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News ‘February, 2008’

Anand leading the race after Morelia leg (updated)

Anand leading the race after Morelia leg (updated)

Veselin Topalov and Alexei Shirov have won against Peter Leko and Teimour Radjabov respectively to move into 2nd place tie. Magnus Carlsen beat Levon Aronian to catch him on 50 percent score. Radjabov and Ivanchuk are tied on 6-7th, while Peter Leko is last placed.

Carlsen – Aronian, LIVE!

Carlsen – Aronian, LIVE!

Carlsen – Aronian, round 7 live commentary starts at 22:30 CET

Shirov – Radjabov, LIVE!

Shirov – Radjabov, LIVE!

Shirov – Radjabov, round 7 live commentary starts at 22:30 CET

Schakklubben av 1911

Schakklubben av 1911

Schakklubben av 1911 is a chess club in Oslo with players ranging from 8 to 82 years old. Schakklubben av 1911 has a special division for children, “Schakklubben av 1911s Ungdom”.

Anand draws Topalov, Radjabov scores first win

Anand draws Topalov, Radjabov scores first win

Alekhine defence served its purpose and Magnus Carlsen was back to usual 1…e5 in a game against Teimour Radjabov. This time, however, he left his favorite Marshall Attack on the shelve and tried Berlin variation of the Ruy Lopez, which was already seen earlier in Radjabov’s game against Topalov. Instead of challenging opponent’s preparation, Radjabov used Azeri secret recipe – improvisation.

Villa de Corria del Rio chess championship

Villa de Corria del Rio chess championship

Today in Sevilla finished the XIV edition of Villa de Corria del Rio chess championship. GM Azer Mirozev won it with 7,0/9, the same points as IM Teran Alvarez and GM Almeida, but with a better tiebreak.

Radjabov – Carlsen LIVE!

Radjabov – Carlsen LIVE!

Radjabov – Carlsen, live commentary of round 6 starts at 22:30 CET

Topalov – Anand, LIVE!

Topalov – Anand, LIVE!

Topalov – Anand, round 6 live commentary starts at 22:30 CET

Morozevich will not participate in FIDE Grand Prix

Morozevich will not participate in FIDE Grand Prix

“World Championship lottery system, which is based on a series of Grand Prix tournaments, did not seem attractive to me”, he said and offered some claryfication, “It is a four-year cycle. We start in 2008 to determinate finalists of match in 2011 – this didn’t happen even in era of Smyslov and Botvinnik. Besides, there is a year and a half of vacuum between the final qualifying events and actual championship match, anything can happen in between”.

Anand beat Leko to move into sole lead

Anand beat Leko to move into sole lead

Vishy Anand is simply brilliant with black pieces, having achieved third consecutive win with this color. It started naively, Peter Leko opted for simplifying line in the English attack of Naidorf Sicilian. In the resulting endgame R+B vs R+N, the only imbalance was pawn majority at hands of each player. Leko tried to force advance of his queenside pawns, but Anand skillfully maneuvered with king, knight and rook to push his own pawn and catch white king in the spider’s net.

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