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Boris Gelfand and Fabiano Caruana finished joint winners of the Grand Prix in Baku after drawing their respective games in the final round.
Their nearest followers didn't win either, and the only decisive match was Alexander Grischuk's victory against Leinier Dominguez.
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(Photo by M.Emelianova from the tournamentsite)
The event in Las Vegas, the brainchild of GM Maurice Ashley, promised $1 million in prize money, spread over six different sections. The starting fee was $1,000 and nearly 600 players signed up. Philippine GM Wesley So, 21, took the first prize of $100,000, the largest in the history of open tournaments. GM Lubomir Kavalek annotates a wonderful game by the second-placed Ray Robson.
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2014-10-16
The World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand is just three weeks away. It takes place in a volatile political region of Russia, but in a city that is a very attractive seaside resort. It can be reached in half-hourly flights from Moscow or in two hours from Istanbul, and stay in a five-star hotel for a special rate of €88 (US $112) per night. Here are all the details.
On March 30 former World Champion Viswanathan Anand won the Candidates Tournament in Khanty Mansiysk to become the next challenger of the current World Champion, Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen, in November this year. Initially there were no bids for the championship. Then, on June 11, 2014, FIDE has announced that a venue and a sponsor has been found: Sochi. There was trouble brewing when Magnus Carlsen objected to the venue, but eventually he signed the contract. The World Championship 2014 could go ahead as planned. Read more...
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