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Key Players Respond To Kovalyov Incident

FM MikeKlein Sep 24, 2017

Two weeks after the most famous missing fabric in chess, the principal participants and some associated parties have responded. Mostly, they've dug in to their positions. On September 9, 2017, GM Anton Kovalyov of Canada left the 2017 World Cup ...

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Aronian Can't Crack Ding In World Cup Finals Game 1

NM SamCopeland Sep 23, 2017

After nearly three weeks of play featuring 128 players battling against elimination, the World Cup has been reduced to two players, Levon Aronian and Ding Liren. Today, they drew their first game to kick off their four-game finals match. With thre...

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Aronian-MVL, Ding-So Go To Tiebreaks

PeterDoggers Sep 20, 2017

The second day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals was identical to the first. Whereas Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian played a quick draw in a Ruy Lopez, Ding Liren and Wesley So were involved in a long, Catalan fight that ...

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World Cup Semifinals: Was So Winning?

PeterDoggers Sep 19, 2017

Both games on the first day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals were drawn. Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave split the point quickly in a very theoretical line of the Gruenfeld Defense. Wesley So built up serious pressure vs Ding Liren...

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Chess.com Isle Of Man, By The Numbers

FM MikeKlein Sep 18, 2017

The Isle of Man is not big, but it will be plenty big enough to capture the chess world's attention as it expands its annual world-class open tournament. From September 23 to October 1, the Chess.com Isle of Man International revisits the crown ...

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Vachier-Lagrave Knocks Out Svidler At World Cup

PeterDoggers Sep 17, 2017

In today's tiebreak of their quarterfinal match, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave eliminated Peter Svidler from the FIDE World Cup. On what was the shortest day in Tbilisi so far, the Frenchman won the second rapid game after the first had ended in a draw. ...

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Ivanchuk Implodes On 1st Day Quarterfinals

PeterDoggers Sep 15, 2017

He spent 42 minutes on his 10th move and resigned as early as move 24. Vassily Ivanchuk imploded after misplaying the opening and lost quickly to Levon Aronian as the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Cup took off in Tbilisi. Just f...

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Ivanchuk, Fedoseev Start Round 4 With Wins

PeterDoggers Sep 12, 2017

The first day of the FIDE World Cup's fourth round saw two winners. Vassily Ivanchuk beat Anish Giri in a Petroff, and Vladimir Fedoseev refuted a mistake by Maxim Rodshtein brilliantly. Vassily Ivanchuk defeated Giri in a Petroff. | Photo:...

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PRO League Qualifiers Set For Oct. 28

FM MikeKlein Sep 12, 2017

October 28 might have more titled players than ever playing on Chess.com. If nothing else, there will be more at stake than ever. That's because many qualification spots for teams to earn spots in the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League...

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Caruana, Li Chao, Nepomniachtchi Leave World Cup

PeterDoggers Sep 11, 2017

One more top-10 player was knocked out of the FIDE World Cup today. Fabiano Caruana lost his second rapid game to Evgeniy Najer. Other small rating upsets were Richard Rapport beating Li Chao, and Baadur Jobava winning against Ian Nepomn...

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Bu Brilliancy Beats Carlsen At World Cup

PeterDoggers Sep 9, 2017

Bu Xiangzhi defeated Magnus Carlsen in a brilliant first game of the FIDE World Cup's third round. The world champion needs to win as Black tomorrow to stay in the tournament. Carlsen resigns and loses his first game in Tbilisi. | Photo: Ch...

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Anand Starts With Loss In World Cup Round 2

PeterDoggers Sep 6, 2017

Round two of the FIDE World Cup in Tbilisi started with a shocking loss for Vishy Anand. The five-time world champion "brilliantly overpressed" in a good position against Anton Kovalyov of Canada, and needs to win his second game to stay in t...

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Ibarra Jerez, Oparin Triumph In Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland Sep 6, 2017

Two Titled Tuesday regulars, GMs Jose Ibarra Jerez and Grigoriy Oparin, employed experienced and steady play to reach 8.5/10 surmount a field of 189 players in September's monthly tournament. It was Ibarra Jerez who had the hot start, racking up...

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