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Nakamura Grabs Lead In Norway 1st Round

PeterDoggers Jun 6, 2017

As the only winner in the first round, Hikaru Nakamura grabbed an early lead at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The American grandmaster defeated Anish Giri, who was close to a draw but then allowed his opponent a winning liquidatio...

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Carlsen Scores Big In Norway Chess Blitz Opener

PeterDoggers Jun 5, 2017

Magnus Carlsen couldn't have wished for a better start at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. As the only player to remain undefeated, he won the blitz with a 3069 performance and a two-point lead over Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian. Magnus ...

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Strongest Tournament Of 2017 Starts Monday

PeterDoggers Jun 4, 2017

On Monday the fifth edition of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament takes off in Stavanger, Norway. As Magnus Carlsen himself tweeted this week, it's going to be the strongest tournament of the year. The ten participants of the 2017 Altibox ...

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Deep Thinking: Kasparov On Tour

PeterDoggers Jun 3, 2017

Garry Kasparov is currently touring to promote his latest book, "Deep Thinking," in which he not only looks back at the famous match(es) with Deep Blue in the 1990s, but also discusses at length the role of artificial intelligence in the modern er...

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Mamedyarov World #5 In June FIDE Ratings

PeterDoggers Jun 1, 2017

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov reached the number-five position in the world in the June FIDE rating list. The Azerbaijani is the 13th player in history to break 2800. The live ratings revealed it quickly after the end of the Moscow Grand Prix and now it...

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MVL Joins Clichy To Clinch 15th French Title

PeterDoggers May 29, 2017

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played two rounds for Clichy-Echecs-92, who retained their French Team Championship title yesterday in Chartres, France. Other top GMs involved in the competition were David Navara, Radek Wojtaszek, Li Chao, a...

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Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017

Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent suffocates for lack of moves. In th...

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Ding Beats Gelfand, Wins Moscow Grand Prix

PeterDoggers May 21, 2017

Ding Liren became the sole winner of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Boris Gelfand went for a "very optimistic sacrifice" (as described by Hikaru Nakamura) which turned out to be incorrect. With strong play Ding won the game and also...

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Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game

PeterDoggers May 20, 2017

Pentala Harikrishna was the only winner at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Indian grandmaster was first losing, but eventually defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in what was one of the most dramatic games of the tournament. Hari went...

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Giri, Hou Score In Moscow Grand Prix Round 7

PeterDoggers May 19, 2017

Anish Giri scored his first win at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Dutch GM defeated Salem Saleh. Beating Jon Ludvig Hammer, Hou Yifan scored her second win of the tournament. Nepomniachtchi gives autographs to children (see text)....

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Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017

PeterDoggers May 19, 2017

Wim Andriessen was one of those figures who, while remaining mostly in the background, changed the chess world significantly. The founder and publisher of New In Chess died on Sunday among family at his home in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. He was 78....

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3 Winners In Moscow; Rolex For Nakamura

PeterDoggers May 18, 2017

The top of the standings didn't change much despite three decisive games in round six of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The winners were Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, who both moved to plus-one, and Michael Adams, who recovered after three ...

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MVL, Grischuk, Harikrishna Win In Moscow GP R5

PeterDoggers May 16, 2017

Ding Liren and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov continue to lead the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow going into the rest day. On Tuesday the winners were Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk and Pentala Harikrishna. Sergey Karjakin, who gave a simul a...

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Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow

PeterDoggers May 15, 2017

With yet another win, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov not only caught Ding Liren in first place at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow; the Azerbaijani also became the 13th player in history to break 2800 in the live ratings. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, now 280...

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Ding Leads After Dramatic Day At Moscow GP

PeterDoggers May 14, 2017

In what was the most spectacular round of the whole 2017 FIDE Grand Prix so far, five games ended decisively. Sunday's winners in Moscow were Ding Liren (now the sole leader), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Salem Saleh and Jo...

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Two Chinese Leaders After Moscow GP Round 2

PeterDoggers May 13, 2017

Ding Liren defeated Ernesto Inarkiev to join his compatriot Hou Yifan in the lead at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. First-round loser Ian Nepomniachtchi today defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer. Ding Liren is on "plus one" now, like Hou Y...

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