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Veselin Topalov, Tata GM group A: "I don't really know about my state"
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:13
Today we finish our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the third interview we have Veselin Topalov, winner of the San Luis FIDE World Championship in 2005 and challenger of Vishy Anand in the 2010 World Championship. The Bulgarian grandmaster won the 2005 Chess...
Reggio Emilia: Anish Giri wins his first big one - INTERVIEW!
Friday, January 06, 2012 18:10
Anish Giri emerged as the sole winner in Reggio Emilia on Friday. At the 54th Torneo di Capodanno he drew with Fabiano Caruana and saw his two main rivals Alexander Morozevich and Hikaru Nakamura lose against Nikita Vitiugov and Vassily Ivanchuk respectively. Event 54th Torneo di Capodannno |  PGN via TWIC Dates December 27th-January 6th, 2011...
Who will win in Reggio Emilia?
Thursday, January 05, 2012 23:26
No less than four players still have a chance to become sole winner in Reggio Emilia with just one round to go. On Thursday Hikaru Nakamura lost again, this time to Anish Giri who thus caught him in first place. Alexander Morozevich joined them as well on 15 points after drawing with Vassily Ivanchuk. Only one point behind, on 4th place is Fabiano...
Morozevich beats Nakamura in 8th round Reggio Emilia
Thursday, January 05, 2012 0:00
With two rounds to go, nothing has been decided yet in Reggio Emilia as tournament leader Hikaru Nakamura lost to Alexander Morozevich on Wednesday. Anish Giri maintained his third place thanks to a win against Nikita Vitiugov. Vassily Ivanchuk lost his 4th consecutive game, to Fabiano Caruana. Nakamura loses to Morozevich in round 8 | Photo © ...
Reggio R7: Two quick draws and a blunder by Ivanchuk
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 17:54
Nikita Vitiugov scored his first win in Reggio Emilia as Vassily Ivanchuk committed a big blunder in round 7. Hikaru Nakamura drew quickly with Fabiano Caruana and maintained his 4-point lead, as Alexander Morozevich and Anish Giri split the point even quicker. Event 54th Torneo di Capodannno |  PGN via TWIC Dates December 27th-January 6th, 2011...
Reggio R6: Nakamura increases lead as fighting chess continues
Monday, January 02, 2012 20:32
Hikaru Nakamura increased his lead in Reggio Emilia to 4 points on Monday. In the 6th round the American grandmaster beat Nikita Vitiugov with White while his closest pursuers Alexander Morozevich and Vassily Ivanchuk both lost, to Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri respectively. A 4-point lead for Nakamura in Reggio Emilia | Photo © 54th Torneo di...
Again three decisive games in Reggio Emilia, Nakamura leads
Saturday, December 31, 2011 23:42
In a direct encounter between the tournament leaders, Hikaru Nakamura beat Vassily Ivanchuk on Saturday in Reggio Emilia to reach 11 points out of 5 games. Alexander Morozevich is in second place after beating his compatriot Nikita Vitiugov while Anish Giri won his first game, against Fabiano Caruana. Nakamura beats Ivanchuk, with some luck |...
Nakamura & Ivanchuk lead after spectacular 4th round Reggio
Friday, December 30, 2011 22:47
After a bloody round with three decisive games, Vassily Ivanchuk and Hikaru Nakamura are sharing the lead in Reggio Emilia. Ivanchuk beat Alexander Morozevich in a brilliant game, Nakamura won against Anish Giri with Black in a King's Indian. Fabiano Caruana jumped to 4th place after beating Nikita Vitiugov, also with Black. Event 54th Torneo di...
Reggio Emilia: Ivanchuk only winner in round 3
Friday, December 30, 2011 11:10
Liquidating to a winning pawn ending, Vassily Ivanchuk beat Fabiano Caruana after 83 moves in round 3 of the 54th Torneo di Capodanno in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Both Vitiugov-Giri and Morozevich-Nakamura ended in draws. Ivanchuk wins in the third round | All photos © Circolo Scacchistico Ippogrifo Event 54th Torneo di Capodannno |  PGN via TWIC...
Morozevich beats Giri in second round Reggio Emilia
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 22:19
Alexander Morozevich took an early lead at the 54th Torneo di Capodanno in Reggio Emilia, Italy. On Wednesday the Russian grandmaster beat Anish Giri of The Netherlands with Black, while the other two games ended in draws. Morozevich leads in Reggio after round 2 | All photos © Circolo Scacchistico Ippogrifo Event 54th Torneo di Capodannno |  PGN...