On Sunday, the Vienna Open was sensationally won by 16-year-old IM Francesco Rambaldi. Alongside the tournament, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat GM Markus Ragger 3.5-2.5 in a friendly match.
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Last Thursday, FIDE published the names of the 128 participants of the World Cup, next month in Baku, Azerbaijan. Of the top players only Carlsen and Anand are missing.
Below we give the full list, as taken from the official website.
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On Sunday, GM Alexei Shirov won the fifth edition of the Riga Technical University Open in Latvia. The Latvian grandmaster edged out Robert Hovhannisyan of Armenia on tiebreak after both finished on 7.5/9.
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Most players wouldn't consider 8.5/9 to be "perfect" but don't tell that to GM Alex Shabalov. After missing two consecutive U.S. championships, one of the most decorated American players in recent memory made it his goal to return.
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GM Markus Ragger won this year's Politiken Cup in Helsingor, Denmark. The 27-year-old Austrian grandmaster had the best tiebreak in a group of 10 players finishing on 8.0/10.
The Politiken Cup, one of the strongest opens this summer, took place ... | Read More