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Interview with GM Zoltan Almasi

Interview with GM Zoltan Almasi

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Zoltan Almasi visited the World Youth Chess Olympiad in Gyor. He shared his views on Olympic team spirit, high-speed cars and his coming simul challenge against the young talents of the WYCO. Official website

Yu Yangyi Wins Qatar Masters Open (Video)

Yu Yangyi Wins Qatar Masters Open (Video)

The first Qatar Masters Open concluded in a sensational triumph for former world junior champion Yu Yangyi of China who defeated Vladimir Kramnik to take clear first place. Anish Giri won against Vladimir Akopian and took second while Kramnik was third in this 154-player event for nine rounds. The 13th-seed Yu Yangyi played at a [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 8 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 8 Video

Vladimir Kramnik beat Salem A.R. Saleh to take sole lead at the Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship after the penultimate round. The 2013 World Junior Champion Yu Yangyi defeated Anish Giri to follow Kramnik with 6,5 points. Anish Giri, Vladimir Akopian and Zahar Efimenko are on 6,0 points each. Replay games with analysis Vijay Kumar [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 7 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 7 Video

GM Vladimir Kramnik broke GM Anish Giri’s winning streak in the 7th round of the ongoing Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship. The two players are joint leaders with 6,0/7 points each. Replay games with analysis Vijay Kumar present the video from the 7th round including interviews with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Salem A.R. Saleh and Sundarajan Kidambi, [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 6 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 6 Video

GM Anish Giri played a long game to beat GM Nils Grandelius to continue his winning streak at the Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship being played at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Doha. Giri has won all his six games and with 100 percent score is one full point ahead of his nearest rival GM Vladimir [...]

Magnus Carlsen recaps the 2014 World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen recaps the 2014 World Chess Championship

World Champion Magnus Carlsen sits down to give chess fans his candid thoughts on the match against Vishy Anand. Magnus Carlsen YouTube channel

Qatar Masters Open – Round 5 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 5 Video

Top seed Anish Giri is the sole leader at the ongoing Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship with perfect score after five rounds of play. On Sunday evening he defeated the 3rd-seeded Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in only 21 moves. Right behind Giri on 4,5 points is GM Nils Grandelius of Sweden. On 4 points there are as [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 4 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 4 Video

Top seed Anish Giri is the sole leader at the ongoing Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship with perfect score after four rounds of play. Half a point behind him are as many as five players including Evgeny Tomashevsky, Nils Grandelius, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov and Yuriy Kryvoruchko all on 3,5 points. Replay games with analysis [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 3 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 3 Video

GM Anish Giri continued his winning spree in the 3rd round of the Qatar Masters Open being played in Doha’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. There are now four joint leaders in Anish Giri, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Mikhailo Oleksienko and Nils Grandelius on 3 points each after 3 rounds. Vladimir Kramnik, who drew his first two games, finally [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 2 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 2 Video

After two rounds of the Qatar Masters Open being played here at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Doha, Grandmasters Anish Giri, Pentala Harikrishna, Robin Van Kampen and 11 others who won both round games are jointly leading on 2 points each. GM Arkadij Naiditsch and Viktor Bologan lost to IM Inna Gaponenko and FM Vazquez Guillermo respectively [...]

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