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Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:38
Like last year, the 41st edition of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund will have ten participants: Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Peter Leko, Wang Hao, Michael Adams, Dmitry Andreikin, Arkadij Naiditsch, Daniel Fridman, Georg Meier and Igor Khenkin. Before the 40th jubilee edition, the tournament was played with six participants for a...
Candidates: Predictions by Caruana, Ponomariov, Jones and l'Ami
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:55
Now that the first round of the FIDE Candidates tournament is just two days away, it's high time for some predictions! Will it be a walk in the park for Magnus? Can we expect surprises from outsiders like Svidler or Gelfand? Will Ivanchuk be the decisive factor in the end? GMs Fabiano Caruana, Ruslan Ponomariov, Gawain Jones and Erwin l'Ami look...
The Louvre (top) and the Mikhailovsky Palace of the State Russian Museum (down)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 17:18
A new super tournament will take place 21 April - 1 May in both Paris and St Petersburg under the name "Alekhine Memorial". The same sponsors who were behind the Anand-Gelfand match are supporting the tournament, which will be held in the Louvre and the State Russian Museum. The participants are Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Svidler, Gelfand, Vachier-...
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...
Friday, March 01, 2013 18:12
Fabiano Caruana won the Zurich Chess Challenge on Saturday, finishing a full point ahead of World Champion Vishy Anand. The Italian won his last round game against Boris Gelfand, who might have been able to draw a few moves before the end if he had taken with the h-pawn on g4. Vishy Anand finished on 50% as he beat Vladimir Kramnik in the last...
Fabiano Caruana still leads by half a point
Thursday, February 28, 2013 21:10
Fabiano Caruana maintained his half point lead at the Zurich Chess Challenge as both games in the fifth round ended in draws. Anand and Gelfand played a Catalan and on move 20 the Israeli sacrificed an exchange for two pawns. After the queens were traded all that was left was a positional draw. Vladimir Kramnik played a Réti or 'Reverse Benoni'...
Fabiano Caruana scores the first full point
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 23:42
Fabiano Caruana is the sole leader after four rounds at the Zurich Chess Challenge. On Wednesday the Italian beat World Champion Viswanathan Anand with Black from an Archangelsk Ruy Lopez. Boris Gelfand and Vladimir Kramnik drew a Catalan in 46 moves. Fabiano Caruana scores the first full point | Photos by Georg Kardolfer The spell is broken! Both...
Monday, February 25, 2013 20:58
Yet again both games of the Zurich Chess Challenge ended in draws in Monday's third round, but don't let the results deceive you: the fights between the players are getting tougher and tougher! Boris Gelfand played the Najdorf against Vishy Anand and sacrificed a central pawn in the opening. With 19.Qxh5 the Indian could have gained an advantage;...
A packed playing hall in the Savoy Hotel in Zurich
Sunday, February 24, 2013 19:48
Again both games of the Zurich Chess Challenge ended in draws, in Sunday's second round. In the encounter between World Champions, Vishy Anand equalized easily with Black against Vladimir Kramnik and at move 41 a draw was agreed in a rook ending. Boris Gelfand versus Fabiano Caruana was more interesting; a 3.f3 Grünfeld got quite sharp although it...

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