The Review of Chess Events for 2014
by Boris Schipkov
The SportAccord World Mind Games 2014 took place in Beijing (China) 11th-17th December. Chess.
The winner of the Blitz and Basque tournaments Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan. Photos by Gu Xiaobing.
Basque Men: 1. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 7.5 out of 10, 2-4. Teimour Radjabov (silver), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (bronze), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 6.
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Basque Men: Games 49-80
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Basque Men: Games 25-48
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Basque Men: Games 1-24
Games SAWMG Basque Men 2014 (80, pgn)
Basque Women: 1. Hou Yifan - 8.5 out of 10, 2. Alexandra Kosteniuk - 7, 3-4. Zhao Xue (bronze), Antoaneta Stefanova - 6.
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Basque Women: Games 49-80
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Basque Women: Games 25-48
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Basque Women: Games 1-24
Games SAWMG Basque Women 2014 (80, pgn)
Blitz Men: 1. Alexander Grischuk - 19.5/30, 2. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 18.5, 3. Teimour Radjabov - 18.
Blitz Women: 1. Hou Yifan - 22.5/30, 2. Valentina Gunina - 19.5, 3. Anna Muzychuk (bronze) - 19.5.
Rapid Men: 1. Alexander Grischuk - 5 out of 7, 2-5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (silver), Wang Hao (bronze), Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 4.5.
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Day 2: Men Rapid Chess Games
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Day 1: Men Rapid Chess Games 1-32
Games SAWMG Chess Rapid Men 2014 (56, pgn)
Rapid Women: 1. Valentina Gunina - 5.5/7, 2. Hou Yifan - 5, 3-4. Anna Ushenina (bronze), Nana Dzagnidze - 4.5.
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Day 2: Women Rapid Chess Games
SportAccord World Mind Games 2014, Day 1: Women Rapid Chess Games 1-32
Games SAWMG Chess Rapid Women 2014 (56, pgn)
Hou Yifan, Gunina, Ushenina, Muzychuk, Kosteniuk, Grischuk, Aronian, Bacrot, Nepomniachtchi, Mamedyarov, Leko, Wang Hao.
The London Chess Classic 2014 took place in England 6th-14th December, the Super Six classical chess tournament - 10th-14th December, the ten-round Super Rapidplay Open - 6th-7th December.
Super Six Tournament: 1-3. Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri - 7 (3 out of 5), 4. Hikaru Nakamura - 6 (2.5), 5-6. Michael Adams (1.5), Fabiano Caruana (2) - 4. Since Anand won 1 game with the black pieces he won on tiebreak. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw.
London Chess Classic 2014, Super Six Tournament: Games
Games LCCSS 2014 (15, pgn)
Super Rapidplay Open: 1. Hikaru Nakamura - 9.5 out of 10, 2. Anish Giri - 8.5, 3-12. Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Nigel Short, Aleksandr Lenderman, Eric Hansen, Daniel Naroditsky, Nicholas Pert, Alon Greenfeld, Simon Williams - 8.
Hikaru Nakamura, Super Rapidplay Open, London 2014: All 10 Games
Super Players: Fabiano Caruana, Vishy Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Michael Adams.
Russian Chess Championships 2014 Super Finals, Kazan 2014
Special Chess Match Garry Kasparov vs Habu Yoshiharu, Tokyo 2014
The Qatar Masters Open 2014 took place in Doha 26th November - 4th December. 1. Yu Yangyi - 7.5 out of 9, 2-3. Anish Giri, Vladimir Kramnik - 7, 4-6. Sanan Sjugirov, Vasif Durarbayli, Zahar Efimenko - 6.5.
Yu Yangyi, Qatar Masters Open 2014: All 9 Games
In round 9 Yu Yangyi obtained an advantage in the Spanish Game and beat Kramnik. Yu Yangyi won the Qatar Masters Open.
In round 8 Kramnik outplayed Salem in the endgame.
In round 7 Kramnik sacrificed a pawn in the Semi-Slav Defence, attacked and grabbed weak pawns on the queenside and beat Giri.
Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren.
Official Site: http://www.qatarmastersopen.com/
The World Chess Championship 2014 Match - Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand - took place in Sochi (Russia) 7th-25th November.
