Magnus Carlsen won the World Rapid Championship on Monday in Berlin, Germany. The Norwegian GM finished a full point ahead of the pack, clinched the $40,000 first prize and retained the title he won last year in Dubai.
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After struggling through the lengthy rapid qualifier yesterday, GM Hikaru Nakamura only had a spot of bother today at the Millionaire Monday four-person playoff.
He drew his opening two games in the semifinal versus GM Yu Yangyi before winning i... | Read More
Do you like controversy, late-night action, and a good old-fashioned flip of the coin? You needed to be in Las Vegas Sunday for Millionaire Chess 2, and you needed to call tails.
Millionaire day four did much to promote chess but also took it ba... | Read More
Scoring 4.0/5 on the second day as well, Magnus Carlsen can be found at the top of the leaderboard at the World Rapid Championship. One more player is on 8.0/10: Sergei Zhigalko of Belarus.
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Like the flag he represents, Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem is the lone star above the rest of the respected field at the 2015 Millionaire Chess Open. His five straight wins followed by a sixth-round draw with GM Hikaru Nakamura place him in the best... | Read More