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Wesley closes in on leader
by Edgar De Castro - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, clung to a half-point lead after nine rounds, with American Wesley So closing in, at the 2nd Grand Chess Tour, in Zagreb, Croatia.
Grand Prix
by Edgar De Castro - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The FIDE Grand Prix, which chooses two qualifiers for the Candidates Tournament, is underway at the Central Chess Player’s House in the Russian capital of Moscow.
Carlsen keeps Gashimov reign
by Edgar De Castro - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Playing in world championship form, Magnus Carlsen of Norway went undefeated through nine rounds, including impressive victories in the final three, to win handily the sixth Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, ...
Carlsen shows up vintage Anand
by Edgar De Castro - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The sixth Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Cat. 22), the world’s strongest all-play-all event, is in full swing in Shamkir, Azerbaijan.
Caruana targets first US crown
by Edgar De Castro - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The US Championship, the strongest and richest national championship anywhere, is underway at the Saint Louis chess club and scholastic center in Missouri.
Larsen ends year with 2 crowns
by Edgar De Castro - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Right after the world rapid championships, the world blitz tournament took place in chess-conscious St. Petersburg (Russia). All participants of the previous tourney participated in the $150,000, FIDE Swiss system...
22-year-old tops world rapid chess
by Edgar De Castro - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The 2018 world rapid championship, which ended Friday in St. Petersburg (Russia), paid off for Russian chess.
World Women’s tiff on in Russia
by Edgar De Castro - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The FIDE Women’s World Championship, a 64-player knockout match play, begins today in the Autonomous Okrug’s famous city of Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
Carlsen, Caruana ranked 1-2 before Chess Olympiad
by Edgar De Castro - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, the FIDE released its monthly rating lists. Ratings were computed to enable the world chess body to work out seedings for the upcoming 43rd chess Olympiad slated on Sept. 23-Oct. 6 in Batumi, Georgia....
Sarana tops Russian Higher League
by Edgar De Castro - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Russian Higher League, a selection tournament which chooses five finalists for the 2018 Russian Championship super final, is underway in the Kremlin’s ancient city of Yaroslavl.
Shankland, Dreev pace Capablanca
by Edgar De Castro - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The all-Chinese women’s world championship match between defending champion Tan Zhongyi and challenger Ju Wenjun is underway in the cities of Shanghai and Chongqing.
Magnus No. 1 for 8th straight year
by Edgar De Castro - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and his American challenger, Fabiano Caruana, remained No. 1 and No. 2 in a month of changes in the world chess ranking top 10, released this week by the FIDE.
Caruana, Mamedyarov pace Candidates
by Edgar De Castro - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
American Fabiano Caruana and Azeri Shakriyar Mamedyarov, shared the Candidates Tournament lead with four points apiece, after six  rounds in Berlin, Germany.
So steps into world stage
by Edgar De Castro - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Candidates Tournament, which selects the challenger for  the world championship, has  gotten underway in Berlin, Germany.
Lull after the storm
by Edgar De Castro - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
There has been some respite in the tournament circuit lately for several reasons. First there was the Wijk aan Zee last month in the Netherlands – the super-GM Festival that brought  together 14 of the...
Carlsen up; So a full point behind
by Edgar De Castro - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Magnus Carlsen maintained an unblemished record and finished with 7.5 points, that gave him a share of the lead with two others, entering the penultimate  round of the 80th Wijk aan Zee Masters in...
Mamedyarov paces Wijk aan Zee
by Edgar De Castro - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Azeri Shakriyar Mamedyarov rallied from an inferior game to  grab the lead after six rounds of  the 80th Wijk aan Zee masters in the Netherlands.
Vintage Anand still sparkles
by Edgar De Castro - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Wijk aan Zee Festival, which ushers in the chess calendar for the new year, has gotten underway in the Dutch coastal town of Wijk aan Zee.
Carlsen stays on top; Vishy drops
by Edgar De Castro - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen stayed comfortably at No. 1 in the Jan. 2018 world chess rankings that provided significant change at the top.
Vishy wins first world rapid title
by Edgar De Castro - January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Viswanathan Anand won the world rapid championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on  Thursday, for his first speed  chess victory of the year, easily beating Vladimir Fedoseev, 2-0, in the tiebreak play-of...
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