World Championships

  • World Candidates 2013-9: Carlsen in 1st

    Round #9 Monday, 25 March 2013 2013 World Championship CandidatesMarch 15th-April 4th, 2013 (London, England) Round #9 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 9.1 Kramnik 2810 ½-½ Carlsen 2872 9.2 Svidler 2747 ½-½ Grischuk 2764 9.3 Ivanchuk 2757 1-0 Radjabov 2793 9.4 Gelfand 2740 1-0 Aronian 2809 Overview:…

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  • World Candidates 2013-8: Kramnik is coming!

    Round #8 Sunday, 24 March 2013 This was one of two games Magnus Carlsen won against Levon Aronian last year. This game at 2012 Tata Steel and 2012 London Classic catapulted Carlsen over the rating ELO record, but Aronian looks to close the gap. Photo by Frits Agterdenbos of ChessVista.…

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  • World Candidates 2013-7: Near Misses

    Round #7 Saturday, 23 March 2013 Will Levon Aronian make a move? Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Preview: After the second rest day we resume play and will see if the spirited play continues. There are some marquee matchups including Carlsen-Radjabov. In fact, all of the games feature pairings players who…

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  • World Candidates 2013-5: Four Exciting Draws

    Round #5 Wednesday, 20 March 2013 Preview: Lots of subplots in this round. Magnus Carlsen has a two game winning streak, but he is facing a tricky opponent… Vassily “The Vanquisher” Ivanchuk. The Ukranian has been beaten handily by Carlsen and is on -6 in classical play, but he has…

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  • World Candidates 2013-4: Carlsen surges!

    Round #4 Tuesday, 19 March 2013 GM Nigel Short was in the commentator’s booth. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Preview: After the first rest day, Levon Aronian seems to be the most fit for the occasion as he has played energetically in the first three rounds. Both Magnus Carlsen and Peter…

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  • World Candidates 2013-3: More fire!!

    Round #3 Sunday, 17 March 2013 2013 World Championship CandidatesMarch 15th-April 4th, 2013 (London, England) Round #3 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 3.1 Gelfand 2740 0-1 Carlsen 2872 3.2 Ivanchuk 2757 0-1 Aronian 2809 3.3 Svidler 2747 1-0 Radjabov 2793 3.4 Kramnik 2810 ½-½ Grischuk 2764 Overview:…

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  • World Candidates 2013-2: Blood is Drawn!

    Round #2 Saturday, 16 March 2013 Preview: Another tough matchup today with the top seeds going to battle. Carlsen-Kramnik is an important match because both are getting the tough battles out of the way early. If one should lose, then there is time to recuperate and rally. Kramnik still has…

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  • World Candidates 2013-1: Peaceful Beginnings

    Round #1 Friday, 15 March 2013 Is this Vassily’s last chance? Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Preview: Tough matchups today with Aronian-Carlsen headlining the round. The two have played 32 matches with Carlsen on +3. Aronian lost to Carlsen at the 2013 London Classic before holding a draw in 2013 Tata…

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  • 2013 World Chess Candidates (London, ENG)

    The World Chess Candidates Tournament begins today completing the final stage in determining who will face World Champion Viswanathan Anand later this year. If we look at this objectively, there are eight players in the field and eight players with a legitimate chance to win. There are no easy outs…

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  • Notes on 2013 World Candidates

    There is a buzz circulating throughout the chess world concerning the World Chess Championship Candidates tournament that will take place in about a week’s time in London. The highly anticipated event will produce the qualifier who will then face World Champion Viswanathan Anand in November 2013. Most of the top…

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