Greengard's ChessNinja.com

November 2009 Archives

World Cup 09 r4: Sweet 16

| Permalink | 56 comments
Field down to 16. Wins from Mamedyarov and Svidler with black in the first game of the fourth round.

Nakamura Blitzes Carlsen in Norway

| Permalink | 184 comments
BNbank Blitz 2009 in Norway won by Nakamura, who beat Carlsen 3-1 in the final match.

World Cup 09 r2

| Permalink | 277 comments
All the favorites through the first round. Incredible Akobian-Tregubov marathon won by the American.

World Cup Overfloweth

| Permalink | 138 comments
World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk begins Saturday. 128-player KO. Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Gashimov, Radjabov, Morozevich, and Grischuk star.

Blitzed in Moscow!

| Permalink | 161 comments
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.

Tal Memorial: The Classics

| Permalink | 58 comments
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.

Tal Memorial 09: Anand Steps Up

| Permalink | 222 comments
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.

Tal Memorial 09: Action at Last

| Permalink | 86 comments
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.

Twitter Updates

    Follow me on Twitter



    About this Archive

    This page is an archive of entries from November 2009 listed from newest to oldest.

    October 2009 is the previous archive.

    December 2009 is the next archive.

    Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.