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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:40
In the top encounter of the Zug Grand Prix's penultimate round, Veselin Topalov defended his lead in the best way possible: he defeated runner-up Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces. With one round to go the Bulgarian grandmaster is now a full point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in just 22 moves. Alexander Morozevich...
Participants Norway Chess 2013 announced
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 15:20
The full line-up of the first "Norway Chess" tournament was announced today and it's an impressive list: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wang Hao and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Photos by New in Chess Today the organizers of the "Norway Chess 2013"...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:56
In the fifth round of the Kings Tournament in Bucharest the series of draws came to an end. Veselin Topalov defeated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in a Queen's Indian to join Vassily Ivanchuk in the lead. The Ukrainian drew his game with Fabiano Caruana, a Najdorf English Attack, rather quickly. Topalov beats Nisipeanu in round 5 | Photos provided by the...
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...
This year's European Club Cup takes place at the popular beach resort Eilat
Friday, October 12, 2012 11:56
SOCAR is the top favourite at the European Club Cup in Eilat, Israel but the Azerbaijani team started with a loss in the very first round. Gata Kamsky scored a win for SOCAR against Evgeny Romanov, but Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov went down against Andrei Volokitin and Pavel Eljanov respectively. Other victims in the first round...
Gelfand, Topalov and Mamedyarov
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 17:30
The FIDE Grand Prix ended in a three-way tie for first between Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov. In the last round Mamedyarov drew his game against Leko quickly. Gelfand was the first to join the Azerbaijani in first place by beating Kasimdzhanov and later Topalov did the same, winning against Giri. The regulations state...
Top GMs at The Art of Chess
Monday, October 01, 2012 18:55
Last Saturday we published GM Jonathan Rowson's review of The Art of Chess in the Saatchi Gallery in London. On Sunday, the second rest day of the FIDE Grand Prix, a number of grandmasters attended the exhibition and a photoshoot was done. With kind permission from the organizers of the tournament we publish the pictures below. Sophie Leko, Peter...
Friday, September 21, 2012 17:08
Here's our video of Thursday's opening reception of the London FIDE Grand Prix tournament. It was held at the Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the Thames, by the embankment, just east of Waterloo Bridge. Lily Cole vs Veselin Topalov | Photo: Mission PR The reception, which celebrated the start of the...
Magnus Carlsen poised to win the World Rapid Championship in Astana
Saturday, July 07, 2012 16:52
After ten rounds of play, Magnus Carlsen has a 1.5 point lead over Sergey Karjakin and Veselin Topalov. Tomorrow the last five rounds of the World Rapid Championship will be played in Astana, Kazakhstan. Carlsen still has to play against Ismagambetov, Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Radjabov and in the final round Topalov. Magnus Carlsen poised to win the...