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Le Wins July 20 Titled Tuesday

Le Wins July 20 Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
| 2 days ago

On International Chess Day, Vietnam's IM Minh Le took first place in Titled Tuesday with a score of 10/11. GM Hikaru Nakamura grabbed second with 9.5/11. The top four was rounded out by GM Giga Quparadze and GM Oleksandr Bortnyk. 472 titled play...

NBC Sports To Cover World Chess Championship

NBC Sports To Cover World Chess Championship

PeterDoggers
| 4 days ago

The 2021 world championship match between GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Ian Nepomniachtchi will not only be covered closely by Chess.com and other platforms. It's also going to be on broadcast network television each day. The International Chess Fede...

FIDE World Cup: Caruana Knocked Out

FIDE World Cup: Caruana Knocked Out

PeterDoggers
| 4 days ago

Day two of the FIDE World Cup's third round saw a huge upset as the second seed, GM Fabiano Caruana, was knocked out by Kazakhstani GM Rinat Jumabayev. The tournament also said goodbye to rating favorites GM Jorge Cori, GM Jorden van Foreest, GM...

Anand Beats Kramnik In No Castling Match

Anand Beats Kramnik In No Castling Match

PeterDoggers
| 5 days ago

GM Viswanathan Anand defeated GM Vladimir Kramnik 2.5-1.5 in a four-game No Castling chess match in Dortmund, Germany. Anand's win in the first game was decisive in this event where the players were not allowed to castle. The idea for this match...

Covid-19 Hits FIDE World Cup; Aronian Withdraws

Covid-19 Hits FIDE World Cup; Aronian Withdraws

PeterDoggers
| 8 days ago

Three members of the Indonesian delegation at the 2021 FIDE World Cup have tested positive for Covid-19. GM Fabiano Caruana was awarded a win when his opponent GM Susanto Megaranto's test result was positive. GM Levon Aronian forfeited his game fo...

Queen's Gambit Nets 18 Emmy Nominations

Queen's Gambit Nets 18 Emmy Nominations

NathanielGreen
| 9 days ago

Netflix's 2020 megahit miniseries The Queen's Gambit has garnered 18 Emmy nominations, including best Limited Series and best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Anya Taylor-Joy's widely acclaimed performance as Beth Harmon. Thomas Brodi...

Nakamura Wins July 13 Titled Tuesday

Nakamura Wins July 13 Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
| 9 days ago

GM Hikaru Nakamura won Titled Tuesday for the second consecutive week, scoring 9.5/11 and finishing ahead of GM Giga Quparadze on tiebreakers. There was a tie for third as both GM Sergei Zhigalko and GM Tamir Nabaty finished with 9/11 and the same...

Ban Lifted In Alleged Polish Cheating Case

Ban Lifted In Alleged Polish Cheating Case

PeterDoggers
| 10 days ago

The Arbitration Tribunal for Sport of the Polish Olympic Committee has overturned WFM Patrycja Waszczuk's two-year ban from chess for alleged cheating. According to her lawyer, the now 18-year-old Waszczuk was deprived of the right of defense and ...

FIDE World Cup: 28 Matches Go To Tiebreaks

FIDE World Cup: 28 Matches Go To Tiebreaks

PeterDoggers
| 10 days ago

Tiebreaks on Wednesday will decide 19 matches in the 2021 FIDE World Cup and nine matches in the Women's World Cup. A total of 97 players reached the second round without needing a tiebreak. How to watch?The games of the FIDE World Cup can be ...

FIDE World Cup Begins With Chilean Brilliance

FIDE World Cup Begins With Chilean Brilliance

PeterDoggers
| 11 days ago

The 2021 FIDE World Cup began on Monday in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi (Russia) with 156 players in the open section and 78 players in the women's section. The Chilean grandmaster Pablo Salinas Herrera played the Game of the Day (and possibly the year...

Vachier-Lagrave Wins Croatia Rapid & Blitz

Vachier-Lagrave Wins Croatia Rapid & Blitz

PeterDoggers
| 12 days ago

GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave has won the Croatia Rapid & Blitz. The French grandmaster secured the $37,500 first prize with a round to spare when GM Garry Kasparov, who struggled again on Sunday, lost on time in a drawn position. Thanks to an exc...