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Monday, September 02, 2013 18:41
On Monday Vladimir Kramnik won the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. The 14th World Champion easily held a draw with the black pieces — in fact when Dmitry Andreikin realized he was getting into trouble, he offered a draw on move 34. Photos by Paul Truong After 23 days of chess, and a tournament that started with 128 players from all over the world,...
Kramnik beats Andreikin in first game World Cup final
Friday, August 30, 2013 23:22
Vladimir Kramnik took an early lead in the final of the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. On Friday the former World Champion ground down Dimtry Andreikin with the white pieces, deciding ending with two rooks versus a queen on move 63. Tomorrow is the next game; the final consists of four classical games in total and, if needed, a tiebreak. Photos...
FIDE World Cup to start on Sunday
Thursday, August 08, 2013 23:37
One of the most important chess events of the year will be opened on Saturday: the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. 128 players (or 127, as recent news suggests) will fight in a knockout tournament with a 1.6 million prize fund. The winner and the runner up will qualify to the 2014 Candidates Tournament. Part of the World Championship cycle, the...
Adams draws quickly with Kramnik, wins 41st Dortmund
Sunday, August 04, 2013 15:34
Michael Adams won the 41st Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund after playing a quick draw with Vladimir Kramnik in Sunday's final round. The 41-year-old Englishman finished on 7/9 (TPR 2923) which was half a point more than Vladimir Kramnik, who won ten times in Dortmund, but not in 2012 and not in 2013. In the final round Arkadij Naiditsch...
Dortmund: Kramnik half a point behind Adams, cheating in the Open
Saturday, August 03, 2013 22:25
On Saturday Vladimir Kramnik decreased the gap with Michael Adams to half a point at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. After seven hours of play and 76 moves the Russian finally brought down Fabiano Caruana (who could still draw with 75...b2, it seems), whereas Adams drew his game with Georg Meier. In this round, Peter Leko beat Arkadij...
Dortmund R7: Adams wins yet again but Kramnik loses
Friday, August 02, 2013 23:13
Michael Adams is the sole leader at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund with two rounds to go. On Friday the English grandmaster defeated Igor Khenkin in yet another excellent game, while Vladimir Kramnik surprisingly lost to Dmitry Andreikin, who had such a bad start. Arkadij Naiditsch won against Wang Hao; the other games ended in draws. ...
Thursday, August 01, 2013 22:14
After the rest day Michael Adams and Vladimir Kramnik just continued with what they were doing before: winning. Adams refuted Arkadij Naiditsch's over-optimistic kingside attack, while Kramnik played à la Mikhail Tal, sacrificing a pawn and an exchange to get a decisive attack. The other games ended in draws. Karl-Heinz Klein making the first move...
Dortmund R5: Adams & Kramnik win & maintain lead
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 23:32
After Tuesday's fifth round Michael Adams and Vladimir Kramnik remained in shared first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund, Germany. Adams beat Wang Hao in a Symmetrical English where the Chinese GM blundered a piece in a slightly worse ending. Kramnik defeated Peter Leko with an amazing piece sacrifice and several strong knight...
Dortmund R4: Kramnik joins Adams in the lead
Monday, July 29, 2013 22:36
Vladimir Kramnik caught Michael Adams in first place in round four of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund, Germany. The Russian, who won the tournament a record ten times, defeated Georg Meier from the black side of a Catalan while Adams drew his game with Peter Leko. Fabiano Caruana, who won the tournament last year, lost his second...
Dortmund R3: Adams leads after beating Caruana
Sunday, July 28, 2013 22:33
In the third round of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund, Michael Adams took the sole lead. The English grandmaster defeated last year's winner Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces in a Berlin Ending. All other games ended in draws; Dmitry Andreikin and Wang Hao played only twelve moves! All photos © Dagobert Kohlmeyer After two losses,...

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