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Candidates Chess 2014 LIVE!

Candidates Chess 2014 LIVE!

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Anand earned a rematch against World Champion Magnus Carlsen (updated)

Anand earned a rematch against World Champion Magnus Carlsen (updated)

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand claimed a convincing victory in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament 2014 to challenge the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen to another match in November. Anand made a draw against Sergey Karjakin in the 13th round of the tournament to secure a clear first place with a round to spare. Anand [...]

Candidates Tournament 2014 with record breaking interest

Candidates Tournament 2014 with record breaking interest

Candidates Tournament 2013 in London was one of the most successful events of last year. With high interest, good organization, and large media coverage, it became the pillar of the first half of the year and was only surpassed in visitors by the World Championship in Chennai. Candidates Tournament 2014 is improving last year’s London [...]

Candidates R12: Anand takes a practical decision, draws Andreikin

Candidates R12: Anand takes a practical decision, draws Andreikin

Viswanathan Anand took a practical decision to accept draw against Dmitry Andreikin in a better, but extremely complicated position. Considering the other results, Anand is coming closer to challenging World Champion Magnus Carlsen to another match. Levon Aronian – Vladimir Kramnik and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Sergey Karjakin were drawn, while Veselin Topalov won a nice [...]

Day of draws in Candidates Tournament, Anand still in full point lead

Day of draws in Candidates Tournament, Anand still in full point lead

All four games of the 11th round of the FIDE World Candidates Tournament ended in draws. The first to split the point were former World Champions Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand. Peter Svidler and Levon Aronian, Dmitry Andreikin and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, followed the suit around the first time control. Sergey Karjakin was pressing for a [...]

Anand maintains one point lead after round 10

Anand maintains one point lead after round 10

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand maintained a full point lead in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament after playing a draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round 10. Anand’s nearest rival Levon Aronian also made a draw, with white against Veselin Topalov. In the all-Russian matches Peter Svidler defeated Vladimir Kramnik, while Sergey Karjakin and Dmitry Andreikin [...]

Anand, Mamedyarov draw in Candidates Tournament R10

Anand, Mamedyarov draw in Candidates Tournament R10

The 6.h3 Naidorf Sicilian is all rage now in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament. In round 10 Viswanathan Anand again used the system, this time against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The game was similar to Anand’s match against Topalov, but this time black was more vigorous to trade the pieces, counter in the center and achieve good [...]

Candidates Tournament R9: Anand in the driving seat

Candidates Tournament R9: Anand in the driving seat

In the battle of two former World Champions Viswanathan Anand defeated Veselin Topalov to single out again on the top after his co-leader Levon Aronian lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Sergey Karjakin scored a second consecutive victory by beating Vladimir Kramnik, while the other two Russians – Dmitry Andreikin and Peter Svidler, split the point. After [...]

Candidates Tournament R8: Aronian and Anand draw, maintain lead

Candidates Tournament R8: Aronian and Anand draw, maintain lead

The co-leaders Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand shared the point in their round 8 match in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament. The duo remained in joint lead, but now the possible tie-break at the end of the event would favor Anand (mutual score 1,5-0,5). Vladimir Kramnik missed a chance to catch the leaders as his [...]

Candidates Tournament: Co-leaders Anand and Aronian draw in R8

Candidates Tournament: Co-leaders Anand and Aronian draw in R8

In round 8 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament Levon Aronian stunned the co-leader Viswanathan Anand with an enterprising novelty as early as move 3. Anand appreciated the strength of Qb3 in various transpositions as it was not easy for him to reach a convenient Catalan or Gruenfeld structure. He finally went for the reversed Benoni [...]

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