2015

After Berlin 2015

I considered myself the main favorite in the Blitz World Championship last week, but maybe it was easier to win the Rapid part
2015

Sinquefield Cup 2015 R5

Things have been shaping up for me after the shaky start! I got a small but clear edge from the opening against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and managed to put enough pressure on him to win quite comfortably
2015

Gashimov Memorial 2015 R7

I have to go back to the winning streak in Wijk aan Zee in January to find something resembling the comfortable feeling of being in the zone at the chess board experienced here in Shamkir this week
2015

Shamkir 2015 R1-3

About an hour into round one Friday I blundered against Anand, A pawn down without counterplay
2015

Gashimov Memorial 2015 in Shamkir

Last year Synergy Group demonstrated that they know how to organize a top level chess event, and I was thrilled to hear that they would host another elite event in memory of Vugar Gashimov in Shamkir this spring.\r\nAt the end of Easter I went for a training camp with Peter Heine Nielsen and others and arrived via Baku three days before the event
2015

February update

A year ago my Rapid and Blitz chess ratings and world ranking (4th) was not satisfactory, and I promised to change the situation