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November 2014
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6th London Chess Classic 6-14 Dec – the Super Six

The ‘Super Six’ players who will compete in both the ten-round Super Rapidplay Open (6-7 December) and the five-round ‘Super Six’ classical chess tournament (10-14 December; rounds 1-3 start at 16.00 GMT, rounds 4-5 at 14.00 GMT) are as follows

No. Name Country Age Classical Rating Classical Ranking Rapid Rating Rapid Ranking
1 Fabiano Caruana Italy 22 2844 2 2858 1
2 Viswanathan Anand India 44 2785 6 2809 6
3 Anish Giri Netherlands 20 2768 7 2674 67
4 Hikaru Nakamura USA 26 2764 9 2800 9
5 Vladimir Kramnik Russia 39 2760 11 2773 13
6 Michael Adams England 43 2758 12 2764 18

Fabiano Caruana recently set the chess world alight with an extraordinary result at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, recording a tournament performance of 3097. He now trails world no.1 Magnus Carlsen by fewer than 20 rating points. Chess fans will be keen to see how he fares in classical chess at the tournament which served as Magnus’s springboard to the top of the rating list in 2009. ‘Fabi’ rarely takes a long break from playing and he may even have taken over the top spot before he arrives in London.

Read on — 6th London Chess Classic 6-14 Dec – the Super Six

World Schools – 2014

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ECU Newsletter Nov 2014

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New Grand Prix Leader Boards – 24th November

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World Championship Day 8 – update

- by John Duncan

After the uninspiring draw in the fourth match, day 5 of the World Chess Championship needed to be something special. The Champion had restricted the momentum his challenger had gained after Anand’s third round victory.

carlsen anand

This time, Anand was on white and for the third time in three successive games as black the World Champion chose a different opening. As Magnus chose an obscure line in the Queens Indian Anand resisted the urge to complicate things and kept the game very open.  It was a relatively quick game at just over two hours before the players agreed to the draw.

Read on — World Championship Day 8 – update

Chess Moves November / December 2014

In the new issue –

World Seniors Chess Championships – Arkell and Nunn on the podium
ECF Book of the Year 2014 – Soltis on Botvinnik
England’s Newest GM
Junior Chess – WYCC, EYCC 2014

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