Bay Area International Makes Chess History

Bay Area International Makes Chess History

FM MikeKlein
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Jan 8, 2019

How can losers be winners? The 2019 Bay Area International in Burlingame, California made several fortunes foggy, but at the end of the nine rounds, the field clarified and several players had reasons to celebrate. First there was GM Le Qua...

SL Narayanan Wins Biggest Titled Tuesday Ever

SL Narayanan Wins Biggest Titled Tuesday Ever

PeterDoggers
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Jan 7, 2019

The year 2019 started strongly with the biggest Titled Tuesday ever held on Chess.com. A field of 388 played, and the winner was GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan of India, who finished ahead of e.g. GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So. Since it's ...

Who's The Super-GM Under The Mask?

Who's The Super-GM Under The Mask?

Alessandro_Parodi
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Jan 2, 2019

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's GM Wesley So! The place is Johannesburg, and the occasion is the South African Junior Chess Championship (SAJCC). In the wake of social trends such as Fabiano Caruana's bucket challenge and Magnus Carlsen's ...

Wei Yi Wins Asian Continental Championship

Wei Yi Wins Asian Continental Championship

IM Rakesh
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Dec 19, 2018

Wei Yi scored one of the biggest wins of his individual career by winning the Asian Continental Championship in Makati, Philippines. Wei scored 6.5/9, and won five more Elo points to reach a rating of 2732. He qualified for the 2019 World C...

Nakamura Wins 2018 Grand Chess Tour

Nakamura Wins 2018 Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers
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Dec 17, 2018

Hikaru Nakamura won the 2018 Grand Chess Tour and its $120,000 first prize after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the fourth blitz game of the final at the London Chess Classic. Fabiano Caruana came in third as he defeated Levon Aronian i...

Chessbrahs vs Chess.com In New Team Chess Match Monday

Chessbrahs vs Chess.com In New Team Chess Match Monday

pete
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Dec 17, 2018

Who will win in a battle of online chess titans? On Monday, the Chessbrahs will take on the faces of Chess.com in a new team chess match format. You can watch this groundbreaking event live on Twitch.tv/chess and Twitch.tv/chessbrah on Monday,...