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Topalov, So, Out Of Gate Quickest At Sinquefield Cup

FM MikeKlein Aug 5, 2016

Last year's opening round of the Sinquefield Cup produced five winners from five games. The 2016 field couldn't replicate that kind of start, but that was just fine for those that held worse positions. At the end of play, only GM Veselin To...

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Who Is Your Pick To Win The Sinquefield Cup?

GM RLH2 Aug 4, 2016

Ten of the world's top 18 players will compete at the 2016 Sinquefield Cup, the third leg of the Grand Chess Tour. In this preview, I look at head-to-head stats and recent games. While World Champion Magnus Carlsen opted out of the GCT...

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Magic Score Is 8/9 For Titled Tuesday Winners

NM SamCopeland Aug 3, 2016

Local favorites triumphed over traditional heavyweights as GM Jose Ibarra Jerez claimed sole first place in the late August Titled Tuesday and IMs Minh Tran and Christophe Sochacki shared first place in the early event. For both events, the m...

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Top Players Ready For Battle In Sinquefield Cup

PeterDoggers Aug 3, 2016

It's one of the strongest round robins in 2016, and it's just around the corner. On Friday the Grand Chess Tour resumes with the fourth Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. Preview! Another preview by GM Robert Hess will be posted on Chess.co...

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Korobov Repeats Triumph In Poikovsky

PeterDoggers Aug 2, 2016

On Sunday, GM Anton Korobov achieved his second victory in a row at the Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky, Siberia. Like last year, he scored 6.0/9. This time it was enough for clear first. The Karpov Tournament is still go...

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Bluebaum Wins Xtracon Open, Shirov 2nd

PeterDoggers Aug 1, 2016

GM Matthias Bluebaum won the Xtracon Open in Elsinore, Denmark. He had the best tiebreak of the seven players finishing on 8.0/10. GMs Alexei Shirov and Bassem Amin finished second and third respectively. First held in 1979, ...

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Super-GMs Compete In 'Month Of Friendly Matches'

PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2016

Last week, friendly matches were played between Boris Gelfand and Ernesto Inarkiev, and between Ding Liren and Alexander Grischuk. Yesterday another match started in Biel; this one was between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Peter Svidler. It seems l...

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Bilbao Masters Ends With 3 Draws

PeterDoggers Jul 23, 2016

The final round of the Bilbao Masters ended with three relatively quick draws. On Friday, Magnus Carlsen had already secured tournament victory with a round to spare. The players at the closing ceremony together with Councillor fo...

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Bilbao Masters: So Pushes Giri Further Down

PeterDoggers Jul 21, 2016

Wesley So defeated Anish Giri in the eighth round of the Bilbao Masters and in doing so he pushed the Dutch GM to last place. Wei-Nakamura and Karjakin-Carlsen were drawn; the world champion missed a good chance (the unnatural looking 15...

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Jeffery Xiong Proves Too Strong At U.S. Junior

GM RLH2 Jul 21, 2016

Jeffery Xiong holds the title of highest rated player in the world under the age of 16. This weekend he added another achievement to his already impressive résumé: U.S. Junior Champion. Photos courtesy of Austin Full...

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No Heart-Pounding Games In Bilbao Round 7

PeterDoggers Jul 20, 2016

All three games in round seven ended in draws at the Bilbao Masters. Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, who allowed their heart rate and energy use to be measured during play, were the first to split the point. Today's seventh round w...

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Komodo Overwhelms Erenburg In Odds Rematch

NM SamCopeland Jul 19, 2016

In the never-ending saga of Man vs Machine, GM Sergey Erenburg became the first grandmaster to return for a rematch against Komodo when he tackled the beast in a match of two-pawn odds on June 16-17. Erenburg's willingness to cont...

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Not Perfecto, But Nepo Conquers Hainan Island

FM MikeKlein Jul 18, 2016

Like GM Sergey Karjakin last year, the Chinese delegation will be happy to see GM Ian Nepomniachtchi leave the country. The Russian grandmaster broke out to a lead in the first half of the Hainan Danzhou Classic by beating a trio of host play...

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