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  1. Carlsen has won Zurich 2014 (which was really not the strongest tournament in history, as it wasn't a double round robin and some of the worls's best players were not there. I mean, just 5 rounds of slow chess, it's not serious!). Magnus was 2 points ahead of Aronian before the rapid games began, and most GMs thought he wouldn't have any problems keeping his advantage. But they were wrong! Magnus lost 2 games, against his toughest opponents, Aronian and Caruana, and only managed to score 40% (2 points out of 5, with a rating performance of 2713 compared to a rating performance of +30
  2. Aronian's defeat against Caruana in the fifth round of the Zurich tournament could have a consequence: less people will be inclined to try something other than the ugly Berlin defence against the Ruy Lopez! Truth be told, however, Levon's defeat had little to do with the opening, as he had equalized. The endgame does seem a little more comfortable for Fabiano... It is a little surprising that Aronian's loss should happen in the last round of the tournament, just like it happened in the recent Tata Steel tournament. Does he tend to relax a little in the last rounds? Carlsen playe
  3. No draws today in Zurich. Carlsen played an amazing game and defeating Caruana very convincingly (from a rather insipid opening position, as usual!). See analysis below. Anand played his best game so far and managed to beat Gelfand. Nakamura hasn't fully recovered from yesterday's dramatic loss against Carlsen and it showed in his game against Aronian, who got a very good game out of the opening. [pgn][Event "Zurich Chess Challenge 2014"] [site "Zurich SUI"] [Date "2014.02.02"] [Round "4.2"] [White "Carlse n, Magnus"] [black "Caruan a, Fabiano"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "28
  4. Round 3 at Zurich. Nakamura had Carlsen against the ropes today, but Magnus still managed to scape with the full point. A game worthy of study, no doubt! See full annotations below. Aronian-Gelfand was a draw where not very much happened. Although longer, not much happened in Caruana-Anand either. You can view all games by clicking on the menu above the little board. [pgn][Event "Zurich Chess Challenge 2014"] [site "Zurich SUI"] [Date "2014.02.01"] [Round "3.2"] [White "Nakamur a, Hikaru"] [black "Carlse n, Magnus"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E20"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [blackElo "2872"] [
  5. It's sad to see Anand losing 2 games in a row. His next tournament will be the candidates and if he scores badly for the rest of the tournament (he still has to play against Carlsen!), I doubt he'll be able to recover psychologically for that event. Vishy had doubts about taking part in it to begin with, although he did confirm that he'd be taking part. Truth be told, Nakamura played a formidable game against him... Meanwhile Carlsen didn't get much out of the opening against Aronian and had to fight for the draw. Gelfand-Nakamura was a very interesting draw. Gelfand seemed a little worse
  6. Carlsen beat Gelfand (convincingly), Aronian won against Anand (convincingly also) and Nakamura-Caruana was a draw. First game is annotated. The other two can be viewed clicking on the board viewer menu, above the board. [pgn][Event "Zurich Chess Challenge 2014"] [site "Zurich SUI"] [Date "2014.01.30"] [Round "1.1"] [White "Carlse n, Magnus"] [black "Gelfan d, Boris"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E60"] [WhiteElo "2872"] [blackElo "2777"] [Annotator "I.M. Javier Gil"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2014.01.30"] 1. c4 g6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 {Javier: It's a pity that we didn't get to see
  7. The Zurich 2014 Super Chess Tournament has just begun ( January 29 to February 4 ) with an average ELO of 2801. (BTW , I've looked it up and to get an IM norm in this tournament, you'd only need 0.35 points (!!), which is like showing up for the games! XD ) Is this the strongest tournament ever . In my opinion, no, not even close!. The reason is that only 5 slow games will be played . The other 5 will semi-rapid , and the remaining 5, a blitz tournament. But not just that, there are big names missing: Kramnik or Topalov are much tougher than Gelfand (and they have a higher rating). Still, a pr
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