Jerusalem GP 1: Grischuk in the Candidates
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Jerusalem GP 1: Grischuk in the Candidates

Alexander Grischuk’s place in the 2020 Candidates Tournament was confirmed after Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s Round 1 Jerusalem Grand Prix match against Veselin Topalov went to tiebreaks, eliminating the one scenario where Grischuk could still be caught. MVL remains the favourite to take the remaining spot, but no less than 7 matches went to tiebreaks after a nervy 2nd day that saw contenders Ian Nepomniachtchi and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in trouble. Wesley So was the one winner as he beat Yu Yangyi to reach Round 2 and keep his own hopes of qualification alive.




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  • Interviews Dec 26, 2013 | 1:45 AM 1

    Carlsen: "I play better chess than anyone else"

    After winning the World Championship Magnus Carlsen's celebrity status has rocketed in his native Norway. He was voted name of the year by the VG Nett newspaper and recently featured in a 30-minute interview for their internet ...

  • Interviews Dec 22, 2013 | 10:00 PM 0

    Jakovenko: Rivals “saddened” that Anand lost

    Dmitry Jakovenko has just completed an impressive double, winning both the classic and rapid versions of the Russia Cup knockout tournament. In an interview afterwards he said some players will be disappointed Magnus Carlsen’s Wo...

  • Interviews Nov 4, 2013 | 10:27 AM 0

    Kasimdzhanov: “In chess it’s always bad to play at home”

    Rustam Kasimdzhanov was a key member of Vishy Anand’s team over the course of three victorious World Championship matches. With Anand’s greatest challenge yet against Magnus Carlsen fast approaching we look back to an interview Kasi...

  • Interviews Oct 8, 2013 | 10:27 AM 1

    Andreikin: "I could get into professional gaming"

    Dmitry Andreikin is no stranger to computer games. He first shot to prominence as an internet blitz phenomenon and has only recently converted that potential into success in "over-the-board" chess. In a recent profile/interview h...

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 1:42 PM 0

    Goryachkina: "In women’s chess everything is possible"

    Russian 15-year-old Aleksandra Goryachkina is the rising star of women’s chess, but in a recent interview she explained why she still prefers to compete against women rather than men

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 1:19 PM 1

    Russian Championship underdog

    Anton Shomoev is the one player in the Russian Championship most chess fans will never have heard of. Rated 2579 and ranked around 300 in the world he doesn’t usually get to lock horns with the likes of Vladimir Kramnik

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 12:48 PM 0

    Why Kramnik isn’t playing in Zurich 2014

    The 3rd Edition of the Zurich Chess Challenge is set to be spectacular, featuring 6 players from the Top 8 and the first meeting between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand after their World Championship match. The one surprise absence ...

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 9:35 AM 0

    Anand on the World Championship match

    “I thought it’s best not to plan for it”. That was World Champion Viswanathan Anand’s response in a recent video interview when asked what he would do if he lost his title in the upcoming match against Magnus Carlsen

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 7:00 AM 0

    Carlsen on the World Championship match

    In a month’s time Magnus Carlsen will take on Viswanathan Anand for the chance to become World Chess Champion at the age of 22, a feat only previously accomplished by Garry Kasparov. The young Norwegian talked about the match in a v...

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