GRENKE Chess 4: Vishy joins Magnus
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GRENKE Chess 4: Vishy joins Magnus

Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen drew their first game since the London match in another Sveshnikov where Fabi seemed to win the opening battle only to narrowly escape defeat by the end. That was the only draw of the day, with Vishy Anand beating Paco Vallejo to join Magnus in the lead. Arkadij Naiditsch inflicted a 4th loss on Vincent Keymer with a brilliant attack, Peter Svidler blundered early and lost to Levon Aronian, while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ground out an endgame win against Georg Meier.

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    Andreikin: "I mainly work on chess alone"

    Dmitry Andreikin won the Hasselbacken Open last weekend with an unbeaten 7.5/9, but the 26-year-old Russian remains an enigma. Born in 1990, like Magnus Carlsen and so many other top players, and gifted enough to become World Jun...

  • Interviews Apr 11, 2016 | 12:27 PM 18

    Svidler: You can only envy Sergey's nervous system

    7-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler finished 4th in Moscow, but couldn’t hide his disappointment afterwards, telling, “the only thing that means anything is first place”. In the interview Svidler also talks about...

  • Interviews Mar 31, 2016 | 7:52 PM 27

    Karjakin on his Candidates Tournament triumph

    Sergey Karjakin is Magnus Carlsen’s challenger for the World Championship title after winning the Moscow Candidates Tournament by a full point. Since then he’s been swept up in a whirl of media appearances, including giving numer...

  • Interviews Mar 21, 2016 | 12:45 PM 34

    Giri: “Magnus and I are very close in terms of style”

    Anish Giri, the world no. 4 and the youngest player in the 2016 Candidates Tournament, is only one point off the lead with six rounds to go and still has a real chance of qualifying for a World Championship match against Magnus C...

  • Interviews Mar 15, 2016 | 5:30 PM 11

    Kramnik and Gelfand on the Candidates

    Now that the Moscow Candidates Tournament is in full-swing, with drama on and off the board, let's take a step back for some perspective from a former World Champion, and a former World Championship challenger. During last month's Z...

  • Interviews Mar 8, 2016 | 7:29 AM 39

    Svidler on his Candidates chances

    Peter Svidler is one of the eight players fighting to play a World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen in the Candidates Tournament that starts this Friday. In a recent interview he explains why he’s played so little since ...

  • Interviews Mar 4, 2016 | 5:56 PM 42

    Boris Spassky: “I’m waging a war”

    The 10th World Chess Champion Boris Spassky has always been one of the most eloquent men in chess, and although the 79-year-old now struggles to move too far from his Moscow apartment little else seems to have changed. In a new int...

  • Interviews Feb 29, 2016 | 9:32 PM 28

    Levon Aronian: "They wrote me off"

    Levon Aronian sneaked into the 2016 Candidates Tournament at the last possible opportunity, failing to qualify but gaining the wild card of the Armenian sponsors. In a new interview he talks about his desire to exploit that oppor...

  • Interviews Feb 10, 2016 | 12:51 PM 31

    Kramnik on Kasparov, Topalov and much more

    Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik has given a long interview to Sport Express in which talks about the Candidates, what it meant to beat Garry Kasparov and Veselin Topalov, the current World Champion Magnus Carlsen, cheating...

  • Interviews Feb 9, 2016 | 3:19 PM 18

    David Navara: “What helps me is good intuition”

    During the last rest day of this year’s Tata Steel Tournament, David Navara sat down with our reporter Fiona Steil-Antoni for a chat about his tournament, chess in general and much more.


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