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Mamedyarov Wins 3rd In A Row In Tata Steel's Thumbnail

Mamedyarov Wins 3rd In A Row In Tata Steel

NM SamCopeland 1 hr ago

Had one speculated a year ago as to which elite player would be today's clear number-two by 20 (!) points, few (zero?) people would have picked Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. In the past year, Mamedyarov has collected more than 50 rating points with both ...

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Mamedyarov Makes It 2; Korobov Not 'Too Fat' To Lead

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

Yesterday's first rest day in Wijk aan Zee saw the storm Friederike barrel through with 140km winds. While the gusts have dissipated, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov seems to just be getting going. He won again in round six of Tata Steel, breaking a lo...

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Carlsen Perfect In PRO Chess League Week 1

NM SamCopeland 1 day ago

Magnus Carlsen (Norway Gnomes), Yu Yangyi (Chengdu Pandas), Le Quang Liem (Webster Windmills), and Luka Lenic (Ljubljana Turtles) managed the impressive feat of scoring 4/4 in week one of the PRO Chess League. Each helped their team to victory in ...

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Nakamura Visits South African Chess Events

FM MikeKlein 2 days ago

South Africa doesn't show up on these news pages often, but a flurry of events took place this month in Johannesburg. Local chess officials wanted to put their country more on the world chess map, and pulled out all the stops to do just that. Mo...

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PRO Chess League Begins With Carlsen And More

FM MikeKlein 3 days ago

The second season of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is scaled down, and beefed up at the same time. The league kicks off tomorrow with a full slate of week-one matchups. Gone is the unwieldy 48-team free-for-all. Fans complaine...

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Anand Wins With Flair, Joins Giri In Lead

PeterDoggers 5 days ago

With some cute tactics, Viswanathan Anand nicely defeated Fabiano Caruana today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The Indian grandmaster joined Anish Giri in the lead. Anton Korobov and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi are tied for first in the ...

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Giri Moves To 2/2 In Wijk aan Zee

PeterDoggers 6 days ago

Anish Giri moved to 2/2 today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after beating Vladimir Kramnik. Close behind is Magnus Carlsen, who beat Baskaran Adhiban. The third winner in the Masters group was Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who inflicted the sec...

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Bartholomew Beats Trent In Successful Death Match

PeterDoggers 10 days ago

Taking part in yesterday's Death Match was more important than winning. IM Lawrence Trent, who lost 6-18 to IM John Bartholomew, will uphold the Olympic thought, supported by the dozens of donors who gave over $2,000 during the show. "This ...

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$56,100 Prize Fund For 2018 Pro Chess League

IM DanielRensch 11 days ago

The 2018 season of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League will offer more than $56,000 in prizes to its players, the league announced today. The successful online chess league is back for the 2018 season and will feature a mix of the w...

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'Smooth Operator' MVL Wins Chess960 Championship

PeterDoggers 14 days ago

The super-grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave decided to join the field and ended up crushing that field. The French number-one scored 8.5/9 and won the very first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on Thursday. It was the first edition of...

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Thursday: 1st Chess.com Chess960 Championship

PeterDoggers 18 days ago

Tired of opening theory but still want to play for great prizes? Then we have good news. We're hosting the first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on January 4 where you can win a ticket to the Bobby Fischer Memorial in March in Reykjavik ...

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Webster Gorloks Lock Up Another College Title

FM MikeKlein 20 days ago

Death. Taxes. Webster. You can set your calendar by the Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Championship, literally. For the past five years, the dawning new year has brought Webster University at least a share of first place at the end of the premier o...

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Fedoseev, Ju Lead World Rapid After Day 2

PeterDoggers 24 days ago

After scoring two wins and three draws on day two, Vladimir Fedoseev still leads the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ju Wenjun also managed to keep her lead in the women's segment. Although the local organizatio...

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Mamedyarov Reaches New Peak Rating At Nutcracker

PeterDoggers 25 days ago

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov will start the new year with a career high rating of 2804 after scoring 3.5/4 in the classical segment of the 2017 Nutcracker tournament in Moscow.  The Nutcracker Tournament is the traditional tournament in Moscow aro...

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