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Carlsen, So, Caruana, MVL In PRO Chess 1/4 Finals's Thumbnail

Carlsen, So, Caruana, MVL In PRO Chess 1/4 Finals

PeterDoggers Mar 14, 2017

With Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, four of the world's top five grandmasters will be competing this Wednesday in the quarterfinals of Chess.com's Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League. It started ...

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Carlsen, Top Teams Win In PRO League Playoff

NM SamCopeland Mar 9, 2017

How often do chess players get a chance to play one of the world's super-grandmasters? How often then do they get a chance to win? In the second playoff week of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League, the answer was surprisingly often....

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Nakamura Almost Perfect At Titled Tuesday

PeterDoggers Mar 8, 2017

Yesterday, GM Hikaru Nakamura was almost perfect in Chess.com's Titled Tuesday blitz tournament. The American grandmaster finished on 10.5/11 and a full point ahead of GM Gadir Guseinov, the only player he drew with. Nobody has won Tit...

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5 Of World's Top 6 To Contest PRO Chess Sweet 16

FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017

Going into the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League's round of 16, which stat is more impressive to you: that five of the world's top six players will compete, or that a total of 49 GMs will occupy the 64 roster positions? Full disc...

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Norms Galore At Batavia Tournament

PeterDoggers Mar 5, 2017

No less than three norms we scored at this year's Batavia Tournament in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Grandmaster results for winner IM Bobby Cheng and IM Lucas van Foreest, and an IM norm for FM Barry Brink. Players analyzing and playing bli...

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Fedoseev Wins Aeroflot, Qualifies For Dortmund

PeterDoggers Mar 2, 2017

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 Mar 1, 2017

"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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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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