06 August - Round 5

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Round 5: Deadlocks and escapes
News & Reports Aug 6, 2014 | 8:19 PM 1

Round 5: Deadlocks and escapes

Despite Kramnik's imposing play against Topalov on board one, Bulgaria actually took the lead in their match versus Russia as man in form Valentin Iotov torpedoed heavy favorite Sergey Karjakin with the black pieces on board three. But the decision in the battle of the ex-world champions went to Kramnik, who won a nice game over his rival to even things up. Ian Nepomniachtchi could not make an impression on GM Krasimir Rusev in the last game to finish, and the Russians were held to a draw for the second day in a row.

  • News & Reports Aug 6, 2014 | 5:41 PM 2

    The Bermuda Party

    Tonight's the big night – the Bermuda Party kicks off at at 22:00 at Driv! There will be DJs, amazing visual projections, a silent film screening, art décor by the Chess Olympiad’s artist Chris Reddy, local food, lounges – and la...

  • News & Reports Aug 6, 2014 | 3:52 PM 3

    Round 5: Interim report

    Norwegian camera teams may have been swarming around Magnus Carlsen before his meeting with world number two Levon Aronian, but the serious chess spectators had eyes firmly fixed on the start of Kramnik-Topalov, where the feud th...

  • Interviews Aug 6, 2014 | 2:59 PM 4

    Play Magnus!

    Canadian Kate Murphy is the CEO of Play Magnus, the company behind the chess app of the same name. Her ambition is to popularize cultural and educational activities for youngsters, and Magnus Carlsen seemed like the perfect man t...

  • News & Reports Aug 6, 2014 | 8:48 AM 0

    Round 5 board pairings: Kramnik-Topalov, Aronian-Carlsen

    Tonight sees one of the great traditions of the Chess Olympiad – the Bermuda Party before the first rest day – but for chess fans the party will start hours earlier! The pairing system has come up with some of the most eagerly an...

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