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Eljanov Starts With Sole Lead In Tata Steel

NM SamCopeland Jan 14, 2017

Pavel Eljanov was the sole winner in the masters section of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament as he downed the always creative Richard Rapport with the white pieces after an exchange sacrifice gave him smooth positional play. Before we a...

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Carlsen vs So Kicks Off Tata Steel Chess

PeterDoggers Jan 13, 2017

The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will have a dream start and finish. Magnus Carlsen's first opponent will be Wesley So, who had such a great second half of 2016. In the last round the world champion will play the opponent of his last...

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MVL Perfect, Leads Migraines To PRO Week 1 Win

NM SamCopeland Jan 12, 2017

In an action-packed season opener, the powerhouse board ones proved their worth. Four out of four scores from GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Li Chao and 3.5 and 3 points from GMs Wesley So and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (who forfeited game on...

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2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Preview

PeterDoggers Jan 11, 2017

The new year has just begun, and that means the first and most traditional super tournament is about to start. The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will be held January 14-29 in Wijk aan Zee, Rotterdam and Haarlem. As always, the to...

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PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

PeterDoggers Jan 9, 2017

It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at Chess.com are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch this Wednesday.  The PRO...

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Indian Glory At Hastings, Rilton Cup

PeterDoggers Jan 7, 2017

Two traditional end-of-the-year tournaments were won by Indian grandmasters. GM Krishnan Sasikiran finished clear first at the Rilton Cup in Sweden, while GM Deep Sengupta did the same in Hastings. They are two of the longest running tournaments...

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Chess In The White House And Kasparov Wins Again

FM MikeKlein Jan 6, 2017

In 1984, GM Garry Kasparov endured a five-month match with GM Anatoly Karpov, but his latest battle ended after nine years. Unlike in that clash, this time there was a decision. Also this month, we take a look at a petition you can sign to ...

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Webster Doubles Up At Pan-Ams

FM MikeKlein Jan 2, 2017

For the second year in a row, the "B" team from Webster University beat the "A" team at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. Unlike 2015, the second team eclipsing the first squad wasn't necessarily bad news, as the two quar...

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2016: The Year In Review

News Dec 31, 2016

For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year. It was packed with innovation...

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Karjakin Wins World Blitz Championship

PeterDoggers Dec 30, 2016

Today Sergey Karjakin won the World Blitz Championship in Doha, Qatar. The Russian grandmaster edged out Magnus Carlsen on tiebreaks after both finished on 16.5/21. Anna Muzychuk scored a double victory in Qatar as she also won the Women...

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Carlsen, Karjakin Lead World Blitz Champs At Half

PeterDoggers Dec 29, 2016

Halfway through the tournament, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are tied for first place at the World Blitz Championship in Doha, Qatar. One month after their match in New York, the two stars are 1.5 points ahead of the pack. Karjakin be...

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Ivanchuk Wins World Rapid Championship

PeterDoggers Dec 28, 2016

On Wednesday, Vassily Ivanchuk won the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar. The 47-year-old Ukrainian grandmaster had the best tiebreak (average rating of opponents) after he tied for first with Alexander Grischuk (second) and M...

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Ivanchuk Leads World Rapid After Day 2

PeterDoggers Dec 27, 2016

Vassily Ivanchuk is the sole leader with five rounds to go at the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar. Among others, the Ukrainian legend defeated Magnus Carlsen on the second day. Ivanchuk defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in ro...

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Rapport vs Wei Yi: Spectacular Match In China

PeterDoggers Dec 23, 2016

GM Richard Rapport won a friendly match against GM Wei Yi. The match, held in China, provided exactly the entertainment you would expect from these two young and fighting players Photo: cca.imsa.cn The concept of friendly matches seems to be r...

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Shirov To Bring Fire On Board To Iceland

PeterDoggers Dec 21, 2016

GM Alexei Shirov is one of the stars at the 2017 Reykjavik Open. The annual open tournament in Iceland will be held in April. Harpa, the venue for the 2017 Reykjavik Open. Before the end of the year, the organizers have secured some big names ...

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Gunina Scores Tremendous 9/10 To Win London Rapid

PeterDoggers Dec 19, 2016

Valentina Gunina came, saw and conquered. The Russian player was in fantastic shape at the London Super Rapidplay tournament, won with 9/10(!), and left a field of 42 grandmasters behind her. The Super Rapidplay tournament took place on Dec...

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