Euro Club Cup 1: Carlsen and Anand take rating hits
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Euro Club Cup 1: Carlsen and Anand take rating hits

Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand both dropped 3.4 rating points, with Vishy falling out of the Top 10, as they were held to draws by lower-rated opposition on Day 1 of the European Club Cup in Mayrhofen, Austria. Their teams cruised to 5.5:0.5 wins, however, and despite scares for players such as Arjun Erigaisi the top teams all scored crushing wins. It was closer in the women’s event, where Elisabeth Paehtz gave top seeds Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo a narrow win.




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  • Reports Nov 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM 1

    Anand-Carlsen, Game 2: A risky experiment

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  • Reports Nov 9, 2013 | 6:00 PM 2

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  • Features Nov 6, 2013 | 11:00 PM 0

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  • General Nov 5, 2013 | 11:57 AM 0

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

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

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  • Reports Oct 28, 2013 | 11:00 PM 0

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  • Reports Oct 15, 2013 | 10:45 AM 0

    Peter Svidler superstar

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  • Features Oct 12, 2013 | 3:57 PM 0

    Winners and Losers: The Paris Grand Prix

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  • Features Oct 9, 2013 | 11:58 AM 0

    Tweets of the Week: 30 September - 6 October

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  • 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...

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