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 6.5-4.5. Magnus Carlsen retains World Championship title.
Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen, Game 10. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand, Sochi 2014
The Match Hikaru Nakamura vs Levon Aronian 2014 took place in Saint Louis (USA) 21st-25th November. 4 classical and 16 blitz games.
Classical: Nakamura - Aronian 2-2. Match Hikaru Nakamura vs Levon Aronian, Saint Louis 2014: Classical Games
Blitz: Nakamura - Aronian 9.5-6.5. Match Hikaru Nakamura vs Levon Aronian, Saint Louis 2014: Blitz Games
Tal Memorial 2014 Chess Blitz Tournament
The Petrosian Memorial 2014 took place in Moscow (Russia) 3rd-11th November.
1. Alexander Grischuk - 5.5, 2. Vladimir Kramnik - 4.5, 3-4. Boris Gelfand, Levon Aronian - 4, 5. Ding Liren - 3.5, 6. Peter Leko - 2.5, 7-8. Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Morozevich - 2.
Petrosian Memorial, Moscow 2014. Round 7: Games
Petrosian Memorial, Moscow 2014. Round 6: Games
Petrosian Memorial, Moscow 2014. Round 5: Games
Petrosian Memorial, Moscow 2014. Round 4: Games
In round 4 Leko sacrificed a knight and had a powerful attack on the kingside vs Aronian. Leko could have won with 23.Re7+ or 23.g4. Inarkiev could have won with 41...Rc1+! vs Morozevich.
Petrosian Memorial, Moscow 2014. Round 3: Games
Petrosian Memorial, Moscow 2014. Round 2: Games
In round 2 Kramnik sacrificed a rook to attack and beat Inarkiev. Grischuk beat Gelfand in the endgame.
Petrosian Memorial, Moscow 2014. Round 1: Games
Games PM 2014 (28, pgn)
The FIDE World Chess Grand Prix 2014 Tashkent tournament took place in Uzbekistan 20th October - 2nd November.
1. Dmitry Andreikin - 7, 2-3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura - 6.5, 4-7. Baadur Jobava, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Sergey Karjakin, Fabiano Caruana - 6, 8. Teimour Radjabov - 5.5, 9. Anish Giri - 5, 10. Dmitri Jakovenko - 4.5, 11-12. Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Boris Gelfand - 3.5.
FIDE World Chess Grand Prix 2014 Tashkent Tournament
The Corsican Circuit 2014 took place in France 18th-22nd October.
Final: Hou Yifan - Sergey Fedorchuk 2-0.
Semifinals: Vishy Anand - Sergey Fedorchuk 0.5-1.5.
Hou Yifan - Robert Ruck 3-2.
The FIDE World Chess Grand Prix 2014 Baku tournament took place in Azerbaijan 1st-15th October.
1-2. Fabiano Caruana, Boris Gelfand - 6.5, 3-7. Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Hikaru Nakamura - 6, 8. Teimour Radjabov - 5.5, 9-10. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Rustam Kasimdzhanov - 5, 11. Dmitry Andreikin - 4.5, 12. Leinier Dominguez Perez - 3.
FIDE World Chess Grand Prix 2014 Baku Tournament
The Millionaire Chess Open 2014 tournament took place in Las Vegas (USA) 9th-13th October.
Final: Wesley So - Ray Robson 1.5-0.5.
The European Chess Club Cup 2014 took place in Bilbao (Spain) 14th-20th September. 7 round Swiss.
Open: 1. SOCAR Azerbaijan - 14/14, 2. G-Team Novy Bor - 12, 3. Malakhite - 11.
Caruana, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Morozevich, Nepomniachtchi, Svidler, Vitiugov, Grischuk, Karjakin, Leko, Radjabov, Mamedyarov.
Women: 1. Batumi Chess Club 'Nona' - 14, 2. Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo - 10, 3. SHSM Nashe Nasledie - 9.
The Bilbao Final Chess Masters 2014 took place 14th-20th September. Rest day 17th September.
1. Viswanathan Anand - 11 out of 18 (4/6), 2. Levon Aronian - 10 (4), 3-4. Ruslan Ponomariov, Francisco Vallejo Pons - 5 (2).
