Aloyzas Kveinys, 1962-2018

Aloyzas Kveinys, 1962-2018

PeterDoggers
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18 days ago

Aloyzas Kveinys, Lithuania's highest-rated grandmaster, a five-time Lithuanian champion, a former member of the national team and chess trainer, died on Thursday at the age of 56. His death, caused by a heart attack, was confirmed by the Lith...

Aronian Smashes Caruana In Speed Chess Rout

Aronian Smashes Caruana In Speed Chess Rout

FM MikeKlein
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20 days ago

GM Fabiano Caruana had a good first 10 minutes of the opening match of the 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship season, then had a completely forgettable final 170 minutes. He didn't even get his second win until around the second half of the m...

Carlsen Tops Biel Field, Starting Sunday

Carlsen Tops Biel Field, Starting Sunday

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25 days ago

For the first time in six years, Magnus Carlsen is playing in Biel again. He tops the field and will compete with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. The 51st Biel Chess Festival will t...

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

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26 days ago

Three weeks after the three candidates for the FIDE presidential elections became known, the key word for some of the candidates seems to be "corruption." An anti-corruption committee has been established, and Makropoulos ticket members have accus...

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

FM MikeKlein
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26 days ago

Kings don't usually work this hard, but with tomorrow (July 20) being International Chess Day, "The King" is making an exception. Burger King's iconic mascot has been a longtime chess fan for years, but he's just now entering the arena of c...

Kramnik Shows Duda Who's Boss In Dortmund R4

Kramnik Shows Duda Who's Boss In Dortmund R4

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27 days ago

On Wednesday, Vladimir Kramnik scored his first win in Dortmund, and it was a big one: The 14th world champion beat the tournament leader, Jan-Krzysztof Duda. The two are now sharing the lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting together with...

No Doubt In Dortmund: Duda Is The Real Thing

No Doubt In Dortmund: Duda Is The Real Thing

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28 days ago

Jan-Krzysztof Duda won his third-round game today at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. He kept his lead by beating his compatriot and last year's tournament winner, Radoslaw Wojtaszek. The round saw two more decisive games. Again using ver...

Rising Polish Star Duda Grabs Dortmund Lead

Rising Polish Star Duda Grabs Dortmund Lead

PeterDoggers
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30 days ago

Jan-Krzysztof Duda has been going up in the FIDE ratings, and won this year's Polish championship. Yesterday he took the lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting as the only winner so far. Duda scored against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, who ha...

FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

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Jul 13, 2018

The FIDE ethics commission has sanctioned Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for violating the FIDE code of ethics. The FIDE president, who was banned from "holding any position" effectively for six months, plans to fight the decision. ...