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Wesley in 3-man tiebreak
by Edgar De Castro - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Defending champion Wesley So gained a crack at a third US Chess Championships title after ending up in a three-way tie at first place with Fabiano Caruana and Samuel Sevian, and forcing a three-man playoff tieb...
Grand Swiss in Latvia
by Edgar De Castro - October 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The FIDE Grand Swiss, a selection tournament leading to the next World Chess Championship cycle, will take place Oct.26-Nov. 7 in Latvia’s capital city of Riga.
Carlsen still ahead
by Edgar De Castro - October 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen edged Dutch No. 1 Anish Giri, 1.5-0.5, in the sixth-round tie-break to retain the overall lead at the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour grand finals, putting himself in position to win...
Meltwater grand finals underway
by Edgar De Castro - September 26, 2021 - 12:00am
A selection of the world’s elite players will see action as the prestigious Meltwater Champions Chess Tour grand finals gets underway.
Carlsen shines in Norway
by Edgar De Castro - September 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Sunny Norway (Land of the Midnight Sun), which makes for sunny chess and Scandinavian interest in the royal game, is once more at its zenith.
Rapport shows way in Norway
by Edgar De Castro - September 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Richard Rapport of Hungary executed his endgame strategy without trouble, beat Frenchman Alireza Firouzja and took an impressive 2.5-point lead after four rounds of the 9th Norway Chess Classic in Stavanger, No...
Carlsen in AimChess finals
by Edgar De Castro - September 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Following a tight semifinal first set, No. 1 seed Magnus Carlsen pulled away from 38-year-old Armenian Levon Aronian, 5.0-3-0, to reach the finals of the $100,000 online AimChess US Rapid, the final leg of the Meltwater...
MVL rules Sinquefield Cup
by Edgar De Castro - August 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The 8th Sinquefield Cup (Cat. 20), a super GM joust held Aug. 17-26 in St. Louis (Missouri), was extremely successful.
Caruana, So draw
by Edgar De Castro - August 23, 2021 - 12:00am
No. 1 seed Fabiano Caruana drew with Wesley So and wound up tied for the lead, along with Leinier Dominguez Perez, after four rounds of the $325,000 Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nakamura paces Grand Tour
by Edgar De Castro - August 15, 2021 - 12:00am
American Hikaru Nakamura outplayed top-seeded Fabiano Caruana to move into the lead after the ninth round of the $150,000 Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz in St. Louis (MO), USA.
Duda rules World Cup
by Edgar De Castro - August 9, 2021 - 12:00am
In Sochi (Russia), the imperturbable Polish world contender Jan-Krzysztof Duda ran away with top prize at the $1.9 million FIDE World Cup, beating Russian Sergey Karjakin, 1.5-.5, in the finals.
Carlsen-Karjakin duel up
by Edgar De Castro - August 2, 2021 - 12:00am
World champion Magnus Carlsen and his 2016 challenger Sergey Karjakin have reached the semifinals of the $1.9 million FIDE World Cup and remained on a collision course for the final.
FIDE World Cup heats up
by Edgar De Castro - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave continued to impress in the $1.9 million FIDE World Cup as he beat 15-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa of India, 1.5-0.5, to advance to the round-of-16 in Sochi, Russia.
Carlsen marches on
by Edgar De Castro - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Not unexpectedly, the favorites are safely through the third round of the $1.9 million FIDE World Cup after another day of action in Sochi, Russia.
FIDE World Cup unfolds
by Edgar De Castro - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The $1.9 million FIDE World Cup, which chooses qualifiers for next year’s Candidates Tournament, gets underway July 12-Aug. 6 in Russia’s largest resort city of Sochi.
Grand Chess Tour resumes
by Edgar De Castro - July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Grand Chess Tour third leg (Croatia rapid and blitz) will take place July 5-12 in Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb.
Wesley towers in Paris
by Edgar De Castro - June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The Grand Chess Tour second leg (Rapid and Blitz) was held June 18-22 in Paris, France.
15-year-old GM shines
by Edgar De Castro - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Dommaraju Gukesh, the youngest Indian Grandmaster at 15, emerged on top in the second Julius Baer online Challengers Tour, one of those major youth tournaments which have become traditional in the international chess...
Grand Chess Tour heats up
by Edgar De Castro - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan exploited Levon Aronian’s endgame woes en route to a 40-move victory that gave him a share of the lead with Russian Alexander Grischuk at the 2021 Grand Chess Tour in Bucharest,...
Superbet Chess Classic underway
by Edgar De Castro - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The Grand Chess Tour, put off last year due to the pandemic, returns to action as the Superbet Chess Classic gets underway in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.
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