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Pupils from the Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School
Thursday, November 08, 2012 14:16
Like last year, the drawing of lots for the London Chess Classic has been performed in advance and the full pairings are now available. This year, instead of involving the players themselves in the draw at the opening ceremony, the honour of conducting the draw was bestowed upon Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School as a reward for the boom in...
Magnus Carlsen wins Oscar 2011Magnus Carlsen won the 2010 Chess Oscar. The prize
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 16:00
Magnus Carlsen won the 2011 Chess Oscar. The prize is a result of votes by international chess journalists and awarded by Russian chess magazine 64. Carlsen is the first player in history to win three Oscars in a row. The October issue of chess magazines 64 revealed that Magnus Carlsen won the Chess Oscar for 2011. It wasn't a big surprise, since...
Chess on Pulpit Rock: the video is there
Friday, November 02, 2012 16:59
At the end of September we posted an article about the super tournament in Norway in 2013, in which we mentioned the promo video with Magnus Carlsen playing on top of the famous Pulpit Rock. The promo video is now finished, and has been posted on YouTube.] In September a promo video was produced with Magnus Carlsen playing against Kristoffer...
Carlsen takes down Caruana, moves to 2nd place in Bilbao
Monday, October 08, 2012 21:24
In today's 6th round of the Masters Final tournament leader Fabiano Caruana lost his first game. The Italian GM was ground down in an ending by Magnus Carlsen, who avoided theory and started his game with a Philidor set-up. The other two games, Karjakin-Aronian and Vallejo-Anand, ended in draws. Carlsen is now 2 points behind Caruana with four...
Norway Chess
Sunday, September 30, 2012 21:11
Besides Magnus Carlsen, four more players have confirmed their participation in the new super tournament in Norway next year: Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Wang Hao. This was reported by Norwegian media on Friday. The website of the new tournament is NorwayChess.com As we reported back in February, the chess calendar of 2013...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:45
The fifth Grand Slam Masters Final started with a bang. In Sao Paulo, Brazil world's number one Magnus Carlsen immediately suffered a loss against Fabiano Caruana. Levon Aronian won against Sergey Karjakin while Vishy Anand and Paco Vallejo drew their first game. Caruana beats Carlsen in round 1 | Photos by Albert Silver courtesy of the official...
The players during the opening ceremony
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Monday, September 24, 2012 13:23
Today the fifth Grand Slam Masters Final starts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first round, scheduled for 15:00 local time (20:00 CET) has the following pairings: Anand-Vallejo, Aronian-Karjakin and Caruana-Carlsen. The players during the opening ceremony on Sunday | All photos courtesy of the official website Event 5th Grand Slam Masters Final Dates...
Grand Slam Masters Final logo
Thursday, September 13, 2012 16:37
This week the organizers of the Grand Slam Masters Final, which will be held September 24th-October 13th in Sao Paulo and Bilbao, confirmed that the participants will be Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin and Francisco Vallejo Pons. In a press release sent on Tuesday, September 11th the organizers finally...
Magnus Carlsen teaching and having fun in the Big Apple
Friday, August 31, 2012 16:46
Between August 19th and 30th Magnus Carlsen and his manager Espen Agdestein spent a long week in New York. Carlsen was at the Chess NYC's Summer Camp for some days, where he played and trained with kids of different strength, and later he met with several interesting figures, including Ken Rogoff and George Soros. Here's big pictorial report. ...
Grand Slam Masters Final
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:48
For the second consecutive year Sao Paulo, Brazil will host the first half of the Grand Slam Masters Final. The dates for the first leg are September 24th-29th, 2012 while the second half will take place in Bilbao, Spain from October 8th till 13th. This was announced yesterday in a press release. On Monday morning the City Halls of Bilbao and Sao...

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