Kramnik – Aronian live games

Levon Aronian

The 2012 Kramnik – Aronian chess challenge will be commented live by GM Arkadij Naiditsch and the Chess Evolution team.

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.

It will be an exciting encounter between the two players in form right now – Kramnik won London Chess Classic, while Aronian won Tata Steel Chess.

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.

Anand – Gelfand LIVE games

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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

Enjoy the Anand Glefand games review. More about Anand Gelfand 2012 here

Anand – Gelfand games (review)

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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.

Russian Super Final LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

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.

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Lake Sevan 2011 LIVE!

Live games with computer analysis

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.

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