International News Today - July 23, 2011

Magnus Carlsen defeated Fabiano Caruana yesterday. He now has a record of 3 wins and a draw. Today he is black against Vachier-Lagrave to finish the 1st half of the double round robin in Biel.

Vlad Kramnik defeated German rep George Meier in the 2nd round at Dortmund. With 2/2 he has a full point lead over the rest of the field including American Hakaru Nakamura.

In today's 6th round at the World Team in China, Levon Aronian's win over Pentala Harikrishna propelled Armenia to a 2.5-1.5 win over India. Armenia now has 10 points and tied for second are Russia and Hungary with 8 points. Tomorrow Armenia faces Hungary while Russia faces China (7 pts).