Magnus Carlsen Wins 2016 Bilbao Chess Masters

Magnus Carlsen Wins 2016 Bilbao Chess Masters with a Round to Spare

 July 24, 2016   R K Gupta

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Magnus Carlsen is the new champion of the 9th edition of Bilbao Chess Masters in the Spanish city. With 16 points after Round-9, the Norwegian World Champion did not even need to wait for the 10th round since he had established a runaway 5-point lead over the second-placed Hikaru Nakamura of USA. In addition to winning […]

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2016 Bilbao Chess Masters: Magnus Carlsen Still Unable to Crack the Anish Giri Conundrum

 July 20, 2016   R K Gupta

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The first time Magnus Carlsen played a classical chess game against Netherlands’ Anish Giri was 5 years ago. Both of them were teenagers. The 16-year old Giri was an emerging chess star and 19 year old Carlsen had been around for a while. But the Norwegian was not the world champion and that honor belonged […]

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Carlsen Beats Karjakin in the First of Their Two Matches at Bilbao Chess Masters

 July 17, 2016   R K Gupta

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After losing in the first round, world champion Magnus Carlsen has won the next three matches in a row. His third-round match against the World Championship challenger Russia’s Sergey Karjakin was a big game for the organizers, chess fans and the players themselves but the Norwegian triumphed with a devastatingly ruthless kingside attack. Next day, […]

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Carlsen Stunned by Nakamura in Bilbao Masters From China Harika Brings Glory for India

 July 15, 2016   R K Gupta

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In Round-1 of Bilbao Chess Masters Tournament, World Champion Magnus Carlsen was jolted by USA’s Hikaru Nakamura before scoring a win in Round-2 against Chinese teenager Yi Wei. Except the two matches involving Carlsen on July 13 and 14, all other Round 1 & 2 games ended as draws. On Friday, Carlsen takes on Russia’s […]

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Bilbao Masters Offers Testing Ground for Carlsen & Karjakin before World Championships

 July 14, 2016   R K Gupta

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The 2016 Bilbao Chess Masters Tournament has just gotten underway. Reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen and his new challenger Sergey Karjakin are among the six participants in the tournament being played on a double Round-Robin basis. That means Carlsen and Karjakin will play at least two games against each other before they meet again for […]

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Anand is the Master Performer at Bilbao Despite Loss to Aronian on Final Day

 September 21, 2014   R K Gupta

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On Friday, Vishwanathan Anand played his round 5 match against Ukraine’s Ruslan Ponomariov and even as the game ended in a draw; Anand led the competition with 11 points. On the nearby table Levon Aronian desparately needed a win against Spain’s Vallejo Pons to remain in contention at the Bilbao Masters. But Vallejo was a […]

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Vishwanathan Anand Beats Vallejo, Holds Top Spot in Bilbao Masters Final

 September 19, 2014   R K Gupta

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Vishy Anand is the oldest player in the Bilbao Masters Final but he continues to demonstrate excellent poise, which tells us about his top physical and mental alertness, when dealing with his opponents.. On Thursday, playing his foutth round match against Spanish champion Francisco Vallejo Pons, Anand displayed great patience, spotted small errors from Vallejo and claimed […]

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