2016 Champions Showdown

Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Caruana - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 2:00pm

Chess notes
The Boston Globe
With only one event to go, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk are strongly favored. Next are the two spots reserved for the highest-rated players not otherwise qualified. As of now, Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana are in, with Vladimir Kramnik ...

Vlad Kramnik adopts curious strategy for Globus at European Club Cup - The Guardian

Caruana - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00pm

The Guardian

Vlad Kramnik adopts curious strategy for Globus at European Club Cup
The Guardian
It was rather the strange behaviour of the former world champion Kramnik, who is supposed to be battling with the Americans Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So for the two rating places in the 2018 Candidates, the eight-player event which will decide Magnus ...

'Juuni Taisen' Episode 3 Spoilers: Chicken to Go Berserk in Next Installment; Who Is Rat? - Christian Post

Nakamura - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:38am

Christian Post

'Juuni Taisen' Episode 3 Spoilers: Chicken to Go Berserk in Next Installment; Who Is Rat?
Christian Post
Juuni Taisen Official SiteKey visual art for the Japanese anime series, "Juuni Taisen: Zodiac War," based on the light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura. Something's up with the silver-haired young man who is in the ...

'Juuni Taisen' spoilers, anime review: the zodiac war - Blasting News

Nakamura - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:20am

'Juuni Taisen' spoilers, anime review: the zodiac war
Blasting News
... way to the huge event. Advertisements. The anime series made its debut on Oct. 3 and its studio, Graphinica, has already set the show to run for 12 episodes. It is adapted from the light manga novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru ...

'My chances of winning another world title greater than zero' - ESPN

Anand - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:00am

ESPN

'My chances of winning another world title greater than zero'
ESPN
It's a scenario Viswanathan Anand is not entirely used to. But one that's assuming a disconcerting regularity in his calendar and mind space. For the second successive time, the Indian has been ruled out of reckoning for the World Chess Championship ...

'My chances of winning another world title greater than zero' - ESPN

Caruana - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:00am

ESPN

'My chances of winning another world title greater than zero'
ESPN
Slightly favorable pairings, avoiding Carlsen, Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, also worked to an advantage for the World No. 9. His next tournament -- London Chess Classic -- is more than 45 days away and the Indian has plans with family at the center of ...

'My chances of winning another world title greater than zero' - ESPN

Nakamura - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:00am

ESPN

'My chances of winning another world title greater than zero'
ESPN
After an early World Cup exit in September, Anand had an impressive run at the recent Isle of Man championship, finishing joint-second with American Hikaru Nakamura and just half a point behind title winner Carlsen. Slightly favorable pairings ...

European Club Cup: Perfect Score For Globus, Odlar Yurdu - Chess.com

Caruana - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:22pm

Chess.com

European Club Cup: Perfect Score For Globus, Odlar Yurdu
Chess.com
Second seed Alkaloid of Macedonia lost to Moscow's SHSM Legacy Square Capital in a match with only one decisive result. Evgeniy Najer, who eliminated Fabiano Caruana from the World Cup last month, beat Pavel Eljanov as Black in a mere 23 moves.

European Club Cup: Perfect Score For Globus, Odlar Yurdu - Chess.com

Nakamura - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:22pm

Chess.com

European Club Cup: Perfect Score For Globus, Odlar Yurdu
Chess.com
When Mamedyarov is in an attacking mood you better hide. | Photo: ECC/David Llada. Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova lost the sponsor that could sign up players such as Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in recent years. With only Italian players ...

Carlsen world No. 1 for seven years - Philippine Star

Nakamura - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:33pm

Carlsen world No. 1 for seven years
Philippine Star
Magnus Carlsen emerged on top in the October world chess rankings, maintaining the No. 1 spot for the last seven years. The Norwegian world champion had 2826 rating points, 25 points ahead of World Chess Cup winner Levon Aronian (Armenia), who ...

Carlsen world No. 1 for seven years - Philippine Star

Caruana - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:33pm

Carlsen world No. 1 for seven years
Philippine Star
Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana (USA) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) – rounded out the top five at 2794 apiece. They were followed by Azeri Shakriyar Mamedyarov (2791), American Wesley So (2788), Russian Alexander Grischuk ...

Carlsen world No. 1 for seven years - Philippine Star

Caruana - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:33pm

Carlsen world No. 1 for seven years
Philippine Star
Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana (USA) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) – rounded out the top five at 2794 apiece. They were followed by Azeri Shakriyar Mamedyarov (2791), American Wesley So (2788), Russian Alexander Grischuk ...

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Carlsen world No. 1 for seven years - Philippine Star

Nakamura - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:33pm

Carlsen world No. 1 for seven years
Philippine Star
Magnus Carlsen emerged on top in the October world chess rankings, maintaining the No. 1 spot for the last seven years. The Norwegian world champion had 2826 rating points, 25 points ahead of World Chess Cup winner Levon Aronian (Armenia), who ...

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Chess notes - The Boston Globe - The Boston Globe

Nakamura - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:37pm

The Boston Globe

Chess notes - The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
The Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess tournament has ended with a victory for the world champion, Magnus Carlsen. Just a half a point behind in ...

Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Caruana - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:37pm

The Boston Globe

Chess notes
The Boston Globe
The next highest scoring American was Fabiano Caruana, who finished in fifth place with 6/9. It could have been better, but a poor loss to Carlsen in the eighth round sealed his fate. Other Americans of note included 65-year-old Jim Tarjan, just back ...

£50000 prize goes to world chess No.1 Carlsen - Isle of Man Today

Caruana - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:01am

Isle of Man Today

£50000 prize goes to world chess No.1 Carlsen
Isle of Man Today
The truly stellar line-up also included other elite Grand Masters such as Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura from the USA and Vladimir Kramnik from Russia. A group of 30 chess players came from India, headed by Viswanathan Anand. Previous winners ...

£50000 prize goes to world chess No.1 Carlsen - Isle of Man Today

Nakamura - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:01am

Isle of Man Today

£50000 prize goes to world chess No.1 Carlsen
Isle of Man Today
The truly stellar line-up also included other elite Grand Masters such as Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura from the USA and Vladimir Kramnik from Russia. A group of 30 chess players came from India, headed by Viswanathan Anand. Previous winners ...

Magnus Carlsen extends gap at top of world rankings with Isle of Man win - The Guardian

Caruana - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:03pm

The Guardian

Magnus Carlsen extends gap at top of world rankings with Isle of Man win
The Guardian
Fabiano Caruana had beaten Gawain Jones in the previous round with some impressive prep, finding a nuance at move 19 in a sharp variation of the Ruy Lopez. Carlsen opted for 14…Re8 and a more solid approach, was surprised by 15 g4!? and worked ...

Magnus Carlsen extends gap at top of world rankings with Isle of Man win - The Guardian

Nakamura - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:03pm

The Guardian

Magnus Carlsen extends gap at top of world rankings with Isle of Man win
The Guardian
... openings like 1…g6 and 1…b6, won several creative games, made a trip to the top of Snaefell, the Isle's highest point and captured the £50,000 first prize with an unbeaten 7.5/9, half a point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura of the US and India's Vishy ...

On Chess: Race to the Candidates Tournament - KBIA

Caruana - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:05pm

On Chess: Race to the Candidates Tournament
KBIA
With the pre-tournament favorite eliminated, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, and Americans Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana, stepped up as main contenders for tournament victory. Both So and Caruana hoped to reach the Candidates Tournament ...

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