Carlsen Presses Hard

Время публикации: 21.04.2014 19:29 | Последнее обновление: 01.01.2015 20:22

Check out photos from the Gashimov Memorial taking place in Shamkir. 


Some should wear suits from the sponsors, others have the right drink by side - Red Bull is Nakamura's new sponsor. 


All six (if I am not mistaken) old sponsors of Carlsen are there. Everything's alright. 


Another opening surprise by Radjabov: the Slav Defense. 


Genna Sosonko and Vioel Iordacescu comment in English.


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I took a walk in the park surrounding the building.

This is just fascinating.


This is where the games are broadcasted!

This is a huge park - I walked only part of it...

Karjakin was quite popular after his game against Caruana. His admirers were mostly young players.


Mamedyarov - Radjabov drawn.

I couldn't help but share the screenshot from the live broadcast on ChessTV (at this point taking photos was already forbidden).


Let's title this photo
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That's it. Carlsen outplays Nakamura (is anyone surprised?) and goes to prepare for the next round.


  


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  • Our special correspondent in Stavanger Dmitry Ostanin sent us some photos from the tournament.

  • On the free day of the Shamkir tournament there is traditionally a football match. As last year, four teams were playing. In the semifinals, the chessplayers of Azerbaijan and the rest of the world, alas, lost to the teams of journalists and organisers/sponsors. But Magnus Carlsen played in the final as a guest for the organisers/sponsors' team, strengthening an already strong team. He was the outstanding player on the pitch. 

  • So, will Karjakin make Carlsen at least nervous today?

  • Shamkir ready to hold two competitions dedicated to Vugar Gashimov's memory. The participants of the A group are Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Radjabov. 

    Participants of B group are Wang Hao, Woijtaszek, Bacrot, Motylev, Eljanov, Mamedov, Safarli, Guseinov, Durarbeyli and Abbasov. 

    Today the players visited the graves of Vugar Gashimov and Heydar Aliyev (the national leader of Azerbaijan). 

  • More photos from our correspondent Dmitry Ostanin from Stavanger. 

  • Our correspondent Marie Boyard visited Zug and concluded that the venue of third stage of the FIDE Grand Prix is almost ideal.

  • (Translated from Russian by Andrey Deviatkin)

    My impressions of the first playing day in Sochi can be summed up in one sentence: great fuss about a single game of chess. It seems to me that's not the way it should be, ideally.