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3 Winners, 1 Blunder In Sharjah Grand Prix's Thumbnail

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...

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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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Carlsen Wants Revenge: PRO Chess Week 6

FM MikeKlein Feb 13, 2017

World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen has won many major events Chess.com has organized. Last year he won the Blitz Battle Championship, then just last week he shared first in his first-ever appearance in Titled Tuesday. He also crushed most Chess...

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Women's World Championship Takes Off Saturday

PeterDoggers Feb 10, 2017

The 2017 Women's World Championship will start tomorrow in Tehran, Iran. Among the 64 participants are former world champions Alexandra Kosteniuk, Anna Ushenina, Antoaneta Stefanova and Zhu Chen. The top seed is world numb...

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Carlsen, Caruana To Debut Saturday In PRO Chess

NM SamCopeland Feb 9, 2017

Evidently this week's overpowered Titled Tuesday was a warm-up. This Saturday, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana are making their PRO (Professional Rapid Online) Chess League debuts. What's more, they will be playing each other as the Norway...

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Carlsen, MVL Winners In Star-Studded Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland Feb 8, 2017

February's Titled Tuesday was the strongest yet with five of the world's top six (!) grandmasters in the field. GMs Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So both played for the first time; they were joined by Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Fab...

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Joop van Oosterom 1937-2016

PeterDoggers Feb 6, 2017

Former Correspondence Chess World Champion and the man behind the famous Melody Amber tournaments Joop van Oosterom died at the end of last year. This was confirmed to Chess.com by the Association Max Euwe in Monaco. In the year 2016 the ch...

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Wesley So Wins 4 In PRO Chess Week 4

NM SamCopeland Feb 2, 2017

What is the new world number-two Wesley So up to after winning Tata Steel? He's continuing his winning streak with a perfect 4/4 score playing for the Saint Louis Arch Bishops in the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League. The Arch Bishops...

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