Live games with analysis from the Chess Olympiad 2012.
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You can follow the match daily at the Online Chess Live section.
Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian, two of the grandmasters to ever break the 2800 rating barrier, will play a friendly match 21-28 April in Zurich. The venue of the event will be Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville at Paradeplatz and is sponsored by IGC International Gemological Laboratories and Aspeco N.V.
The match is preparation for Kramnik and Aronian for the upcoming Candidates Tournament in 2012. Classical time control will be used, with a new twist for the show – if the game ends in a draw in under three hours, the players have to play a rapid game (25 minutes with a 10 second increment).
The timing of the match is also interesting as it starts near the end of the World Amateur Chess Championship and finishes just a few days before the World Chess Championship 2012, a conglomerate of events that triggers a very exciting second half of the chess calendar this year.
Some of their recent games here.
The World Chess Championship 2012 will be a match between the current world champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Boris Gelfand of Israel, winner of the Candidates tournament. The match will take place on 10–31 May 2012 in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery
Anand – Gelfand games (review)
Anand – Gelfand 2012 schedule
Game 1: Friday 11 May
Game 2: Saturday 12 May
Game 3: Monday 14 May
Game 4: Tuesday 15 May
Game 5: Thursday 17 May
Game 6: Friday 18 May
Game 7: Sunday 20 May
Game 8: Monday 21 May
Game 9: Wednesday 23 May
Game 10: Thursday 24 May
Game 11: Saturday 26 May
Game 12: Monday 28 May
Tiebreak if necessary: Wednesday 30 May.
The Russian Super Final will take place 8-15 August, 2011 with the participation of Kramnik, Morozevich, Karjakin, Timofeev, Grischuk, Svidler, Nepomniachtchi, and Galkin. It will be a round robin with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes to the end of the game, with time increment of 30 seconds per move.
The World Junior Chess Championship begins Tuesday, August 2nd, with round 2 at 14:00 local time (10:30 CET).
Lake Sevan 2011 is one of the strongest invitational events for this summer. Top seeded is the 2700 club member GM Jobava. He is joined by Sergey Zhigalko, Ildar Khairullin, Tigran Petrosian, Hrant Melkumyan, Arman Pashikian, Avetik Grigorian, Zaven Andriasian, Zhou Jianchao, and Samvel Ter-Sahakyan.