Ruy Lopez

Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess 2016

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament at Wijk aan Zee.  In today’s 13th and final round, the Norwegian grandmaster drew with Liren Ding, letting him maintain a 1.0 point lead against both Ding and Fabiano Caruana.  This is Carlsen’s 5th time to win […]

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 13

Tata Steel Chess Round 10

Tata Steel Chess 2016, Round 10: Caruana, Adams and Eljanov move a point up

Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Michael Adams and Pavel Eljanov each won their matches for the day.  Caruana closes the gap between him and the current leader GM Magnus Carlsen by 0.5 points and leaves GM Anish Giri a full point behind. Caruana defeated Yi Wei in a 31-move game which started […]

Magnus Carlsen wins at Sochi, retains World Championship Title

Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand in their 11th game at Sochi, Russia thereby remaining the World Chess Champion. Anand once more tried to play a drawn game by going for the Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense much to the dismay of the fans watching the match being broadcast live from Sochi via web […]

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Carlsen still leads 2014 World Chess Championship with Round 9 a draw

After only 20 moves, Game 9 between the current world champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his challenger GM Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw. Playing with the black pieces, Anand once again employed the Berlin Defense in the Ruy Lopez and was successfully able to fend off any attacks from […]

World Chess Championship Game 7 a draw

Viswanathan Anand drew against Magnus Carlsen in Round 7 of the World Championship match in Sochi.  In what is so far the longest game of the event, Seeing that Anand chose to play the Berlin Defense, a variation in the Ruy Lopez opening known for drawn games, Carlsen sacrificed a pawn […]

2014 World Chess Championship Round 7 Final Position

2014 World Chess Championship Round 2 Final Position

World Chess Championship 2014: Carlsen wins Round 2

GM Magnus Carlsen defeated GM Viswanathan Anand in Round 2 of the World Championship at Sochi, Russia. After recovering from a slightly disadvantaged position in Round 1 and forcing Anand to settle for a draw, Carlsen scored a point against the challenger in the Ruy Lopez opening, Berlin Defense variation. […]