Akobian, Rambaldi Win Titled Tuesday

Akobian, Rambaldi Win Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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Dec 14, 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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Feb 5, 2018

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 7, 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 6, 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...

Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?

Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?

FM MikeKlein
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Dec 3, 2017

This edition of "In Other News" features a double dose of Russian stories, another double dose of young chess players making waves, and one of the most incredible acts of hubris in chess. You'll also see an examination of whether or not the leader...

Grand Chess Tour's Final Leg Takes Off In London

Grand Chess Tour's Final Leg Takes Off In London

PeterDoggers
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Dec 2, 2017

The London Chess Classic took off today with five draws. It's the final leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour where Magnus Carlsen is currently leading the standings. The 2017 Grand Chess Tour resumes in London with its final leg, the London Chess Cl...

Win A Ticket To The Bobby Fischer Memorial

Win A Ticket To The Bobby Fischer Memorial

PeterDoggers
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Dec 1, 2017

By playing in the first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on January 4 you can win a ticket to the Bobby Fischer Memorial in March in Reykjavik and play in the Chess960 tournament that will be held on Fischer's birthday. The Reykjavik Op...

Players Suspended In Italian Cheating Scandal

Players Suspended In Italian Cheating Scandal

PeterDoggers
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May 4, 2018

Three players received suspensions by an Italian federal court after an investigation regarding alleged attempt at rigging games and manipulate results at the Montebelluna tournament in January of this year. The story has had a deep impa...