FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

PeterDoggers
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Jul 19, 2018

Three weeks after the three candidates for the FIDE presidential elections became known, the key word for some of the candidates seems to be "corruption." An anti-corruption committee has been established, and Makropoulos ticket members have accus...

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

A Chess Whopper: Challenge 'The King' On Chess.com

FM MikeKlein
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Jul 19, 2018

Kings don't usually work this hard, but with tomorrow (July 20) being International Chess Day, "The King" is making an exception. Burger King's iconic mascot has been a longtime chess fan for years, but he's just now entering the arena of c...

Kramnik Shows Duda Who's Boss In Dortmund R4

Kramnik Shows Duda Who's Boss In Dortmund R4

PeterDoggers
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Jul 18, 2018

On Wednesday, Vladimir Kramnik scored his first win in Dortmund, and it was a big one: The 14th world champion beat the tournament leader, Jan-Krzysztof Duda. The two are now sharing the lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting together with...

No Doubt In Dortmund: Duda Is The Real Thing

No Doubt In Dortmund: Duda Is The Real Thing

PeterDoggers
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Jul 18, 2018

Jan-Krzysztof Duda won his third-round game today at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. He kept his lead by beating his compatriot and last year's tournament winner, Radoslaw Wojtaszek. The round saw two more decisive games. Again using ver...

Rising Polish Star Duda Grabs Dortmund Lead

Rising Polish Star Duda Grabs Dortmund Lead

PeterDoggers
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Jul 16, 2018

Jan-Krzysztof Duda has been going up in the FIDE ratings, and won this year's Polish championship. Yesterday he took the lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting as the only winner so far. Duda scored against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, who ha...

FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

FIDE Ethics Commission Bans Ilyumzhinov

PeterDoggers
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Jul 13, 2018

The FIDE ethics commission has sanctioned Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for violating the FIDE code of ethics. The FIDE president, who was banned from "holding any position" effectively for six months, plans to fight the decision. ...

P. Karthikeyan, Tania Sachdev Win Commonwealth Titles

P. Karthikeyan, Tania Sachdev Win Commonwealth Titles

IM Rakesh
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Jul 6, 2018

Unheralded IM P. Karthikeyan of India was the surprising winner of the 2018 Commonwealth Chess Championship while Indian WGM and IM Tania Sachdev won the Commonwealth women's title. Commonwealth 2018 🥇 pic.twitter.com/rDGoAvdi8Z &mdas...

Brilliant Play Order Of Day In July Titled Tuesday

Brilliant Play Order Of Day In July Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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Jul 5, 2018

The winning score in the July Titled Tuesday was 8.5/10. Two players made that mark. The first was GM Aram Hakobyan, a young Armenian player who has of late been a regular atop the Chess.com blitz leaderboard. Here was one accurate trick he landed...

Make Caruana Great Again, And Other News

Make Caruana Great Again, And Other News

FM MikeKlein
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Jul 3, 2018

This month's edition of In Other News spans the globe. We have several stories about American chess, including how you can help GM Fabiano Caruana visit the White House, and how GM Hikaru Nakamura rose from the grave. You will also read about wh...