Last updated: Monday 31st August 2015 3:39 am
- Leaders Aronian and Carlsen draw, Nakamura destroys So
- Carlsen and Aronian lead the Sinquefield Cup after 5 rounds
- Aronian joins Topalov after Sinquefield Cup Round 4 destruction of So
- Topalov retains the lead Carlsen and So win in Sinquefield Cup Round 3
- Topalov leads alone after two rounds of the Sinquefield Cup
3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015 6
Mark Crowther (Sat Aug 29 23:08:00 2015)
Hikaru Nakamura destroyed Wesley So's King's Indian. Photo © | http://grandchesstour.com
The sixth round of the Sinquefield Cup saw the leaders Aronian and Carlsen draw to lie on 4/6. Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Hikaru Nakamura are a half point back.
Hikaru Nakamura played a brilliant attack against Wesley So in the King's Indian launching a devistating attack against his king and finishing in checkmate. Afterwards he critical of So's preparation saying that black's prospects were much better than computers give.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave surprised Veselin Topalov in a long line of the Petroff which put him in the driving seat after 18.e6. MVL admitted that he didn't remember the game with the Sicilian being the focus of his preparation but said that it was the obvious move. Topalov praised the way that MVL finished the game off.
Levon Aronian was disappointed not to put more pressure on fellow leader Magnus Carlsen who traded into a totally drawn endgame.
Fabiano Caruana's aggressive play looked very threatening against ALexander Grischuk but good and fast defence from the Russian allowed him to take control on the board and on the clock. Grischuk said he prepared for 10 hours for the game including this line and almost overslept for the start of the game. He said he was finding good ideas quickly at the board and was obviously very happy with his play.
Anish Giri and Viswanathan Anand drew a mildly interesting struggle in 32 moves.
Round 6 standings: Carlsen, Aronian 4pts, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura 3.5pts, Topalov, Grischuk 3pts, Anand, Caruana 2pts, So 1.5pts.
Round 7 pairings: Carlsen-Grischuk, Nakamura-Aronian, Anand-So, Topalov-Giri, Caruana-Vachier-Lagrave. I will be in commentary with Jon Speelman on ICC for the round. Please join me.Read more ....
French Chess Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Aug 20 18:27:00 2015)
The French Chess Championships took place in Saint-Quentin 9th to 20th August 2015. Bacrot was the top seed. Christian Bauer beat Tigran Gharamian 1.5-0.5 in a rapid tie-break after they both tied on 7/11. Read more ....
90th ch-FRA 2015 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Men
90th ch-FRA TB 2015 (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC:15m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Games Men TB
ch-FRA w 2015 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Women
ch-FRA Accession 2015 (11 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Accession
ch-FRA Blitz Final 2015 (8 players 3 Rds KO Indiv TC:3m+2spm)
Chinese Team Championship 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Aug 20 16:38:00 2015)
The Chinese Team Championship takes place 10th April to 11th December 2015 over a marathon 22 rounds. Read more ....
68th Russian Chess Championships Superfinal 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Aug 20 11:19:00 2015)
The 68th Russian Chess Championships Superfinal took place in Chita, Russia 9th to 20th August 2015. Men's and women's events both had 12 players and 11 rounds. Players: Igot Lysyj, Dmitry Jakovenko, Denis Khismatullin, Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Vladislav Artemiev, Alexander Motylev, Ivan Bukavshin, Ildar Khairullin and Daniil Dubov. Evgeny Tomashevsky won the event with 7.5/11 half a point clear of Sergey Karjakin. 16 year old Aleksandra Goryachkina won the women's event with 8/11. Read more ....
Spanish Team Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Aug 17 13:59:00 2015)
The Spanish Team Championships take place in Linares 8th to 21st August 2015. The first division was followed immediately by the Division Honor. Read more ....
102nd British Chess Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Aug 7 20:23:00 2015)
The 102nd British Chess Championships took place in Coventry 26th July to 8th August 2015. Joint defending champions David Howell and Jonathan Hawkins were back and fought for the title along with the Pert twins and Danny Gormally. As it was Hawkins was the only winner among the leaders beating Keith Arkell to take the title (the game ended with the blunder 26....Rd4? and resignation). David Howell failed to find a win after first time control against Mark Hebden after being given a chance to take the event into a tie-break following a blunder from Hebden in the run up to the first time control. Read more ....
