Long Time No See

Время публикации: 03.12.2011 20:05 | Последнее обновление: 03.12.2011 20:05

The leaders of the world rating list compete in London

London Chess Classic has started today. Nine GMs, four of them are top-listed in the world rating, will compete in “football” alike scoring system: win – 3 points, draw – 1, loss – 0.

Here’s the Magnificent Nine: Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2826), Viswanathan Anand (India, 2811), Levon Aronian (Armenia, 2802), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2800), Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2758), Michael Adams (England, 2698), Nigel Short (England, 2698), Luke McShane (England, 2698), David Howell (England, 2633).

You probably remember that recently Carlsen, Aronian, Anand and Kramnik competed in another tournament, Tal Memorial, which means they didn’t have much time to rest from each other.

Yesterday GMs played an entertaining game against Internet users, it’s not hard to guess who won.

Results can be followed live on the main page of our website. Today we’re going to discuss the first round events on the air of our radio (works from 18:00 MSK Time). Besides the major tournament the festival includes an open competition and round-robin tournament among women.

A distinguished guest of the festival is Viktor Korchnoi.

Visit the official website for the details. 


Смотрите также...

  • E.SUROV: This is Chess-News, we’re at the closing ceremony of the European Team Championship. I’m Evgeni Surov and we will talk to Arkadij Naiditsch – the leader of the German team. Thanks to Arkadij’s win over Radjabov in the last but one game Germany took the lead and maintained it. Greetings, Arkadij!

  • Hikaru Nakamura takes the sword

  • A chaotic face-off Kramnik – Carlsen of Round 3 finished in a draw.

    Carlsen’s was unsuccessful from the opening which gave Kramnik an obvious advantage. Good was, for instance, 20.Qg4.

  • A new November rating list has been published today on the official website of FIDE. It turned out that for the first time in history of chess at the same time four Grandmasters went over the cherished 2800. Among these four are: Carlsen Magnus (Norway, 2826), Anand Viswanathan (India, 2811), Aronian Levon (Armenia, 2802), Kramnik Vladimir (Russia, 2800). 

  • The tournament dedicated to Nona Gaprindashvili’s anniversary has finished in the Central House of Chessplayer. The hero of the occasion overtook and surpassed the leader after the first match day and won the tournament with 6 out of 9.  

  • E.SUROV: First of all how do you feel?

    V.IVANCHUK: In general everything’s fine and I’m feeling good. I mean there aren’t any problems, so I’m able to continue playing the tournament and I do hope everything will be fine.

  • Everyone played, Carlsen won

  • That was February of this year when we reported about the legendary Yugoslavian GM Svetozar Gligorich to release his first musical album at the age of 88.  

  • Journalists continue trying to understand what is going on in the strongest Grandmasters' heads. We offer you a part of Levon Aronian's interview to "Yerevan" magazine. 


  • Chess-News has been informed that the German national team players prior to the European Team Championship signed a contract under which they will receive a considerable amount of money for participation and most likely they are also going to get some bonus from the federation for winning the competition.