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Anand wins the Botvinnik Memorial by a wide margin with 4.5/6 undefeated. Aronian and Kramnik on 3 and Carlsen loses all three games on second day to finish with 1.5.

Botvinnik Memorial 2011

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Anand, Kramnik, Carlsen, Aronian meet in double round robin of rapid in Moscow to commemorate Botvinnik's 100th birthday. Anand leads on +1 after three rounds of six.
Candidates matches begin May 5 in Kazan at 7am EDT. Kramnik-Radjabov, Kamsky-Topalov, Grischuk-Aronian, Mamedyarov-Gelfand.

Amber 2010 Home Stretch

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Aronian leads Carlsen by half a point with three rounds to play at Amber.
The 20th and final edition of Melody Amber blindfold and rapid tournament begins on the 12th. Anand, Carlsen, Kramnik, Aronian, Topalov, Nakamura, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Gelfand, Gashimov, and Giri.
Candidates matches begin on May 3 in Kazan. Topalov (BUL) - Kamsky (USA), Kramnik (RUS) - Radjabov (AZE), Aronian (ARM) - Grischuk (RUS), Gelfand (ISR) - Mamedyarov (AZE).
All games drawn in the final round and Nakamura is Tata Steel Chess champion! Anand second, Aronian and Carlsen =3-4, then Kramnik and Vachier-Lagrave.
Nakamura leads alone on +5 with two rounds to go. Round 12: Nakamura-Kramnik, Anand-Giri, Ponomariov-Shirov, l'Ami-Aronian, Smeets-Grischuk, Carlsen-Wang Hao, Vachier-Lagrave-Nepomniachtchi.
Anand and Nakamura lead after four. Round 5: Kramnik-Aronian, Smeets-Anand, Carlsen-l'Ami, Nakamura-Ponomariov, Vachier-Lagrave-Giri, Nepomniachtchi-Shirov, Wang Hao-Grischuk.
Round 1 at 7:30am NY time, 1330 local. I'll be on Chess.FM with Peter Svidler. Carlsen-Aronian, Ponomariov-Anand, l'Ami-Giri, Smeets-Shirov, Nakamura-Grischuk, Vachier Lagrave-Wang Hao, Nepomniachtchi-Kramnik.
Karjakin and Jakovenko lose in Poikovsky; 5 players with 3/5. Chess PR and Judit Polgar; Wang Hao and Bu Xiangzhi in China; Gelfand beats Aronian in Leon final.

Linares 2010: Topalov Triumphant

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Topalov beats Gelfand in final round to take clear first ahead of Grischuk. Aronian wins to finish +1 and clear third.
Topalov leads on +3 with two rounds to go, a full point ahead of Grischuk. They meet on Tuesday. Monday is an off day.
Linares begins Saturday at 10am ET. Topalov, Aronian, Gashimov, Vallejo, Gelfand, Grischuk.
Russian wins team gold. US silver, India bronze. Gold individual medals for Nakamura and Onischuk on boards one and two.
Six of the ten teams are tied for the lead with every team already tasting defeat. Azerbaijan-Russia in today's 4th round.
A look back at the top tournaments of 2009 and their winners. Will anyone dominate in 2010?
Kramnik holds off Ivanchuk to draw and take clear first place when Anand loses horribly to Aronian. Carlsen wins again to share second. Blitz event starts tomorrow.

Tal Memorial 09: Action at Last

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Kramnik, Anand, and Aronian all score wins in the third round after all games were again drawn in the second. Round 4: Kramnik-Svidler, Ponomariov-Anand, Leko-Ivanchuk, Carlsen-Aronian, Morozevich-Gelfand.
Tal Memorial begins. Nine rounds, 7am EST start. Round 1: That's Carlsen-Kramnik, Morozevich-Leko, Gelfand-Ponomariov, Aronian-Svidler, Ivanchuk-Anand. I'll be live on ICC Chess.FM except for rounds 2 & 3.
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