48th Biel Chess Festival 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Jul 30 22:12:00 2015)
The 48th Biel Chess Festival took place Monday 20th Jul 2015 - Thursday 30th Jul 2015. Players in the main GM group: Michael Adams, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, David Navara, Pavel Eljanov and Richard Rapport. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took clear first on 6.5/10 after a nervy final round where he won and Radoslaw Wojtaszek failed to convert a winning position. The event will also probably be remembered for the complete collapse of Richard Rapport who lost all his second half games. There's always a danger when inviting creative players that they're out of form that they'll suffer multiple losses but this was an extreme example but surely better to risk this than invite someone very solid who is all but guaranteed to draw most of their games. In addition there is a master open which finishes on Friday. Read more ....
China-Russia Win and Continue Match Pt1 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed Jul 29 16:12:00 2015)
The China and Russia are playing a two part match in Heixiazi 29th July to 1st August. Second part in Harbin City 12th-17th December 2015. Players: Russia: Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexander Morozevich, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Dmitry Andreikin. China: Wei Yi, Ding Liren, Ni Hua, Yu Yangyi and Wang Yue. The format is unusual. 1 game matches followed by Blitz and Armageddon if necessary. Winner continues on loser is out. A team loses when it runs out of players. Although we haven't seen the detailed rules anywhere yet. It is probably close to this ""Super Go" "Win and Continue" event. Read more ....
9th Leiden Chess Tournament 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun Jul 26 17:36:00 2015)
The 9th Leiden Chess Tournament took place 18th to 26th July 2015. David Howell dominated and scored a fantastic 8.5/9 taking him well over the 2700 mark in the live ratings. He immediately moves on to play the British Chess Championships starting on Monday. Read more ....
Lake Sevan 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Jul 21 14:42:00 2015)
The Lake Sevan GM tournament took place 12th to 20th July 2015. Jan-Krzysztof Duda won with 6/9. Read more ....
43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2015 7
Mark Crowther (Sun Jul 5 23:58:00 2015)
Fabiano Caruana won the 43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting after winning a sharp Evans Gambit as black against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu who needed a win to take the tournament himself. Caruana scored 5.5/7 including winning his final 5 games.
Wesley So caught Nisipeanu on 4 points after a marathon win against Vladimir Kramnik in a Berlin Defence.
Naiditch-Meier and Hou Yifan-Nepomniachtchi were both drawn.
Caruana 5.5pts, So, Nisipeanu 4pts, Kramnik 3.5pts, Nepomniachtchi, Naiditsch 3pts, Hou Yifan, Meier 2.5pts.Read more ....
43rd GM 2015 (8 players 7 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games
Helmut-Kohls-Turnier 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv )
43rd Sparkassen Open (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:120m+30m)
The Week in Chess Anniversary 20 years
Mark Crowther (Wed Sep 17 16:20:00 2014)
Mark Crowther on the 20th Anniversary of TWIC on Wednesday September 17th 2014. Photo © | http://www.theweekinchess.com/
The Week in Chess is 20 years old today. The first issue of the magazine was published on Saturday 17th September 1994. In the full article below I give an update from the 1000th issue earlier in the year. I list all 1036 issues so far along with their text and with a donation button to get all the games in ChessBase format. I feel a great sense of achievement in reaching this landmark. I hope that in some small way I've helped players all over the world keep in touch with chess and have access to almost every top class game over that time no matter how rich or poor they are. Now I have to look to the future. I plan to be around a long while. I have some obvious additions I can make to the website that only require some programming but also my personal financial stability has to come to the fore now. Read more ....
Games, results and stories gathered together on one page
China-Russia Match 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Jul 21 13:43:00 2015)
Ding Liren vs Boris Gelfand Match 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Jul 21 13:04:00 2015)
43rd Annual World Open 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Jul 2 20:45:00 2015)
6th Hainan Danzhou GM 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Jul 2 11:21:00 2015)
10th Edmonton International 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Jun 29 08:10:00 2015)
3rd Norway Chess 2015 9
Mark Crowther (Thu Jun 25 21:13:00 2015)
Watter Browne 1949-2015
Mark Crowther (Thu Jun 25 11:26:00 2015)
50th Capablanca Memorial 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed Jun 17 16:20:00 2015)
Cez Trophy Navara vs So 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Jun 16 10:56:00 2015)
28th Leon GM 2015
Mark Crowther (Sun Jun 14 18:34:00 2015)
French Team Championship Top 12 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Jun 9 19:29:00 2015)
Chinese Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri May 29 12:16:00 2015)
10th American Continental 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed May 27 19:03:00 2015)
FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue May 26 17:20:00 2015)