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Topalov Gambles, Leads Champions Showdown

NM SamCopeland Nov 10, 2016

The Saint Louis Chess Club has delivered another innovative tournament in the Champions Showdown, which started today. Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, and Veselin Topalov are playing a five-day standard, rapid, and blitz ...

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Why Carlsen Is A Huge Favorite To Win The Championship

GM RLH2 Nov 10, 2016

The 2016 world chess championship begins tomorrow, and the experts have made their predictions. Every last one of them has picked the reigning world champion GM Magnus Carlsen to retain his title. While GM Sergey Karjakin is a f...

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Carlsen-Karjakin: What The Experts Say

PeterDoggers Nov 9, 2016

It's prediction time for the big match that starts Friday. Chess.com asked experts from the chess world about their predictions for the match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The first match game in New York between Carlsen and Karjak...

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Rapport Plays Move Of The Year

NM SamCopeland Nov 9, 2016

The European Club Cup has been packed with fighting chess, surprising upsets, and tense matches. After four rounds, only team Alkaloid (fielding 2700s Dmitry Andreikin, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Yu Yangyi, and Yury Kryvoruchko) and Medyni...

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European Club Cup Jam-Packed With Stars

PeterDoggers Nov 7, 2016

Many chess stars gathered Sunday in the Serbian city of Novi Sad for the 32nd European Chess Club Cup and the 21st European Chess Club Cup for Women. Photo Lennart Ootes. Novi Sad certainly is a chess-minded city. In 1990, while stil...

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Have You Tried "Really Bad Chess"? And Other News

FM MikeKlein Nov 6, 2016

The much-loved GM Vugar Gashimov had an elite tournament organized in his honor only a few months after his death in early 2014. Now, his native Azerbaijan has honored him in an even more lasting way. The Vugar Gashimov Chess Academy began op...

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How To Follow Carlsen vs Karjakin On Chess.com

PeterDoggers Nov 4, 2016

Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin. Here are all the match details you need to know to follow the coverage on Chess.com.  The Facts The world championship match will be held November 10-30 in the Fulton Market building along t...

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Chess24 Wins Court Case; Agon To Appeal

PeterDoggers Nov 4, 2016

The Commercial Court of the City of Moscow rejected AGON's claim that Chess24 was not allowed to transmit the moves of the Candidates' Tournament. Agon will appeal that decision. Shortly before the start of the Candidates' Tournam...

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Carlsen, Caruana To Compete In PRO Chess League

FM MikeKlein Nov 3, 2016

The PRO Chess League will not just be a clever name. The two strongest professional chess players on the planet have signed up to play in the inaugural season. World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen will lead the Norway Gnomes, while world number-two ...

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Andreikin On Fire, Wins 4th Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland Nov 2, 2016

GM Dmitry Andreikin is one of the stalwart heroes of Titled Tuesday. He has finished in the money in 14 Tuesdays, but he has previously only won three events. Today, he upped his victory tally to four and garnered his third clear victory...

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MVL Beats Anand In Corsica Masters Final

PeterDoggers Oct 31, 2016

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Corsica Masters on Sunday by beating Vishy Anand in the final. The rapid tournament also featured Teimour Radjabov and Hou Yifan as well as many other strong grandmasters. Organizer Léo Battes...

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Riazentsev, Kosteniuk Lead Russian Champs

PeterDoggers Oct 25, 2016

In a Superfinal that continues to see a huge number of draws, the 31-year-old grandmaster, Alexander Riazentsev, ended the Superfinals deadlock in round eight. Meanwhile, Alexandra Kosteniuk continues to dominate the women's tournament. ...

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Carlsen vs Nakamura: Who Science Says Will Win

GM RLH2 Oct 24, 2016

In boxing there was Ali vs Frazier; in tennis, Navratilova against Evert. In online chess there is Carlsen vs Nakamura. Although World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and four-time U.S. champion GM Hikaru Nakamura have not rumbl...

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Grischuk Joins Leaders At Russian Superfinal

PeterDoggers Oct 20, 2016

It's anyone's guess who will win the Russian Championship's Superfinal where, near the half-way point, six players are tied for first place. Today, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Jakovenko, and Evgeny Tomashevsky all joined the leaders....

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