SportAccord Mind Games (Men, Basque)
A "Basque game" is where players play two simultaneous games against one another, one of each color. Karjakin won the men's section.
SportAccord Mind Games (Women, Basque)
A "Basque game" is where players play two simultaneous games against one another, one of each color. Zhao Xue won the women's section.
SportAccord Mind Games (Men, Rapid)
Wang Yue beat out Aronian, Radjabov, Karjakin, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, et al.
SportAccord Mind Games (Women, Rapid)
Gunina beat out Hou Yifan, Koneru, Muzychuk, T Kosintseva, Kosteniuk, et al.
SportAccord Mind Games (Men, Blitz)
Karjakin beat out Aronian, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Wang Yue, et al.
SportAccord Mind Games (Women, Blitz)
Hou Yifan beat out Koneru, Muzychuk, T Kosintseva, Kosteniuk, et al.
London Chess Classic (Knockout)
Nakamura beats out Kramnik, Anand, Gelfand, Caruana, Short, Adams, and Svidler.
London Chess Classic (open)
Jon Ludvig Hammer wins with 7.5/9 after beating Abhijeet Gupta in the final round. two qualifiers seeded into a super-GM quadruple quad (Featuring Anand, Kramnik, Svidler, Gelfand, J Polgar, Nakamura, Caruana et al. Discussion forum now open.
London Chess Classic (group A)
Adams, Anand, McShane, Istratescu.
London Chess Classic (group B)
Kramnik, Rowson, Svidler, Sadler.
London Chess Classic (group C)
Gelfand, Nakamura, Jones, Polgar.
London Chess Classic (group D)
Caruana, Howell, Short, Sutovsky.
Battle of the Generations
Daniil Dubov and Alexei Shirov play 6 rounds. Experience trumps youth this time: Shirov won with a huge 5-1 margin.
Vrsanska Uhelna Chess Match ("Snowdrops and Oldhands")
Nov 30-Dec 8
Podebrady, Czech Republic
An annual tradition pairing legendary grandmasters (Gulko, Ivkov, Uhlmann and Dorfman) against the rising generation of women players ((Kashlinskaya, Muzychuk, Ziaziulkina and Cmilyte). After six rounds, the ladies have the upper hand 14.5 to 9.5.
FIDE World Team Championship
Nov 26-Dec 5
10 nations competed. Russia retained the title by a point. Leading players competing included Aronian, Kramnik, Nakamura, Grischuk, Karjakin, Vitiugov, Giri, Ivanchuk etc.
Anand-Carlsen World Championship
After only 10 games, Magnus Carlsen clinched victory with a score of 6.5 to 3.5. Congratulations to the new World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen!
Various cities, Germany
Oct 12-Apr 6
The 2013/14 season kicks off in Emsdetten, and includes some of the world's strongest players. Discussion forum now open.
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- F P Carr vs W C Palmer, 1903 1-0
- S Williams vs The World, 2013 *
- A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 0-1
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- M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ivanchuk, 2013 0-1
- Aronian vs Mamedyarov, 2013 0-1
- Short vs Nakamura, 2013 0-1
- T Kosintseva vs Yifan Hou, 2013 0-1
Capablanca annotates his match with Lasker, 1921
Annotated Evans Gambit
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Game Collection: Lasker Annotates
Game Collection: Crazy Rooks
"Bobby Fischer Rediscovered" by Soltis
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|Robert James Fischer|
|R Taylor vs W Yao, 2011|
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|Kamsky vs Wang Yue, 2013|
|Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963|
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|H Ruben vs S Sorensen, 1879|
|Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913|
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