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Gawain Jones and Luke McShane blossom as British chess changes guard

3171: Hou Yifan v Humpy Koneru, women's world championship 2010. How did China's 16-year-old (White, to move) reach the final by beating India's No2 seed? Photograph: GraphicFor the best part of two decades Michael Adams and Nigel Short have been the top dogs in UK chess. Short challenged Garry Kasparov for the classical world title [...]

By |December 23rd, 2010|news|Comments Off on Gawain Jones and Luke McShane blossom as British chess changes guard

Express chess writer finishes 2nd in London Classic

The London Chess Classic 2010 was a Who's Who of chess.   Vishy Anand, the Indian World Champion, had returned to play in London for the first time in more than fifteen years.     The Norwegian superstar Magnus Carlsen - a fixture on billboards around the world as the face of the G-Star Raw [...]

By |December 18th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Express chess writer finishes 2nd in London Classic

Magnus Carlsen's London Classic can not conceal slump in form

3170: Marie Sebag v Ivan Popov, Aeroflot Moscow 2008. How did the Frenchwoman (White, to play) beat the Russian grandmaster? Photograph: GraphicMagnus Carlsen recovered from a terrible start of two defeats in three games, escaped miraculously from a lost endgame, triumphed at this week's London Classic, won the €50,000 first prize and regained the world [...]

By |December 17th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Magnus Carlsen's London Classic can not conceal slump in form

Carlsen first, Anand second in London Classic

London: World Champion Indian Viswanathan Anand drew against Russian Vladimir Kramnik to finish joint second with Luke Mcshane of England at the 2010 London Chess Classic at Olympia here.Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen of Norway clinched the first place with a crushing victory against Nigel Short of England on Wednesday.The final round victory by the Norwegian ensured [...]

By |December 16th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Carlsen first, Anand second in London Classic

London Chess Classic – Carlsen wins after incredible comeback

London Chess Classic - Carlsen wins after incredible comeback15.12.2010 – The 2nd London Chess Classic was as exciting an event as could be hoped. McShane started like a rocket, to later be joined by World Champion Anand who seemed a likely candidate to snatch first. Instead, Carlsen, who started with two losses in three, came [...]

By |December 15th, 2010|news|Comments Off on London Chess Classic – Carlsen wins after incredible comeback