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Norway Chess R5: Silence After The Storm

PeterDoggers Jun 11, 2017

The storm of spectacular chess that swept through Stavanger was short-lived. Round five of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament saw five draws, which means Hikaru Nakamura retained his half-point lead with four rounds to go. Holding the draw...

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Maxim Matlakov Wins European Championship

NM SamCopeland Jun 11, 2017

Three players topped the devilishly strong European Individual Championships which took place May 31 through June 10 in Minsk, Belarus. GMs Maxim Matlakov, Baadur Jobava, and Vladimir Fedoseev each scored 8.5/11 though they did it in quite differe...

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Carlsen-Nakamura Norway Clash Ends In Draw

PeterDoggers Jun 8, 2017

Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura was a great fight that ended in a draw, the same result as the other four games in round three of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Friday is the first rest day. The start of Carlsen vs Nakamura. | Photo...

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Kasparov Teaches Chess Online; MasterClass Sponsors Spe...

pete Jun 8, 2017

Garry Kasparov, the 13th world chess champion and one of the game's all-time greats, will give online chess lessons to students on the MasterClass platform, the company announced today. The course will be Kasparov's first-ever chess lesson onlin...

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Nakamura, Kosteniuk Win IOM Trips In Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland Jun 7, 2017

GM Hikaru Nakamura started yesterday by claiming the sole lead to open Norway Chess with an excellent victory over Anish Giri. He finished the day with a sole first-place finish in Titled Tuesday. Even for a legendary player like Nakamura, that's ...

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Nakamura Grabs Lead In Norway 1st Round

PeterDoggers Jun 6, 2017

As the only winner in the first round, Hikaru Nakamura grabbed an early lead at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The American grandmaster defeated Anish Giri, who was close to a draw but then allowed his opponent a winning liquidatio...

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Carlsen Scores Big In Norway Chess Blitz Opener

PeterDoggers Jun 5, 2017

Magnus Carlsen couldn't have wished for a better start at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. As the only player to remain undefeated, he won the blitz with a 3069 performance and a two-point lead over Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian. Magnus ...

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Strongest Tournament Of 2017 Starts Monday

PeterDoggers Jun 4, 2017

On Monday the fifth edition of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament takes off in Stavanger, Norway. As Magnus Carlsen himself tweeted this week, it's going to be the strongest tournament of the year. The ten participants of the 2017 Altibox ...

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Deep Thinking: Kasparov On Tour

PeterDoggers Jun 3, 2017

Garry Kasparov is currently touring to promote his latest book, "Deep Thinking," in which he not only looks back at the famous match(es) with Deep Blue in the 1990s, but also discusses at length the role of artificial intelligence in the modern er...

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Mamedyarov World #5 In June FIDE Ratings

PeterDoggers Jun 1, 2017

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov reached the number-five position in the world in the June FIDE rating list. The Azerbaijani is the 13th player in history to break 2800. The live ratings revealed it quickly after the end of the Moscow Grand Prix and now it...

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MVL Joins Clichy To Clinch 15th French Title

PeterDoggers May 29, 2017

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played two rounds for Clichy-Echecs-92, who retained their French Team Championship title yesterday in Chartres, France. Other top GMs involved in the competition were David Navara, Radek Wojtaszek, Li Chao, a...

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Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017

Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent suffocates for lack of moves. In th...

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