FIDE: UBS Closing FIDE Bank Account Today

FIDE: UBS Closing FIDE Bank Account Today

PeterDoggers
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25 days ago

According to FIDE officials, UBS Bank in Switzerland is closing the account of the World Chess Federation today. FIDE still hasn't found a new bank. Today, UBS Bank's deadline for FIDE to find a new financial partner expires. As was announc...

Carlsen, Ding To Play For Shamkir Chess Title

Carlsen, Ding To Play For Shamkir Chess Title

PeterDoggers
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28 days ago

Just two players can still win the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir: Ding Liren and Magnus Carlsen. Both won in the penultimate round, and will face each other in Saturday's final round with Carlsen behind the white pieces. The most b...

PRO Chess League All Stars, MVPs Announced

PRO Chess League All Stars, MVPs Announced

NM SamCopeland
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28 days ago

The PRO Chess League featured thrilling play from established superstars, promising talents, and journeymen and women who put it all on the line for their team. In addition to team pride and prizes, these players were competing for $12,000 in indi...

Caruana, Shankland Lead U.S. Championship

Caruana, Shankland Lead U.S. Championship

FM MikeKlein
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29 days ago

GM Sam Shankland looked at his remaining docket at the 2018 U.S. Championships yesterday and saw one glaring outlier: Black against GM Hikaru Nakamura in round eight. Turns out, it wasn't so bad. Despite ceding the first move to the fo...

Carlsen Beats Topalov, Leads Shamkir Chess

Carlsen Beats Topalov, Leads Shamkir Chess

PeterDoggers
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29 days ago

Magnus Carlsen defeated tournament leader Veselin Topalov today, and taking the lead at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir. Ding Liren moved to plus-one after beating a suffering David Navara. Round seven was crunch time for Magnus ...

2 Unlikely Leaders At U.S. Chess Championships

2 Unlikely Leaders At U.S. Chess Championships

FM MikeKlein
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Apr 23, 2018

If you had GM Sam Shankland and WIM Annie Wang at the top of your fantasy chess bracket, congratulations, you're eating prime rib tonight. A little more than halfway through the 2018 U.S. Championships, these two unlikely tourname...

IM Nino Khurtsidze, 1975-2018

IM Nino Khurtsidze, 1975-2018

Marignon
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Apr 23, 2018

The world of chess is in grief as IM Nino Khurtsidze, one of the most talented players of her generation, succumbed to illness. She died yesterday at the age of 42. « Remembering Nino Khurtsidze » Phot...

Topalov Breaks Draw Spell In Shamkir

Topalov Breaks Draw Spell In Shamkir

PeterDoggers
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Apr 22, 2018

The fourth round of the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan saw the first decisive game of the tournament. With his win over Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, it's Veselin Topalov who grabbed the lead today.  Just like at the 2017 London Chess Cl...

Izoria Shocks Caruana At U.S. Champs Round 4

Izoria Shocks Caruana At U.S. Champs Round 4

FM MikeKlein
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Apr 21, 2018

No one is safe in St. Louis. Not even would-be world champions. With a certain super-tournament in the Caucuses netting a combined zero wins in three rounds, the fighting chess in America's Heartland is counterbalancing that. In the first three ...

Caruana Wins To Join Lead At U.S. Championship

Caruana Wins To Join Lead At U.S. Championship

FM MikeKlein
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Apr 20, 2018

Yesterday at the 2018 U.S. Championships, White dominated, winning all seven decisive games. In today's round three, the roulette wheel tilted the other way. Black won a total of five games, and players of the second move collectively di...

'Giri Perfection' Continues At Shamkir Chess

'Giri Perfection' Continues At Shamkir Chess

PeterDoggers
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Apr 20, 2018

In the second round of the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan all games ended in draws once again. Anish Giri, who joked about a beautiful crosstable on Twitter, escaped vs Veselin Topalov after tricking himself. Anish Giri knows all too w...

Gunina Wins European Women's Championship

Gunina Wins European Women's Championship

IM JovankaHouska
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Apr 20, 2018

GM Valentina Gunina won her third European gold at the women's championship in Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia. The Russian grandmaster finished ahead of GMs Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia, silver) and Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, bronze). IM Jovanka ...