2014

World Championship Match 2014

When I visited the winter Olympics in February this year, the idea of coming back later this year for the World Championship match did not cross my mind, and certainly not when (non-Russian) Anand won the Candidates
2014

Sinquefield Cup 2014 Half way

In the first half we saw 10 decisive games out of the 15 exciting games, and Caruana cruising through the field with a highly impressive 5/5.\r\nIn round one as black against Vachier-Lagrave I accepted his invitation to play a sharp line
2014

Tromsoe Chess Olympiad 2014 R5-6

The favourites start to float to the top in the Open section with Azerbaijan and Cuba at 11 match points ahead of Russia, China, Armenia ++ at 10
2014

Dubai next after Norway Chess

I arrived in Dubai late last night with my main coach Peter Heine Nielsen for the Rapid and Blitz World Championship 2014
2014

Shared lead in Norway Chess 2014

The way I spent May, with two busy weeks with events in Norway, Nederlands and New York followed by two relatively quiet weeks at home, felt like a reasonable preparation for the Norway Chess 2014
2014

No Logo Norway Chess 2014

Despite the strong tournament last year, the organizers headed by Kjell Madland have managed to put together an even stronger field this year in a top notch event
2014

Shamkir Chess 2014 . great event!

With a busy schedule this week and next, I.ve enjoyed a few days off after returning from Shamkir last Thursday.\r\nAfter the up.s and down.s in both quality of play and results, the last round victory made all the difference
2014

Shamkir Chess 2014 R7

Except for the draw against Karjakin in round 3, all my games have been decisive! This is not what I expected prior to the tournament
2014

Shamkir 2014 Round 2 and 3

I did not manage to play as accurately as in round 1, but still I.m fairly happy with my level of play both yesterday and today.\r\nAgainst Nakamura yesterday I got a small but comfortable positional edge out of the opening, and close to the first time control Nakamura made a few inaccuracies
2014

Shamkir 2014 starting well!

During the press conference after round 1 I was asked about a perceived tendency to start slow and spend some rounds to get going
2014

Recent events

With the app Play Magnus I hope to contribute to bring chess to the world
2014

Back from fascinating days in Sochi

I don.t remember much from the Lillehammer Winter Olympics 1994 despite watching the 30 kilometer skiing competition with Alsgaard and Dæie ringside
2014

Zurich Round 2 against Aronian

Over the last few years Oleg Skvortsov, the Savoy Chess Corner and the Zurich Chess Club have put Zurich firmly back on the international chess map.\r\nThe 1953 Candidates Tournament in Zurich still has a prominent place in chess history, and as many others I.ve read the Bronstein book from the tournament.\r\nThis year the Savoy Festsaal is packed with spectators and people queuing up outside, and I.ve seldom seen more press people except during the main championships.\r\nNorwegian TV2 is covering the whole event live both on TV and internet back home!\r\nAs white against Aronian today, in what was obviously an important game for the outcome of the tournament, I did not get much from the opening.\r\nIt was difficult to develop my plans without creating significant weaknesses, but I was quite satisfied with Bg4 which seemed to surprise Aronian
2014

Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

Irrespective of how much I enjoyed a long break from tournament chess after the World Championship match in Chennai, I.m simply delighted to be playing the unprecedented category 23 (average rating 2801) Zurich Chess Challenge.\r\nThe first round classical game against Gelfand today was exactly the kind of chess game I like to play