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Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

PeterDoggers 39 min 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 17 hrs 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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Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this edition of Chess.com's grab-bag o...

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Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier

NM SamCopeland 1 day ago

The winning score in all four Speed Chess qualifiers was 8.5 points. On Tuesday, only GM Gadir Guseinov made that mark. He wins the final qualification spot for the Speed Chess Championships, joining GMs Sergey Grigoriants, Georg Meier, and Jeffer...

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Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

FM MikeKlein 2 days ago

Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All photos courtesy official site...

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Kramnik Wins With Amazing Rook Sac In Shamkir

NM SamCopeland 3 days ago

Two days ago, Veselin Topalov played a wonderful rook sacrifice in Shamkir that some commented might be a move-of-the-year candidate. Today, Topalov's long-time adversary Vladimir Kramnik one-upped him with a possibly even more astonishing rook sa...

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Dzagnidze Wins Euro Women's Championship

IM JovankaHouska 3 days ago

Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia won the 18th edition of the European individual championship for women, held April 11-22 in Riga, Latvia. IM Jovanka Houska, who participated as well, reports. Nana Dzagnidze. | Photo courtesy EWCC2017. ...

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Aronian Misses 5th Win In A Row

PeterDoggers 5 days ago

Having won the Grenke Chess Classic already, Levon Aronian missed an excellent chance to finish with another win today, vs Fabiano Caruana. Eventually all games in the final round ended in draws. The top three with organizers Sven Nopp...

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Topalov Wins A Brilliancy In Shamkir

NM SamCopeland 5 days ago

Pavel Eljanov won his second game in a row to start The Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir in clear first place after two rounds, but the main story of the day was Veselin Topalov's beautiful win as Black against Radek Wojtaszek in which a rook sacrific...

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So's Unbeaten Streak Ended By Mamedyarov

FM MikeKlein 6 days ago

After 67 consecutive classical games without a loss, GM Wesley So's streak ended today in the opening round of Shamkir Chess 2017, colloquially known as the Vugar Gashimov Memorial. The streak dated back to last summer and ended when he blundered ...

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Aronian New Leader At Grenke

PeterDoggers 8 days ago

Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian, the new leader at Grenke | Photo: G...

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Ilyumzhinov To Run For FIDE President In 2018

PeterDoggers 9 days ago

In a statement to Chess.com, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov today announced that he will be running for FIDE president again in 2018. "One billion people playing chess" continues to be his motto. "Today I was analyzing everything that has happen...

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Nakamura Wins 3rd Straight Zurich Chess Challenge

NM SamCopeland 10 days ago

The third time is really quite charmed for Hikaru Nakamura. Today, he won his third Zurich Chess Challenge in a row. Additionally, he won all three formats in Zurich, the opening blitz, the "new classical," and the final blitz. In February, Nakamu...

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Carlsen Again Spoils At Grenke; Hou Yifan On 2/2

PeterDoggers 11 days ago

For the second day in a row Magnus Carlsen spoilt a promising (in this case winning) position at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe. Hou Yifan moved to 2/2, while both Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave bounced back with wins. Hou...

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Grenke Classic: Caruana, MVL Drop Below 2800

PeterDoggers 12 days ago

Both Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave dropped below 2800 in the live ratings today. In round one of the Grenke Chess Classic Caruana lost to Hou Yifan, while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was defeated by Arkadij Naiditsch. Sporti...

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Svidler Beats Nakamura; 4-Way Race In Zurich

FM MikeKlein 13 days ago

Everything looked primed for GM Hikaru Nakamura to jump out to sole first place at the end of the second day of "new classical" games at the Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge. Then GM Peter Svidler interjected. He had not defeated the America...

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