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Adams & Wang Hao winners in second round Dortmund
Sunday, July 28, 2013 0:31
Michael Adams and Wang Hao won their games in the second round of the 41st Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. In a Berlin Ending, Adams defeated Dmitry Andreikin after 64 moves. Wang Hao beat Daniel Fridman, who played the Petroff Defence. As the other three games ended in draws, four players lead with 1.5 points: Georg Meier, Vladimir Kramnik...
Caruana, Meier and Kramnik win in first round Dortmund
Friday, July 26, 2013 23:57
Fabiano Caruana, Georg Meier and Vladimir Kramnik all won in the first round of the 41st Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. Caruana slowly outplayed Andreikin with Black in a 4.e3 Grünfeld, Meier won a slightly better ending against Arkadij Naiditsch in a 4.Qb3 Grünfeld and Kramnik was a pawn up in a Slav against Wang Hao when the Chinese GM...
Friday, July 26, 2013 14:16
The 41st edition of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting starts today in Dortmund. The pairings for the first round are Igor Khenkin-Peter Leko, Georg Meier-Arkadij Naiditsch, Vladimir Kramnik-Wang Hao, Daniel Fridman-Michael Adams and Dmitry Andreikin-Fabiano Caruana. This year's tournament in Dortmund will take place July 26th – 4 August. It's a ten-...
World Cup: the pairings are there!
Monday, July 15, 2013 10:25
Top seed Levon Aronian (2813) faces Mikhail Markov (2305) of Kyrgyzstan in the first round of the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. The full pairings were published a few days ago on the tournament website. Fabiano Caruana (2796) of Italy plays IM G. Akash (2332) of India and the opponent of Vladimir Kramnik (2784) is FM Gillian Bwalya (2310) of Zambia...
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...
Boris Gelfand
Friday, June 21, 2013 21:08
Boris Gelfand is the new leader at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Israeli grandmaster defeated Hikaru Nakamura in a Sveshnikov on Friday, and overtook his opponent in first place. In the seventh round Dmitry Andreikin broke the spell and became the first Russian player to win a game, at the expense of his compatriot Vladimir Kramnik. On Saturday...