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Magnus Carlsen To Play FIDE World Cup

PeterDoggers 14 hrs ago

It's almost unprecedented that a reigning world champion is participating in a cycle for the next world championship, but this year it will happen. Magnus Carlsen will be playing the FIDE World Cup in September in Tbilisi, Georgia. Magnus C...

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Four Draws In Dortmund; Wojtaszek Almost There

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

He had more reason not to be fully satisfied with his play, but Radoslaw Wojtaszek nonetheless leads the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund with one round to go. The Polish grandmaster was doing well, but let Matthias Bluebaum escape i...

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Wang Yue Beats Bluebaum; Wojtaszek Sole Leader

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

Drawing Dmitry Andreikin as Black, Radoslaw Wojtaszek grabbed the sole lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. That's because co-leader Matthias Bluebaum suffered his first loss, against Wang Yue. After round five Wojtaszek is the sole...

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Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

FM MikeKlein 3 days ago

What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer or GM Viswanathan Anand. More int...

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Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

PeterDoggers 4 days ago

Dortmund's fourth round saw four fighting draws, with two games going beyond move 100. After a 7.5 hour battle Dmitry Andreikin managed to save an endgame with rook and two pawns vs two rooks against Matthias Bluebaum. The start of the...

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Black Is OK In Dortmund

PeterDoggers 5 days ago

Black was very comfortable in the third round in Dortmund. All games ended in draws, and so Matthias Bluebaum and Radoslaw Wojtaszek are still tied for first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. The entrance of the Orcheste...

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Andrew Paulson, 1958-2017

FM MikeKlein 6 days ago

Andrew Paulson, the founder of Agon Limited and the man with a vision for the growth of top-level chess, died Tuesday from cancer. He was 59. Paulson's death was reported on the web site of the Russian newspaper Kommersant. It was confirmed by c...

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Defying Own Odds, Liang Wins U.S. Junior

FM MikeKlein 6 days ago

"Maybe 10 to 15 percent," were the pre-round chances IM Awonder Liang gave himself to win the 2017 U.S. Junior Championship without even needing a tiebreak. "It was just a lot of luck that I happened to be able to deliver it," he told Chess.c...

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Wei Yi Wins In Danzhou, Climbs To World #14

PeterDoggers 6 days ago

Wei Yi held on to his lead, and emerged as the winner of the Danzhou Super GM Tournament with 6.5/9. The 18-year-old Chinese prodigy finished a point ahead of Le Quang Liem and Ding Liren. Wei Yi, the tournament winner in Danzhou. | Photo: ...

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Bluebaum, Wojtaszek New Leaders In Dortmund

PeterDoggers 7 days ago

In round two Vladimir Fedoseev lost his game to Matthias Bluebaum, and with it his early lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. Radoslaw Wojtaszek joined Bluebaum in first place as he beat Wang Yue. Round two starts in Dortmun...

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'Mr Dortmund' Starts With A Loss Again

PeterDoggers 8 days ago

"Mr Dortmund" Vladimir Kramnik is playing in the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the 24th time, and won the tournament a record ten times. His 11th title is a bit further away after he started with a loss, to Vladimir Fedoseev. A sacrificial K...

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Radjabov Wins Geneva FIDE Grand Prix

PeterDoggers 9 days ago

With draws on the top six boards in the final round, Teimour Radjabov managed to keep his lead and became the sole winner of the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. Radjabov won €20,000 ($22,936) for what was his first clas...

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Radjabov Draws In 9 Minutes, Maintains Lead

PeterDoggers 9 days ago

The eighth round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland saw four winners, but draws on the top two boards. Teimour Radjabov, who drew his game in just nine minutes, maintained his half-point lead going into the final round. Aronian w...

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Radjabov Jumps Ahead In Geneva

PeterDoggers 10 days ago

With two rounds to go, Teimour Radjabov is yet again the sole leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. On Thursday he defeated Peter Svidler, who played inaccurately early on and quickly found himself in a str...

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Wei Yi Impresses In Danzhou, Now 'Live' World #15

PeterDoggers 11 days ago

Wei Yi is not only leading the Danzhou Super GM Tournament with 4/5. The 18-year-old is showing impressive play, and after today's splendid win vs Yu Yangyi he climbed to number 15 in the live rankings. Wei Yi started very well in Danzhou. | Pho...

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Did Anand Promote Illegally vs Kramnik?

PeterDoggers 12 days ago

The new FIDE Laws of Chess are in effect since July 1. One thing that's new is that using two hands to promote a pawn is considered an illegal move, and during rapid and blitz games an arbiter is supposed to declare the game lost. Interesting...

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Grischuk Joins Radjabov, Comments On Kasparov

PeterDoggers 13 days ago

Besides providing a funny comment on Garry Kasparov's participation in St. Louis, Alexander Grischuk yesterday beat Pavel Eljanov to join Teimour Radjabov in the lead at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. Tuesday ...

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So Beats Anand In Final, Clinches Leon

PeterDoggers 14 days ago

In a tournament where Wesley So committed one of the most bizarre blunders of recent years, he ended up winning the Leon tournament by beating Viswanathan Anand in the final. So brought his sunglasses to Leon to beat Anand in the final. | P...

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Radjabov Sacrifices His Way To 2/2 In Geneva

PeterDoggers 16 days ago

Teimour Radjabov is the sole leader after two rounds at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. In time trouble he finished off a nice, positional game against Pavel Eljanov with a sacrificial combination. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk ma...

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Agonized Grand Prix Resumes In Geneva

PeterDoggers 17 days ago

Thursday the third leg of the FIDE Grand Prix started in Geneva, Switzerland. The first round saw four decisive results, including a black win for Teimour Radjabov over Anish Giri. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at the first round in Geneva. ...

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