Archive for Zurich

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...
The four participants at the opening ceremony
Sunday, February 24, 2013 0:47
Both games in the first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge ended in draws. Caruana-Anand was a positional Najdorf in which the Italian had a slight edge until close to the time control. After some inaccurate play Anand took over the initiative and won a pawn, but it was still a drawn position. Kramnik-Gelfand was about equal from start to finish...
Zurich Chess Challenge
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Saturday, February 23, 2013 15:16
Fabiano Caruana won a blitz event on Friday in Zurich of which the results were used for the drawing of lots for the Zurich Chess Challenge which begins today. The pairings for the first round are Caruana-Anand and Kramnik-Gelfand. The Zurich Chess Challenge has begun | Photo Vladimir Barsky courtesy of the Russian Chess Federation After last year...
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Monday, December 31, 2012 11:10
Levente Vajda finished sole first at the strong 36th edition of the Christmas Open in Zurich. The tournament took place 26-30 December at hotel Crowne Plaza in Zurich and lasted 7 rounds. Vajda started with 5/5, including wins over Alexei Shirov and Hrant Melkumyan. With two draws against Istratescu and Bartel the Romanian grandmaster kept his...
Bacrot and Shirov top seeds in Switzerland
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Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:03
Both Etienne Bacrot and Alexei Shirov are playing in small opens currently under way in Switzerland. Alexei Shirov is the top seeded player in the Zurich Christmas Open. The 36th edition of this traditional late December event is taking place December 26-30 at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The strongest player in this 7-rounder...
The Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:56
The World Champion Viswanathan Anand, his most recent challenger Boris Gelfand, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and rising star Fabiano Caruana will be competing in the second Zurich Chess Challenge. From 23 February to 1 March 2013 they will face each other in a double round-robin tournament at the Savoy Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. In...

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