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Joanna Dworakowska 1978-2024

Joanna Dworakowska 1978-2024

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Three-time Polish Women's Champion IM Joanna Dworakowska, among the nation's strongest women for more than two decades, has passed away at the age of 45. Dworakowska is one of Poland's strongest women players ever, with a peak rating of 2445, a ...

No Tuesday Ties As Duda, Paravyan Lead Way

No Tuesday Ties As Duda, Paravyan Lead Way

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GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda and GM David Paravyan won each Titled Tuesday tournament of April 9 outright on a score of 10/11, while they both also made the top 10 in the other event of the day. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk won the early women's prize despite ...

Naroditsky Dominates Back-To-Back Bullet Brawls

Naroditsky Dominates Back-To-Back Bullet Brawls

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GM Daniel Naroditsky netted $400 and his second Bullet Brawl victory in a row on Saturday after scoring 260 points ahead of 122 other titled players. Scoring 72 wins in 83 games, Naroditsky put a healthy buffer between himself and second and third...

Candidates Opens With Abundance Of Fighting Spirit

Candidates Opens With Abundance Of Fighting Spirit

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The players displayed an abundance of fighting spirit on the opening day of the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament. GM Hikaru Nakamura sacrificed two rooks vs. GM Fabiano Caruana. GM Alireza Firouzja and GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu co-created a duel...

Magnus Carlsen Ranks The Candidates Players

Magnus Carlsen Ranks The Candidates Players

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The much-anticipated Candidates Tournament is just around the corner, with the eight contenders fighting for the right to challenge reigning World Champion Ding Liren for the title. But who will triumph in the end? Here's GM Magnus Carlsen's verdi...

Erdogmus Becomes World's Youngest Grandmaster At 12

Erdogmus Becomes World's Youngest Grandmaster At 12

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12-year-old Turkish chess sensation IM Yagiz Kaan Erdogmus is the new youngest grandmaster in the world and the fourth youngest to achieve the title in history. He earned his third grandmaster norm in Germany on Monday and his title is pending app...

Lisa Lane, 1933-2024

Lisa Lane, 1933-2024

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It's late at night at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City, early 1960s. Smoke wafts between shadowed men playing chess under lamplights. But what stands out most in this historic photograph is the sole young woman, exhaling the fog of war ove...

Carlsen Wins Round-Robin As Ding Suffers

Carlsen Wins Round-Robin As Ding Suffers

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World number-one Magnus Carlsen beat GM Vincent Keymer to wrap up victory in the 2024 GRENKE Chess Classic round-robin. He now faces GM Richard Rapport in Monday's title match, while GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave takes on Keymer for third place. ...