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Shamkir 6: A bad day for Russia Just three days ago Russian ex-World Champion Vladimir Kramnik was ahead of Wesley So in the world no. 2 spot. Now, after losing first to So and now to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, he trails Wesley by a whopping 14.4 rating points and has dropped below Fabiano Caruana to world no. 4. 2017-04-28 More...
Gashimov Memorial 2017: Three wins and Shak widens his lead Though not quite as bloodthirsty as Grenke, the Gashimov Memorial has been very entertaining with good fighting chess overall. Round six epitomized this with three impressive wins, all in different conditions. Mamedyarov secured his lead as he defeated Kramnik in a key game, while Topalov beat Eljanov in a trademark attack, and So beat Karjakin in a fascinating technical bout explained in detailed instructive notes by GM Elshan Moradiabadi. 2017-04-28 More...
Wesley So: Chess World will never forget Vugar US chess player Wesley So, participating in Vugar Hashimov Memorial, gave an interview to official website of ShamkirChess2017 tournament. Speaking about competition organized by Synergy Group expressed his opinion about his opponents. 2017-04-28 More...
Shamkir 3-5: Mamedyarov leads, So back at no. 2 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won a lost position against Pavel Eljanov in Round 3 of the Gashimov Memorial to snatch the lead, and has held on to it ever since. Vladimir Kramnik won a great game against Harikrishna with a rook sacrifice that was two parts desperation, three parts genius, but then the very next day lost both a game and the world no. 2017-04-27 More...
Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles GM Vladimir Kramnik would like to fast-forward over the middle rounds of the Shamkir super-tournament. His audacious 25. Rxe5 in round four is now a distant memory. 2017-04-27 More...
Farid Huseynov:”Shahriyar is already considered from Shamkir” Chairman of the Organizing Committee, director of tournament of ShamkirChess2017 tournament Dedicated to the memory of Vugar Hashimov gave interview to the official website of tournament. 2017-04-27 More...
Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. 2017-04-26 More...
Gashimov Memorial 2017: Crushing wins It seems as if everyone will enjoy the taste of victory at the Gashimov Memorial, and round five saw two new names added to the list of victors. Wesley So’s fans will be heaving a big sigh of relief as he breaks from his funk and scores a powerful win over Vladimir Kramnik. 2017-04-26 More...
Teymur RAJABOV: I want to fight for the world chess crown The fifth round have started in ShamkirChess 2017 tournament dedicated to the memory of Vugar Hashimov.In the report round ,Organized by Synergy Group,Azerbaijani chess player Teimour Radjabov drew with England representative Michael Adams. After the fifth round organized by Synergy Group, Teimour Radjabov has given an interview to the official website of tournament. 2017-04-26 More...
Shahriyar Mammadyarov: As a chess player Rauf is stronger Dedicated to the memory Vugar Hashimov ShamkirChess2017 tournament’s V round has ended. Leader of competition Azerbaijani chess player Shahriyar Mammadyarov drew with Indian representative Pentala Harikrişna with black figures in reporting round. After game Shahriyar Mammadyarov gave an interview to the official website of tournament. 2017-04-25 More...
Topalov made mistake, Karjakin did not forgive Dedicated to the memory Vugar Hashimov ShamkirChess2017 tournament’s V round is coming to its end. According to the presss service, Bulgarian representative Veselin Topalov lost to Russian chess player Sergey Karjakin in the reporting round. 2017-04-25 More...
Teimour Radjabov: Sometimes the game you want doesn’t happen Dedicated to the memory Vugar Hashimov ShamkirChess2017 tournament’s V round is coming to its end. In the report round ,Organized by Synergy Group, Azerbaijani chess player Teimour Radjabov drew with England representative Michael Adams. According to the presss service, players attendede the press conference. 2017-04-25 More...
Gashimov Memorial 2017: Kramnik sacs his rook With a description such as “sacrificed the rook for some pawns and initiative”, a few players come to mind in the field at such as the current leader Mamedyarov, or Topalov, but Kramnik, in spite of his enormous ability, is not your usual choice. 2017-04-25 More...
Giorgi Giorgadze: The tournament held in Shamkir is worthy of Vugar’s name The president of the Georgia Chess Federation Giorgi Giorgadze , has come to Shamkir to watch the ShamkirChess 2017 tournament dedicated to memory of Vugar Gashimov .. Giving an interview to the official website of the tournament he spoke about competition, organized by Synergy Group. 2017-04-25 More...
Vladimir Kramnik: Pentala could win IV round ended in ShamkirChess 2017 dedicated to the memory of Vugar HAshimov. In the last game,the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik defeated the Indian player Pentala Harikrisnaya. 2017-04-24 More...