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Mamedyarov beats Kramnik 1.5-0.5, wins first Geneva Masters
Sunday, June 30, 2013 21:47
On Sunday Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the first edition of the Geneva Chess Masters. The grandmaster from Azerbaijan, who won the World Rapid Championship earlier this month, defeated Etienne Bacrot 2.5-1.5 in the semi-final and Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5 in the final. Mamedyarov wins in Geneva | Photo courtesy of the official website This final...
Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:02
Vladimir Kramnik became the fourth player to reach the semi-finals of the Geneva Chess Masters on Friday. The 14th World Champion needed a blitz playoff to beat Swiss grandmaster Yannick Pelletier. On Thursday, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Etienne Bacrot and Hikaru Nakamura had already qualified for Saturday's semis. Photo courtesy of the official...
Geneva: Mamedyarov & Bacrot lead their groups
Friday, June 28, 2013 8:39
On the second day at the Geneva Chess Masters, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Etienne Bacrot and Hikaru Nakamura have qualified for Saturday's semi-finals. Mamedyarov tops the A group with 6 "tiebreak points", where Yannick Pelletier and Vladimir Kramnik are sharing second place with 3 points. The B group has been decided: Bacrot has 6 "tiebreak points"...
Good start for Pelletier, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Bacrot in Geneva
Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:34
The Geneva Chess Masters started on Wednesday with the first four matches, and it was a good day for Yannick Pelletier, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura and Etienne Bacrot. In the A group, Pelletier won both games against Judit Polgar, while Mamedyarov beat Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5. In the B group, Bacrot scored 1.5-0.5 against Alexandra...
Geneva Masters starts today
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:18
Today the first Geneva Chess Masters starts in Geneva, Switzerland. In this brand new rapid tournament three World Champions and a female chess legend will be playing, as well as strong players from France and Switzerland.   The first Geneva Chess Masters will take place June 26th-30th, 2013 in the Pitoeff Theater in Geneva. The tournament is...
Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov start with wins at Tal Memorial
Thursday, June 13, 2013 19:13
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won their first games at the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday, Mamedyarov defeated Hikaru Nakamura quickly with the black pieces from a Ragozin. Caruana slowly outplayed Vishy Anand, also with Black, in a Ruy Lopez and Carlsen beat Kramnik in a bishop ending, where the opening...
Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins the rapid title in Khanty-Mansiysk
Saturday, June 08, 2013 19:43
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the FIDE World Rapid Championship on Saturday in Khanty-Mansiysk. The grandmaster from Azerbaijan scored 11.5/15, after winning all five games on the final day. He finished half a point ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi, the Russian grandmaster who was enjoying a two-point leader after ten rounds but only scored 2/5 on Saturday...
World Rapid & Blitz Championships opened in Khanty-Mansiysk
Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:03
Yesterday the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships were officially opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It's not as strong as last year; among the 62 participants we find Alexander Grischuk, Gata Kamsky, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Dmitry Jakovenko and Dmitry Andreikin as the top seeds. The...
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...