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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,...
Sunday, September 01, 2013 13:43
The third game of the Word Cup final in Tromsø, Norway also ended in a draw. Dmitry Andreikin played the Chebanenko Slav and equalized easily with the black pieces. In tomorrow's last classical game, he needs to beat his opponent Vladimir Kramnik to force a tiebreak, while Kramnik only needs a draw to win the tournament. Photos by Paul Truong...
World Cup final: second game drawn
Saturday, August 31, 2013 19:49
On Saturday the second game of the final of the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø, Norway ended in a draw. Dmitry Andreikin got an advantage out of the opening, but then he underestimated his chances and didn't play the critical continuation.  Photos by Paul Truong In the second game of the World Cup final, Dmitry Andreikin had the white pieces and played...
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...
Andreikin & Kramnik reach World Cup final & Candidates (with Karjakin)
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 17:54
The final of the FIDE World Cup will be between Dmitry Andreikin and Vladimir Kramnik. In Wednesday's tiebreaks, Andreikin held the first game to a draw as Black and then he beat his opponent, Evgeny Tomashevsky, as White. Kramnik beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the first rapid game, and then drew as White. Because Kramnik has now qualified for the...
World Cup R6: two more draws, Kramnik misses a win
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 20:50
Both games on the second day of the World Cup's semi-final ended in draws, and so the playing hall in Tromsø will see two tiebreak matches on Wednesday that will determine the finalists. Kramnik will not be happy as he missed a clear win; Vachier-Lagrave was putting up excellent resistance in a worse ending, but after close to five hours of play...
World Cup semi-finals start with two (very) quick draws
Monday, August 26, 2013 16:02
The first day of the World Cup's semi-finals was a very short one: Dmitry Andreikin and Evgeny Tomashevsky drew in 14 moves while Vachier-Lagrave and Vladimir Kramnik drew in 16 moves. Photos by Paul Truong It's the final four, the semi-finalists, the ones who survived five gruelling knockout rounds! Two "Cinderella story" players, Evgeny...
World Cup: Caruana & Svidler out, Andreikin & Vachier-Lagrave through
Monday, August 26, 2013 1:54
Sunday's tiebreaks of the World Cup in Tromsø saw more upsets as Dmitry Andreikin and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave both managed to beat their higher rated opponents, Peter Svidler and Fabiano Caruana. This means that the semi-finals will be Tomashevsky - Andreikin and Vachier-Lagrave - Kramnik. Photos by Paul Truong The winner of the last World Cup,...
Saturday, August 24, 2013 20:15
On Saturday two Russian grandmasters reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Tromsø: Vladimir Kramnik and Evgeny Tomashevsky. Kramnik was under heavy pressure but held Anton Korobov to a draw, while Tomashevsky's opponent Gata Kamsky took too much risk, overpressed and then found himself in a lost position. All photos by Paul Truong Sports is...
Kramnik beats Korobov in first game World Cup quarter-finals
Friday, August 23, 2013 20:00
Vladimir Kramnik took the lead in his minimatch with Anton Korobov. The 14th World Champion defeated his Ukrainian opponent from a typical isolated queen's pawn position with the untypical plan of running with the a-pawn. Vachier-Lagrave vs. Caruana, Tomashevsky vs. Kamsky and Andreikin vs. Svidler all ended in draws. It must be getting quiet in...

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