Topalov wins a wild game seven to win the match and become the official WCh challenger. Kamsky had a win but no time to find it.
February 2009 Archives
Grischuk beats Aronian to take clear lead on +3. Carlsen scores his first-ever win over Anand. Round 7: Grischuk-Anand, Radjabov-Carlsen, Aronian-Ivanchuk, Dominguez-Wang Yue.
Kamsky-Topalov game six a solid Caro-Kann draw. Four more draws in Linares in round five.
Topalov plays 1.e4 and Kamsky plays the French. Kamsky blunders horribly and goes from good drawing chances to nearly dead lost in one move. Topalov leads 3-2.
Grischuk and Aronian win to keep the lead on +2. Anand also wins to move back to +1. Rest day Monday.
Mamedyarov accuses opponent of computer-assisted cheating after a loss and drops out of Aeroflot Open.
Four draws. Grischuk and Aronian lead. Round 4: Radjabov-Grischuk, Carlsen-Ivanchuk, Anand-Wang Yue, Aronian-Dominguez.
Kamsky wins a powerful game in the Ruy Lopez to even the match at the halfway mark.
Aronian beats Anand in spectacular game. Grischuk beats Wang Yue.
Anand beats Radjabov, others drawn. Round 2: Radjabov-Ivanchuk, Grischuk-Wang Yue, Anand-Aronian, Carlsen-Dominguez.
Iranian official says US should "play chess" with Iran.
Begins Thursday with Anand, Carlsen, Aronian, Ivanchuk, Dominguez, Wang Yue, Grischuk, Radjabov. Games at 1600 local, 10am EST.
Kamsky flags on move 32 and Topalov takes a 1.5-0.5 lead with six games to play.
Topalov-Kamsky game 1 drawn in sharp Grunfeld battle.
Kamsky-Topalov candidates match begins Tuesday at 8am EST.
The ACP has a poll on format and rule issues for the top players. Why shouldn't we have some fun, too?
Macauley at the ICC blog has details on the hearing FIDE held for Ivanchuk's missed Olympiad drug test.
Onischuk wins Moscow Open with 7.5/9. Even stronger Aeroflot next up.
Larry Kaufman gets GM title, writes article, and an accidental visit from Garry Kasparov.
Svidler wins Gibraltar Open, short interview with him.
Danailov interview on Topalov-Kamsky, UEP bids for 2010 candidates and 2011 WCh, Fischer movie shot down.
25 trivia questions asked in our ICC Chess.FM contests during Corus 2009.
Bits and bobs, mainstream clippings, Svidler wins Gibraltar.
Gashimov and Milov lead Gibraltar with Nakamura and Svidler in the hunt. Linares begins February 19. Kamsky-Topalov match begins in Sofia on the 16th (maybe first round 17th). Aeroflot Open in Moscow same week.
Karjakin clear first after beating Dominguez. Caruana wins B, So the C.