The Hungarian GM Peter Leko is playing an eight games rapid tournament against Magnus Carlsen. The event is taking place from May 28th to June 1st with two games per day.
With a remarkable black-piece victory against Cheparinov, Ivanchuk is the winner of Sofia’s MTel Masters with 8.0/10.
Ivanchuk was followed by Topalov in the second place with 6.5 points.
Veselin Topalov achieved a difficult win against Ivan Chepariov and Levon Aronian lost his game with Teimour Radjabov. Ivanchuk draw with Xiangzhi.
Ivanchuck is still the leader with 6.5 point but Topalov is very near behind him with 6.0 points.
Vassily Ivanchuk, who was scoring 5.0/5, drew his sixth game against Teimour Radjabov.
Both Bulgarian GMs, Topalov and Cheparinov, won their games against Aronian and Xiangzhi and are in the second and third place.
Ivanchuk is in an exceptional moment! He beated Levon Aronian and reaches a perfect score 5.0/5. Veselin Topalov won his third game in MTel tournamet, against Xiangzhi. Chepariov vs Radjabov finished in a draw.
Vassily Ivanchuk won his fourth game in a row at MTel Masters and leads the tournament by 1 ½ points.
Radjabov scored a draw against Topalov and the game Xiangzhi vs Aronian finished in a draw too.
Vassily Ivanchuck with black pieces scored a great win against Veselin Topalov that sent him to the first position on MTel.
The games Xiangzhi vs Radjabov and Aronian vs Chepariov finished with a draw.
What a tournament start! Veselin Topalov beated Levon Aronian, Ivan Chepariov won his game against Bu Xiangzhi and Vassily Ivanchuk scored a noticeable win with black pieces against Teimour Radjabov.
This event, wich is taking place in Sofia, is a double round-robin tournament with six grandmasters.
The chess magazine 64-Chess Review, continuing with its tradition, collected the votes from more than 130 chess experts that concluded that World Champion Anand deserves his fifth Chess Oscar.
In second place was Vladimir Kramnik and third Gata Kamsky.
Vugar Gashimov, Wang Yue and Magnus Carlsen are the three winners of the FIDE Grand Prix that took place on Baku.
All of them ended at 8.0/13. Gashimov and Wang drew their games with Adams and Memedyarov while Magnus Carlsen scored a win agains Bacrot.
GM Gashimov scored a win against Grischuk and took the lead. He joined GM Wang Yue in the first position. Magnus Carlsen defeated Michael Adams and it’s half point behind the leaders. Peter Svidler and David Navara won thier games against Gata Kamsky and Teimour Radjabov.