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Zurich Chess Challenge 2015

The Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 took place in Switzerland 13th-19th February. Blitz (13th February), Classical (14th-18th February), Rapid (19th February) Chess.
Hikaru Nakamura is the winner of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2015. Photos by Eteri Kublashvili The first prize: Quartz (Rock crystal)
Hikaru Nakamura is the winner of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2015. The first prize, the trophy: Quartz Crystal Cluster (Rock crystal). Photos by Eteri Kublashvili.
Total Classical + Rapid: 1-2. Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura - 9, 3. Vladimir Kramnik - 8.5, 4. Levon Aronian - 7, 5. Sergey Karjakin - 6, 6. Fabiano Caruana - 5.5. Tiebreak: Viswanathan Anand - Hikaru Nakamura 0-1 (Armageddon).

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015, Rapid Games and Tiebreak Armageddon
Rapid Chess: 1. Kramnik - 3.5, 2-3. Aronian, Nakamura - 3, 4-5. Karjakin, Anand - 2, 6. Caruana - 1.5.
Games ZCC Rapid and Tiebreak 2015 (16, pgn)
Classical Chess: 1. Anand - 7 (3.5), 2. Nakamura - 6 (3), 3. Kramnik - 5 (2.5), 4-6. Karjakin, Caruana, Aronian - 4 (2). Here classical games count as double: a win - 2 points, a draw - 1 point, the rapid results as usual in chess tournaments - 1 point for a win and 0.5 for a draw.
Zurich Chess Challenge 2015, Photos and All Classical Games
Round 5: Caruana-Kramnik 1/2, the Spanish Game, Vladimir tried to counterattack on the kingside. Nakamura-Aronian 1/2, the Spanish Game, 6.a4 is a novelty, but Levon equalized. Karjakin-Anand 1/2, the English Opening.
Round 4: Anand-Nakamura 1-0, the Queen's Gambit, after the bad 24...Bg7? Vishy took the initiative with 25.Rb6! and won. Kramnik-Karjakin 1/2, the Reti Opening, with counterplay. Aronian-Caruana 1/2, the Queen's Gambit, with a slight edge to White.
Round 3: Aronian-Kramnik 1/2, the Catalan Opening, Levon had a small edge. Caruana-Anand 1/2, Vishy sacrificed the exchange. Nakamura-Karjakin 1-0, a sharp fight, Sergey made a mistake 15...Ne3+?.
Round 2: Kramnik-Nakamura 1/2, the English Opening. Anand-Aronian 1-0, the Gruenfeld Defence, Levon made a mistake, 20...Bc6? and lost. Karjakin-Caruana 1/2, the Spanish Game.
Round 1: Caruana-Nakamura 0-1, the Sicilian Defence, Hikaru attacked in the endgame. Anand-Kramnik 1/2, the Queen's Gambit. Aronian-Karjakin 1/2.
Games ZCC Classical 2015 (15, pgn)

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015, All Blitz Games
Blitz: 1. Aronian - 4 out of 5, 2-3. Caruana, Anand - 3.5, 4. Nakamura - 2, 5-6. Kramnik, Karjakin - 1.
Caruana won both blitz games in the Dutch Defence with Black, vs Karjakin and Kramnik.
Games ZCC Blitz 2015 (15, pgn)
Opening Ceremony, Zurich Chess Challenge 2015
Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin.
Clash of the Legends Games, Match Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Viktor Korchnoi, Zurich 2015
The "Clash of the Legends" match: Viktor Korchnoi - Wolfgang Uhlmann 2-2.
Site: http://www.zurich-cc.com/

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