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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 [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 1 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 1 Video

The opening day of the mega-open Qatar Masters saw many upsets. Vladimir Kramnik drew with Halkias Stelios on the 2nd board while Baadur Jobava lost to his compatriot Bela Khotenashvili. Arkadij Naiditsch lost to Ankit Rajpara, GM Mateusz Bartel lost to IM Bogdan Belyakov, GM Viktor Bologan lost to IM Neelotpal Das and GM B [...]

Interview with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

Interview with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen exclusively revealed that former World Champion Garry Kasparov was helping him before and during the match

Interview with Ulrich Stock

Interview with Ulrich Stock

German journalist Ulrich Stock, who is covering the World Championship Match Carlsen-Anand for Die Zeit, is sharing his impressions and talks about the interest for the match in Germany. Video by Vijay Kumar

Interview with GM Evgeny Tomashevsky

Interview with GM Evgeny Tomashevsky

Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky about Carlsen’s blunder and Anand’s loss in the 6th game of the World Chess Championship Match 2014 being played at Sochi. Produced by Vijay Kumar Carlsen – Anand game 6 blunder (Video)

Carlsen – Anand game 6 blunder (Video)

Carlsen – Anand game 6 blunder (Video)

The double blunder in game 6 of the World Championship Match between Carlsen and Anand left the internet audience in shock. The critical moment when both players missed a decisive tactical shot is recorded thanks to NRK and the official website. Mavaddat Javid, who posted the video on YouTube, commented: “Double blunder in game six: [...]

Espen Agdestein: Norwegian media are doing pioneering work

Espen Agdestein: Norwegian media are doing pioneering work

Chessdom’s Chief Editor Goran Urosevic spoke to Espen Adgestein, manager to World Champion Magnus Carlsen, about television and media coverage of World Championship Match 2014 in Norway. Video by Vijay Kumar, photo Espen with NRK by Anastasya Karlovich Carlsen-Anand game 6 LIVE Chessdom: Mr.Agdestein, game 6 of the World Championship Mach is now in progress [...]

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