Biel: The traditional tournament in Biel came down to a battle between three players, Navara, Wojtaszek and Vachier-Lagrave. The Czech began with 3 out of 4, one of which was his own immortal game with a king march to h8. In the second flight of games Wojtaszek took the lead at first, but the best final sprint was that of Vachier-Lagrave. Both the French and the Polish players have each annotated a game for us. Other commentary has been provided by Ftacnik, Illingworth, Krasenkow, Marin, Mokal, Pavlovic, Roiz, Shah, Stohl, Szabo and Wagner. In addition you can also find on the DVD ten “Games of the day” by Daniel King, Rustam Kasimdzhanov and even Maxime Vachier-Lagrave himself.
Sinquefield-Cup: The second tournament in the “Grand Chess Tour” was even stronger. Once again Magnus Carlsen had a miserable start, with Veselin Topalov again being the spoilsport. The latter’s early lead did not last. Levon Aronian had started with a magnificent win against Caruana and also continued to play strongly. Undefeated and with three victories he won the tournament with a lead of one point. On the DVD you will find annotations by Illingworth, Krasenkow, Marin, Mokal, Pavlovic, Roiz, Stohl, Szabo and Wagner. On top of that all nine daily roundups by Daniel King have been included in the report on the DVD.