Monthly Archives: September 2014

Anand wins the 7th Grand Slam Masters Final

GM Viswanathan Anand won the 7th Grand Slam Masters Final held at Bilbao, Spain from September 14 – 20, 2014. After 6 rounds of top-level chess, Anand was able to record with 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, garnering a total of 11 points (3 points per win, 1 […]

Anand certain of victory at Bilbao Masters Final

Viswanathan Anand drew against Ruslan Pnomoariov in Round 5 of the Bilbao Masters Final, securing his position at the top with 11 points (3 wins, 2 draws). This time handling the black pieces, Anand employed the Ragozin defense in the Queen’s Gambit Declined.  Ponomariov was unsuccessful in trying to penetrate Anand’s […]

Anand wins 4th Round at Bilbao Masters Final 2014

GM Viswanathan Anand once more won against GM Francisco Vallejo Pons Round 4 of the 7th Grandslam Masters Final being held in Bilbao, Spain. This puts Anand head and shoulders above his three competitors with 10 points (3 wins, 1 tie), followed by Aronian with 6 points (1 win, 3 […]

Ruslan Ponomariov records his 1st win at Bilbao

M Ruslan Ponomariov finally got to record his first winning match in the 7th Grandslam Masters Final in Bilbao, Spain. After losing to Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian in the first two rounds, things seemed bleak for the Ukranian Grand Master. However, by defeting Francisco Vallejo Pons in the third round […]

Anand wins again in Bilbao, now at 6 points.

Facing the Spanish Chess Champion Francisco Vallejo Pons, Viswanathan Anand won on time in Round 2 of the 7th Grand Slam Masters 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. This has allowed him to maintain the lead with 6 points, followed by Levon Aronian with 4 points, Vallejo Pons with 1 point and […]

Anand off to a good start in Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014

Round 1 of the 7th Grand Slam Masters Final sees World Chess Champion challenger GM Viswanathan Anand off to an early lead by earning 3 points when he defeated GM Ruslan Ponomariov.  Meanwhile, after winning the Spanish Chess Championship, GM Francisco Vallejo Pons tied with GM Levon Aronian who recently […]

Magnus Carlsen will defend the World Championship Title!

In a Twitter post, GM Magnus Carlsen early today tweeted that he already signed the contract to defend his World Championship Title in Sochi, Russia. His twitter post included a picture of him signing the contract followed by the message: “It has been a pleasure signing autographs for the fans […]

How to use Chessbase 12 and your online games to build your opening plans

If you have Chessbase 12 and do not exactly now how to use it to help you play chess better, then you are in luck.

Sean Nelson from Imperfect Chess just uploaded a new video on YouTube teaching you how to use your online games and build a repertoire.  This is the latest upload from Sean.  To learn more, do yourself a favor by heading over to his YouTube channel and subscribe.