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Fedoseev Wins Aeroflot, Qualifies For Dortmund's Thumbnail

Fedoseev Wins Aeroflot, Qualifies For Dortmund

PeterDoggers 26 days ago

Vladimir Fedoseev won the strong Aeroflot Open tournament on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Russian grandmaster was the only player to finish on 7/9, and qualified for the Dortmund super-tournament later this year. The annual Aeroflot Open in Moscow...

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Fabiano Makes Forbes; Newspaper Editor Blunders

FM MikeKlein 27 days ago

"In Other News" has been on a little bit of a hiatus, which means this column is overflowing with chess tidbits to share. Today we have a world elite gracing a business magazine's "top" list, while a newspaper doesn't fact check that two elit...

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Carlsen, Mamedyarov Gather For PRO Playoffs Opener

FM MikeKlein Feb 28, 2017

You watched the dramatic end of the regular season. You struggled over your playoff predictions. You hopefully didn't read the world's worst short story. You wasted more than an hour of your perfectly good weekend watching IM Danny Rensch dance ...

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Endgame Technique Yields Grischuk Shared First

PeterDoggers Feb 26, 2017

With some great endgame play Alexander Grischuk today defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who was one of the leaders at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. With one round to go Grischuk now leads with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who held the draw against...

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Wins For Li, Salem As Draw Fest Continues

PeterDoggers Feb 25, 2017

With draws on the top seven boards in round seven, the field remains closely packed at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. On Saturday Salem Saleh won his first game and Li Chao his second. Photo: Maria Emelianova. "It's safety first," said c...

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Grischuk Survives Epic Battle vs Nakamura

PeterDoggers Feb 24, 2017

Ian Nepomniachtchi and Richard Rapport were the two winners in round six of the Sharjah Grand Prix, where Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov continue to lead. Hikaru Nakamura came very close to beating Alexander Grischuk. On T...

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3 Winners, 1 Blunder In Sharjah Grand Prix

PeterDoggers Feb 22, 2017

The Sharjah Grand Prix today saw a blunder in the "very rare" category. Alexander Riazantsev's mistake was huge, and he could resign immediately against Dmitry Jakovenko. In the fifth round, Michael Adams and Alexander Grischuk scored go...

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Mamedyarov Crushes Adams, Catches MVL

PeterDoggers Feb 21, 2017

With a great attacking game Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams, and in doing so he joined Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The other winner of the day was Li Chao, who beat Evgeny Tomashevsky. After fo...

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Magnus Carlsen Mentors Homer Simpson

FM MikeKlein Feb 20, 2017

World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is an avid connoisseur of pop culture. Now, he's part of it. Yesterday his long-awaited cameo on the American animated program "The Simpsons" finally aired on the FOX Network. Hard to believe, but the series prem...

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Nakamura Beats Rapport In Sharjah Round 3

PeterDoggers Feb 20, 2017

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave kept his lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix by playing a thrilling draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The only winner in the third round was Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Richard Rapport. The results are definite...

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Ni Shiqun Knocks Out Gunina, Pogonina In Tehran

IM JovankaHouska Feb 19, 2017

WGM Ni Shiqun of China is the sensation of the women's world championship so far. In the last two rounds the 19-year-old Chinese player eliminated both GMs Valentina Gunina and WGM Natalija Pogonina. The first round in the women&r...

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Vachier-Lagrave On 2/2 At Sharjah Grand Prix

PeterDoggers Feb 19, 2017

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the only player with a 100 percent score after two rounds at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The French grandmaster beat Richard Rapport today, who started the game with 1.b3. In this second round again some game...

Adams, MVL, Rapport Start With Wins At Sharjah GP's Thumbnail

Adams, MVL, Rapport Start With Wins At Sharjah GP

PeterDoggers Feb 18, 2017

Richard Rapport was the first winner in today's first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix. The Hungarian beat Ding Liren, and then saw Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave join him in the lead. For whatever reason, the FIDE Grand Prix tourn...

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World's Top 10 To Play At Norway Chess

PeterDoggers Feb 17, 2017

This week the organizers of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament announced a most spectacular field for the 2017 edition. The current world's top 10 will be playing. It's the organizers' (and sponsors'!) dream: to have the best players ...

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FIDE Grand Prix Starts New World Champs Cycle

PeterDoggers Feb 15, 2017

On Saturday, the first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix will be played. With this first of four Grand Prix tournaments, the 2017-2018 world championship cycle takes off. Photo: Anastasia Karlovich. The new Grand Prix series consi...

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