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Carlsen Reignites Kasparov's Sicilian To Take Lead

Carlsen Reignites Kasparov's Sicilian To Take Lead

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GM Magnus Carlsen gained a full-point lead at Casablanca Chess 2024 on day one. Combining his knowledge of chess history and his enjoyment of venturing beyond modern opening theory, Carlsen scored 2.5/3, defeating his longtime rivals GMs Viswanath...

Anna Cramling Reaches Million Milestone

Anna Cramling Reaches Million Milestone

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Swedish chess player, celebrity, and content creator WFM Anna Cramling has joined YouTube's exclusive One Million Subscribers' Club, becoming the 11th to hit the milestone. Chess content creators have played a pivotal role in the surge of chess ...

5 Things We Learned — Chess.com Classic 2024

5 Things We Learned — Chess.com Classic 2024

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GM Alireza Firouzja just won Division I of the Champions Chess Tour Chess.com Classic 2024 on Wednesday, while GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took Division II and GM Dmitry Andreikin Division III. It's not often we see GM Magnus Carlsen lose even a g...

Carlsen Evokes Magnus Magic, Keymer Gets Revenge

Carlsen Evokes Magnus Magic, Keymer Gets Revenge

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GMs Magnus Carlsen and Vincent Keymer prevailed in the Division I Winners Semifinals of the Champions Chess Tour Chess.com Classic 2024. Carlsen won with his uncanny ability to turn drawish positions into wins vs. GM Denis Lazavik. After losing to...

Wei Yi Powers To 2.5-Point Lead Over Carlsen

Wei Yi Powers To 2.5-Point Lead Over Carlsen

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"I just sucked, honestly" said GM Magnus Carlsen about his play after losing his first game in the 2024 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland, to GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu. He blundered a queen and lost the next game as well, but his 6/9 blitz scor...