to Garry Kasparov's "+7" (10 out of 13) in 1999 in Wijk aan Zee. This time the Norwegian won a pawn in the middlegame and ground down Erwin l'Ami after 65 moves to get to a 1.5 point lead in the A group standings. The second place is shared between...
Carlsen increases lead to a point in Tata Steel's round 9
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 19:49
Magnus Carlsen increased his lead in the A group of the Tata Steel chess tournament to a full point on Tuesday, beating Hou Yifan with the black pieces in 66 moves. Runner-up Vishy Anand drew quickly with Peter Leko. In the 9th round Loek van Wely won against the player who is his team mate in the Dutch 3rd league, Ivan Sokolov. In the B group top...
Magnus Carlsen tops the standings of the A group in Wijk aan Zee
Sunday, January 20, 2013 20:31
Magnus Carlsen squeezed blood from a stone today and defeated Sergey Karjakin in Wijk aan Zee from what seemed to be a completely drawn ending. The Norwegian is the sole leader again at the Tata Steel tournament as Vishy Anand drew quickly with Ivan Sokolov. The other winners in the A group were Levon Aronian (against Hou Yifan) and Fabiano...
Tata R7: Anand beats Van Wely, joins Carlsen in the lead
Saturday, January 19, 2013 19:34
Vishy Anand joined Magnus Carlsen in the lead in the 7th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee. On Saturday the World Champion defeated Loek van Wely, who is playing a completely different tournament with the white and the black pieces so far. Hikaru Nakamura won against Wang Hao with Black and the other games in the A group ended in...

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