Round 6: Aronian beat Anand. Vallejo beat Ponomariov.
Round 5: Ponomariov-Anand, a draw by perpetual check. Aronian-Vallejo, a draw in the rook endgame.
Round 4: Anand beat Vallejo in the Queen's Gambit Accepted. Ponomariov-Aronian, a draw.
Round 3: Anand-Aronian, a draw. Ponomariov beat Vallejo.
Round 2: Anand grabbed the exchange vs Vallejo and won. Aronian beat Ponomariov.
Round 1: Anand attacked Ponomariov with g4-g5 on the kingside in the King's Indian and won. Vallejo-Aronian, a draw.
Bilbao Chess Final Masters 2014: Games
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, like in soccer. Games BFCM 2014 (12, pgn)
The Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM double-round robin chess tournament took place in Saint Louis (USA) 27th August - 7th September.
1. Fabiano Caruana - 8.5 out of 10 scores, 2. Magnus Carlsen - 5.5, 3. Veselin Topalov - 5, 4-5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian - 4, 6. Hikaru Nakamura - 3.
Round 10: Aronian tried to attack Caruana in the opening, a draw. Topalov vs Carlsen, a quick draw. Nakamura seized the d5 square vs Vachier-Lagrave, a draw.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 10: Games
Round 9: Caruana could have won in the endgame with 38.Bf2 or 40.Rxg6 vs Nakamura, a draw. Carlsen could have won in the rook endgame with extra pawns vs Aronian, a draw. Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov, a draw.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 9: Games
Round 8: Caruana had an advantage vs Carlsen, however the game ended in a draw. Aronian had a serious advantage vs Vachier-Lagrave, a draw. Topalov grabbed a pawn and won vs Nakamura.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 8: Games
Round 7: Caruana easily beat Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime's king ran all over the board, it is humor. Nakamura made a mistake, 11...Na6?, and lost to Carlsen. Aronian had a small advantage vs Topalov, a draw by repetition.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 7: Games
Round 6: Caruana crushed Topalov with the strong 24.Bxe6! in the Sicilian Defence. Carlsen had a small advantage and grabbed a pawn, but Vachier-Lagrave defended well in the endgame, a draw. The game Nakamura-Aronian ended in a draw after an original opening.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 6: Games
Round 5: Caruana outplayed Nakamura in the Slav Defence. Aronian had weak pawns and lost in the rook endgame vs Carlsen. Topalov beat Vachier-Lagrave in the Sicilian.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 5: Games
Round 4: Fabiano Caruana beat Aronian in the Spanish with a fab knight sacrifice 29.Na5! and 30.Nxe5! to push pawns on the kingside. A fabulous win! Carlsen made a draw vs Topalov in the endgame. Nakamura easily equalized vs Vachier-Lagrave.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 4: Games
Round 3: Carlsen played badly in the opening (11.Bg3?!, 13.h3?!), then sacrificed the bishop 15.Bxf7+, 16.Nh4+ was better, Caruana found the strong 20...Nd3! and won. Vachier-Lagrave obtained a big advantage with 20.d5 and beat Aronian. Nakamura could have won with the nice 21...Bxf2+!, but lost after mistakes vs Topalov.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 3: Games
Round 2: Carlsen sacrificed a piece to draw by perpetual check vs Nakamura. Caruana sacrificed a pawn in the Caro-Kann, and after Vachier-Lagrave's mistake 17...Nh6? quickly won. Topalov grabbed the exchange vs Aronian, and quickly lost after errors.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 2: Games
Round 1: Perpetual check in Vachier-Carlsen, Caruana beat Topalov, Aronian-Nakamura a draw in the Slav Defence, the Dutch Variation.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 1: Games
Games SC 2014 (30, pgn)
The Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament took place in the United Arab Emirates 24th August - 6th September. 1-2. Ju Wenjun, Hou Yifan - 8.5, 3-6. Harika Dronavalli, Zhao Xue, Anna Ushenina, Tuvshintugs Batchimeg - 6.5.
Ju Wenjun, Hou Yifan, Harika Dronavalli, Zhao Xue, Anna Ushenina, Tuvshintugs Batchimeg.
