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Carlsen visiting Chennai
Monday, August 19, 2013 15:13
On Sunday Magnus Carlsen arrived in Chennai, India to inspect the facilities for his world title match against Viswanathan Anand. "Our mission is to get a feel of the venue, and to get all the first impressions now, instead of just before the start of the match," said Espen Agdestein, the manager of Carlsen. The World Championship match starts on...
Carlsen interviewed by The Classical (and prepping for Anand)
Thursday, August 01, 2013 13:30
Last Tuesday an interview with Magnus Carlsen appeared on The Classical, an independant sports website. In a pretty laid back conversation, Carlsen speaks about basketball, his preparation for the match against Anand, about the significance of the match since Fischer-Spassky, about the effect of his successes in Norway and about chess as a...
Thursday, July 04, 2013 10:26
The countdown has started: in 125 days from today the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen begins. Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 is the date of the opening ceremony in Chennai, India where the first game is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th. In this first preview article we quote an interview with both players...
Saturday, June 29, 2013 16:28
On Saturday Magnus Carlsen won his four-game rapid match in Lillehammer against Borki Predojevic with 2.5-1.5. The world's number one only managed to beat his opponent from Bosnia & Hercegovina once, while the other three games ended in draws. The friendly match was organized by the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer and...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 14:35
On Friday and Saturday Magnus Carlsen will play a four-game rapid match with Borki Predojevic of Bosnia & Herzegovina. The friendly match is organized by the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer and will inaugurate the Norwegian Championship which starts on Saturday.  Carlsen and Predojevic playing in Sarajevo in 2006 | Photo...
Monday, June 24, 2013 14:39
The good news is that there will be a 5th edition in December, the bad news is that it won't be a regular chess tournament. Today it was announced that the 5th London Chess Classic won't see any classical chess. Instead, a very strong rapid tournament wll be held as well as "celebrity contests". The tournament runs December 7th-15th, 2013 in...
Gelfand wins 8th Tal Memorial
Sunday, June 23, 2013 15:07
Boris Gelfand won the 8th Tal Memorial on Sunday with a 6/9 score and a 2900 performance rating. The Israeli grandmaster drew quickly with Black against Vladimir Kramnik, who was probably happy for his disastrous tournament to be over as soon as possible. Magnus Carlsen was the only player who could catch Gelfand, but the Norwegian got into...
Saturday, June 22, 2013 19:39
Boris Gelfand kept his half point lead in the penultimate round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Israeli grandmaster drew his game with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov while Hikaru Nakamura, who was trailing by half a point, was defeated by Magnus Carlsen. The Norwegian is now in second place, half a point behind Gelfand. Fabiano Caruana beat Alexander...
Tal R5: Gelfand joins Nakamura in the lead, Carlsen crushes Anand
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 17:46
In the fifth round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow Boris Gelfand joined Hikaru Nakamura in the lead. The Israeli grandmaster beat Alexander Morozevich, while Nakamura drew quickly with Dmitry Andreikin. In their last game before the World Championship match, Magnus Carlsen scored a crushing victory against Viswanathan Anand; it was a Nimzo-Indian...
Carlsen & Nakamura at the 2012 London Chess Classic
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:28
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky are the participants of the first Sinquefield Cup, a brand new tournament on American soil. The 4-player double round robin has a prize fund of $170,000 and will be held September 9-15 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), the city that has been the "chess...

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