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Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov. Magn...

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Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Paris

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

The 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today in Paris with pro-am activities at the Vivendi headquarters, at a stone's throw of de Arc de Triomphe. With a series of rapid games, tomorrow the tour will officially commence. Garry Kasparov suffering ...

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China, Poland Lead World Team Championship

NM SamCopeland 4 days ago

The not-so-surprising leader after two rounds in the World Team Championship held from June 17-26 in Ugra, Russia is the top-seeded China. Sharing first on the leaderboard is the somewhat less expected Poland who won dramatic matches against India...

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Aronian Wins Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

PeterDoggers 6 days ago

Levon Aronian won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger on Friday. He was never in danger against Wesley So, who drew all his nine games. Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but still tied for second place with V...

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Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

PeterDoggers 6 days ago

A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his first win as well, vs Vladimir Kra...

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Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

PeterDoggers 8 days ago

By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile, Levon Aronian grabbed the ...

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Norway Chess R5: Silence After The Storm

PeterDoggers 11 days ago

The storm of spectacular chess that swept through Stavanger was short-lived. Round five of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament saw five draws, which means Hikaru Nakamura retained his half-point lead with four rounds to go. Holding the draw...

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Maxim Matlakov Wins European Championship

NM SamCopeland 11 days ago

Three players topped the devilishly strong European Individual Championships which took place May 31 through June 10 in Minsk, Belarus. GMs Maxim Matlakov, Baadur Jobava, and Vladimir Fedoseev each scored 8.5/11 though they did it in quite differe...

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Carlsen-Nakamura Norway Clash Ends In Draw

PeterDoggers 14 days ago

Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura was a great fight that ended in a draw, the same result as the other four games in round three of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Friday is the first rest day. The start of Carlsen vs Nakamura. | Photo...

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Kasparov Teaches Chess Online; MasterClass Sponsors Spe...

pete 14 days ago

Garry Kasparov, the 13th world chess champion and one of the game's all-time greats, will give online chess lessons to students on the MasterClass platform, the company announced today. The course will be Kasparov's first-ever chess lesson onlin...

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Nakamura, Kosteniuk Win IOM Trips In Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland 15 days ago

GM Hikaru Nakamura started yesterday by claiming the sole lead to open Norway Chess with an excellent victory over Anish Giri. He finished the day with a sole first-place finish in Titled Tuesday. Even for a legendary player like Nakamura, that's ...

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Nakamura Grabs Lead In Norway 1st Round

PeterDoggers 16 days ago

As the only winner in the first round, Hikaru Nakamura grabbed an early lead at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The American grandmaster defeated Anish Giri, who was close to a draw but then allowed his opponent a winning liquidatio...

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Carlsen Scores Big In Norway Chess Blitz Opener

PeterDoggers 17 days ago

Magnus Carlsen couldn't have wished for a better start at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. As the only player to remain undefeated, he won the blitz with a 3069 performance and a two-point lead over Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian. Magnus ...

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Strongest Tournament Of 2017 Starts Monday

PeterDoggers 18 days ago

On Monday the fifth edition of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament takes off in Stavanger, Norway. As Magnus Carlsen himself tweeted this week, it's going to be the strongest tournament of the year. The ten participants of the 2017 Altibox ...

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Deep Thinking: Kasparov On Tour

PeterDoggers 19 days ago

Garry Kasparov is currently touring to promote his latest book, "Deep Thinking," in which he not only looks back at the famous match(es) with Deep Blue in the 1990s, but also discusses at length the role of artificial intelligence in the modern er...

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Mamedyarov World #5 In June FIDE Ratings

PeterDoggers 21 days ago

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov reached the number-five position in the world in the June FIDE rating list. The Azerbaijani is the 13th player in history to break 2800. The live ratings revealed it quickly after the end of the Moscow Grand Prix and now it...

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