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Areshchenko Retains Title In Pretty Porticcio's Thumbnail

Areshchenko Retains Title In Pretty Porticcio

PeterDoggers Jul 4, 2016

For the second year in a row, Alexander Areshchenko won the Porticcio Open in Corsica, France. The Ukrainian grandmaster edged out six players who also scored 7.0/9. All photos courtesy Corse-Echecs. Say “chess in Corsica&rdquo...

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Oparin Wins Russian Championship's Higher League

PeterDoggers Jul 2, 2016

Grigoriy Oparin won the Higher League of the Russian Championship, held in Kolomna, Russia. Together with Vladimir Fedoseev, Dmitry Kokarev, Alexander Riazantsev, and Aleksey Goganov he qualified for the Superfinal. Photos Eteri Kublas...

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July FIDE Ratings: Guess Who Is The New Blitz #1

PeterDoggers Jul 1, 2016

In the July FIDE ratings, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the new #4 player in the world. That's the highest place he has achieved so far. Meanwhile, the blitz ratings have a surprising new #1. Now that a lots of top events are behind us, an...

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Komodo Beats Erenburg In Time Odds Match

NM SamCopeland Jun 27, 2016

You asked for it, and Chess.com delivered! Followers of the Man Vs. Machine matches between Komodo and human grandmasters have long been asking for a match based on time odds. So be it. GM Sergey Erenburg waged battle against the world's top chess...

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Carlsen Routs Petrosian 21-4 In Blitz Battle

NM SamCopeland Jun 23, 2016

In a performance that silenced all doubters (if any existed), Magnus Carlsen scored a mountain of unanswered points to win his quarterfinal Blitz Battle match against Tigran Petrosian 21 to 4. Lest anyone think that Petrosian was not a...

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Ivanchuk Wins 7th Capablanca Memorial Title

PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2016

Cuba is for Vassily Ivanchuk what León, Spain is for Viswanathan Anand and Dortmund, Germany is for Vladimir Kramnik. Ivanchuk feels at home in Cuba where he won the Capablanca Memorial for the seventh time. It's been ...

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Magnus Carlsen Cruises To Victory In Leuven

PeterDoggers Jun 20, 2016

Magnus Carlsen won the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour with three rounds to spare. Wesley So played good, pragmatic chess and clinched second place. Carlsen's next event? His GM Blitz Battle on Chess.com with Tigran Petrosian o...

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Carlsen Perfect On Day 2, Wins Leuven Rapid

PeterDoggers Jun 18, 2016

A perfect streak of four wins was enough for Magnus Carlsen to finish clear first in the rapid segment of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour. Wesley So finished in second place as the only undefeated player. After that crazy firs...

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Anand Leads After Blunderfest In Leuven

PeterDoggers Jun 17, 2016

Viswanathan Anand leads the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour after five rounds of rapid chess. The first day of rapid saw a number of huge blunders that made the playing hall seem haunted. The second leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour sta...

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U.S. Chess Loses 3 Influential Figures

FM MikeKlein Jun 17, 2016

A trio of prominent people in American chess died recently in less than a week. Each made a unique impact on the game: organizing, computer programming, and stewarding the national organization. On June 6, former U.S. chess championship spo...

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Chess In The Big Leagues, Chessboxing And Other News

FM MikeKlein Jun 14, 2016

Have you ever played against a major league player? You may have, without even knowing it. St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny plays on Chess.com, and now he can contest any one of his players in the clubhouse, too. In this month's "In Ot...

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Anand Wins Leon, Beats Wei Yi In Final

PeterDoggers Jun 13, 2016

On Sunday Vishy Anand defeated Wei Yi in the final to clinch the title at the Masters Tournament in León. The Chinese GM had won the previous two editions. This year the tournament was overshadowed by the action in Paris, but not only in ...

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Nakamura Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid

PeterDoggers Jun 10, 2016

Halfway the Paris Grand Chess Tour it's Hikaru Nakamura who's leading the pack going into the blitz segment. As the only player to remain undefeated, the U.S. grandmaster won the rapid tournament today ahead of Magnus Carlsen. We're on...

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