Sinquefield – Wednesday Sept.3 – Round 7 – Caruana hatból hat St. Louisban

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, already claiming a page of history as the strongest-rated tournament ever, may now be remembered for a different mark in time altogether. On Tuesday afternoon at the host venue Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, GM Fabiano Caruana earned his second win over GM Veselin Topalov with a stunning piece sacrifice, bringing the Italian’s record to a perfect 6-0. Caruana’s opening to the U.S. super-tournament has now equaled the longest starting win streak in an elite tournament in the modern era, established by former World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov in...

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Széchenyi István Sakk Emlékverseny, 2014. szeptember 21.

  Széchenyi István Sakk Emlékverseny, Időpont: 2014. szeptember 21.       Versenykiiras: Széchenyi István Sakk Emlékverseny, Időpont: 2014. szeptember 21. (vasárnap) 10.00 óra Helyszín: Balaton Szabadidő és Konferencia Központ. Balatonfüred, Horváth Mihály u. A verseny rendezői: Balatonfüredi Sport Club és a Barcza Gedeon Sport Club Budapest Nevezés: a verseny helyszínén 9.00-9.45.között történik. A részvevőknek nevezési díjat nem kell fizetni. Előzetes bejelentkezéseket köszönettel regisztráljuk az adamgy@kispest.hu címen. Csoportok:...

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Grischuk, Karjakin, Morozevich and Nepomniachtchi in Moscow Blitz Championship

Grischuk, Karjakin, Morozevich and Nepomniachtchi in Moscow Blitz Championship The final event of the Moscow Blitz Chess Championship will take place on 6th September at the VDNH House of Culture. Invited Grandmasters and players qualified from five semifinal events will form the field of 20 participants. Top seeded players in the final are Ian Nepomniachtchi 2880, Alexander Grischuk 2777, Alexander Morozevich 2750, Alexey Dreev 2749, Sergey Karjakin 2732 and Daniil Dubov 2711. In addition to the main event, there will be final Moscow Blitz Championships for women, veterans and...

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Alexander Morozevich wins St. Petersburg Summer Rapid

Alexander Morozevich wins St. Petersburg Summer Rapid Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich won the St. Petersburg stage of Rapid Grand Prix of Russia, which took place on 30-31st August as part of the traditional festival “St. Petersburg Summer”. Morozevich had a furious start, scoring 7,5 points from eight games, and proceeded to win the event with the final 9,0/11 points. Sergei Rublevsky (Russia) and former European Champion Alexander Moiseenko (Ukraine) shared the second place half a point behind the winner. 198 players from eight countries competed. Among them were 31 Grandmasters and 24...

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Sinquefield 06

2014 Sinquefield Cup This super-GM double round robin tournament is being played from August 27th to September 7th. It is billed as the strongest tournament in the history of chess. The players – Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) – are the world’s number 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9, the average rating is 2802, making this the first ever Category XXIII tournament! The prize fund is US $315,000 in total, with the winner getting $100,000, the runner up $75,00, and the...

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