2 Unlikely Leaders At U.S. Chess Championships

2 Unlikely Leaders At U.S. Chess Championships

FM MikeKlein
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1 day ago

If you had GM Sam Shankland and WIM Annie Wang at the top of your fantasy chess bracket, congratulations, you're eating prime rib tonight. A little more than halfway through the 2018 U.S. Championships, these two unlikely tourname...

IM Nino Khurtsidze, 1975-2018

IM Nino Khurtsidze, 1975-2018

Marignon
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1 day ago

The world of chess is in grief as IM Nino Khurtsidze, one of the most talented players of her generation, succumbed to illness. She died yesterday at the age of 42. « Remembering Nino Khurtsidze » Phot...

Topalov Breaks Draw Spell In Shamkir

Topalov Breaks Draw Spell In Shamkir

PeterDoggers
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2 days ago

The fourth round of the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan saw the first decisive game of the tournament. With his win over Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, it's Veselin Topalov who grabbed the lead today.  Just like at the 2017 London Chess Cl...

Izoria Shocks Caruana At U.S. Champs Round 4

Izoria Shocks Caruana At U.S. Champs Round 4

FM MikeKlein
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3 days ago

No one is safe in St. Louis. Not even would-be world champions. With a certain super-tournament in the Caucuses netting a combined zero wins in three rounds, the fighting chess in America's Heartland is counterbalancing that. In the first three ...

Caruana Wins To Join Lead At U.S. Championship

Caruana Wins To Join Lead At U.S. Championship

FM MikeKlein
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4 days ago

Yesterday at the 2018 U.S. Championships, White dominated, winning all seven decisive games. In today's round three, the roulette wheel tilted the other way. Black won a total of five games, and players of the second move collectively di...

'Giri Perfection' Continues At Shamkir Chess

'Giri Perfection' Continues At Shamkir Chess

PeterDoggers
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4 days ago

In the second round of the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan all games ended in draws once again. Anish Giri, who joked about a beautiful crosstable on Twitter, escaped vs Veselin Topalov after tricking himself. Anish Giri knows all too w...

Gunina Wins European Women's Championship

Gunina Wins European Women's Championship

IM JovankaHouska
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4 days ago

GM Valentina Gunina won her third European gold at the women's championship in Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia. The Russian grandmaster finished ahead of GMs Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia, silver) and Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, bronze). IM Jovanka ...

U.S. Chess Championships Begin In St. Louis

U.S. Chess Championships Begin In St. Louis

FM MikeKlein
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7 days ago

The U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship both return to St. Louis tonight through April 30. The events are being hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club, now for the 10th straight year. The opening ceremony is tonight, and round-one g...

Nakamura Proteges To Compete In Europe

Nakamura Proteges To Compete In Europe

FM MikeKlein
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8 days ago

If you win a game in a simul, sometimes your prize is an autograph. Or a book. Maybe even a picture with the master. One lucky South African won a summer chess tour of Europe. Although not officially a prize, CM Khanya Mazibuko's victo...

Carlsen, Mamedyarov Top Seeds In Shamkir

Carlsen, Mamedyarov Top Seeds In Shamkir

PeterDoggers
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8 days ago

If you experienced some chess withdrawal symptoms in the days after Grenke, we have good news. This week two top events start: the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan and the U.S. Championships in St. Louis. Tomorrow we'll look at the U.S...

Nationally-Recognized Chess Team Under Scrutiny

Nationally-Recognized Chess Team Under Scrutiny

FM MikeKlein
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9 days ago

Scholastic chess is full of inspiring stories of kids overcoming adversity. It's also replete with its share of controversies. Henderson Middle School, subject of the 2017 book "The Champions' Game," has had a lot to be proud of in the past few ...

Makropoulos To Run For FIDE President

Makropoulos To Run For FIDE President

PeterDoggers
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13 days ago

Earlier this week, FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos announced his candidacy for FIDE president. For the October 2018 elections he will most likely run against the incumbent FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who rejected a request f...

Caruana Wins Grenke Chess Classic

Caruana Wins Grenke Chess Classic

PeterDoggers
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15 days ago

"I wasn't really thinking about winning the tournament but I kept getting chances and I took them." After winning the FIDE Candidates' Tournament, Fabiano Caruana also clinched the Grenke Chess Classic today. The American grandmaster bea...

5 Draws Bring Caruana Closer To Grenke Title

5 Draws Bring Caruana Closer To Grenke Title

PeterDoggers
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16 days ago

With five draws in the Grenke Chess Classic's penultimate round, Fabiano Caruana got a bit closer to his second tournament victory in a month's time. He'll face Nikita Vitiugov as Black tomorrow, while his closest rival Magnus Carls...