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News ‘January, 2011’

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open

Showing a middle game understanding and mastery beyond a 14 year old, FIDE Master Sai Krishna ripped open Grandmaster Marat Dzhumaev’s kingside with a timely knight sacrifice. Continuing to hold his aggresive intent, Sai Krishna forced the Uzbek GM to part with his rook and moved into a winning end game.

Tata Steel Round 4 Report

Tata Steel Round 4 Report

In what could have been the shortest game of the day, Ian Nepomniachtchi committed an opening suicide against Levon Aronian. The Russian did not see the 11. c5 possibility and the 12. Bd2 follow-up, which was a solid material loss for black.

Tata Steel Round 3 Report

Tata Steel Round 3 Report

Dutch youngster Anish Giri stunned the top-seeded Magnus Carlsen in the 3rd round of the Tata Steel 2011 chess tournament and inflicted him a defeat after only 22 moves of play. Carlsen played an opening novelty, but Chessdom commentator GM Christian Bauer evaluated that White can reach an equal position at best. However, Carlsen tried to complicate matters, but Giri’s energetic play netted him a piece and White immediately gave up.

Tata Steel Round 2 Report

Tata Steel Round 2 Report

The reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand and his predecessor Vladimir Kramnik have met in the second round of the Tata Steel 2011 chess tournament. Kramnik defended with his favourite d5 and b6 in the Nimzo-Indian opening and even managed to surprise Anand with an innovative setup. Black gave up the exchange for a wonderful compensation, but White didn’t take any risks, returned the material and took a draw.

Iran Women’s Chess Championship 2011

Iran Women’s Chess Championship 2011

The defending champion WFM Ghazal Hakimifard maintained the lead up to the 8th round and had a good chance to celebrate the double, but WFM Mitra HejaziPour beat her in the last round and ruined her ambition.

Tata Steel Round 1 Report (update)

Tata Steel Round 1 Report (update)

Already in the first round of the main A tournament there was a clash between two players rated above 2800 elo. Interesting results arose in B and C groups. Read on for full information, photos, and links to commented games from Tata Steel.

Areshchenko and Kuzubov share lead at the 9th Parsvnath International

Areshchenko and Kuzubov share lead at the 9th Parsvnath International

Overnight sole leader Areshchenko tried hard for a win with white pieces in English opening against Slovenian Grandmaster Lenic Luka but satisfied with half point after a marathon match that lasted 102 moves while Kuzubov got better off Indian Grandmaster S Kidambi to join Areschchenko at top of point table.

9th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

9th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

Playing with white pieces in Sicilian Defence, Areshchenko maneuvered his pieces to good effect in the middle game to fetch full point against his country mate Grandmaster rival in 72 moves while Negi and Kuzubov agreed to split the point after 40 moves arrived out of Reti opening.

9th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

9th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

Negi and Lenic was joined in the lead by compatriot Grandmaster S Kidambi along with Ukrainian trio of Alexander Areshchenko, Yuriy Kuzubov and Mikhailo Oleksienko who all took their tally to seven points out of a possible eight.

9th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

9th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

Sixth seed and leader of Indian hopes Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi along with Slovenian Grandmaster Lenic Luka and Ukrainian Grandmaster Mikhailo Oleksienko share the lead with six and half points after the seventh round matches of the ongoing 9th Parsvnath International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament here at Ludlow Castle on Wednesday.

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