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Tan Zhongyi Sole Leader After Quick Victory

Tan Zhongyi Sole Leader After Quick Victory

IM VSaravanan
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Former Women's World Champion GM Tan Zhongyi scored a quick 20-move victory over defending champion IM Anna Zatonskih to move into the sole lead with three points after four rounds at the Cairns Cup 2024 in St. Louis. Tan is trailed by GMs Mariya ...

Kosteniuk Topples Dzagnidze, Joins Leaders

Kosteniuk Topples Dzagnidze, Joins Leaders

FM JackRodgers
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GM Alexandra Kosteniuk has joined the leaders on 2/3 at the Cairns Cup 2024 following a fine victory over Georgia's GM Nana Dzagnidze in round three while the tournament's other leaders; GMs Harika Dronavalli, Mariya Muzychuk, and Tan Zhongyi drew...

Hat-Trick Hero Naroditsky Secures 19th Title

Hat-Trick Hero Naroditsky Secures 19th Title

FM JackRodgers
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In a near-carbon copy of June's earlier editions, GM Daniel Naroditsky scored a dominant 235 points to secure his third straight Bullet Brawl title in the $1,000 event. With 66 wins, four draws, and just 13 losses to his name, Naroditsky finished ...

Nakamura Storms Into Bullet Chess Grand Final

Nakamura Storms Into Bullet Chess Grand Final

Colin_McGourty
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GM Hikaru Nakamura is through to the Grand Final of the 2024 Bullet Chess Championship after beating GM Daniel Naroditsky 16.5-11.5. Naroditsky still has one life remaining and will play the winner of the match between GMs Alireza Firouzja and&nbs...

Nakamura Posts Big Score After Near Miss

Nakamura Posts Big Score After Near Miss

NathanielGreen
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GMs Alexey Sarana and Hikaru Nakamura are your Titled Tuesday victors for June 11, 2024. Sarana won by the thinnest of margins in the early tournament, needing the second tiebreak before his 10 points were finally determined to have earned first p...

Martinez Beats Kramnik In Clash Of Claims

Martinez Beats Kramnik In Clash Of Claims

Colin_McGourty
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GM Jose Martinez has won what IM Levy Rozman described as "one of the craziest chess events in history," the Clash of Claims in Madrid. He beat former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik 14.5-11.5, with two games to spare, losing 6.5-7.5 over the boar...

7 Things We Learned — Norway Chess 2024

7 Things We Learned — Norway Chess 2024

Colin_McGourty
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GM Magnus Carlsen briefly stared into the abyss of losing his world number-one spot, but he turned things around to win his sixth Norway Chess title. GM Hikaru Nakamura returned to the 2800 club, while Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun cruised to v...

Carlsen, Ju Wenjun Win Norway Chess Titles

Carlsen, Ju Wenjun Win Norway Chess Titles

Colin_McGourty
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World number-one Magnus Carlsen has won his sixth Norway Chess title after beating GM Fabiano Caruana in armageddon while GM Hikaru Nakamura was held to an incredibly tense classical draw by GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu. The young Indian won ...