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  • Carlsen wins Zurich despite poor performance in rapid games
    Feb 05 2014 06:14 AM Carlsen has won Zurich 2014 (which was really not the strongest tournament in history, as it wasn't a double round robin and some of the worls's best players were not there. I mean, just 5 rounds of slow chess, it's not serious!). Magnus was 2 poi... Read more...
  • Zurich, round 5. Caruana defeats Aronian.
    Feb 04 2014 04:47 AM Aronian's defeat against Caruana in the fifth round of the Zurich tournament could have a consequence: less people will be inclined to try something other than the ugly Berlin defence against the Ruy Lopez! Truth be told, however, Levon's defeat h... Read more...
  • Zurich round 4, no draws today!
    Feb 03 2014 12:42 AM No draws today in Zurich.  Carlsen played an amazing game and defeating Caruana very convincingly (from a rather insipid opening position, as usual!). See analysis below. Anand played his best game so far and managed to beat Gelfand. Nakamura... Read more...
  • Zurich Round 3: lucky scape for Carlsen
    Feb 02 2014 01:26 AM Round 3 at Zurich. Nakamura had Carlsen against the ropes today, but Magnus still managed to scape with the full point. A game worthy of study, no doubt! See full annotations below. Aronian-Gelfand was a draw where not very much happened.  Al... Read more...
  • Zurich, Round 2. Anand loses again...
    Feb 01 2014 12:59 AM It's sad to see Anand losing 2 games in a row. His next tournament will be the candidates and if he scores badly for the rest of the tournament (he still has to play against Carlsen!), I doubt he'll be able to recover psychologically for that even... Read more...
  • Zurich round 1
    Jan 30 2014 11:53 PM Carlsen beat Gelfand (convincingly), Aronian won against Anand (convincingly also) and Nakamura-Caruana was a draw.  First game is annotated. The other two can be viewed clicking on the board viewer menu, above the board.   [Event "Zuri... Read more...
  • Zurich 2014 begins!
    Jan 30 2014 01:31 AM   The Zurich 2014 Super Chess Tournament has just begun ( January 29 to February 4 ) with an average ELO of 2801. (BTW , I've looked it up and to get an IM norm in this tournament, you'd only need 0.35 points (!!), which is like showing up... Read more...
  • Carlsen: If you're Norwegian, you play 5 moves and then...
    Dec 13 2012 11:07 PM No insider information here, but from the outside, the 4th edition of the London Chess Classic seems to have been incredibly well organised. One of the things I liked about it was the decision to have and odd number of players so that every sing... Read more...
  • The 16 female players over 2500.
    Dec 13 2012 12:56 AM GM Judith Polgar is now below 2700.Judith Polgar lost 9 rating points at the London Classic tournament which Carlsen won, and unfortunately this means that her rating will go below 2700. Judith is now a mother with more obligations and her motiv... Read more...
  • Carlsen's next stop? Wijk aan Zee (January 11 to 27)
    Dec 12 2012 09:38 PM After his triumph in London, a new event appears in the Norwegian GM´s calendar in January: The 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament: from 11 to 27 January in Wijk aan Zee.Here's the list of players:GM Carlsen, Magnus NORGM Aronian, Levon AR... Read more...

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