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Magnus Carlsen wins «Zurich Chess Challenge 2014»

ZCC Final Standings
Final Standings (Classic & Rapid Tournament)
Rank Name Pts. Elo
1 Magnus Carlsen 10 2872
2 Fabiano Caruana 9 2782
3 Levon Aronian 9 2812
4 Hikaru Nakamura 7½ 2789
5 Viswanathan Anand 5 2773
6 Boris Gelfand 2777

 

World Champion Magnus Carlsen is the winner of the «Zurich Chess Challenge 2014»

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Round 5: Fabiano Caruana sole winner

ZCC Round 5 Fabiano Caruana - Levon Aronian: 1:0
Hikaru Nakamura - Boris Gelfand: ½:½
Viswanathan - Magnus Carlsen:½:½

Fabiano Caruana had a well defined plan up his sleeve against Levon Aronian's Marshall-Gambit

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Round 4: Armenian Ambassador Charles Aznavour visits the «Zurich Chess Challenge 2014»

ZCC Round 4 Boris Gelfand - Viswanathan Anand: 0:1
Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana: 1:0
Levon Aronian - Hikaru Nakamura: 1:0

Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand decide their games convincingly

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Round 3: Drama in the game Hikaru Nakamura - Magnus Carlsen

ZCC Round 3 Hikaru Nakamura - Magnus Carlsen: 0:1
Viswanathan Anand - Fabiano Caruana: ½:½
Levon Aronian - Boris Gelfand: ½:½

Hikaru Nakamura misses a win and goes on to lose the game against Magnus Carlsen

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Clock Simul with Hou Yifan

Hou Yifan: Simul Hou Yifan - Lars Rindlisbacher: ½ : ½
Aurelien Pomini - Hou Yifan: ½ : ½
Hou Yifan - Andre Meylan: 1:0
Davide Arcuti - Hou Yifan 0:1
Laura Stoeri - Hou Yifan 0:1
Hou Yifan - Hoang Harry 1:0

Round 2: Hikaru Nakamura scores only win in 2nd round

ZCC Round 2 Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian: ½ : ½
Viswanathan Anand - Hikaru Nakamura: 0 : 1
Boris Gelfand - Fabiano Caruana: ½:½

Levon Aronian on a par with Magnus Carlsen...

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Round 1: Magus Carlsen — A true World Champion

ZCC Round 1 Magnus Carlsen - Boris Gelfand: 1 : 0
Levon Aronian - Viswanathan Anand: 1 : 0
Fabiano Caruana - Hikaru Nakamura: ½ : ½

Magnus Carlsen — A true World Champion

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You can find an interesting Interview with Magnus Carlsen on www.nzz.ch by IM Richard Forster. Richard Forster is the author of «The Zurich Chess Club, 1809-2009» and a member of the organizing «Schachgesellschaft Zurich».

Opening Ceremony and Blitz: Magnus Carlsen wins the Opening Blitz

Magnus Carlsen wins the Blitz
Blitz Final Rankings
#NameEloPts.
1 Magnus Carlsen 2872 3
2 Levon Aronian 2812 3
3 Hikaru Nakamura 2789 2.5
4 Fabiano Caruana 2782 2.5
5 Viswanathan Anand 2773 2.5
6 Boris Gelfand 2777 1.5