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Candidates Tournament R7: Aronian joins Anand on top

Candidates Tournament R7: Aronian joins Anand on top

Levon Aronian defeated Sergey Karjakin in round 7 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament to join Viswanathan Anand on the top of the crosstable. Anand had some advantage with black against Peter Svidler but he couldn’t achieve more than a draw. Vladimir Kramnik surged ahead by winning a wild game against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Dmitry Andreikin escaped [...]

Topalov defeats Kramnik, Svidler collapses against Mamedyarov

Topalov defeats Kramnik, Svidler collapses against Mamedyarov

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov won their respective games against Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik in round 6 of FIDE Candidates Tournament. The other two matches, Viswanathan Anand – Sergey Karjakin and Levon Aronian – Dmitry Andreikin, were drawn. Anand must feel happier as Aronian missed to win and catch him on the shared first [...]

Svidler defeats Topalov in Candidates R5, Anand still on top

Svidler defeats Topalov in Candidates R5, Anand still on top

Peter Svidler bounced back after yesterday’s loss by winning against Veselin Topalov in round 5 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament. At the same time Viswanathan Anand preserved the lead after splitting the point with Dmitry Andreikin. Kramnik and Aronian played a wild match that eventually settled in a draw after six hours of play. The [...]

Mamedyarov and Aronian win, Anand retains lead in Candidates Tournament

Mamedyarov and Aronian win, Anand retains lead in Candidates Tournament

Viswanathan Anand didn’t get advantage from the opening against Vladimir Kramnik and the game was quickly drawn, but the Indian retained the lead after round 4 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament. In the other matches Levon Aronian outplayed Peter Svidler, while Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won an exciting game against Dmitry Andreikin. Veselin Topalov forced perpetual check [...]

Anand takes early sole lead at Candidates 2014

Anand takes early sole lead at Candidates 2014

The Candidates Tournament 2014 has an early sole leader. After only three rounds the ex World Champion Viswwnathan Anand is clear first with 2,5/3. Anand defeated Mamedyarov, and just like in round 1 is the only leader of the day. Anand is 1/2 points ahead of Kramnik and Svidler, who fought the longest game of [...]

Topalov and Aronian draw in Candidates Tournament R3

Topalov and Aronian draw in Candidates Tournament R3

Despite the loss in the first round, Levon Aronian didn’t hesitate to repeat the Ruy Lopez Anti-Marshall. Veselin Topalov chose the line that was earlier seen in Grischuk’s games. Black conceded the bishop’s pair to get a pawn on d4 and the position appeared to be equal. White decided to complicate the matters with the [...]

Karjakin holds Andreikin in Candidates Tournament R3

Karjakin holds Andreikin in Candidates Tournament R3

Dmitry Andreikin is an unpleasant opponent for Sergey Karjakin, having eliminated him in the 4th round of 2013 World Chess Cup. Karjakin defended with the Berlin Ruy Lopez, and Andreikin avoided the famous endgame by slowly expanding in the center with d3, c3 and d4. Black traded on d4 and struck back with d6-d5. After [...]

Anand defeats Mamedyarov in Candidates Tournament R3

Anand defeats Mamedyarov in Candidates Tournament R3

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Viswanathan Anand stuck to their guns, Vishy defended with the Slav while Shakh once again played knight on d2. After the introductory moves white expanded in the center with e5 and f4. The former World Champion didn’t lose time and immediately undermined the pawn chain. White’s inability to bring the rooks to [...]

Three decisive games in Candidates round 2

Three decisive games in Candidates round 2

Aronian, Svidler, and Kramnik win in round 2

Chess Insider issue 6 on Candidates round 1 published

Chess Insider issue 6 on Candidates round 1 published

One more GM addition to the team

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