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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...
$2M world tiff in Riyadh
by Edgar De Castro - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
The World Rapid and Blitz Championships for men and women gets underway on Tuesday, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with a record-breaking US $2M total cash prize at stake in the five-day competition.
Russian Championship sans big guns
by Edgar De Castro - December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
The 70th Russian Championship was held in the city of St. Petersburg, simultaneously with the London joust.
Caruana closes in on London title
by Edgar De Castro - December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
American Fabiano Caruana registered two consecutive wins to take a half-point lead over Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi after the sixth round of the London Chess Classic in the UK.
FIDE G Prix offers last 2 berths
by Edgar De Castro - November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
The fourth FIDE Grand Prix, which determines the last two Candidates berths, will get underway Nov. 16-25 in chess- conscious Spain.
Carlsen remains No. 1
by Edgar De Castro - November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian remain No. 1 and 2 in the Nov. world rankings released on Friday by the FIDE. The 26-year-old Norwegian world champion earned 11 rating points and jumped to 2837,...
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