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Kasparov To Play St. Louis Rapid, Blitz

PeterDoggers 19 days ago

In 2005, Garry Kasparov retired from competitive chess. Since then, he only played exhibition games and simuls. But now he'll be back. For real. Kasparov at the Paris Grand Chess Tour Pro-Am day two weeks ago. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. T...

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Chess.com Pic Inspires Reddit Photoshop Battle

PeterDoggers 19 days ago

A Chess.com photo by our photographer Maria Emelianova became the inspiration for a Reddit Photoshop Battle, and was subsequently picked up by other media. Some pretty funny spoofs are out there. kora_kej's creation in the Reddit Photoshop ...

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Carlsen Catches So At Leuven Blitz Halfway

PeterDoggers 23 days ago

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place halfway the blitz segment of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. Carlsen started with a three-point deficit but scored 7.5/9 and caught So in first place...

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So Leads By 2 Points Before Leuven Blitz

PeterDoggers 24 days ago

Wesley So came first in the rapid segment of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. He will go into the blitz with a two-point lead over Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and a three-point lead over Magnus Carlsen, who drew al...

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So Still Atop Leuven Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers 25 days ago

Also after two days of play, Wesley So is leading the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. As "the most consistent player" according to Nigel Short, So scored 10 points out of a possible 12. The other two Paris participant...

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Russia Supreme At Women's World Team Championship

IM JovankaHouska 26 days ago

The Russian women won the World Team Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, finishing three match points ahead of the pack. Gold for Russia. | Photo courtesy of FIDE. A quick glance on Wikipedia tells us that Khanty-Mansiysk is a flourishing town wi...

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So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven

PeterDoggers 26 days ago

He had a bad tournament in Paris, but his start in Leuven was excellent. Wesley So leads the rapid segment of the Grand Chess Tour with 2.5/3, after beating Magnus Carlsen in round three. So won after Carlsen played for a win too ...

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Sino-Russian Double Golds And Silvers At World Teams

FM MikeKlein 27 days ago

Monday was opposite day in Russia. Despite Russian men winning four prior World Team Championships and Chinese women winning three of the first five, the two nations ending up flipping sections and winning the inverse. China is on quite a run in...

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Grand Chess Tour Resumes Weds. In Leuven

PeterDoggers 27 days ago

The Grand Chess Tour resumes on Wednesday in Leuven, Belgium with an identical tournament to the one in Paris. GMs Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kra...

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Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

FM MikeKlein 28 days ago

What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness, and a mixing of cultures...

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Carlsen Leads Paris Grand Chess Tour After Day 2

PeterDoggers Jun 22, 2017

Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after two days of play at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He is still one point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, after both players scored two wins and then drew each other on Thursday. The start of round five in...

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Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov. Magn...

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Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Paris

PeterDoggers Jun 20, 2017

The 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today in Paris with pro-am activities at the Vivendi headquarters, at a stone's throw of de Arc de Triomphe. With a series of rapid games, tomorrow the tour will officially commence. Garry Kasparov suffering ...

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China, Poland Lead World Team Championship

NM SamCopeland Jun 18, 2017

The not-so-surprising leader after two rounds in the World Team Championship held from June 17-26 in Ugra, Russia is the top-seeded China. Sharing first on the leaderboard is the somewhat less expected Poland who won dramatic matches against India...

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Aronian Wins Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017

Levon Aronian won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger on Friday. He was never in danger against Wesley So, who drew all his nine games. Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but still tied for second place with V...

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