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Radjabov Draws In 9 Minutes, Maintains Lead's Thumbnail

Radjabov Draws In 9 Minutes, Maintains Lead

PeterDoggers Jul 15, 2017

The eighth round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland saw four winners, but draws on the top two boards. Teimour Radjabov, who drew his game in just nine minutes, maintained his half-point lead going into the final round. Aronian w...

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Radjabov Jumps Ahead In Geneva

PeterDoggers Jul 14, 2017

With two rounds to go, Teimour Radjabov is yet again the sole leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. On Thursday he defeated Peter Svidler, who played inaccurately early on and quickly found himself in a str...

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Wei Yi Impresses In Danzhou, Now 'Live' World #15

PeterDoggers Jul 13, 2017

Wei Yi is not only leading the Danzhou Super GM Tournament with 4/5. The 18-year-old is showing impressive play, and after today's splendid win vs Yu Yangyi he climbed to number 15 in the live rankings. Wei Yi started very well in Danzhou. | Pho...

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Did Anand Promote Illegally vs Kramnik?

PeterDoggers Jul 12, 2017

The new FIDE Laws of Chess are in effect since July 1. One thing that's new is that using two hands to promote a pawn is considered an illegal move, and during rapid and blitz games an arbiter is supposed to declare the game lost. Interesting...

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Grischuk Joins Radjabov, Comments On Kasparov

PeterDoggers Jul 11, 2017

Besides providing a funny comment on Garry Kasparov's participation in St. Louis, Alexander Grischuk yesterday beat Pavel Eljanov to join Teimour Radjabov in the lead at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. Tuesday ...

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So Beats Anand In Final, Clinches Leon

PeterDoggers Jul 10, 2017

In a tournament where Wesley So committed one of the most bizarre blunders of recent years, he ended up winning the Leon tournament by beating Viswanathan Anand in the final. So brought his sunglasses to Leon to beat Anand in the final. | P...

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Radjabov Sacrifices His Way To 2/2 In Geneva

PeterDoggers Jul 8, 2017

Teimour Radjabov is the sole leader after two rounds at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. In time trouble he finished off a nice, positional game against Pavel Eljanov with a sacrificial combination. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk ma...

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Agonized Grand Prix Resumes In Geneva

PeterDoggers Jul 7, 2017

Thursday the third leg of the FIDE Grand Prix started in Geneva, Switzerland. The first round saw four decisive results, including a black win for Teimour Radjabov over Anish Giri. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at the first round in Geneva. ...

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Kasparov To Play St. Louis Rapid, Blitz

PeterDoggers Jul 5, 2017

In 2005, Garry Kasparov retired from competitive chess. Since then, he only played exhibition games and simuls. But now he'll be back. For real. Kasparov at the Paris Grand Chess Tour Pro-Am day two weeks ago. | Photo: Maria Emelianova. T...

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Chess.com Pic Inspires Reddit Photoshop Battle

PeterDoggers Jul 5, 2017

A Chess.com photo by our photographer Maria Emelianova became the inspiration for a Reddit Photoshop Battle, and was subsequently picked up by other media. Some pretty funny spoofs are out there. kora_kej's creation in the Reddit Photoshop ...

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Carlsen Catches So At Leuven Blitz Halfway

PeterDoggers Jul 1, 2017

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place halfway the blitz segment of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. Carlsen started with a three-point deficit but scored 7.5/9 and caught So in first place...

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So Leads By 2 Points Before Leuven Blitz

PeterDoggers Jun 30, 2017

Wesley So came first in the rapid segment of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. He will go into the blitz with a two-point lead over Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and a three-point lead over Magnus Carlsen, who drew al...

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So Still Atop Leuven Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers Jun 29, 2017

Also after two days of play, Wesley So is leading the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. As "the most consistent player" according to Nigel Short, So scored 10 points out of a possible 12. The other two Paris participant...

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Russia Supreme At Women's World Team Championship

IM JovankaHouska Jun 29, 2017

The Russian women won the World Team Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, finishing three match points ahead of the pack. Gold for Russia. | Photo courtesy of FIDE. A quick glance on Wikipedia tells us that Khanty-Mansiysk is a flourishing town wi...

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So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven

PeterDoggers Jun 28, 2017

He had a bad tournament in Paris, but his start in Leuven was excellent. Wesley So leads the rapid segment of the Grand Chess Tour with 2.5/3, after beating Magnus Carlsen in round three. So won after Carlsen played for a win too ...

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Sino-Russian Double Golds And Silvers At World Teams

FM MikeKlein Jun 27, 2017

Monday was opposite day in Russia. Despite Russian men winning four prior World Team Championships and Chinese women winning three of the first five, the two nations ending up flipping sections and winning the inverse. China is on quite a run in...

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Grand Chess Tour Resumes Weds. In Leuven

PeterDoggers Jun 27, 2017

The Grand Chess Tour resumes on Wednesday in Leuven, Belgium with an identical tournament to the one in Paris. GMs Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kra...

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