Humpy Koneru, Elina Danielian, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhu Chen, Nafisa Muminova, Alina L'Ami. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah Tournament
The 41st World Chess Olympiad 2014 took place in Tromso (Norway) 2nd-14th August. Free Days: 7th and 13th August.
Olympiad Open. 1. China - 19 out of 22, 2. Hungary, 3. India, 4. Russia, 5. Azerbaijan - 17.
Olympiad Women. 1. Russia - 20 out of 22, 2. China, 3. Ukraine - 18.
41st World Chess Olympiad, Tromso 2014
The Czech Open 2014 took place in Pardubice 18th-26th July.
1. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu - 7.5/9, 2-4. S. Arun Prasad, Antonios Pavlidis, Kirill Alekseenko - 7.
Site: http://www.czechopen.net/en/, http://chess-results.com/tnr139745
The Biel International 2014 Chess Festival took place in Switzerland 14th-24th July.
1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 6 out of 10, 2. Radoslaw Wojtaszek - 5.5, 3-5. Pentala Harikrishna, Anish Giri, Hou Yifan - 5, 6. Alexander Motylev - 3.5.
Biel International 2014 Chess Festival. Rounds 7-10: Games
Biel International 2014 Chess Festival. Rounds 4-6: Games
Biel International 2014 Chess Festival. Rounds 1-3: Games
Games BICFG 2014 (30, pgn)
The ACP Golden Classic 2014 chess tournament took place in Bergamo (Italy) 12th-20th July.
1. Wesley So - 4.5, 2. Baadur Jobava - 3.5, 3-4. Zoltan Almasi, Emil Sutovsky - 3, 5-6. Sabino Brunello, Daniele Vocaturo - 2.5, 7. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 2.
ACP Golden Classic, Bergamo 2014. Round 7: Games
ACP Golden Classic, Bergamo 2014. Rounds 4-6: Games
ACP Golden Classic, Bergamo 2014. Rounds 2-3: Games
ACP Golden Classic, Bergamo 2014. Round 1: Games
Games ACPGC 2014 (21, pgn)
The Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2014 took place in Dortmund (Germany) 12th-20th July.
1. Fabiano Caruana - 5.5, 2-3. Peter Leko, Georg Meier - 4, 4-5. Arkadij Naiditsch, Michael Adams - 3.5, 6. Ruslan Ponomariov - 3, 7. Vladimir Kramnik - 2.5, 8. David Baramidze - 2.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2014
The European Individual Women's Chess Championship 2014 took place in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 5th-18th July. 1. Valentina Gunina - 9 out of 11; 2. Tatiana Kosintseva - 8.5; 3-4. Melia Salome, Mariya Muzychuk - 8. Valentina Gunina of Russia is the new European Women's Chess Champion.
The Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Lopota tournament took place in Georgia 19th June - 1st July. Free Days 23rd and 28th June.
1. Hou Yifan - 9, 2-3. Ju Wenjun, Elina Danielian - 7, 4. Nana Dzagnidze - 6.5, 5-6. Antoaneta Stefanova, Harika Dronavalli - 6, 7-9. Anna Muzychuk, Humpy Koneru, Alexandra Kosteniuk - 5.5, 10. Zhao Xue - 3.5, 11. Bela Khotenashvili - 3, 12. Nafisa Muminova - 1.5.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Lopota Tournament
The World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2014 took place in Dubai (UAE) 15th-20th June.
Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura and Viswanathan Anand at the Opening ceremony. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich
World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Dubai 2014
The CEZ trophy 2014 match Nakamura vs Navara took place in Prague (Czech Republic) 7th-11th June.
David Navara - Hikaru Nakamura 0.5-3.5. Hikaru Nakamura won the trophy.
The CEZ trophy 2014 match Hikaru Nakamura vs David Navara: Games
The Norway Chess 2014 tournament took place in Stavanger 2nd-13th June. Blitz - 2nd June. Free Days: 6th and 11th June.
Pairings and Results of the Norway Chess, Stavanger 2014
1. Sergey Karjakin - 6, 2. Magnus Carlsen - 5.5, 3. Alexander Grischuk - 5, 4-5. Fabiano Caruana, Veselin Topalov - 4.5, 6-9. Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, Anish Giri, Vladimir Kramnik - 4, 10. Simen Agdestein - 3.5.
