Day: November 27, 2014

  • WCC2014: Closing Ceremonies

    Magnus Carlsenstops to sign autographs.Photo by Vladimir Barsky. Viswanathan Anand and wife Aruna Anand exchanging pleasantries with former champion Anatoly Karpov. Photo by Anastasia Kharlovich. Magnus Carlsen was re-crowned as the world champion, a berth that will last until 2016. He defeated challenger Viswanathan Anand 6.5-4.5 in an exciting, albeit…

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  • Nakamura beats Aronian in Showdown!

    Rex Sinquefield keeps building the momentum of top-level chess in America with yet another inventive idea. This time he is hosting another novel event with two top-ten players in Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura. These two gladiators will battle in four-game classical match followed by a hair-raising 16-game blitz match.…

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