Tuesday, December 06, 2011 17:42
2012 is a special year for chess as the Rock's biggest and most popular international event celebrates its tenth birthday. The Tradewise 2012 Chess Festival will be held over 10 days from 24th January to 2nd February, 2012. As well as Judit Polgar, the world's top woman player, Mickey Adams, Nigel Short and Peter Svidler have all...
Friday, December 02, 2011 17:09
In the short period between the Tal Memorial and the London Chess Classic (which starts tomorrow), a few interviews with some of the world's best players have been published. In this post we share the most interesting ones with you.
In today's The Guardian, Sean Ingle interviewed Vishy Anand for the Small Talk series. The World Champion shared...
Friday, November 25, 2011 15:57
Magnus Carlsen caught Levon Aronian in the Tal Memorial final standings on Friday in Moscow, Russia. The Norwegian defeated Hikaru Nakamura and finished shared first with the Armenian, who drew with Ian Nepomniachtchi. This means that Carlsen won the tournament on the first tiebreak rule: number of black games. In the last round Peter Svidler...
Thursday, November 24, 2011 17:32
Levon Aronian became the sole leader at the Tal Memorial in Moscow after beating Peter Svidler on Thursday. With just one round to go Armenia's number one grandmaster has excellent chances to win this year's edition. Tomorrow's round already starts at 10:00 CET!
Levon Aronian after his important win over Peter Svidler | Image © RCF
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 18:47
The first round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia immediately saw a big upset: last seed Ian Nepomniachtchi defeated Vladimir Kramnik with the black pieces. In the only other decisive game, Vassily Ivachuk beat Peter Svidler.
The playing hall during the first round | Photo © Macauley Peterson
Tal Memorial 2011 | PGN via TWIC
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:33
Today the strongest tournament of 2011 and highest rated 10-player round robin tournament in chess history starts: the Tal Memoral, in Moscow, Russia. The players' field with Magnus Carlsen (2823, Norway), Vishy Anand (2817, India), Levon Aronian (2802, Armenia), Vladimir Kramnik (2800, Russia), Vassily Ivanchuk (2775, Ukraine), Sergey Karjakin (...