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Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

FM MikeKlein Jun 26, 2017

What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness, and a mixing of cultures...

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Carlsen Leads Paris Grand Chess Tour After Day 2

PeterDoggers Jun 22, 2017

Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after two days of play at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He is still one point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, after both players scored two wins and then drew each other on Thursday. The start of round five in...

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Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov. Magn...

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Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Paris

PeterDoggers Jun 20, 2017

The 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today in Paris with pro-am activities at the Vivendi headquarters, at a stone's throw of de Arc de Triomphe. With a series of rapid games, tomorrow the tour will officially commence. Garry Kasparov suffering ...

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China, Poland Lead World Team Championship

NM SamCopeland Jun 18, 2017

The not-so-surprising leader after two rounds in the World Team Championship held from June 17-26 in Ugra, Russia is the top-seeded China. Sharing first on the leaderboard is the somewhat less expected Poland who won dramatic matches against India...

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Aronian Wins Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017

Levon Aronian won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger on Friday. He was never in danger against Wesley So, who drew all his nine games. Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but still tied for second place with V...

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Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017

A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his first win as well, vs Vladimir Kra...

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Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017

By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile, Levon Aronian grabbed the ...

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Norway Chess R5: Silence After The Storm

PeterDoggers Jun 11, 2017

The storm of spectacular chess that swept through Stavanger was short-lived. Round five of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament saw five draws, which means Hikaru Nakamura retained his half-point lead with four rounds to go. Holding the draw...

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Maxim Matlakov Wins European Championship

NM SamCopeland Jun 11, 2017

Three players topped the devilishly strong European Individual Championships which took place May 31 through June 10 in Minsk, Belarus. GMs Maxim Matlakov, Baadur Jobava, and Vladimir Fedoseev each scored 8.5/11 though they did it in quite differe...

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Carlsen-Nakamura Norway Clash Ends In Draw

PeterDoggers Jun 8, 2017

Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura was a great fight that ended in a draw, the same result as the other four games in round three of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Friday is the first rest day. The start of Carlsen vs Nakamura. | Photo...

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Kasparov Teaches Chess Online; MasterClass Sponsors Spe...

pete Jun 8, 2017

Garry Kasparov, the 13th world chess champion and one of the game's all-time greats, will give online chess lessons to students on the MasterClass platform, the company announced today. The course will be Kasparov's first-ever chess lesson onlin...

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Nakamura, Kosteniuk Win IOM Trips In Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland Jun 7, 2017

GM Hikaru Nakamura started yesterday by claiming the sole lead to open Norway Chess with an excellent victory over Anish Giri. He finished the day with a sole first-place finish in Titled Tuesday. Even for a legendary player like Nakamura, that's ...

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