Kramnik scores a win, Mamedyarov wins Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2nd year in a row With the development of modern computers, it has become customary to state that chess is game for young people. Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik seems to be an exception to that rule. Because with his win in Vugar Gashimov memorial 2017…Read more
Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2017
Coverage of the Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2017.
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Wojtaszek beats the leader, Topalov, Karjakin and So close up on Mamedyarov After my lamentations about the "drawing of lots" after the round 7, the players return to the well-throden paths in Vugar Gashimov memorial 2017 round 8. In the elite chess tournaments the name of the Radoslaw Wojtaszek is not that often in the…Read more
Five games, five draws, Mamedyarov retains the lead In the previous posts we were praising the players for their fighting spirit and for the display of interesting chess. Vugar Gashimov memorial 2017 round 7 saw different turn of events. Five games, five relatively colourless draws and virtually not a single serious mistake by any player.…Read more
Another round, another hat-trick of decisive games, another Topalov win After scoring a spectacular win in round two, and a crushing loss in round five, after the rest day Veselin Topalov moves to +1 in the tournament once again with a win against Pavel Eljanov in Vugar Gashimov Memorial round 6. True, compared to his…Read more
Karjakin wins a brilliancy, So returns to 50 percent, Mamedyarov misses a chance to increase his lead In the Vugar Gashimov memorial 2017 round 5, a couple of tournament trends continue. So far, every single round, except round 4, saw exactly two decisive games, and round 5 was not an exception. Also, almost every round…Read more