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Mamedyarov Shines In Tal Memorial Blitz

PeterDoggers Sep 25, 2016

Today the Tal Memorial took off with what proved to be a one-man Shakhriyar Mamedyarov show. Azerbaijan's number-one grandmaster won the blitz opener with 7.5/9, two points more than runner-up Levon Aronian. Mamedyarov settin...

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11-0 Sweep For Carlsen At Play Live Challenge

GM SultanOfKings Sep 23, 2016

With the Play Live Challenge on Thursday as the highlight, this week GM Magnus Carlsen is touring the east coast of the U.S. where he is playing lawyers and ambassadors and attending the Queen of Katwe Premiere. GM Jon Ludvig H...

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Carlsen-Nakamura Championship Set For October 27

PeterDoggers Sep 20, 2016

You can't afford to miss it, so mark your calendar right now. The GM Blitz Battle final between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura will be October 27 at 10 a.m. Pacific or 7 p.m. Central European Time. Watch it at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/c...

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Hou Yifan Beats Inarkiev In Blitz/Rapid Match

PeterDoggers Sep 19, 2016

Women's World Champion Hou Yifan defeated GM Ernesto Inarkiev 7.5-6.5 in a match in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk. The match was part of the third "Friendship Match" in which children from China and Russia compete.  Petropav...

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Chess Makes, Costs Big Money And Other News

NM SamCopeland Sep 17, 2016

This month's "In Other News" is a financial cornucopia featuring a CM who broke Google's bank, the most expensive chess sets, the largest chess set, and taxation with inadequate representation. Join us for an incredible tour of chess news you may ...

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Tal Memorial Participants Announced

PeterDoggers Sep 16, 2016

The 10th edition of the Tal Memorial begins later this month in Moscow. The field includes former world champions Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. The Tal Memorial is a super tournament remembering the eighth world champion Mikha...

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PRO Chess League Prize Fund Increased To $50k+

IM DanielRensch Sep 15, 2016

2017 PRO Chess League Prizes: End of Year: PRO Chess League Champions: $20,000 2nd Place Team: $10,000 3rd Place Team: $3,000 4th Place Team: $3,000 Most Valuable Player | GOLD: $2,500 Most Valuable Player | SILVER: $1,500 Most Valuabl...

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ChessCenter #48: Should Kirsan Resign?

PeterDoggers Sep 10, 2016

Ian Wilkinson will ask the General Assembly to ask Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to resign. "Primarily because we are concerned about the state that FIDE is in," Wilkinson told Chess.com. "At the very least the motion will generate the necessary&nb...

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5 Perfect Teams Left At Baku Olympiad

PeterDoggers Sep 6, 2016

Only India, Netherlands and Ukraine started with five team victories at the 42nd Olympiad. In the women's tournament, Russia and Ukraine did the same, going into the rest day. The Netherlands once won silver at an Olympiad (H...

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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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