Fedoseev, Ju Lead World Rapid After Day 2

Fedoseev, Ju Lead World Rapid After Day 2

PeterDoggers
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Dec 27, 2017

After scoring two wins and three draws on day two, Vladimir Fedoseev still leads the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ju Wenjun also managed to keep her lead in the women's segment. Although the local organizatio...

Chess.com Founders Explore World Chess Logo

Chess.com Founders Explore World Chess Logo

News
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Dec 20, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS SATIRE. COMEDY. HUMOR. MEANT AS A JOKE. DO NOT TAKE SERIOUSLY. RELAX. IT WAS A PLAYFUL REACTION TO THE WORLD CHESS LOGO.  ----- The new world chess championship logo revealed this week for next year's London...

Alleged Cheater Expelled From Spanish Tournament

Alleged Cheater Expelled From Spanish Tournament

PeterDoggers
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Dec 18, 2017

An amateur chess player was expelled from a chess tournament in Benidorm, Spain after an electronic device similar to a TV remote control was found in his pants. The player, who was a participant of the B tournament for players with an Elo below...

Akobian, Rambaldi Win Titled Tuesday

Akobian, Rambaldi Win Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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Dec 13, 2017

In a tight Titled Tuesday field, GMs Varuzhan Akobian and Francesco Rambaldi, both living in St. Louis, topped Chess.com's second Titled Tuesday in December. They each achieved the critical 8.5/10 score, a half-point ahead of three players in shar...

Playoffs To Decide 2018 Grand Chess Tour

Playoffs To Decide 2018 Grand Chess Tour

PeterDoggers
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Dec 10, 2017

The 2018 Grand Chess Tour will be decided in a four-player playoff final to be held at the London Chess Classic. This was announced at a press meeting today in London. The 2017 Grand Chess Tour events—Paris, Leuven, Sinquefield Cup, St. Lo...

Another Escape Gets Carlsen First Win In London

Another Escape Gets Carlsen First Win In London

PeterDoggers
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Dec 9, 2017

Magnus Carlsen was again on the verge of losing at the London Chess Classic today, again came back into the game and this time even won, vs. Michael Adams. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who is chasing him in the Grand Chess Tour, also won his first...

Caruana Again Only Winner In London

Caruana Again Only Winner In London

PeterDoggers
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Dec 6, 2017

Going into the rest day, Fabiano Caruana took a full-point lead at the London Chess Classic. In round five he was again the only winner after beating Vishy Anand. Even after five rounds, seven players are still on a clean 50 percent. W...

Caruana Breaks Spell, Beats Karjakin In London

Caruana Breaks Spell, Beats Karjakin In London

PeterDoggers
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Dec 5, 2017

After the first 19 games had ended in a draw, Fabiano Caruana broke the spell and beat Sergey Karjakin at the end of the fourth round of the London Chess Classic. The American player is automatically the sole leader with five rounds to g...