Ivanchuk wins clear first in Tal Memorial with +3.
August 2008 Archives
Topalov interview with Spanish newspaper touches on Kasparov, computer chess, and, umm, Scarlett Johansson.
Kramnik, Ivanchuk, and Morozevich lead with 1.5/2. Round 3: Leko - Shirov, Morozevich - Kramnik, Ponomariov - Mamedyarov, Ivanchuk - Alekseev, Kamsky - Gelfand
Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) - 2788, Alexander Morozevich (Russia) - 2788, Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) - 2781, Shahriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) - 2742, Alexei Shirov (Spain) - 2741, Peter Leko (Hungary) - 2741, Gata Kamsky (USA) - 2723, Boris Gelfand (Israel) - 2720, Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) - 2718, Evgeny Alekseev (Russia) - 2708.
Aronian wins with 8.5/13 after exciting final round. Radjabov second.
Adams leads in London with 4.5/5 and six rounds to play.
2008 Tal Memorial field announced: Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Alekseev, Shirov, Kamsky, Leko, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, and Ponomariov. Starts August 18.
Magnus Carlsen playing online simul on the ICC to raise money for GM Dusan Popovic's kidney operation.
Radjabov, Grischuk, and Cheparinov lead in Sochi on +1 after five rounds.
Anand and Carlsen to play final rapid match in Mainz Sunday.
Second FIDE Grand Prix in progress in Sochi. Ivanchuk, Radjabov, Aronian, Karjakin, Grischuk, Kamsky, Gelfand, Svidler, Gashimov, Jakovenko, Wang Yue, Cheparinov, Navara, Al Modiahki.
Alekseev beats Dominguez in playoff for Biel title.