Norway Chess, Stavanger 2014. Results and Games with Commentary
Games NC 2014 (45, pgn)
Blitz: 1. Carlsen 7.5, 2. Aronian 6.5, 3-4. Grischuk, Karjakin 5.5, 5. Svidler 5, 6. Giri 4.5, 7-8. Kramnik, Caruana 3.5, 9. Topalov 2, 10. Agdestein 1.5.
The US Chess Championships 2014 took place in Saint Louis, United States, May 7th-20th.
Playoffs: Lenderman-Akobian 0-1. Final: Gata Kamsky - Varuzhan Akobian 1.5-0.5. Gata Kamsky is US Chess Champion.
US Chess Championship 2014, Saint Louis. Playoffs: Games
1-3. Gata Kamsky, Varuzhan Akobian, Aleksandr Lenderman - 7, 4-5. Sam Shankland, Daniel Naroditsky - 6, 6-8. Alex Onischuk, Ray Robson, Josh Friedel - 5.5, 9-10. Sergey Erenburg, Timur Gareev - 4.5, 11. Alejandro Ramirez - 4, 12. Mackenzie Molner - 3.5.
US Chess Championship 2014, Saint Louis. Rounds 9-11: Games
US Chess Championship 2014, Saint Louis. Rounds 5-8: Games
US Chess Championship 2014, Saint Louis. Rounds 1-4: Games
Games USCC 2014 (69, pgn)
The Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Shamkir Chess 2014 took place in Azerbaijan 20th-30th April. Free Day - 25th April.
1. Magnus Carlsen - 6.5/10, 2. Fabiano Caruana - 5.5, 3-5. Hikaru Nakamura, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin - 5, 6. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 3.
Pairings and Results of the Vugar Gashimov Chess Memorial 2014
Shamkir Chess 2014, Vugar Gashimov Memorial. Results and Games with Commentary
Games SCGM 2014 (30, pgn)
The Women's World Blitz Chess Championship 2014 took place in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia) 26th-28th April.
1. Anna Muzychuk - 23/30, 2. Nana Dzagnidze - 20.5, 3. Tatiana Kosintseva - 20.
The Women's World Rapid Chess Championship 2014 took place in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia) 23th-25th April.
1-2. Kateryna Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk - 10.5/15, 3-5. Olga Girya, Antoaneta Stefanova, Anna Muzychuk - 10.
The Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament took place in Russia 8th-21st April. Free Days 13th and 18th April.
1. Hou Yifan - 8.5/11, 2. Olga Girya - 7, 3. Alexandra Kosteniuk - 6.5, 4-5. Kateryna Lagno, Anna Muzychuk - 6, 6-7. Nana Dzagnidze, Antoaneta Stefanova - 5.5, 8-9. Zhao Xue, Anna Ushenina - 5, 10. Nafisa Muminova - 4, 11-12. Tatiana Kosintseva, Tuvshintugs Batchimeg - 3.5.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Tournament
The Russian Team Championships 2014 took place in Loo, Sochi, Krasnodar Kray 7th-14th April.
1. "Malachite" - 12; 2. "Nashe Nasledie" - 11; 3. St. Petersburg Chess Fed - 10 (24); 4. University Belorechensk - 10 (23).
"Malachite": Karjakin, Grischuk, Leko, Shirov, Malakhov, Motylev, Lysyj, Bologan.
Karjakin, Grischuk, Svidler, Vitiugov, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Morozevich, Leko, Kamsky, Shirov, Motylev, Jobava, Malakhov.
The Candidates Tournament 2014 took place in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia) 12th-30th March. 1. Viswanathan Anand - 8.5; 2. Sergey Karjakin - 7.5; 3-5. Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Dmitry Andreikin - 7; 6-7. Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler - 6.5; 8. Veselin Topalov - 6.
Chess Candidates Tournament, Khanty-Mansiysk 2014
The European Individual Chess Championship 2014 took place in Yerevan (Armenia) 3rd-14th March. The games - 12:00 pm CET, 6:00 am EST, 18:00 Nsk.
