Sinquefield Cup Player Introductions – GM Ian Rogers – 2015.08.22

Grandmaster Ian Rogers gives a lecture before the Sinquefield Cup 2015. Learn about and see games of Carlsen, Topalov, Nakamura, Anand, Caruana, Giri, Kramnik, Aronian, So, and Vachier-Lagrave. Rogers defines the storylines within the Grand Chess Tour.

Magnus Carlsen vs Sipke Ernst, Corus Group C (2004): B19 Caro-Kann, classical, Spassky variation
Viswanathan Anand vs Levon Aronian, Zurich Chess Challenge (2015): D97 Gruenfeld, Russian, Prins variation
Veselin Topalov vs Carlsen, Corus (2007): D38 Queen’s Gambit Declined, Ragozin variation
Alexander Beliavsky vs Hikaru Nakamura, Rising Stars – Experience (2009): E97 King’s Indian, orthodox, Aronin-Taimanov variation (Yugoslav attack / Mar del Plata variation)
Alexander Grischuk vs Sergei Rublevsky, Candidates Match: Grischuk – Rublevsky (2007): B46 Sicilian, Taimanov variation
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Wesley So, Tata Steel (2015): C88 Ruy Lopez, closed, 7…O-O


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