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Agent Smith
02-02-2014, 05:43 PM
This one would have hurt.
http://en.chessbase.com/post/zurich-03-freak-occurrence

After three rounds

Zurich Chess Challenge 2014
Zurich SUI, 2014.01.30 - 2014.02.01
Average Rating: 2800 (Category 22)
Rtng Ti Age Nat Score C A C N G A Perf Chg
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1: Carlsen, M. 2872 gm 24 NOR 2.5 / 3 X = . 1 1 . 3065 +7 (+2 -0 =1)
2: Aronian, L. 2812 gm 32 ARM 2.0 / 3 = X . . = 1 2932 +5 (+1 -0 =2)
3: Caruana, F. 2782 gm 22 ITA 1.5 / 3 . . X = = = 2779 +0 (+0 -0 =3)
4: Nakamura, Hi 2789 gm 27 USA 1.5 / 3 0 . = X . 1 2809 +1 (+1 -1 =1)
5: Gelfand, B. 2777 gm 46 ISR 1.0 / 3 0 = = . X . 2697 -3 (+0 -1 =2)
6: Anand, V. 2773 23 IND 0.5 / 3 . 0 = 0 . X 2521 -9 (+0 -2 =1)
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Agent Smith
04-02-2014, 05:30 AM
Lev looks like he is the only loser for round 5.

Amazing live coverage from this tournament.

http://www.zurich-cc.com/games.html

Agent Smith
06-02-2014, 07:59 AM
Arianne and Lev had their photos snapped quite a bit.
http://www.zurich-cc.com/images/2014/zurich_simul_emelianova04.png
Lev with Oleg and Natasha Skvortsov (the sponsors) ... Look out :cool:
http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/files/news/2014/events/zurich/aronian04.jpg
Ian and Cathy were there too. Such a glamorous tournament. Good work if you can get it :)

Magnus needed a draw in the last round of Rapids to ensure overall victory,
and with Vishy, they replayed one of their world championship games!
But i don't think they're very friendly. In their long time game, they had opposing bishops
and equal material after 32 moves, but somehow kept on till move 40.
Their games aside, there was some great chess.

[Event "Zurich Chess Challenge 2014"]
[Site "Zurich SUI"]
[Date "2014.02.03"]
[Round "5.3"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2773"]
[BlackElo "2872"]
[ECO "C65"]
[EventDate "2014.01.30"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.h3 Nd7 7.Be3 Bd6 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.O-O Re8 10.Nc4 Nf8 11.d4 exd4 12.Qxd4 c5 13.Qd3 b6 14.Nxd6 Qxd6 15.Qxd6 cxd6 16.Rfd1 Bb7 17.Rxd6 Bxe4 18.Ne1 Rad8 19.Rad1 Ne6 20.Rxd8 Rxd8 21.Rxd8+ Nxd8 22.f3 Bd5 23.a3 Nc6 24.Kf2 f6 25.Nd3 Kf8 26.Ke2 Ke7 27.Kd2 Kd7 28.Nf4 Bf7 29.b3 Ne7 30.h4 Nd5 31.Nxd5 Bxd5 32.Bf4 Kc6 33.Bg3 Bf7 34.Bf4 Bg6 35.Bg3 Bf7 36.Bb8 a6 37.Bf4 Bg6 38.Bg3 Bh5 39.Bf2 Bf7 40.Bg3 Bg6 1/2-1/2

Agent Smith
20-02-2014, 02:54 PM
http://en.chessbase.com/post/interviews-with-aronian-and-nakamura
When does he plan to become World Champion?
Lev Aronian
Unfortunately my plans don't coincide with the plans of the others. I've been planning to become World Champions for a long time already, but so far not everybody likes that plan.
Naka also gives an interview, but in excerpts from th chessbase page, he still seems a little shallow to me.
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