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Vladimir Kramnik wins the FIDE Chess World Cup

Vladimir Kramnik wins the FIDE Chess World Cup

Vladimir Kramnik defeated Dmitry Andreikin 2,5-1,5 in the final match of the FIDE Chess World Cup in Tromso, Norway, and won the 2013 edition of the tournament. Besides the title, Vladimir Kramnik put in his pocket a hefty 120 000 USD of the prize fund and a place in the Candidates Matches 2014. Replay all [...]

World Cup Final – Game 3 Drawn

World Cup Final – Game 3 Drawn

In the third game of the final match in 2013 World Chess Cup Dmitry Andreikin deviated from the earlier openings and defended with the Chebanenko Slav. Kramnik replied with the quiet e3-b3 setup and the play soon transposed into some sort of Queen’s Gambit Accepted. The position was totally equal but Kramnik tried to complicate [...]

Kramnik holds Andreikin in game two of World Cup Final

Kramnik holds Andreikin in game two of World Cup Final

The second game of the final match in 2013 World Chess Cup between Dmitry Andreikin and Vladimir Kramnik was again the Queens’ Gambit Declined, only with reversed colors. Andreikin used the 5.Bf4 line but already for the 7th move he spent more than 20 minutes of his time. During the exchange of the central pawns, [...]

Kramnik defeats Andreikin to take lead in World Cup Final

Kramnik defeats Andreikin to take lead in World Cup Final

After the first and only rest day in the 2013 World Chess Cup in Tromso, the final match of four games between Vladimir Kramnik and Dmitry Andreikin has begun. Kramnik played with white pieces. The game started as Queens’ Gambit Declined in which Andreikin played in conservative manner, allowing white to obtain a Gruenfeld-like center. [...]

Chess World Cup 2013 LIVE!

Chess World Cup 2013 LIVE!

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Kramnik, Tomashevsky qualify in the World Chess Cup 2013 (videos)

Kramnik, Tomashevsky qualify in the World Chess Cup 2013 (videos)

The Chess World Cup 2013 continued with the second games of round 5. Today proved to be a good day for the Russians, guaranteeing 3 out of 4 participants in the semi finals will be from Russia. Kramnik and Tomashevsky won their matches 1,5/2 and qualified for the next round, while another compatriot will come [...]

World Chess Cup 2013 – Round 5, Game 1

World Chess Cup 2013 – Round 5, Game 1

Four matches of the fifth round of the World Chess Cup 2013 have started today. Tomashevsky Evgeny – Kamsky Gata The American Champion defended with the Slav and Tomashevsky didn’t show much of ambition with white, probably being exhausted after the yesterday’s tie-breaks. The resulting pawn structure without the light-squared bishops offered nothing to white [...]

World Chess Cup 2013 – Round 4 Tiebreaks

World Chess Cup 2013 – Round 4 Tiebreaks

After the classical games of the fourth round of the World Chess Cup 2013 have been completed, four players have secured qualification to the quarter-finals. The remaining four matches were to be decided in rapid/blitz tie-breaks. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime – Gelfand Boris In the first game Gelfand started with the Gruenfeld Indian defence and even obtained [...]

World Chess Cup 2013 – Round 4, Game 2

World Chess Cup 2013 – Round 4, Game 2

The classical games of the fourth round of the World Chess Cup 2013 have been completed with four players securing qualification to the quarter-finals. In a must-win situation after the yesterday’s loss, Vassily Ivanchuk tried to confuse Vladimir Kramnik with an unusual but somewhat passive opening setup. Former World Champion kept his cool and played [...]

World Chess Cup 2013 – Round 4, Game 1

World Chess Cup 2013 – Round 4, Game 1

Eight matches of the fourth round of the World Chess Cup 2013 have started today. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defended with the Sicilian Scheveningen and it looked good as he pushed the “liberating” d6-d5, but this only prompted Gata Kamsky to sacrifice a piece and launch a promising assault on the black king. Black had to find [...]

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