2015 Shamkir Chess

Convincing Victory for Magnus Carlsen in the 2015 Shamkir Chess Tournament

 April 28, 2015   R K Gupta

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Norway’s World Champion Magnus Carlsen emerged as the runaway winner of the 2015 Shamkir Chess tournament, which concluded on Sunday. In the ninth and final round, Carlsen defeated Azerbaijan’s Rauf Mamedov in 35 moves after Mamedov committed a blunder in the 34th move. Carlsen has thus retained the title he won in the inaugural edition […]

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Viswanathan Anand

Anand Wins Eighth Round As Well, Now Half-Point Behind Carlsen in Shakir

 April 26, 2015   R K Gupta

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As the last and ninth round to come up on Sunday, Viswanathan Anand of India recorded another victory to be just half point behind table-topper Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the 2015 Shakir Chess Tournament at Azerbaijan. Anand took full advantage of playing with White Pieces and showed solid temperament in his match against the […]

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Viswanathan Anand

Anand Scores Second Victory in the 7th Round of 2015 Shamkir Chess Tournament

 April 25, 2015   R K Gupta

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Playing with whites against Michael Adams of England on Friday, Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defenses of the Englishman to jump to the sole second spot in the 2015 Shamkir Chess tournament. On Thursday, however, the Indian chess ace could not get through against Azerbaijan’s Rauf Mamedov and settled for an easy draw with Blacks […]

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Vishy Anand

Victory for Vishy Anand in the Fifth Round of Shamkir Chess Tournament

 April 22, 2015   R K Gupta

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On an absolutely amazing day in Shamkir, there were three decisive games with the charms of their own. After drawing with his opponents in the first four rounds, Vishy Anand scored his first win with a brutal new idea in the Spanish, sacrificed a piece and won against a surprised So. In another game, world […]

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Vishy Anand

Fourth Consecutive Draw for Vishy Anand Makes Things Tight for the Indian at Shamkir Chess Tournament

 April 21, 2015   R K Gupta

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On Monday April 20, 2015, Indian Chess Ace Viswanathan Anand drew with old rival Vladimir Kramnik of Russia. The result follows his third drawn game with Netherlands’ Anish Giri on Sunday. In one of the strongest chess tournament of the year, four draws take Anand’s tally of score to 2.0 but with other competitors scoring […]

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Anand Draws Again With Black, Carlsen Lone Winner On 2nd Day at Shamkir

 April 19, 2015   R K Gupta

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In the second round matches of Shamkir Chess tournament on Saturday, four matches ended as drawn games. One among them involved Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand, who played with black pieces against Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. After being let off the hook by Anand, Norway’s world champion Magnus Carlsen was the only one, who emerged victorious […]

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Shamkir Chess Tournament

Vishy Anand Allows Magnus Carlsen to Go Scot-Free in the First Round of Shamkir Chess Tournament

 April 18, 2015   R K Gupta

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In Friday’s first round of the Shamkir Chess Tournament, Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand missed a golden opportunity presented to him by World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who made an unforced error in the middle game. For a long time, Anand enjoyed a pawn plus position but the plucky Norwegian hung on and not only deprived […]

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