Nakamura and Bu Xiangzhi in rapid playoff for first place at the 2008 Gibraltar Masters.
January 2008 Archives
Kasparov article on Bobby Fischer in Time Magazine.
Carlsen and Aronian share first after both draw. Leko and Gelfand win. Kramnik holds off Anand.
Round 11: van Wely-Anand, Kramnik-Carlsen, Radjabov-Leko, Aronian-Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov-Gelfand, Eljanov-Topalov, Adams-Polgar.
Carlsen-Anand, Aronian-van Wely, Ivanchuk-Adams, Polgar-Eljanov, Topalov-Mamedyarov, Gelfand-Radjabov, Leko-Kramnik
Carlsen wins to move back into clear first with three rounds to play.
Anand wins 2007 award in India. Matches vs tournaments WCh blather too.
Round 8: Ivanchuk-Mamedyarov, Polgar-Radjabov, Topalov-Kramnik, Gelfand-Anand, Leko-Carlsen, Adams-van Wely, Aronian-Eljanov.
Bobby Fischer's funeral was held this morning in Iceland.
Anand beats Topalov to move to +1. Carlsen still leads with Kramnik and Aronian chasing. Off day Monday.
Cheparinov forfeited against Short for not shaking hands before their round 8 game in the Corus B Group.
Aronian beats Radjabov to move back to +2. Carlsen holds off Topalov to stay in clear first place. Honorary Group begins with Korchnoi, Timman, Ljubojevic, Portisch.
Kramnik, Topalov, and Carlsen win. Carlsen in clear first with tremendous 4.5/6 score.
Bobby Fischer died today in Iceland.
Radjabov, Topalov, Mamedyarov all win. Aronian, Carlsen, Radjabov share lead at +2. Gelfand and Eljanov in last at -3.
Polgar, Kramnik, and van Wely win. Aronian and Carlsen draw and are still tied for first, now with 3/4.
All seven games drawn. Carlsen and Aronian lead with 2.5/3. Hou Yifan wipes out Nigel Short in the B Group in 23 moves.
Round 2: Anand-Mamedyarov, Kramnik-Radjabov, Topalov-Ivanchuk, Leko-Adams, Gelfand-Aronian, Carlsen-Eljanov, van Wely-Polgar.
Long show and interview with Kasparov, with link. Mostly politics, but some interesting personal stuff.
Radjabov beats Anand, Aronian beats Topalov. Carlsen wins. Other games drawn.
Corus Wijk aan Zee begins Saturday. Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Leko, Carlsen, Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Radjabov, van Wely, Eljanov, Adams, JPolgar in the A Group. Games start at 13:30 local, 7:30EST.
16-player KO in Odessa. Svidler, Ivanchuk, Polgar, Karpov, Gelfand, Karjakin, etc.
Yet another discussion of the draw problem. Yawn.