2015 Baku World Cup

Helped By Svidler’s Blunders Karjakin Wins with Blacks to Extend 2015 Baku World Cup

 October 4, 2015   R K Gupta

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The 2015 World Chess Cup is not over yet. Despite Peter Svidler playing with White pieces and requiring just a draw, the dramatic third game has made Sergey Karjakin live another day. It was widely expected that the third game on Saturday would be the last at Baku’s Fairmont Hotel but Karjakin struck back to […]

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World Chess Cup 2015

Svidler Beats Karjakin in Second Game Needs a Draw to Clinch Baku’s 2015 World Chess Cup

 October 4, 2015   R K Gupta

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Peter Svidler had Black pieces in the second game and he would have been content to draw with Sergey Karjakin. But to Svidler’s great advantage, Karjakin committed a few avoidable blunders and lost. None of the experts or the commentators could have conjured the outcome, when Svidler opted for the Breyer Ruy Lopez. Svidler didn’t […]

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FIDE World Chess Cup

Peter Svidler Leads Sergey Karjakin 1-0 After First Game of FIDE World Chess Cup Final

 October 2, 2015   R K Gupta

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Azerbaijan used to be a part of USSR until August 1991 and as per a Soviet-time legend, every cab driver played better chess than most of the Western Grand Masters. Azerbaijani capital, Baku is, therefore a chess city and it is apt that the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup is being held there. Now, however, […]

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World Chess Cup event

Svidler Beats Giri Meets Karjakin in the Final of Baku’s 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup

 September 30, 2015   R K Gupta

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The 2015 FIDE World Cup final has come down to an all-Russian affair with Peter Svidler taking on Sergey Karjakin. Over the course of three days beginning Sunday, the two Russians defeated their opponents in contrasting styles after the return games and rapids. Svidler was already sitting pretty after he beat Netherlands’ Anish Giri on […]

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World Chess Cup

Anish Giri’s Unexpected Loss in Game-1 Yields Advantage to Peter Svidler in Semifinals

 September 29, 2015   R K Gupta

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Netherlands’ Anish Giri has landed himself on the brink of exiting the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup at Baku. The Dutch grandmaster played with white and still lost, when he made some tactical errors against the experienced Peter Svidler of Russia. It has put Giri in a must-win situation playing with black on Monday. Until […]

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Chess World Cup

Svidler Giri Eljanov and Karjakin Enter Semifinals of 2015 Chess World Cup at Baku

 September 27, 2015   R K Gupta

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Russia’s Peter Svidler may have beaten Wei Yi of China in the quarterfinal but the 16-year old Yi fought a tooth-and-nail battle with multiple-time champion Svidler. The Beijing teenager drew with the seasoned Russian in the first two classical games and two rapid rounds of 25 minutes each. Then Svidler couldn’t beat Yi in the […]

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Chess World Cup

All Quarterfinalists Emerge After Topalov Loses in Round 4 of Baku’s 2015 Chess World Cup

 September 24, 2015   R K Gupta

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Three of the top-10 players in the World were shown the exit door on Monday September 21, 2015, when they lost their matches in Baku. Russia’s Peter Svidler caused a sensation by defeating Bulgaria’s top seed Vesely Topalov after two games spread over Sunday and Monday. Svidler won the long first game after a hugely […]

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