Archive for Rapid chess

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 3:10
Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik are in shared first place with 9/14 at the Amber tournament. In the 7th round in Nice they both won 1¬?-¬?: Anand beat Karjakin while Kramnik defeated tournament leader Aronian. Scoring 2-0 against Wang Yue, Carlsen climbed to shared third with Aronian. The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament,...
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Saturday, March 21, 2009 4:21
Levon Aronian is the sole leader at the Amber tournament in Nice after six rounds. The Armenian is the only player with 8/12 in the combined tournament. World Champion Anand, who beat Radjabov twice today, is now in second place together with Kramnik. Carlsen beat Morozevich 1¬?-¬? and Wang Yue won his first blindfold game, scoring 1¬?-¬? in his...
Friday, March 20, 2009 4:58
After the first rest day, the Amber tournament resumed today with the 5th round. In his rapid game against Carlsen, Aronian snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and now the Armenian leads the combined standings together with Kramnik, who drew twice with Topalov. And... Wang Yue won his first game of the tournament, with Black against Radjabov...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:46
Thanks to a 2-0 victory over Wang Yue, Kramnik is the new leader of the combined tournament in Nice, with a score of 5.5/8. Radjabov also won twice, against Karjakin. Wednesday is the first rest day. Video added! The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, organized by the Association Max Euwe in Monaco, takes place from March 14 (first round...
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 3:08
Scoring his first win ever with Black against Anand, Carlsen won his minimatch against the World Champ 1.5-0.5, and so did Topalov against Wang Yue today. All other minimatches ended in 1-1 and so Aronian and Morozevich still share the lead in the combined tournament. Video added! The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, organized by the...
Monday, March 16, 2009 3:13
Easily beating debutant Wang Yue in both games, Alexander Morozevich has joined Levon Aronian in the lead at the Amber tournament in Nice. The Armenian played 1-1 against Leko; the same score in Topalov-Karjakin and Carlsen-Ivanchuk. Anand won his minimatch against Kamsky 1¬?-¬?, and Kramnik did the same versus Radjabov. The 18th Amber Blindfold...
Sunday, March 15, 2009 3:03
"All I need is to improve my table football," was Levon Aronian's answer to the question what he could improve at this year's Amber tournament. The always cheerful Armenian confirmed his wit by winning both of his games against Vassily Ivanchuk. Defending his title from last year, Aronian immediately grabbed the lead as all other minimatches ended...
Saturday, March 14, 2009 6:10
ChessVibes is in Nice! On Saturday the first round of the 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament will be played and just like last year, I'll be producing daily video reports for the official tournament website. News flash: pairings are up! First round: Kramnik-Morozevich, Radjabov-Topalov, Karjakin-Wang Yue, Carlsen-Kamsky, Anand-Leko and...
Monday, March 02, 2009 4:43
The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, organized by the Association Max Euwe in Monaco, takes place from March 14 (first round) to March 26 (last round) at the five-star hotel Palais de la Mediterran?©e, splendidly located on the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. The total prize-fund is ‚Ǩ 216,000 and this year‚Äôs field is...
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Tuesday, January 06, 2009 18:17
Peter Svidler won the Aker Chess Challenge yesterday by beating Magnus Carlsen 1.5-0.5 in the final. He won the second game with the Black pieces. Nakamura came 3rd; he beat Lie, also with 1.5-0.5. The Aker Chess Challenge took place 2nd-5th January and was part of the International Chess Festival in Gjovik (Norway). Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler...

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