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Women Steal The Show At Russian Superfinal

PeterDoggers Oct 18, 2016

The Russian Championship's Superfinal has started slowly—14 of 18 games have been drawn. However, there's been plenty of bloodshed in the women's section. They've had 13 decisive games! Three rounds have been played at the Superfinal, the ...

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Timman Finally Beats Karpov In A Match

PeterDoggers Oct 12, 2016

Two decades after clashing in two battles of the highest level, Jan Timman finally managed to beat Anatoly Karpov in a match. At the end of last week the two chess legends played four games in Murmansk, Russia. Timman won 2.5-1...

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GM Dariusz Swiercz Wins 3rd Millionaire Open

NM SamCopeland Oct 11, 2016

GM Dariusz Swiercz won the third Millionaire Chess on Monday in Atlantic City, N.J., triumphing in the Millionaire Monday final against GM Gawain Jones. For first place, Swiercz collected a clean $30,000. Not bad for a college student, a...

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Eljanov Wins Isle Of Man, Beats Caruana On Tiebreak

FM MikeKlein Oct 9, 2016

Two very different final rounds produced the same ending score. When the day's play ceased, GMs Pavel Eljanov and Fabiano Caruana tied for first place in the 2016 Chess.com Isle of Man International. Due to progressive tiebreaks, Eljanov wo...

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Nepomniachtchi Wins Tal Memorial, Enters Top 10

NM SamCopeland Oct 6, 2016

Ian Nepomniachtchi won clear first at the Tal Memorial with a draw as Black against Boris Gelfand. The final round proved to be anything but simple for "Nepo" as he struggled against Gelfand, who was close to tallying his first win of the eve...

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Nepo Nears Record Success, Holds Lead Over Giri

NM SamCopeland Oct 5, 2016

Thus far the Tal Memorial has been a thrilling antidote to some of the more peaceful events of 2016. Unfortunately, the high bar of four decisive games in both rounds five and six could not be maintained. Whereas we dubbed the sixth round "ex...

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Shirov Wins, Takes Day Off, Leads Isle Of Man

FM MikeKlein Oct 5, 2016

GM Alexei Shirov has gone from "Fire on Board" to "Smoldering on Board" at the Chess.com Isle of Man International. Despite the lower temperatures, the veteran still can't be stopped, but his games have taken on a more subdued tone than his p...

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Sorry, 2700s And 2800s: Vidit, Shirov Lead In IOM

FM MikeKlein Oct 4, 2016

How does a tournament go from 16 perfect scores down to just two in one day?  You can thank some tenacious and resourceful defense from a few underdogs, the top-seeded 1.5 defeating the low-seeded 2.0, and one GM even taking the day off! ...

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Father-Daughter Dance In Isle Of Man Opener

FM MikeKlein Oct 2, 2016

Here's a surprising stat: The Chess.com Isle of Man International began with as many top-10 players (three) as the Tal Memorial did. There are 25 GMs who've cleared 2600, prompting tournament organizer Alan Ormsby to say that the tourn...

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