Field down to 16. Wins from Mamedyarov and Svidler with black in the first game of the fourth round.
November 2009 Archives
BNbank Blitz 2009 in Norway won by Nakamura, who beat Carlsen 3-1 in the final match.
All the favorites through the first round. Incredible Akobian-Tregubov marathon won by the American.
World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk begins Saturday. 128-player KO. Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Gashimov, Radjabov, Morozevich, and Grischuk star.
Carlsen leads World Blitz ahead of Anand in Moscow after day two.
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.
Carlsen wakes up and stomps Ponomariov. Kramnik still leads Anand and Ivanchuk by a half-point. Final round 9: Ivanchuk-Kramnik, Leko-Carlsen, Anand-Aronian, Svidler-Gelfand, Ponomariov-Morozevich.
Kramnik beats Ponomariov to move to +3 and the clear lead. Ivanchuk and Anand trail on +2. Round 8: Kramnik-Leko, Carlsen-Ponomariov, Morozevich-Svidler, Gelfand-Anand, Aronian-Ivanchuk.
Anand beat Leko to join Kramnik in the lead on +2. Round 6: Carlsen-Anand, Kramnik-Ponomariov, Leko-Svidler, Morozevich-Ivanchuk, Gelfand-Aronian.
Kramnik beats Svidler to take the clear lead. Round 5: Gelfand-Kramnik, Aronian-Morozevich, Ivanchuk-Carlsen, Anand-Leko, Svidler-Ponomariov.
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.
All five games drawn. Carlsen-Kramnik a fantastic six-hour battle. Round 2: Kramnik-Anand, Svidler-Ivanchuk, Ponomariov-Aronian, Carlsen-Morozevich, Leko-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.