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In Tromsø! (With photos & videos)
Sunday, August 11, 2013 16:59
We're in Tromsø! During the first week of the FIDE World Cup we'll be bringing on-the-spot coverage from inside the Arctic Circle. Arriving about one and a half hours before the start of the opening ceremony, our timing was just about right for an event where zero-tolerance is in effect! At the fairly short opening ceremony, a number of speeches...
World Cup: the pairings are there!
Monday, July 15, 2013 10:25
Top seed Levon Aronian (2813) faces Mikhail Markov (2305) of Kyrgyzstan in the first round of the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. The full pairings were published a few days ago on the tournament website. Fabiano Caruana (2796) of Italy plays IM G. Akash (2332) of India and the opponent of Vladimir Kramnik (2784) is FM Gillian Bwalya (2310) of Zambia...
4th Grand Prix has started in Thessaloniki
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 20:06
The 4th FIDE Grand Prix tournament started today in Thessaloniki, Greece. The participants are Etienne Bacrot, Fabiano Caruana, Leinier Dominguez, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk, Gata Kamsky, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Alexander Morozevich, Hikaru Nakamura, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Svidler and Veselin Topalov. In the first round Svidler defeated...
Candidates: Predictions by Caruana, Ponomariov, Jones and l'Ami
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:55
Now that the first round of the FIDE Candidates tournament is just two days away, it's high time for some predictions! Will it be a walk in the park for Magnus? Can we expect surprises from outsiders like Svidler or Gelfand? Will Ivanchuk be the decisive factor in the end? GMs Fabiano Caruana, Ruslan Ponomariov, Gawain Jones and Erwin l'Ami look...
The Louvre (top) and the Mikhailovsky Palace of the State Russian Museum (down)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 17:18
A new super tournament will take place 21 April - 1 May in both Paris and St Petersburg under the name "Alekhine Memorial". The same sponsors who were behind the Anand-Gelfand match are supporting the tournament, which will be held in the Louvre and the State Russian Museum. The participants are Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Svidler, Gelfand, Vachier-...
FIDE Candidates: all the info (including the pairings!)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:34
The first round of the Candidates tournament in London, on March 15th, 2013 will see the games Aronian-Carlsen, Gelfand-Radjabov, Ivanchuk-Grischuk and Svidler-Kramnik. Nine days before the opening ceremony the full pairings were already published on the official website. FIDE and AGON, the commercial partner of the World Chess Federation, will...
Saturday, March 02, 2013 11:36
According to DGT, their clock did not malfunction during the Aeroflot blitz final in February. The strange behavior of the clock in the Nepomniachtchi-Svidler game was a rather the result of a manual clock setting by an arbiter who preferred to keep the option of two flags falling. The final moments of the Nepomniachtchi-Svidler game, with the...
Nepomniachtchi wins Aeroflot blitz after 'failing clock incident'
Friday, February 15, 2013 11:51
Ian Nepomniachtchi won the super strong blitz tournament held on Thursday in Moscow as part of the Aeroflot Chess Festival. The Russian grandmaster was leading by a full point with two rounds to go, but these were the double rounds against runner-up Peter Svidler. The first was won by Svidler, who lost the second game, in the final round, on time...
Svidler vs Morozevich
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 16:35
Just like the first Grand Prix in London, the second Grand Prix in Tashkent was won by three players. The first to reach the top of the standings was Wang Hao, who beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Alexander Morozevich joined the Chinese with a spectacular draw against Peter Svidler, and finally Sergey Karjakin won against Ruslan Ponomariov to reach the...
Mamedyarov won against Karjakin
Monday, December 03, 2012 15:58
In the (highy unpredictable) Grand Prix in Tashkent the leaderboard has changed considerably again in the penultimate round. In Monday's top encounter, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat tournament leader Sergei Karjakin and the Azerbaijani is now leading together with... yes, Alexander Morozevich again, who defeated Peter Leko. In the top game of the...