Nakamura-Aronian for the Chess960 WCh on Thursday.
July 2009 Archives
Vachier-Lagrave leads by a half point over Morozevich and Ivanchuk with one round to play.
Anand goes for his 12th Chess Classic rapid title; Aronian defends Chess960 title. Massive Ordix and FiNet opens later in the week.
USCF exec board elections are over. What do they mean? You tell me.
Video reports from ICC Chess.FM at the Scottish Open Championship.
Open thread, back from vacation.
Morozevich leads with 2.5/3 after three rounds. Ivanchuk a half-point back.
NY Times on arrest of someone involved in one of the various ongoing moronic USCF legal situations.
Begins Sunday, start time 8am EDT. Round 1: Morozevich-Alekseev, Gelfand-Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave-Ivanchuk.
Pic of Nakamura at San Sebastian prize ceremony wearing the honorary txapela.
Kind notes from GM Felix Izeta, organizer of the San Sebastian event. Other follow-up tidbits.
Final round: Kasimjanov-Nakamura, Ponomariov-Vallejo, Granda-Svidler, San Segundo-Karpov, Movsesian-Vachier-Lagrave. The round begins an hour earlier than usual, so 1600 CET, 10:00am Eastern.
Nakamura-Movsesian a quick draw, Svidler-Ponomariov also drew. Into the final round it's Nakamura 6, Ponomariov 5.5, Svidler and Vallejo 5. Final round: Kasimjanov-Nakamura, Ponomariov-Vallejo, Granda-Svidler, San Segundo-Karpov, Movsesian-Vachier-Lagrave. FINAL ROUND BEGINS AN HOUR EARLIER, AT 1600 LOCAL, 10:00AM EDT.
Ponomariov moves within half a point of Nakamura with two rounds to go. Round 8: Nakamura-Movsesian, Svidler-Ponomariov, Vachier-Lagrave-Granda, Karpov-Kasimjanov, Vallejo-San Segundo.
Where's the ChessBase coverage of San Sebastian?
Nakamura makes a very short draw with Ponomariov; Svidler plays just 12 moves. Nakamura leads by a full point with three rounds to play. R7: 7: Granda-Nakamura, Ponomariov-Vachier-Lagrave, San Segundo-Svidler, Movsesian-Kasimjanov, Vallejo-Karpov.
Lars Grahn's blog with funny photo of Seirawan and Robert Byrne.
Round 6: Nakamura-Ponomariov, Svidler-Vallejo, Vachier-Lagrave-San Segundo, Kasimjanov-Granda, Karpov-Movsesian.
Kramnik takes clear first by a full point after beating Naiditsch in the final round. Carlsen, Jakovenko, and Carlsen finish on +1. Bacrot on -2 and Naiditsch -4.
Nakamura wins yet again, beating Vallejo to move to 3.5/4. Ponomariov stays a half-point behind. R5: San Segundo-Nakamura, Svidler-Karpov, Vallejo-Vachier-Lagrave, Ponomariov-Kasimjanov, Granda-Movsesian.
Round 9: Jakovenko-Kramnik, Bacrot-Leko, Naiditsch-Carlsen. All games drawn, but with some great fighting in Jakovenko-Kramnik. Kramnik leads going into final round.
La Miglette turns one.
Kramnik smashes Carlsen to take the lead. Jakovenko grinds Naiditsch again to move to +1 with Leko and Carlsen. Round 9: Jakovenko-Kramnik, Bacrot-Leko, Naiditsch-Carlsen.
Nakamura still leads after solid draw against Svidler. Vachier-Lagrave beats Karpov, Ponomariov beats Granda. Friday is a rest day.
Round 7: Bacrot-Kramnik, Naiditsch-Jakovenko, Carlsen-Leko
Nakamura beats Vachier-Lagrave to take clear lead with 2/2. Round 3: Svidler-Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave-Karpov, Vallejo-Kasimjanov, San Segundo-Movsesian, Granda-Ponomariov.
Carlsen leads at the start of the second half. Round 6: Kramnik-Leko, Jakovenko-Carlsen, Bacrot-Naiditsch.
Kasparov meets with Obama in Moscow and gives an interview about it. Kasparov will play an exhibition rapid and blitz match against Karpov in Spain in late September.
Round 1: Nakamura-Karpov, Vachier-Lagrave-Kasimjanov, Svidler-Movsesian, Vallejo Pons-Granda, San Segundo-Ponomariov.
Carlsen beats Naiditsch's Berlin. Leko beats Bacrot. Kramnik-Jakovenko draw 19 move non-game.
Najer and Nakamura (who played all his games in two days and had two byes in the final day) tie for first with 7/9. Najer takes title by default as Nakamura jets to San Sebastian.
Kramnik crushes Naiditsch to join Carlsen in the lead on +1. Round 5: Kramnik-Jakovenko, Leko-Bacrot, Carlsen-Naiditsch.
Carlsen-Kramnik drawn in 19 moves with repetition. Other games also drawn quietly. Round 4: Naiditsch-Kramnik, Bacrot-Carlsen, Jakovenko-Leko.
Jakovenko beats Naiditsch in a very interesting endgame to move back to even. Carlsen still leads on +1. Round 3: Carlsen-Kramnik, Bacrot-Jakovenko, Naiditsch-Leko
Round 1 Leko - Kramnik, Carlsen - Jakowenko and Naiditsch - Bacrot
Anand and Topalov removed from Pearl Spring website hours after I announced the field.