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Grandmasters Meet As Olympiad Heats Up

PeterDoggers Sep 4, 2016

After a few days of dipping their toes in the shallow end of the pool, today the top teams had to cannonball into GM-laden waters. Four grandmaster vs. four grandmaster tables were the norm on the stage in round three of the 42nd Chess Olympiad&nb...

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42nd Olympiad Opens As President Aliyev Attends

PeterDoggers Sep 1, 2016

The 42nd Chess Olympiad was officially opened Thursday night at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Among other dignitaries, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev attended the festivities. This is the first time this city or nation ha...

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PhosAgro To Sponsor Carlsen-Karjakin

PeterDoggers Aug 31, 2016

PhosAgro, a giant Russian producer of fertilizer products, is the first named sponsor for the world championship match in November between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. Agon, the company that holds the commercial rights to organize events ...

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Andreikin Wins Strong Abu Dhabi Masters

PeterDoggers Aug 30, 2016

GM Dmitry Andreikin won a strong open tournament in Abu Dhabi as the only player to finish on 7.5/9. The Russian grandmaster earned U.S. $13,000 (€11,638). Held for the 23rd time, the International Chess Festival in Abu Dhabi took...

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42nd Chess Olympiad Starts In 2 Days

PeterDoggers Aug 30, 2016

We're only two days away from the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday,  September 1; the first round will be played on Friday.  About 3,000 players and officials will b...

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17-Year-Old Wins Dutch Championship

PeterDoggers Aug 29, 2016

Besides GM Anish Giri, there's a new and bright Dutch chess star: GM Jorden van Foreest. The eldest in a big chess family won his first Dutch Championship on Sunday. Shortly before the UEFA Euro 1992 football champi...

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Is FIDE Going Bankrupt?

PeterDoggers Aug 26, 2016

The financial accounts for 2015 show an alarming decrease of the World Chess Federation's assets. An extensive reform of FIDE's internal structure seems inevitable to guarantee a healthy continuity. As part of the agenda for the upcoming General...

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U.S. Chess League Becomes PRO Chess League

PeterDoggers Aug 25, 2016

The U.S. Chess League is coming back to Chess.com, but it will have a new name and different format. In January, the site will play host to a brand new form of organized chess competition: The PRO Chess League. The Professional Ra...

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Can You Out-Solve The World's Best Solver?

PeterDoggers Aug 19, 2016

Earlier this month GM Kacper Piorun won his 4th World Solving Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. The problems he had to solve were pretty tough, but you can give it a try! Solving chess problems or studies can be a lot of fun....

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Who Is (And Who Isn't) Playing The Olympiad?

PeterDoggers Aug 17, 2016

In two weeks from now the Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan starts. Who is playing? Who are the favorites? Which top GMs are missing? It's the next big event in the chess calendar, and it's the biggest of all. Whereas the Olympic...

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So Wins Sinquefield; Topalov Falls Short

NM SamCopeland Aug 14, 2016

Wesley So had all the answers as Black in a Berlin Defense against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. After 47 moves, the players didn't even need to agree a draw. The result was automatic, as there was no material left to mate. The ...

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Aronian, Svidler Grab 2 Pawns; Win 2 Endgames

NM SamCopeland Aug 13, 2016

GM Levon Aronian won a critical two-pawn-up endgame against an ill GM Hikaru Nakamura to move into shared second place with one round to go in the Sinquefield Cup. Aronian, GM Viswanathan Anand and GM Veselin Topalov are all at 4.5/8 jus...

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Shankland Knows His Classics, Reaches New Peak

PeterDoggers Aug 11, 2016

GM Sam Shankland finished in clear first place at the masters tournament of the Biel Chess Festival. The American grandmaster's rating will rise to 2679, the highest in his career. It's been more than a week, but the Sinquefield Cup absorbe...

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