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Caruana Wins In 110 Moves, Now 1 Of 3 Leaders's Thumbnail

Caruana Wins In 110 Moves, Now 1 Of 3 Leaders

FM MikeKlein Aug 3, 2017

It's hard to top a world championship rematch, but GM Fabiano Caruana tried his best on day two of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup. On an afternoon when GM Magnus Carlsen won with relative ease over his November 2016 sparring partner, Caruana played...

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Andreikin Wins 2nd Consecutive Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland Aug 3, 2017

The difference between July 2017 and August 2017 in the context of Titled Tuesday is evidently half of a point. In July, Dmitry Andreikin won clear first with 8.0/10. This month he needed to increase his score to 8.5/10 to claim that $500 first-pl...

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Hou Yifan Scores Historic Victory In Biel

NM SamCopeland Aug 2, 2017

Eight months in, Hou Yifan is celebrating her apex in a tumultuous 2017. She began the year with a controversial low; intentionally throwing a game in the Gibraltar Chess Festival to protest the statistically unlikely (but correct) number of women...

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Hou Yifan Beats Biel-Leader Bacrot, 4 Tied For 1st

NM SamCopeland Jul 31, 2017

Etienne Bacrot had a clear lead in Biel after rounds five and six, but Hou Yifan's defeat of the frenchman in round seven produced a four-way tie for first entering the final two rounds. Bacrot is still among those tied for first, but now he is jo...

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Jobava Dazzles In Denmark

FM MikeKlein Jul 31, 2017

GM Baadur Jobava's tournament win at the 2017 Xtracon Open was only partly Shakespearean. It was played in Elsinore, Denmark, home of "Hamlet." But it was far from a tragedy. Instead, Jobava produced a few moves almost as memorable as that quotabl...

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Bacrot Tries To Extend French Dominance In Biel

FM MikeKlein Jul 28, 2017

Chess players know it as Biel, but since 2013 it's been Bienne. After GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave's four consecutive wins at the Biel International Chess Festival from 2013-2016 (three in tournaments, one in a match), another Frenchman is determined...

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Death Match Returns To Settle Internet Feud

FM MikeKlein Jul 27, 2017

After more than a one-year hiatus, Chess.com's legendary Death Match series will return October 5 for a special event. GMs Simon Williams and Ben Finegold will put their differences aside, or perhaps amplify them, by settling their recent war of w...

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All-Round Grischuk Too Strong For Yu Yangyi

PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2017

Showing both his endgame and attacking skills, Alexander Grischuk proved too strong an opponent for Yu Yangyi. Grischuk won their four-game match in Jiayuguan, China with a 3-1 score, and with it the $20,000 first prize. Grischuk at the clo...

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Magnus Carlsen To Play FIDE World Cup

PeterDoggers Jul 24, 2017

It's almost unprecedented that a reigning world champion is participating in a cycle for the next world championship, but this year it will happen. Magnus Carlsen will be playing the FIDE World Cup in September in Tbilisi, Georgia. Magnus C...

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Four Draws In Dortmund; Wojtaszek Almost There

PeterDoggers Jul 22, 2017

He had more reason not to be fully satisfied with his play, but Radoslaw Wojtaszek nonetheless leads the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund with one round to go. The Polish grandmaster was doing well, but let Matthias Bluebaum escape i...

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Wang Yue Beats Bluebaum; Wojtaszek Sole Leader

PeterDoggers Jul 22, 2017

Drawing Dmitry Andreikin as Black, Radoslaw Wojtaszek grabbed the sole lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. That's because co-leader Matthias Bluebaum suffered his first loss, against Wang Yue. After round five Wojtaszek is the sole...

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Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

FM MikeKlein Jul 21, 2017

What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer or GM Viswanathan Anand. More int...

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Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

PeterDoggers Jul 20, 2017

Dortmund's fourth round saw four fighting draws, with two games going beyond move 100. After a 7.5 hour battle Dmitry Andreikin managed to save an endgame with rook and two pawns vs two rooks against Matthias Bluebaum. The start of the...

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Black Is OK In Dortmund

PeterDoggers Jul 19, 2017

Black was very comfortable in the third round in Dortmund. All games ended in draws, and so Matthias Bluebaum and Radoslaw Wojtaszek are still tied for first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. The entrance of the Orcheste...

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Andrew Paulson, 1958-2017

FM MikeKlein Jul 18, 2017

Andrew Paulson, the founder of Agon Limited and the man with a vision for the growth of top-level chess, died Tuesday from cancer. He was 59. Paulson's death was reported on the web site of the Russian newspaper Kommersant. It was confirmed by c...

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Defying Own Odds, Liang Wins U.S. Junior

FM MikeKlein Jul 18, 2017

"Maybe 10 to 15 percent," were the pre-round chances IM Awonder Liang gave himself to win the 2017 U.S. Junior Championship without even needing a tiebreak. "It was just a lot of luck that I happened to be able to deliver it," he told Chess.c...

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Wei Yi Wins In Danzhou, Climbs To World #14

PeterDoggers Jul 18, 2017

Wei Yi held on to his lead, and emerged as the winner of the Danzhou Super GM Tournament with 6.5/9. The 18-year-old Chinese prodigy finished a point ahead of Le Quang Liem and Ding Liren. Wei Yi, the tournament winner in Danzhou. | Photo: ...

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Bluebaum, Wojtaszek New Leaders In Dortmund

PeterDoggers Jul 17, 2017

In round two Vladimir Fedoseev lost his game to Matthias Bluebaum, and with it his early lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. Radoslaw Wojtaszek joined Bluebaum in first place as he beat Wang Yue. Round two starts in Dortmun...

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'Mr Dortmund' Starts With A Loss Again

PeterDoggers Jul 16, 2017

"Mr Dortmund" Vladimir Kramnik is playing in the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the 24th time, and won the tournament a record ten times. His 11th title is a bit further away after he started with a loss, to Vladimir Fedoseev. A sacrificial K...

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Radjabov Wins Geneva FIDE Grand Prix

PeterDoggers Jul 15, 2017

With draws on the top six boards in the final round, Teimour Radjabov managed to keep his lead and became the sole winner of the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. Radjabov won €20,000 ($22,936) for what was his first clas...

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