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Saturday, January 19, 2013 0:05
Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after six rounds of play at the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee. On Friday the Norwegian beat Ivan Sokolov with White to reach 4.5 points, while co-leaders Vishy Anand and Sergey Karjakin both drew their games with Black. In the B group Richard Rapport is a full point ahead of Daniil Dubov, Arkadij Naiditsch...
Viswanathan Anand played one of his best games ever
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 19:39
After four rounds the A group of the Tata Steel tournament has three leaders: Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The World Champion won a magnificent game with Black against Levon Aronian; the Norwegian defeated Pentala Harikrishna from a... Ponziani Opening! Loek van Wely, Wang Hao and Fabiano Caruana also scored full points on a...
Sergey Karjakin leads the A group after three rounds
Monday, January 14, 2013 19:50
Sergey Karjakin beat Wang Hao in the third round of the Tata Steel's A group and is now the sole leader. The Russian grandmaster is the only player at 2.5/3 with two wins and one draw. Magnus Carlsen scored the first win of the day against Loek van Wely and Vishy Anand quickly followed, profiting from a mistake by Fabiano Caruana in timetrouble....
Carlsen looking back on 20212: "Really satisfied!"
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Friday, January 04, 2013 19:53
Magnus Carlsen wrote a blog in which he looks back at the year 2012. Looking back at 2012 on New Year’s eve, I’m really satisfied with my chess results. Compared to former years, I played much less though. You can read the full blog here.
Carlsen's highest ever rating now official
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 23:42
Since January 1st Magnus Carlsen is officially the highest rated player in the history of chess. As we know, already on Saturday, December 8th the Norwegian broke Garry Kasparov's record rating of 2851 by drawing with Hikaru Nakamura at the London Chess Classic. The world's number one has a new official rating of 2861. Carlsen gained 13 points...
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Sunday, December 23, 2012 10:21
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Vladimir Kramnik
Thursday, December 13, 2012 16:50
Here's a brief interview we did with the 14th World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, who looks back at the London Chess Classic where he finished second behind Magnus Carlsen. [Transcript:] How do you look back at your tournament? I'm very rarely satisfied with my chess. OK, that's just my character, I'm a perfectionist. I always feel that I did...
Carlsen at the closing
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:39
Traditionally, after the London Chess Class finishes all the players are brought to central London, where a closing dinner is held with sponsors and friends, at the famous Simpson's-in-the-Strand. Some grandmasters play a simul against the sponsors, other grandmasters can be asked for advice and so it's never a 100% clear which side has the better...
Carlsen wins 4th London Chess Classic
Monday, December 10, 2012 19:12
Magnus Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic on Monday, finishing two points ahead of Vladimir Kramnik. In the last round the top of the standings didn't change as Adams-Kramnik, Carlsen-Anand and Polgar-Aronian ended in draws. Hikaru Nakamura beat Luke McShane. Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 4th London Chess Classic |  Photos © Ray Morris-...
Judit Polgar beats Luke McShane at the London Chess Classic
Sunday, December 09, 2012 21:52
The London Chess Classic will see an exciting last round on Monday. Magnus Carlsen, who didn't play but joined the commentators on Sunday, is leading by just two points as Vladimir Kramnik defeated Gawain Jones. Judit Polgar won her first game in the penultimate round. Luke McShane didn't handle the Symmetrical English middlegame very well, and...

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