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Levon Aronian convincing in Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Levon Aronian convincing in Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

The fourth leg of the Grand Chess Tour wrapped up in Saint Louis with Levon Aronian dominating the field. He won the tournament with two rounds to spare and three points ahead of his closest rivals, Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura. He collected $37,500 and 13 GCT points and is now in third place overall [...]

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 4

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 4

After day one of the blitz, Levon Aronian extended his lead to two points over his closest rival, Hikaru Nakamura. Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura entered the day tied for second place only a point behind Aronian, but Nakamura had a more solid day; whereas Caruana had more decisive results, but also too many losses. [...]

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 3

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 3

Levon Aronian emerged as the winner of the rapid portion of the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz. He is being closely chased by Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, who are only a point behind him. Ian Nepomniachtchi, who entered day three tied with Aronian, lost his last round game to Hikaru Nakamura and is two [...]

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 2

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 2

The eventful second day of the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz finally produced a sole leader. Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, who is the only player so far to have defeated Garry Kasparov, is leading the tournament with 8 points. Nepomniachtchi is being closely followed by a pack of players who are only a point behind. [...]

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 1

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz – Day 1

The highly anticipated Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz kicked off today and marked the return of chess legend Garry Kasparov. Chess fans gathered at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis early to once again watch the legendary World Champion at the chess board. Even though Kasparov drew all his games, the intensity [...]

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins Sinquefield Cup

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins Sinquefield Cup

The standing tradition of the Sinquefield Cup of no repeat winners remained as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave emerged as the winner of the 2017 tournament! Entering the round, the eventual winner was tied with Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian with Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin just half a point behind them. The day started off well for [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 8

Sinquefield Cup – Round 8

Round eight of the Sinquefield Cup did not bring any changes to the top of the leaderboard. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian all drew their games and remain ahead of the field by half a point. Sergey Karjakin had the only decisive result of the round and has joined Magnus Carlsen in the [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 7

Sinquefield Cup – Round 7

As we inch closer and closer to the grand finale, the competition for first place is getting close. As Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s preparation failed to bring him home the full point, he was joined by Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand, both of whom won their games. The three are leading the tournament with 4.5/7 and are [...]

European Senior Chess Championship 2017

European Senior Chess Championship 2017

The 2017 European Senior Chess Championship will be held from 11th-21st August in Sabadell, Spain. The Championship will be played in two categories: Senior 50+ and Senior 65+. The separated women’s competition will be organized only for 50+ group while women in 65+ group will play in Open competition with separate prizes. The top seed [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 6

Sinquefield Cup – Round 6

The day after the rest day produced only one decisive game but quite a lot of action! Levon Aronian took advantage of Wesley So’s poor form and won the game in style, which improved his position in the standings. Magnus Carlsen, who is chasing the leader by half a point, gave his all to close [...]

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