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Wesley So Double Winner In London

PeterDoggers Dec 18, 2016

A day after clinching victory in the Grand Chess Tour, Wesley So also won the London Chess Classic. He was the first to finish his game, drawing with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. He then saw his rival Fabiano Caruana reach the same result against Anish...

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Wesley So Wins Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers Dec 17, 2016

By drawing his game with Fabiano Caruana comfortably, Wesley So clinched victory in the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. In the penultimate round, the only winner was Viswanathan Anand who used a great novelty to beat the luckless Veselin Topalov....

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Nakamura Strikes Back With A Vengeance

PeterDoggers Dec 16, 2016

There's no better way to get back after a devastating loss than using the same opening with the other color and scoring a nice win yourself. That's what Hikaru Nakamura did today in his game with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Londo...

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The Best Chess Headline And Other News

FM MikeKlein Dec 14, 2016

Amidst a month of news dominated by the world championship only a few chess stories without a New York City setting slipped through the cracks in November. For whatever reason, U.K. media dominates this issue of "In Other News." Does anyone know o...

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Adams Takes Down Topalov; Kramnik 'Superhuman'

PeterDoggers Dec 13, 2016

Michael Adams won his first game in London as he crushed Veselin Topalov in an Anti-Berlin. At the end of the day Vladimir Kramnik grabbed the spotlight as he found a beautiful way to draw his game with Hikaru Nakamura. Going into the ...

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Nakamura Wins 2nd Straight In London

FM MikeKlein Dec 12, 2016

After opening with back-to-back rounds with three out of fives games decisive, the 2016 London Chess Classic has cooled off. That is, for everyone except for Hikaru Nakamura. After a slow start, for the second day in a row Nakamura won the ...

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Anand Defeated By Nakamura On Birthday

NM SamCopeland Dec 11, 2016

Less than two weeks ago, Magnus Carlsen played incredibly on his birthday and won the world championship, but in London, birthdays have been most cruel to the participants. Hikaru Nakamura was defeated by Wesley So on his birthday two days ago, ...

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Wesley So Breaks 2800 In London Chess Classic

NM SamCopeland Dec 10, 2016

Today Wesley So became the 12th player of all time to break 2800. His win with White over Michael Adams was fluid and representative of the excellent form he has been in for much of 2016. So is making a strong case that the next challe...

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Aronian, So, Kramnik Win; Take Early London Lead

FM MikeKlein Dec 9, 2016

Last year's inaugural Grand Chess Tour ended with a late-night playoff in London after the final round. This year, the opening day may end up being the decider. The concluding London Chess Classic, the fourth and final leg of the tour'...

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London Chess Classic Takes Off Tomorrow

PeterDoggers Dec 8, 2016

It's the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour, and it's just around the corner: the London Chess Classic. Tomorrow the traditional super tournament in the British capital starts with eight players from the world's top 10. When it all started in 200...

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Nakamura, Dlugy Top Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland Dec 7, 2016

GM Hikaru Nakamura won his record seventh Titled Tuesday to close out 2016. His win came in the late Titled Tuesday, which he shared with a large pack of six players on 7.0/9: GMs Laurent Fressinet, Aleksander Shimanov, Daniel Naroditsky, Vidit Gu...

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Magnus Carlsen: "I was calm, I was confident"

PeterDoggers Dec 2, 2016

Magnus Carlsen was "calm and confident" going into the tiebreak session on Wednesday, in which he retained his world title. The day after his victory in New York, Carlsen sat down with a small number of media to answer some question...

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World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

FM MikeKlein Nov 30, 2016

--Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game one was a draw. Carlsen leaned b...

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Vallejo Strongest Among Beautiful Minds

PeterDoggers Nov 30, 2016

On Sunday, Francisco Vallejo won the Beautiful Minds - Krulich Cup in Munich, Germany, a rapid tournament on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Munich Chess Academy. It's not uncommon to organize a special event for a 10th ann...

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Carlsen, Karjakin Draw Game 12; Playoffs Wednesday

FM MikeKlein Nov 28, 2016

The big question for today's deciding game at the 2016 world chess championship was answered as soon as it was uttered. Tied 5.5-5.5, how much would GM Magnus Carlsen push with White against GM Sergey Karjakin? Answer: Not much. The ...

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Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

PeterDoggers Nov 28, 2016

In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates' Tournament. Besides being ...


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