News about Vladimir Kramnik

  • Round 8
    As we move closer to the finish line, Fabiano Caruana still leads the Candidates. Will he be the next challenger? Round 8 Results: Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ Grischuk, Alexander – Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 Ding, Liren – Aronian, Levon ½-½ So, Wesley – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ Here’s how Round 8 happened: Round 8 Standings: … Continue reading “Round 8”

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  • Caruana leads halfway through the Candidates Tournament 2018
    We are halfway through the Candidates Tournament 2018, and Fabiano Caruana takes solo lead after he defeated Levon Aronian in the 7th round. Wesley So was holding a drawing position towards the endgame against Sergey Karjakin, until he ran into time trouble and blundered on move 35 with 35.. Ke8. Karjakin was with a winning … Continue reading “Caruana leads halfway through the Candidates Tournament 2018”

  • Mamedyarov and So win in Round 6 Candidates Tournament 2018
    Vladimir Kramnik may have started the Candidates Tournament 2018 exceptionally strong, as he scored 2.5 points in the first three games. Yet, he scored just 0.5 points in the 3, as he lost his Round 6 game against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Mamedyarov then joins Caruana in the top of the standings. Meanwhile, after losing his first … Continue reading “Mamedyarov and So win in Round 6 Candidates Tournament 2018”

  • Draws Abound Round 5 of Candidates Tournament 2018
    Far from uneventful round, but they were all draws just the same. Levon Aronian even missed several winning lines in his drawn game against Alexander Grischuk. Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 5 Results Replay Round 5 games below: Round 5 standings: 1st Caruana 3.5pts, 2nd Kramnik 3pts, 3rd Mamedyarov 3pts, 4th Aronian 2.5pts, 5th Grischuk 2.5pts, … Continue reading “Draws Abound Round 5 of Candidates Tournament 2018”

  • FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 – Caruana beats Kramnik and grab the lead at Round 4
    FIDE’s Candidates Tournament 2018 is an 8-player, 14-game, double round-robin tournament featuring the select top players of the world to compete against each other, the winner of which will claim the right to challenge the throne of the World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Vladimir Kramnik may have taken sole lead by the end of Round 3, … Continue reading “FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 – Caruana beats Kramnik and grab the lead at Round 4”

  • Kramnik leads at the end of Round 3 – Candidates Tournament 2018
    Vladimir Kramnik scored 2.5 points in 3 games to lead the Candidates Tournament 2018 at the end of 3 Rounds. Candidates Tournament 2018 – Round 3 Results

  • Action-Packed in Round 1 of the Candidates Tournament 2018
    We saw a lot of blood drawn in the opening round of the Candidates Tournament 2018, the tournament that will determine who will be this year’s challenger to Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2018. Shahkriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, and Fabiano Caruana led the opening round rampage. The victims: Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, and … Continue reading “Action-Packed in Round 1 of the Candidates Tournament 2018”

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  • FIDE World Cup 2017 Semi Finals
    From 128 players, now we’re down to just 4: Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So and Ding Liren. Big names that were not able to make it to the Final Four include Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin and Anish Giri. Remember, the winners (2) … Continue reading “FIDE World Cup 2017 Semi Finals”

  • Magnus Carlsen wins Your Next Move 2017 – Leuven
    Magnus Carlsen may have been down by 3 points when the rapid rounds of the tournament concluded against the then leader Wesley So, but after a spectacular performance of 14.5/18 in the blitz rounds, Carlsen came out the runaway winner of the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2017, the Your Next Move 2017, … Continue reading “Magnus Carlsen wins Your Next Move 2017 – Leuven”

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