Grand Swiss 8: David Antón joins the leaders
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Grand Swiss 8: David Antón joins the leaders

24-year-old Spanish Grandmaster David Antón joined Fabiano Caruana and Levon Aronian in the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss lead after crushing Alexander Grischuk in 24 moves. Magnus Carlsen trails by half a point but has the white pieces against Caruana in Round 9, while superstars Vishy Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand and Sergey Karjakin all won to join Magnus in the 10-man chasing pack. Karjakin did so in a crazy game against Aleksey Dreev that saw the arbiters controversially move Shirov-Yu Yangyi to another room after their first 19 moves were identical.




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  • 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”

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

    Andreikin: "I could get into professional gaming"

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

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

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  • 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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