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Viswanathan Anand played one of his best games ever
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 19:39
After four rounds the A group of the Tata Steel tournament has three leaders: Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The World Champion won a magnificent game with Black against Levon Aronian; the Norwegian defeated Pentala Harikrishna from a... Ponziani Opening! Loek van Wely, Wang Hao and Fabiano Caruana also scored full points on a...
Sergey Karjakin leads the A group after three rounds
Monday, January 14, 2013 19:50
Sergey Karjakin beat Wang Hao in the third round of the Tata Steel's A group and is now the sole leader. The Russian grandmaster is the only player at 2.5/3 with two wins and one draw. Magnus Carlsen scored the first win of the day against Loek van Wely and Vishy Anand quickly followed, profiting from a mistake by Fabiano Caruana in timetrouble....
Sergey Karjakin
Saturday, January 12, 2013 20:31
Sergey Karjakin celebrated his 23rd birthday with a victory against Hou Yifan in the first round of the Tata Steel tournament's Grandmaster group A. Pentala Harikrishna won an ending against Anish Giri that was probably drawn at some point, according to the debutant of India. The other games ended in draws. In the B group Dutchmen Jan Timman and...
Sergey Karjakin
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:30
Sergey Karjakin won the original Piterenka rapid/blitz tournament on Saturday where the prize was a piece of land in the Moscow region, along the river Piterenka. In the all-decisive Armageddon game Karjakin was a full rook down against Alexander Grischuk, who allowed a stalemate. Sergey Karjakin | Photo Galina Popova for the Russian Chess...
Karjakin, Grischuk, Jakovenko, Nepomniachtchi fight for piece of land
Friday, December 28, 2012 9:07
A remarkable one-day tournament will be held tomorrow, December 29th, 2012 in Moscow with four Russian top grandmasters: Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Jakovenko and Ian Nepomniachtchi. The winner will receive a piece of land in the Moscow region, along the river Piterenka. The tournament is a round robin, with one round to be played...
Anna Ushenina receives the Caissa Award from Mikhail Gorbachev
Thursday, December 20, 2012 16:00
On December 17th, in Moscow's Central House of Literature, the Caissa Award was awared to 16 individuals. Sergey Karjakin (who couldn't attend the evening because he participated in the Mind Games in Beijing) and Valentina Gunina received the best players awards. Anna Ushenina receives the Caissa Award from Mikhail Gorbachev A chess night devoted...
Sergey Karjakin and Alexandra Kosteniuk win the blitz
Monday, December 17, 2012 16:18
Sergey Karjakin won the gold medal at the blitz chess part of the World Mind Games in Beijing, China. The Russian grandmaster scored a splendid 12.5/15 which was 1.5 points more than Hikaru Nakamura. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the bronze medal on tie-break. In the women's section Alexandra Kosteniuk edged out Anna Muzychuk on tie-break. Sergey...
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...
Sunday, December 02, 2012 15:50
After nine rounds Sergey Karjakin is the sole leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On Sunday the Russian GM drew with Boris Gelfand while co-leader Fabiano Caruana lost to Wang Hao. Six players are now chasing Karjakin with half a point less and there's only two more rounds to go. Wang Hao beats Caruana in round 9 | Photos by ...