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Queens hold their ground on day 2
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:10
After yesterday’s domination by the Kings, the ladies came to today’s matches ready for revenge. If the men thought that every day would be a rout, then after the chess960 round there was a definite ‘uh oh’ feeling setting on them. Initially, it looked as if the confidence at the Kings’ camp was justified, when both Nakamura and Finegold won...
Kings vs. Queens takes off in St. Louis
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Monday, September 12, 2011 11:05
On Sunday the first Kings vs. Queens tournament started in St. Louis, USA. It's a Scheveningen-paired tournament with a men's team (GM Hikaru Nakamura, IM Marc Arnold, GM Ben Finegold, IM Jacek Stopa and Kevin Cao) against a women's team (GM Kateryna Lahnno, IM Anna Zatonskih, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, IM Irinia Krush and IM Martha Fierro) playing...
Sunday, September 04, 2011 0:35
Vishy Anand and Viktorija Cmilyte are the winners of the Botvinnik Memorial rapid tournament in Moscow, Russia. World Champion Anand finished on 4.5/6, one and a half points ahead of Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian. Magnus Carlsen, who lost all three games on the second day, finished last. The duo Anand/Koneru won the mixed blitz event ahead of...
Saturday, September 03, 2011 0:54
Vishy Anand is leading the Botvinnik Memorial in Moscow, Russia after the first day of play. The World Champion scored the only win during the first three rounds. In this new type of rapid event, where Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik also play, the players give explanation to the audience during and after the games. Viktorija...
Friday, August 19, 2011 16:34
Viktor Korchnoi won the Botvinnik Memorial Veterans rapid tournament in Suzdal-Vladimir Oblast, Russia. The 80-year-old grandmaster finished on 7/9, a full point ahead of Evgeni Vasiukov. The rest of the field included many legends: Lajos Portisch, Borislav Ivkov, Igor Zaitsev, Aleksandar Nikitin, Wolfgang Uhlmann, Oleg Chernikov, Anatoly...
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Monday, March 28, 2011 20:29
In a friendly, 4-game rapid match held on Sunday, March 27 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Vishy Anand beat Rustam Kasimdzhanov 3.5-0.5. The first game ended in a draw and then the World Champion won the three remaining games. The match between the reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand and his second and former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 22:29
Levon Aronian won the 20th and last Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament. In the blindfold session of the last round, he drew against Sergey Karjakin while his main rival Magnus Carlsen lost to Boris Gelfand. This decided everything: Aronian also became the winner of the Blindfold tournament and Carlsen finished first in the Rapid. General info...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:48
With two rounds to go, Levon Aronian leads the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament by a full point. On Tuesday the Armenian beat Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5 while Magnus Carlsen exchanged victories with Vishy Anand. General info The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament takes place at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco, from...
Monday, March 21, 2011 2:33
Just like round 6, the 8th round of the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament in Monaco saw six draws in the blindfold section and six wins in the rapid. Going into the second rest day, Levon Aronian remains half a point ahead of Magnus Carlsen. After losing 1.5-0.5 today Vladimir Kramnik is now last in the overall standings. Levon Aronian |...
Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:40
In the 7th round of the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament, Magnus Carlsen narrowed the gap with Levon Aronian in the overall standings to half a point. While the tournament leader beat Boris Gelfand 1.5-0.5, Carlsen himself managed to win both games against a struggling Vladimir Kramnik. General info The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid...

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