1. Alexander Motylev - 9/11; 2-9. David Anton Guijarro, Vladimir Fedoseev, Dragan Solak, Pavel Eljanov, Constantin Lupulescu, David Navara, Ivan Saric, Igor Lysyj - 8. Alexander Motylev of Russia is the European Champion 2014.
Etienne Bacrot, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Anton Korobov, Vladimir Malakhov, Baadur Jobava, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Laurent Fressinet, Zoltan Almasi, David Navara, and Judit Polgar.
Site: http://www.eicc2014.am/, http://chess-results.com/tnr123081
Open Festival da Uva Rapid, 8th-9th March 2014: 1. Magnus Carlsen - 8.5/9, 2-3. Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian, Gilberto Milos - 8.
Magnus Carlsen in Brazil 2014: Chess Games
Four Player Chess Rapid Knockout took place in Caxias do Sul 7th March 2014, Final: Magnus Carlsen - Gilberto Milos 2-0. The game Carlsen, Magnus (2881) - Rodriguez Vila, Andres 1-0.
Magnus Carlsen wins the Recreio da Juventude rapid tournament in Caxias do Sul (Brazil), 6th March 2014: 1. Magnus Carlsen, 2. Gilberto Milos, 3. Andres Rodriguez Vila, 4. Rafael Leitao.
The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014 took place in Gibraltar 28th January - 6th February.
1-3. Cheparinov, Ivanchuk, Vitiugov - 8/10. Tiebreak Semifinal: Ivanchuk-Vitiugov 1-3. Final: Cheparinov-Vitiugov 1.5-0.5.
Adams, Vachier-Lagrave, Ivanchuk, Vitiugov, Eljanov, Tomashevsky, Kamsky, Harikrishna, Navara.
The Crushing Defeat in the Opening: the Chess Game Kevin Spraggett vs Nigel Short, Gibraltar Masters 2014.
The Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 took place in Switzerland 29th January - 4th February. Total Classical + Rapid: 1. Magnus Carlsen - 10, 2-3. Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian - 9, 4. Hikaru Nakamura - 7.5, 5. Viswanathan Anand - 5, 6. Boris Gelfand - 4.5.
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2014 took place in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) January 10th - 26th. 1. Levon Aronian - 8, 2-3. Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin - 6.5
Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Wijk aan Zee 2014
The Clash of Titans: the Millionaire Magnus Carlsen Beat the Billionaire Bill Gates: Time Dominates
The New Zealand Chess Championship 2014 was held in Auckland 2nd-12th January.
1. Wang, Pu Chen - 7.5 out of 9; 2. Dive, Russell - 7; 3. Ker, Anthony - 6.
The Hastings Chess Congress 2013-2014 took place in England 28th December 2013 - 5th January 2014.
1-7. Mchedlishvili, Mikheil; Khenkin, Igor; Ma, Qun; Hebden, Mark; Vakhidov, Jahongir; Sarkar, Justin; Radovanovic, Jovica - 6.5 out of 9 scores.
17 Astonishing Chess Games with 5 and 6 Queens on the Board
The Senator Max Gutmann Memorial 2013-2014 GM tournament was held in Augsburg (Germany) 27th December 2013 - 4th January 2014. Eva Moser earned her first Grandmaster norm.
1. Eva Moser - 7.5 out of 9; 2. Michael Prusikin - 7; 3. Petar Arnaudov - 6.
An amazing game, Arnaudov, Petar - Moser, Eva 0-1. Five queens on the board!
The Groningen Chess Festival 2013 took place in the Netherlands 21st-30th December. The match Jan Timman - Anatoly Karpov 1.5-2.5.
Chess Games of the match Jan Timman against Anatoly Karpov 2013.
Open A: 1-4. Andriasian, Zaven; L'Ami, Erwin, Bok, Benjamin, Ernst, Sipke - 7/9.
The Zurich Christmas Chess Open 2013 was held in Switzerland 26th-30th December. 1. Wojtaszek Radoslaw - 6 out of 7, 2-6. Kovalenko Igor, Balogh Csaba, Georgiev Kiril, Bogner Sebastian, Gallagher Joseph - 5.5.
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