World Candidates 2014-4: Aronian bounces back!
2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #4 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 4.1 Mamedyarov 2757 1-0 Andreikin 2709 4.2 Karjakin 2766 ½-½ Topalov 2785 4.3 Aronian 2830 1-0 Svidler 2758 4.4 Anand 2773 ½-½ Kramnik 2810 Games Levon Aronian played inspired chess today.…Read More »
World Candidates 2014-3: Anand crushes
2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #3 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 3.1 Topalov 2785 ½-½ Aronian 2830 3.2 Andreikin 2709 ½-½ Karjakin 2766 3.3 Svidler 2758 ½-½ Kramnik 2810 3.4 Mamedyarov 2757 0-1 Anand 2773 Games Viswanathan Anand is clearly making a…Read More »
World Candidates 2014-2: Blood Boils in Round 2
2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #2 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 2.1 Aronian 2830 1-0 Mamedyarov 2757 2.2 Topalov 2785 ½-½ Anand 2773 2.3 Svidler 2758 1-0 Andreikin 2709 2.4 Kramnik 2810 1-0 Karjakin 2766 Games Blood boils in Khanty-Mansiysk…3/4 games decisive…Read More »
World Candidates 2014-1: The Tiger Pounces!
Round #1 Thursday, 13 March 2014 2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #1 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 1.1 Andreikin 2709 ½-½ Kramnik 2810 1.2 Karjakin 2766 ½-½ Svidler 2758 1.3 Anand 2773 1-0 Aronian 2809 1.4 Mamedyarov 2757 ½-½ Topalov 2785 Games…Read More »
2014 World Chess Candidates (Khanty-Mansiysk)
The World Chess Candidates tournament has begun. Eight competitors including former World Champions Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov will compete for a right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the chess crown. Carlsen defeated Anand in Chennai, India last November in a match with high fanfare. This tournament will…Read More »
2014 Candidates one month away!
FIDE just released the pairings for the Candidates tournament which will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia is about a month away. The winner will face World Champion Magnus Carlsen in his first title defense. This double round-robin event of the eight qualifiers is sure to be hotly-contested as many of…Read More »
Russian chess attempts to reclaim glory
Coming off of a “must-win” in the World Team Championships there has been an aggressive effort to reclaim the glorious past of the “Russian School of Chess”. However, has that era passed for good or is Russian ripe for a resurgence? In the win during the World Team, there was…Read More »
Things heating up at World Team ’13!!
Two more rounds remain at the the 2013 World Team Championships and it will be a race to gold. Ukraine is currently atop the field by one point over Russia with 12 points, while China (10 pts.) and the USA (8 pts.) are also fighting for medal contention. Kramnik’s fortune…Read More »
2013 World Team Championship (Antalya, Turkey)
While the fervor from World Championship has subsided and Magnus Carlsen settles into his role as the World Champion, other action is heating up in Antalya, Turkey. The biennial World Team Championship is being held featuring ten of the top teams including the host nation of Turkey. Hikaru Nakamura is…Read More »
Kasparov bolts Russia!
Former World Champion and current opposition activist Garry Kasparov announced in an hour-long press conference that he will not return to Russia under the current Vladimir Putin’s administration. This announcement was made in Geneva, Switzerland where Kasparov was receiving a human rights award. Despite being at odds with his government,…Read More »