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Thursday, February 14, 2013 22:02
Georg Meier won his first game at the Grenke Chess Classic on Thursday. The German grandmaster beat Daniel Fridman in 60 moves from a slightly better ending. Fabiano Caruana kept his half point lead over Vishy Anand and Arkadij Naiditsch in Baden-Baden as the other two games in round 7 ended in draws. The top encounter Caruana-Anand was a 7.Nf3...
Arkadij Naiditsch
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 20:05
Arkadij Naiditsch is on fire in Baden-Baden. The German number one has been showing fascinating chess so far, and in round 6 it was no different: he beat Daniel Fridman with Black with a wonderful attack on the king. Anand-Adams finished in a draw and so did Meier-Caruana, but there the German missed a win (the tricky 30.Qf4). Caruana kept his...
Vishy Anand scores in round 5
Monday, February 11, 2013 19:16
Vishy Anand won his first game at the GRENKE Chess Classic in Baden-Baden: in round 5 the World Champion refuted an over-optimistic piece sacrifice by Arkadij Naiditsch. At half-time the World Champion is now half a point behind Fabiano Caruana, who drew with Daniel Fridman. Georg Meier and Michael Adams also split the point. Tuesday is a rest day...
Sunday, February 10, 2013 20:22
For the 4th consecutive day only 1 out of 3 games ended decisively in Baden-Baden. On Sunday Arkadij Naiditsch beat his compatriot Georg Meier in a sideline of the Slav Defence. Fridman-Anand and Adams-Caruana were two highly interesting draws. The playing hall in Baden-Baden: one of the halls of the House of Culture Naiditsch bounces straight...
Caruana beats Naiditsch to regain sole lead in Baden-Baden
Saturday, February 09, 2013 20:16
Fabiano Caruana is in sole lead again at the GRENKE Chess Classic  in Baden-Baden. In the third round, the Italian played an original set-up in the English Attack against Arkadij Naiditsch and the game became quite sharp. In timetrouble Naiditsch made a tactical error. The games Meier-Anand and Adams-Fridman ended in draws. Fabiano Caruana leads...
Friday, February 08, 2013 22:01
Arkadij Naiditsch joined Fabiano Caruana in the lead in round 2 of the Grenke Chess Classic  in Baden-Baden. On Friday the German grandmaster beat Michael Adams in 79 moves and almost 7 hours of play. Both Anand-Caruana and Fridman-Meier ended in draws. Naiditscih was the winner of the day in round 2 Arkadij Naiditsch emerged victorious after a...
Caruana beats Meier in round 1
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Thursday, February 07, 2013 20:41
Fabiano Caruana took an early lead at the Grenke Chess Classic in Baden-Baden on Thursday, beating Georg Meier with the white pieces in a French Defence, Rubinstein Variation. Superb opening preparation gave the Italian a slightly better position but a big time advantage, and at some point Meier started to make inevitable mistakes. Both Adams-...
Grenke Classic starts tomorrow in Baden-Baden - full pairings
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 16:32
Tomorrow the first edition of the Grenke Chess Classic starts in Baden-Baden, Germany. It's a six-player double round robin with Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Michael Adams, Arkadij Naiditsch, Daniel Fridman and Georg Meier. The full pairings are already known. Early January we announced the tournament, and now it's there: the Grenke Chess Classic...
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"...
Logo Bilbao Grand Slam Masters Final
Thursday, January 24, 2013 16:56
The 6th edition of the annual Grand Slam Masters Final in Bilbao was announced yesterday in a press release. Specific dates are not mentioned, and it's also not clear whether the first half of the tournament will again be hosted by a different host city (like Sao Paulo in 2011 and 2012). The organizers are urging FIDE "to hold discussions in order...

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