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Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 8 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 8 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Viswanathan Anand inched closer to the leader World Champion Magnus Carlsen after defeating Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round eight. Heading into the final round Carlsen still holds half a point advantage. Vladimir Kramnik recovered after three consecutive loses, while Michael Adams [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen extended his lead to full point after defeating Vladimir Kramnik. Viswanathan Anand advanced to second place after Wesley So lost to Fabiano Caruana. Round 7 results: GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Mamedov Rauf 1/2-1/2 GM Anand [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 6 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 6 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. In the only decisive game of the sixth round Fabiano Caruana defeated Vladimir Kramnik with black pieces. World Champion Magnus Carlsen maintains the lead ahead of Wesley So. Round 6 results: GM Adams Michael – GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 1/2-1/2 GM [...]

Margaret Murphy about Electoral Commission: “I had a stack of emails almost one foot high”

Margaret Murphy about Electoral Commission: “I had a stack of emails almost one foot high”

Margaret Murphy is the President of the US Virgin Islands Chess Federation and served as member of the Appeals Committee for the FIDE Women’s World Championship in Sochi. In the first part of the interview she shared her impressions about the championship, the venue, the visit of Russian Prime Minister, and involvement of women in [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 5 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 5 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, moving into the lead with 4/5 points after Wesley So lost to Viswanathan Anand. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov scored a win against Vladimir Kramnik. Round 5 results: GM Mamedov Rauf – GM Adams Michael 1/2-1/2 [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 4 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 4 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. GM Wesley So defeated GM Rauf Mamedov in a superb game to take sole lead with 3,5 points from four games. World Champion Magnus Carlsen is half a point behind. All the other remaining games ended in draws. Round 4 [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 3 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 3 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Round 3 results: GM So Wesley – GM Adams Michael 1-0 GM Mamedov Rauf – GM Kramnik Vladimir 1/2-1/2 GM Caruana Fabiano – GM Carlsen Magnus 0-1 GM Anand Viswanathan – GM Giri Anish 1/2-1/2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 1 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 1 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Round 1 results: GM Anand Viswanathan – GM Carlsen Magnus 1/2-1/2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Caruana Fabiano 1/2-1/2 GM So Wesley – GM Giri Anish 1-0 GM Mamedov Rauf – GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 1/2-1/2 GM Kramnik Vladimir – GM [...]

Shamkir Chess 2015 Opening Ceremony and Interviews (Video)

Shamkir Chess 2015 Opening Ceremony and Interviews (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Live games with analysis Vijay Kumar presents the video of the opening ceremony and interviews with the players

Eleanor So: “Wesley was very happy to see us in St. Louis”

Eleanor So: “Wesley was very happy to see us in St. Louis”

Wesley So was forfeited in round nine of the 2015 U.S. Chess Championship for making notes on the paper under his scoresheet. The arbiter’s decision has caused an avalanche of comments on the social networks. Mike Klein, who is present at the event in Saint Louis, has posted a useful timeline of the facts. But [...]

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