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Ding Beats Gelfand, Wins Moscow Grand Prix

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

Ding Liren became the sole winner of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Boris Gelfand went for a "very optimistic sacrifice" (as described by Hikaru Nakamura) which turned out to be incorrect. With strong play Ding won the game and also...

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Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game

PeterDoggers 3 days ago

Pentala Harikrishna was the only winner at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Indian grandmaster was first losing, but eventually defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in what was one of the most dramatic games of the tournament. Hari went...

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Giri, Hou Score In Moscow Grand Prix Round 7

PeterDoggers 4 days ago

Anish Giri scored his first win at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Dutch GM defeated Salem Saleh. Beating Jon Ludvig Hammer, Hou Yifan scored her second win of the tournament. Nepomniachtchi gives autographs to children (see text)....

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Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017

PeterDoggers 5 days ago

Wim Andriessen was one of those figures who, while remaining mostly in the background, changed the chess world significantly. The founder and publisher of New In Chess died on Sunday among family at his home in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. He was 78....

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3 Winners In Moscow; Rolex For Nakamura

PeterDoggers 5 days ago

The top of the standings didn't change much despite three decisive games in round six of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The winners were Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, who both moved to plus-one, and Michael Adams, who recovered after three ...

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MVL, Grischuk, Harikrishna Win In Moscow GP R5

PeterDoggers 7 days ago

Ding Liren and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov continue to lead the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow going into the rest day. On Tuesday the winners were Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk and Pentala Harikrishna. Sergey Karjakin, who gave a simul a...

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Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow

PeterDoggers 8 days ago

With yet another win, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov not only caught Ding Liren in first place at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow; the Azerbaijani also became the 13th player in history to break 2800 in the live ratings. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, now 280...

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Ding Leads After Dramatic Day At Moscow GP

PeterDoggers 9 days ago

In what was the most spectacular round of the whole 2017 FIDE Grand Prix so far, five games ended decisively. Sunday's winners in Moscow were Ding Liren (now the sole leader), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Salem Saleh and Jo...

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Two Chinese Leaders After Moscow GP Round 2

PeterDoggers 10 days ago

Ding Liren defeated Ernesto Inarkiev to join his compatriot Hou Yifan in the lead at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. First-round loser Ian Nepomniachtchi today defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer. Ding Liren is on "plus one" now, like Hou Y...

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Hou Yifan Sole Winner In Moscow GP Round 1

PeterDoggers 11 days ago

Hou Yifan was the only winner in the first round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The number-one female player from China defeated the Russian player Ian Nepomniachtchi with the black pieces. Ian Nepomniachtchi resigns his game vs Hou...

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Is There Good Money In Chess?

FM MikeKlein 15 days ago

Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get your typing hand ready for the com...

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Nakamura Wins Convincingly In Speed Champs Opener

FM MikeKlein 20 days ago

No one signed up to play GM Hikaru Nakamura, but somebody had to. In the opening match of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship (rebranded from Blitz Battle Championship last year), Nakamura easily defeated qualifier GM Sergey Grigoriants 20.5-7.5. ...

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Magnus Carlsen Dominates May Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland 20 days ago

He's not the world champion for nothing. Magnus Carlsen won the May Titled Tuesday with a huge score of 9.5/10. The second-place finishers, GM Hikaru Nakamura and IM Bilel Bellahcene, were a full 1.5 points back on 8/10. It's hard for grind-it-o...

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Mamedyarov Repeats; Wins Shamkir 2nd Year In A Row

FM hellokostya 23 days ago

Despite yesterday's slip, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov successfully defended his title in the 2017 Vugar Gashimov Memorial today after a last round draw with Veselin Topalov; a draw by his only other rival, Wesley So, clinched first place for the to...

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Brilliant Wojtaszek Surging In Shamkir

FM hellokostya 24 days ago

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov played with fire and lost today to an excellently prepared Radoslaw Wojtaszek in Round 8 of the Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. This cut his full point lead to just half a point, as both Wesley So and Veselin ...

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Mamedyarov Maintains Firm Lead In Shamkir

PeterDoggers 25 days ago

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is getting closer and closer to tournament victory at the Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. All games ended in draws on Friday, so the Azerbaijani grandmaster still has his full-point lead with three rounds...

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Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

PeterDoggers 25 days ago

On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who reached 8/10. Giri flanked by I...

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Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles

FM MikeKlein 26 days ago

GM Vladimir Kramnik would like to fast-forward over the middle rounds of the Shamkir super-tournament. His audacious 25. Rxe5 in round four is now a distant memory. After losing in round five before the rest day, he dropped another today in roun...

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