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Gibraltar Chess Round 1: Aronian Gets Nicked's Thumbnail

Gibraltar Chess Round 1: Aronian Gets Nicked

FM MikeKlein 28 days ago

Not many elite players can say they've won the same event four years in a row, but that's exactly what GM Hikaru Nakamura is trying to do this year at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. He actually figured to have two chances at a four-peat t...

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Giri Grabs Sole Lead In Tata Steel Chess Round 9

PeterDoggers 28 days ago

Anish Giri was the only winner in round nine of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's masters group in Wijk aan Zee. It was a big win, as the Dutchman is now the sole leader with four rounds to go. In round nine of the 1985 Hoogovens Tournament...

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Mamedyarov Wins 3 In A Row At Tata Steel

NM SamCopeland Jan 20, 2018

Had one speculated a year ago as to which elite player would be today's clear number-two by 20 (!) points, few (zero?) people would have picked Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. In the past year, Mamedyarov has collected more than 50 rating points with both ...

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Mamedyarov Makes It 2; Korobov Not 'Too Fat' To Lead

FM MikeKlein Jan 19, 2018

Yesterday's first rest day in Wijk aan Zee saw the storm Friederike barrel through with 140km winds. While the gusts have dissipated, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov seems to just be getting going. He won again in round six of Tata Steel, breaking a lo...

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Carlsen Perfect In PRO Chess League Round 1

NM SamCopeland Jan 19, 2018

Magnus Carlsen (Norway Gnomes), Yu Yangyi (Chengdu Pandas), Le Quang Liem (Webster Windmills), and Luka Lenic (Ljubljana Turtles) managed the impressive feat of scoring 4/4 in round one of the PRO Chess League. Each helped their team to victory in...

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Nakamura Visits South African Chess Events

FM MikeKlein Jan 18, 2018

South Africa doesn't show up on these news pages often, but a flurry of events took place this month in Johannesburg. Local chess officials wanted to put their country more on the world chess map, and pulled out all the stops to do just that. Mo...

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PRO Chess League Begins With Carlsen And More

FM MikeKlein Jan 17, 2018

The second season of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is scaled down, and beefed up at the same time. The league kicks off tomorrow with a full slate of week-one matchups. Gone is the unwieldy 48-team free-for-all. Fans complaine...

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Anand Wins With Flair, Joins Giri In Lead

PeterDoggers Jan 15, 2018

With some cute tactics, Viswanathan Anand nicely defeated Fabiano Caruana today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The Indian grandmaster joined Anish Giri in the lead. Anton Korobov and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi are tied for first in the ...

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Giri Moves To 2/2 In Wijk aan Zee

PeterDoggers Jan 14, 2018

Anish Giri moved to 2/2 today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after beating Vladimir Kramnik. Close behind is Magnus Carlsen, who beat Baskaran Adhiban. The third winner in the Masters group was Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who inflicted the sec...

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Bartholomew Beats Trent In Successful Death Match

PeterDoggers Jan 10, 2018

Taking part in yesterday's Death Match was more important than winning. IM Lawrence Trent, who lost 6-18 to IM John Bartholomew, will uphold the Olympic thought, supported by the dozens of donors who gave over $2,000 during the show. "This ...

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$56,100 Prize Fund For 2018 Pro Chess League

IM DanielRensch Jan 9, 2018

The 2018 season of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League will offer more than $56,000 in prizes to its players, the league announced today. The successful online chess league is back for the 2018 season and will feature a mix of the w...

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'Smooth Operator' MVL Wins Chess960 Championship

PeterDoggers Jan 6, 2018

The super-grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave decided to join the field and ended up crushing that field. The French number-one scored 8.5/9 and won the very first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on Thursday. It was the first edition of...

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Thursday: 1st Chess.com Chess960 Championship

PeterDoggers Jan 2, 2018

Tired of opening theory but still want to play for great prizes? Then we have good news. We're hosting the first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on January 4 where you can win a ticket to the Bobby Fischer Memorial in March in Reykjavik ...

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Webster Gorloks Lock Up Another College Title

FM MikeKlein Dec 31, 2017

Death. Taxes. Webster. You can set your calendar by the Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Championship, literally. For the past five years, the dawning new year has brought Webster University at least a share of first place at the end of the premier o...

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