Halfway the Paris Grand Chess Tour it's Hikaru Nakamura who's leading the pack going into the blitz segment. As the only player to remain undefeated, the U.S. grandmaster won the rapid tournament today ahead of Magnus Carlsen.
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Two big favorites, Magnus Carlsen (as the world champion) and Hikaru Nakamura (as a speed chess specialist), are tied for first place after the first of two days of rapid chess at the Paris Grand Chess Tour.
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The IMSA Elite Mind Games were held from February 25th to March 3th in Huai'an, China. Like in previous years the players battled in blitz, rapid and the Basque system, playing two games at the same time against one opponent.
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This year's World Rapid and Blitz Championship will be held October 9-14 in Berlin, Germany. This was announced earlier this week by FIDE's commercial partner Agon.
The venue will be the Bolle Meierei. | Photo Wikipedia.
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The chess world is suddenly without one of its most illustrious and longtime stars. GM Walter Shawn Browne, a six-time U.S. champion, died in his sleep Wednesday at the age of 66.
He was perhaps the most dominant U.S. player after the Fischer er... | Read More