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...

Praggnanandhaa Becomes 2nd Youngest GM In History

Praggnanandhaa Becomes 2nd Youngest GM In History

IM Rakesh
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Jun 25, 2018

At the age of 12 years, 10 months, and 13 days, Indian prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa became the second-youngest grandmaster in chess history. He scored his third grandmaster norm at the fourth Gredine open in Ortisei, Italy...

Nakamura Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

Nakamura Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers
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Jun 24, 2018

Hikaru Nakamura won the $37,500 first prize at the Paris Grand Chess Tour after a dramatic day with more blunders than ever. Sergey Karjakin collapsed a few rounds before the end, while Wesley So drew too many games. On ...

So 1st In Rapid At Paris Grand Chess Tour

So 1st In Rapid At Paris Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers
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Jun 22, 2018

Despite drawing all his games today, Wesley So retained his lead at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. Before the start of the blitz, Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura are trailing him by one point. "So" mostly stood for "solid" today,...

Paris Grand Chess Tour Day 2: So Takes The Lead

Paris Grand Chess Tour Day 2: So Takes The Lead

PeterDoggers
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Jun 21, 2018

Wesley So has a slim lead going into the final day of rapid at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. On Thursday the Leuven winner scored 2.5/3, and is chased by Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin. At noon, two hours earlier than the first day, the se...