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Aronian-MVL, Ding-So Go To Tiebreaks

PeterDoggers 4 hrs ago

The second day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals was identical to the first. Whereas Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian played a quick draw in a Ruy Lopez, Ding Liren and Wesley So were involved in a long, Catalan fight that ...

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World Cup Semifinals: Was So Winning?

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

Both games on the first day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals were drawn. Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave split the point quickly in a very theoretical line of the Gruenfeld Defense. Wesley So built up serious pressure vs Ding Liren...

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Chess.com Isle Of Man, By The Numbers

FM MikeKlein 2 days ago

The Isle of Man is not big, but it will be plenty big enough to capture the chess world's attention as it expands its annual world-class open tournament. From September 23 to October 1, the Chess.com Isle of Man International revisits the crown ...

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Vachier-Lagrave Knocks Out Svidler At World Cup

PeterDoggers 3 days ago

In today's tiebreak of their quarterfinal match, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave eliminated Peter Svidler from the FIDE World Cup. On what was the shortest day in Tbilisi so far, the Frenchman won the second rapid game after the first had ended in a draw. ...

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Ivanchuk Implodes On 1st Day Quarterfinals

PeterDoggers 5 days ago

He spent 42 minutes on his 10th move and resigned as early as move 24. Vassily Ivanchuk imploded after misplaying the opening and lost quickly to Levon Aronian as the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Cup took off in Tbilisi. Just f...

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Ivanchuk, Fedoseev Start Round 4 With Wins

PeterDoggers 8 days ago

The first day of the FIDE World Cup's fourth round saw two winners. Vassily Ivanchuk beat Anish Giri in a Petroff, and Vladimir Fedoseev refuted a mistake by Maxim Rodshtein brilliantly. Vassily Ivanchuk defeated Giri in a Petroff. | Photo:...

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PRO League Qualifiers Set For Oct. 28

FM MikeKlein 8 days ago

October 28 might have more titled players than ever playing on Chess.com. If nothing else, there will be more at stake than ever. That's because many qualification spots for teams to earn spots in the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League...

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Caruana, Li Chao, Nepomniachtchi Leave World Cup

PeterDoggers 9 days ago

One more top-10 player was knocked out of the FIDE World Cup today. Fabiano Caruana lost his second rapid game to Evgeniy Najer. Other small rating upsets were Richard Rapport beating Li Chao, and Baadur Jobava winning against Ian Nepomn...

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Bu Brilliancy Beats Carlsen At World Cup

PeterDoggers 10 days ago

Bu Xiangzhi defeated Magnus Carlsen in a brilliant first game of the FIDE World Cup's third round. The world champion needs to win as Black tomorrow to stay in the tournament. Carlsen resigns and loses his first game in Tbilisi. | Photo: Ch...

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Anand Starts With Loss In World Cup Round 2

PeterDoggers 13 days ago

Round two of the FIDE World Cup in Tbilisi started with a shocking loss for Vishy Anand. The five-time world champion "brilliantly overpressed" in a good position against Anton Kovalyov of Canada, and needs to win his second game to stay in t...

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Ibarra Jerez, Oparin Triumph In Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland 14 days ago

Two Titled Tuesday regulars, GMs Jose Ibarra Jerez and Grigoriy Oparin, employed experienced and steady play to reach 8.5/10 surmount a field of 189 players in September's monthly tournament. It was Ibarra Jerez who had the hot start, racking up...

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Lenderman Knocks Out Eljanov At World Cup

PeterDoggers 15 days ago

Pavel Eljanov is among the 42 players who got eliminated from the FIDE World Cup at the earliest possible moment. The Ukrainian grandmaster also lost his second game to Aleksandr Lenderman (USA). 22 matches went into tiebreaks, including Sergey Ka...

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Carlsen Draws White For 1st Game World Cup

PeterDoggers 17 days ago

Magnus Carlsen will start with the white pieces in his first game on Sunday at the FIDE World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. This was the result of the drawing of lots, performed today during the opening ceremony. The technical meeting after the ...

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MVL Overwhelms Xiong In Speed Chess Champs

NM SamCopeland 20 days ago

The closest match featuring a speed chess qualifier turned into a rout in the second half. The world junior champion, Jeffery Xiong, actually took the lead in this tight match as late as game 14, but that seemed to serve only to awaken the "Lyon B...

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FIDE World Cup To Start This Weekend

PeterDoggers 20 days ago

The opening ceremony is on Saturday, and on Sunday we'll see the first games being played. One of the biggest events of the year is about to start: the FIDE World Cup. A number of players, including the likes of Hikaru Nakamura and Ani...

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