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Candidates Tournament R7: Aronian joins Anand on top

Candidates Tournament R7: Aronian joins Anand on top

Levon Aronian defeated Sergey Karjakin in round 7 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament to join Viswanathan Anand on the top of the crosstable. Anand had some advantage with black against Peter Svidler but he couldn’t achieve more than a draw. Vladimir Kramnik surged ahead by winning a wild game against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Dmitry Andreikin escaped [...]

GM Fidel Corrales wins the Mid-America Open on tie-break

GM Fidel Corrales wins the Mid-America Open on tie-break

The 18th Annual Mid-America Open was held from March 14-16, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton, 7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The Open section had 42 participants. Five players shared the first place [...]

Kolkata Open – Round 3

Kolkata Open – Round 3

Three Indians J Deepan Chakkravarthy of Tamil Nadu, Abhijit Kunte of PSPB and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi of Maharashtra and one Bangladesh grandmaster Abdulla Al-Rakib share the lead with three points each at the end of third round of the 19th International Open Grandmasters Chess tournament, organised by Alekhine Chess Club at Kolkata, today. In a [...]

Topalov defeats Kramnik, Svidler collapses against Mamedyarov

Topalov defeats Kramnik, Svidler collapses against Mamedyarov

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov won their respective games against Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik in round 6 of FIDE Candidates Tournament. The other two matches, Viswanathan Anand – Sergey Karjakin and Levon Aronian – Dmitry Andreikin, were drawn. Anand must feel happier as Aronian missed to win and catch him on the shared first [...]

Svidler defeats Topalov in Candidates R5, Anand still on top

Svidler defeats Topalov in Candidates R5, Anand still on top

Peter Svidler bounced back after yesterday’s loss by winning against Veselin Topalov in round 5 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament. At the same time Viswanathan Anand preserved the lead after splitting the point with Dmitry Andreikin. Kramnik and Aronian played a wild match that eventually settled in a draw after six hours of play. The [...]

Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Press Release

Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Press Release

In order to honor the memory of Vugar Gashimov, European champion and leading world chess player who passed away recently, “Synergy Group” organizes strong round robin tournament to be held in April in Azerbaijan. A memorial for Vugar Gashimov will bring together such world-known names as the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway), world #5 [...]

Mamedyarov and Aronian win, Anand retains lead in Candidates Tournament

Mamedyarov and Aronian win, Anand retains lead in Candidates Tournament

Viswanathan Anand didn’t get advantage from the opening against Vladimir Kramnik and the game was quickly drawn, but the Indian retained the lead after round 4 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament. In the other matches Levon Aronian outplayed Peter Svidler, while Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won an exciting game against Dmitry Andreikin. Veselin Topalov forced perpetual check [...]

Gata Kamsky winner of Eastern Class Championships

Gata Kamsky winner of Eastern Class Championships

The reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky won the Master section of the 23rd Annual Eastern Class Championships that were held on March 14-16 at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Kamsky finished clear first with 4,5/5 points, ahead of a group of American Grandmasters. Last weekend he shared the first place in Marchand [...]

Macieja and Akobian on top in UT Dallas Spring FIDE Open

Macieja and Akobian on top in UT Dallas Spring FIDE Open

Grandmasters Bartlomiej Macieja and Varuzhan Akobian ascended above the rest of the field in the UT Dallas Spring FIDE Open to finish joint winners with 7,0/9 points each, point and a half ahead of the nearest followers. The 2014 UT Dallas Spring FIDE Open, underwritten by Turner Construction, took place from 8th to 13th March [...]

Izzat and Wallis share first place in Begonia Open

Izzat and Wallis share first place in Begonia Open

The 48th Begonia Open was held over the Labour Day long weekend from Saturday 8 March to Monday 10 March 2014, at the Ballarat Clarendon College: Sewell Pavilion, 1425 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Australia. The event incorporated the 2014 Oceania Chess Championship which was open to all players from Oceania Chess Federations. After 7 rounds of [...]

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