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Tan Wins Crazyhouse Championship, Escapes Mate-In-1

NM SamCopeland 12 hrs ago

Justin Tan ("JannLeeCrazyhouse") claimed a solo and dramatic victory in Chess.com's 2018 Crazyhouse Championship on Thursday. Crazyhouse fans who haven't seen his epic streams (are there any?) will recall that he also shared victory (with FM ...

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FIDE Publishes Candidates' Tournament Pairings

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

In the first round of the €420,000 / $515,000 FIDE Candidates' Tournament, on March 10, the World Cup finalists Levon Aronian and Ding Liren face each other. The other pairings are Vladimir Kramnik vs Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin ...

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Carlsen Tops Grenke Chess Classic Field

PeterDoggers 4 days ago

Magnus Carlsen's next big tournament will be the Grenke Chess Classic, held from March 31 to  April 9 in the German cities of Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden. Yesterday the field of participants was announced by the organizers. Half of the field ...

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Swiss Bank To Close FIDE Account Over Ilyumzhinov

PeterDoggers 7 days ago

The Swiss department of UBS bank has informed the World Chess Federation that it will close its bank account, in April at the latest, due to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's presence on the sanctions list of the U.S. Department of the Trea...

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Carlsen Wins Fischer Random Chess Championship

PeterDoggers 10 days ago

Magnus Carlsen is the new unofficial Fischer Random world champion after beating Hikaru Nakamura 14-10 today in their match in Norway.  Taking into account the positive reception of the NRK TV show over the last five days, and the v...

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$2,000 Crazyhouse Championship Returns On Chess.com

pete 17 days ago

Chess.com announced today the return of its official Crazyhouse Championship this month with a total prize pool of $2,000. The championship will feature a week of qualifiers and a live-streamed final tournament to crown the crazyhouse champion. ...

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Chess.com To Cover Carlsen-Nakamura Match

PeterDoggers 17 days ago

This coming Friday a Fischer Random (Chess960) match between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura will start at Høvikodden outside Oslo, Norway. The (impressive) prize fund is just under $200,000. The English-language commentary,&nb...

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Magnus Carlsen Streams PRO Chess Super Sunday

NM SamCopeland 19 days ago

What could make the PRO Chess League's Super Saturday and Sunday, a rapid event with five of the world's top ten players, even more exciting? World Champion Magnus Carlsen streaming his games! Carlsen decided to stream his play on longtime frien...

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Aronian Wins Gibraltar Chess In Playoff

FM MikeKlein 22 days ago

GM Levon Aronian is two-for-two in his last open events. They just happen to have come 13 years apart. He won the £25,000 first prize at the 16th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival on Thursday after drawing with the reigning cham...

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2018 Grand Chess Tour Invitees, Dates Announced

PeterDoggers 24 days ago

Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, headlines the list of invitees for the 2018 tour. The organizers have announced the 10 invited players and the dates in a press release. The tour organizers explained their criteria f...

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Can Howell Be James Bond At Gibraltar Chess?

FM MikeKlein 25 days ago

In 2015, GM Hikaru Nakamura threatened to run away with the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, starting 6-0. Just when it looked like his seventh win was coming, a late slip allowed GM David Howell to draw. Fast forward to 2018 and three s...

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Tata Steel Chess: Carlsen Or Giri?

PeterDoggers 27 days ago

As both Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri won their games in the penultimate round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, one of them will likely be crowned as the winner tomorrow. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who drew very quickly today, has a chance too...

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Nearly 600 Play In Bikfoot's Prize Arena

News 28 days ago

Chess.com and Partner Streamer Wouter Bik hosted the first ever co-sponsored arena tournament on January 21, and nearly 600 chess players competed for "prime number glory"! Per the event rules, only those finishing (by a combination of skill and...

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