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FIDE Candidates: all the info (including the pairings!)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:34
The first round of the Candidates tournament in London, on March 15th, 2013 will see the games Aronian-Carlsen, Gelfand-Radjabov, Ivanchuk-Grischuk and Svidler-Kramnik. Nine days before the opening ceremony the full pairings were already published on the official website. FIDE and AGON, the commercial partner of the World Chess Federation, will...
Radek Wojtaszek
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:00
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won the 2nd Vladimir Petrov Memorial, another strong rapid event which took place this weekend in Jurmala, Latvia. The Polish grandmaster edged out Vladimir Malakhov of Russia on tie-break after both players finished on 10.5/14. Third came Vassily Ivanchuk with half a point less. The Ukrainian dramatically lost in the last round...
Friday, February 08, 2013 12:45
The 26th edition of the traditional tournament in León, Spain will see a battle between Vassily Ivanchuk and Anish Giri. Here's the press release: XXVI MAGISTRAL CIUDAD DE LEÓN One tournament, two generations, three time-controls LEONTXO GARCÍA (Press Officer) After 25 consecutive years of full success, the 26th Magistral Ciudad de Leon opens up a...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:41
Nobody has won the Gibraltar Masters more than he, and yet again he is playing for first place: Nigel Short. The Englishman managed to defeated Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem with the black pieces on Tuesday, and is now tied for first place with Nikita Vitiugov, who drew with Gata Kamsky. The night before Vassily Ivanchuk gave an absolutely...
Ivanchuk & Kamsky held to a draw in first round Gibraltar
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 17:43
Big upsets were seen during the first round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival's Masters tournament as top seeds GMs Vassily Ivanchuk and Gata Kamsky were both held to a draw. The tournament is a 10-round Swiss played in the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar and has live online commentary every day and several side events. Andreas Aerni of...
Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:40
Also in the third round both games at the Kings Tournament were drawn. At half-time, Vassily Ivanchuk is the leader in Bucharest as the winner of the only decisive game so far. Saturday is a rest day.  Round 3 under way in Bucharest | Photos provided by the organizers, more here Event Kings Tournament | PGN via TWIC Dates November 7th-13th, 2012...
Round 2 under way in Bucharest
Thursday, November 08, 2012 21:27
Vassily Ivanchuk kept his narrow lead at the Kings Tournament in Bucharest, Romania as both games in the second round were drawn. Fabiano Caruana drew his second game, this time with White in a Caro-Kann against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The Italian was winning but then he blundered and allowed a perpetual. Veselin Topalov did something wrong with...
Ivanchuk concentrating before his game against Nisipeanu
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 23:07
Vassily Ivanchuk leads the Kings Tournament in Bucharest, Romania after the first round. The 43-year-old Ukrainian grandmaster defeated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu with White in a Nimzo-Indian. Veselin Topalov came very close to beating Fabiano Caruana in an Anti-Grünfeld, but the Bulgarian had to settle for a draw. This year the Kings Tournament is a...
Cap d'Agde Echecs
Sunday, November 04, 2012 10:54
Beating Vassily Ivanchuk 4.5-3.5 in the final, Anatoly Karpov won the "Trophée Anatoly Karpov" in Cap d'Agde on Saturday. The 61 year old World Champion clinched the trophy named after himself when his opponent lost on time in the 6th blitz game. In the semi-finals on Friday the two players had eliminated Romain Edouard and Ju Wenjun. Event...
Cap d'Agde Echecs
Friday, November 02, 2012 11:43
Vassily Ivanchuk, Anatoly Karpov, Ju Wenjun and Romain Edouard have qualified for the semi-finals of the "Trophée Anatoly Karpov" in Cap d'Agde. Ivanchuk and Karpov both finished on 11.5/14 in the preliminary round round robin tournament. Ju Wenjun finished third with 8.5 points and Edouard scored 7.5. Christian Bauer, Marie Sebag, Sophie Milliet...