Friday, December 09, 2011 18:38
On his 24th birthday, Hikaru Nakamura maintained his lead at the London Chess Classic as all games in the sixth round ended in draws. Magnus Carlsen had his free round today, and saw Vladimir Kramnik and Luke McShane catch him in second place.
Four draws in round 6 in London | All photos © Ray Morris-Hill for the official website
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:52
Luke McShane and Magnus Carlsen are sharing the lead after four rounds at the London Chess Classic. McShane, who beat his compatriot David Howell with Black on Tuesday, even has the tiebreak advantage. Carlsen drew with Vladimir Kramnik. Vishy Anand finished his long streak of draws with a loss against Hikaru Nakamura while Nigel Short got his...
Sunday, December 04, 2011 20:28
In a spectacular second round of the London Chess Classic Hikaru Nakamura beat Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik was too strong for Nigel Short, while Magnus Carlsen had to defend a very difficult position against Luke McShane. David Howell and Mickey Adams drew their game; Vishy Anand had a rest day.
Round 2 of the London Chess Classic in...
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...
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
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:33
Today the strongest tournament of 2011 and highest rated 10-player round robin tournament in chess history starts: the Tal Memoral, in Moscow, Russia. The players' field with Magnus Carlsen (2823, Norway), Vishy Anand (2817, India), Levon Aronian (2802, Armenia), Vladimir Kramnik (2800, Russia), Vassily Ivanchuk (2775, Ukraine), Sergey Karjakin (...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 13:15
This year's tournament in Reggio Emilia will be very strong. The full list of participants of the 54th edition was sent to us:
Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR, 2775)
Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2758)
Vugar Gashimov (AZE, 2757)
Nikita Vitiugov (RUS, (2729)
Fabiano Caruana (ITA, 2727)
Anish Giri (NED, 2714)
These 6 players will play a double round robin from...
Sunday, November 06, 2011 10:43
The Full English Breakfast #14 is out! Introducing Pub Talk, 60 seconds with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, big news round-up including Nakamura and Kasparov, Bilbao's "toiletgate", and an interview with Judit Polgar.
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