Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:12
Mateusz Bartel won the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The Polish grandmaster edged out Ukrainians Anton Korobov and Pavel Eljanov on tie-break (most games with Black) after all three had finished on 6.5/9. Bartel is also the editor-in-chief of the Polish Chess Magazine Mat.
Mateusz Bartel of Poland in his last round game against Anton Korobov of...
Monday, February 13, 2012 12:00
Anton Korobov leads the Aeroflot Open after six rounds. The Ukrainian grandmaster won four games and drew two, and is half a point ahead of his compatriot Pavel Eljanov, Mateusz Bartel of Poland and Fabiano Caruana of Italy.
Anton Korobov in round 6, with Fabiano Caruana in the background and also chief arbiter Geurt Gijssen | Photo © Russian...
Friday, February 10, 2012 10:11
Fabiano Caruana of Italy is in shared lead with seven more grandmasters at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The group scored 2.5 points out of 3 games. Caruana is now 7th in the live ratings.
The playing hall in Moscow | Photo © Russian Chess Federation
Aeroflot Open | PGN via TWIC
February 7th-15th, 2012 with a blitz tournament...
Monday, February 06, 2012 19:33
Igor Lysyj won the top group of the International RSSU Chess Cup on Sunday in Moscow, Russia. The festival, formerly known as the Moscow Open, had more than 1400 participants from 26 countries, among them approximately 95 GMs and 70 IMs.
Winner in Moscow: Igor Lysyj | Photo courtesy of the official website, more here
RSSU Chess Cup | PGN...
Friday, November 25, 2011 15:57
Magnus Carlsen caught Levon Aronian in the Tal Memorial final standings on Friday in Moscow, Russia. The Norwegian defeated Hikaru Nakamura and finished shared first with the Armenian, who drew with Ian Nepomniachtchi. This means that Carlsen won the tournament on the first tiebreak rule: number of black games. In the last round Peter Svidler...
Thursday, November 24, 2011 17:32
Levon Aronian became the sole leader at the Tal Memorial in Moscow after beating Peter Svidler on Thursday. With just one round to go Armenia's number one grandmaster has excellent chances to win this year's edition. Tomorrow's round already starts at 10:00 CET!
Levon Aronian after his important win over Peter Svidler | Image © RCF
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 16:16
Vassily Ivanchuk beat Hikaru Nakamura on Wednesday in the 7th round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow. As the other four games ended in draws, the Ukrainian joined Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin in the lead. There are two more rounds to go in the Russian capital.
Tal Memorial 2011 | PGN via TWIC
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 17:53
Again all five games ended peacefully on Tuesday in the 6th round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow. Needless to say, Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin continue to share the lead, with 3.5/6 or 'plus one'. There are three more rounds to go so this year 'plus two' could be enough for sole tournament victory.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 23:30
Like in the previous round, all games in the 5th round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow ended in draws. Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin continue to share the lead, with 3/5. On Monday the tournament will have its first and only rest day.
Anand and Kramnik split the point in round 5 | All photos © RCF
Saturday, November 19, 2011 22:40
On Saturday all games in the 4th round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow ended in draws. However, on many boards the result could have been different.
Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are still sharing the lead, with 2.5/4. The tournament, a 10-player round robin, will last five more rounds.
Levon Aronian and Vishy...