Edgar De Castro
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Gujrathi leads Prague International
by Edgar De Castro - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
In Prague, Czech Republic, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi scored two wins and one draw to move into the lead following third round play at the Prague International Festival.
Prague Festival set
by Edgar De Castro - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The Prague International Festival, the second big tournament of the European chess circuit, gets underway Feb. 12-22 at the Don Giovanni Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic.
Paravyan rules Gibraltar Masters
by Edgar De Castro - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Gibraltar Masters Festival, which traditionally follows Wijk aan Zee, was held Jan. 20-30 at the Caleta Hotel in the British territory of Gibraltar.
Caruana in good position
by Edgar De Castro - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
American Fabiano Caruana registered two straight victories to take a one-point lead at the 82nd Tata Steel Masters, putting himself in position to win his first Wijk aan Zee title in the Netherlands.
So, Firouzja show way
by Edgar De Castro - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Wesley So and Alireza Firouzja scored 4.0 points to share the lead halfway though the 2020 Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.
Steel Masters all set
by Edgar De Castro - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Tata Steel Masters, which ushers in the chess calendar for the new year, gets underway Jan. 10-26 in the Dutch coastal town of Wijk aan Zee.
Carlsen shows way
by Edgar De Castro - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
No. 1 seed Magnus Carlsen registered the day’s most convincing victory to take a half point lead after the 10th round at the 2019 World Rapid Championship in Moscow, Russia.
Interesting GP finale
by Edgar De Castro - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi moved closer to the 4th Grand Prix title, and is set to face Chinese Wei Yi in the finals.
4th FIDE Grand Prix up
by Edgar De Castro - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The fourth FIDE Grand Prix, which decides the last remaining spot for next year’s Candidates tournament, gets underway Dec. 10-24 in Jerusalem, Israel.
Grand Chess Tour back in London
by Edgar De Castro - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Grand Chess Tour finals returns to London once again as the tour’s four finalists square off starting tomorrow at the Olympia London Convention Center.
Carlsen makes move
by Edgar De Castro - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
American HIkaru Nakamura was in second spot with four points, followed by Anish Girl, Ding Liren and local bets Vishy Anand, Pentala Harikrishna and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, at three apiece.
Grischuk in GP finals
by Edgar De Castro - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Third ranked Alexander Grischuk of Russia posted a 1.5-0.5 semifinal victory over top-seeded Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to reach the Hamburg Grand Prix finals.
Duda off to fine start
by Edgar De Castro - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Poland’s rising star Jankrzysztof Duda zysztof Duda kicked off his campaign at the 3rd FIDE Grand Prix with an impressive victory in Hamburg, Germany.
Focus on junior players
by Edgar De Castro - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Now that world class players are getting younger than ever, focus has centered on the junior world championship, the spawning ground for senior world champions.
Tight race at Grand Swiss
by Edgar De Castro - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
At the FIDE Grand Swiss in the Isle of Man, Fabiano Caruana (USA), Levon Aronian (Armenia) and David Guijarro Anton (Spain) shared the lead heading to the final three rounds of the biggest Swiss tournament in...
FIDE Grand Swiss set
by Edgar De Castro - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
World champion Magnus Carlsen returns to competitive action as he headlines the 160-player FIDE Grand Swiss tournament, starting Wednesday at the Comis Hotel in the British Crown Isle of Man
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.
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