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Organizers Expel Suspected Cheater In Dubai

PeterDoggers 19 days ago

An amateur player was suspected of cheating and was removed from the Dubai Open. The Indian player Jeel Shah, 21 years old and rated 1764, was removed from the tournament after he was suspected of cheating. The organizers didn't provide a c...

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Akobian Wins To Become So's Newest Co-Leader

FM MikeKlein 19 days ago

The players' fortunes at the 2017 U.S. championship have resembled more of a bingo hopper than any linear path. Just when you think one player has the best trajectory to the title, everything is thrown into chaos again. Round eight of the tourna...

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GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

FM MikeKlein 20 days ago

GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover photo of GM Arthur Bisgu...

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Upset, Game Of Tournament In U.S. Champs R7

FM MikeKlein 20 days ago

In January, GM Babu Lalith beat a reigning world champion in five moves when GM Hou Yifan played a protest game in Gibraltar. Surely that's a record for brevity, right? Well, today at the 2017 U.S. championship, GM Alex Shabalov only needed four...

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Grigoriants Wins 1st Speed Chess Champs Qualifier

NM SamCopeland 20 days ago

GM Sergey Grigoriants was a surprise sole winner in Chess.com's inaugural April Speed Chess Championship Qualifier. With 8.5/10, he bested 231 players (a new record) including GMs Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Fedoseev, Georg Meier, Evgeny Tomashevsk...

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Caruana Breaks Through As So Nearly Falters

FM MikeKlein 21 days ago

Round six of the 2017 U.S. championship was a countdown of sorts: three, two, one, zero. The world number three's gap to the world number two was one point going into the day (while the ladies played zero draws!). That's more of a chasm tha...

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So Grabs Lead At U.S. Chess Champs

NM SamCopeland 23 days ago

Is Wesley So the strongest player in the world? He's got a big mountain to climb named Carlsen, but every day he makes his case a little more compelling though he would never say it out loud. To recap: he hasn't lost a classical game since Jul...

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Convincing Win For Ding Liren In Shenzhen

PeterDoggers 24 days ago

GM Ding Liren convincingly won the Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters in Shenzhen, China. The 24-year-old grandmaster from Wenzhou finished a full point ahead of GMs Anish Giri and Peter Svidler, who finished their tournament...

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Wang Hao Wins Sharjah Masters On Tiebreak

PeterDoggers 25 days ago

The first Sharjah Masters ended in a six-way tie for first place. Local GM Salem Saleh finished with five straight wins to reach 7.0/9, the same score as GMs Wang Hao, Baskaran Adhiban, Martyn Kravtsiv, Yuryi Kryvoruchko and S.P. Sethuraman. Pho...

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Nakamura, So Among U.S. Champs Leaders

FM MikeKlein 25 days ago

There are no longer easy title defenses in St. Louis. GM Gata Kamsky used to win U.S. championship titles in bunches earlier this decade, but those days are over. Even the Sinquefield Cup, also held in St. Louis, has produced four d...

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Shenzhen: Ding Leads, Svidler Bounces Back

PeterDoggers 28 days ago

After six rounds it's GM Ding Liren who leads the Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters in Shenzhen, China. GM Anish Giri, who missed a win vs GM Peter Svidler, is in second place. Three more rounds have been played in Shenzhe...

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Webster University Wins 5th Straight President's Cup

FM MikeKlein 29 days ago

Top-rated Webster University has won its fifth consecutive President's Cup title, beating out the three other invited teams from Texas Tech, St. Louis University, and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in an event also known as the "Final Fo...

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St. Louis Arch Bishops Win Inaugural PRO League Title

FM MikeKlein Mar 26, 2017

GM Wesley So carried his team all season in the first year of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) League. Today, his teammates sealed the win. The top St. Louis Arch Bishops player won his first three games in the championship match to help...

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Ding, Giri Lead In Shenzen, Where Bishops Rule

PeterDoggers Mar 25, 2017

GMs Ding Liren and Anish Giri are the leaders after three rounds at the Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters in Shenzhen, China. The other participants are GMs Michael Adams, Peter Svidler, Pentala Harikrishna, and Yu Yangyi. A new and stro...

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Sharjah Masters: Prodigies Score Big

PeterDoggers Mar 24, 2017

Only a month after the FIDE Grand Prix the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club is hosting another tournament. The start of the first Sharjah Masters was somewhat chaotic, but the conditions for the players are excellent. "The first pancake...

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