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Dubov nears title
by Edgar De Castro - May 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Russian Daniil Dubov advanced to the finals of the $1 million Carlsen online grand chess tour second leg with a convincing 2-0 (5.0-2.0) win over China’s No. 1 Ding Liren as his first online major title hunt...
Online chess surges
by Edgar De Castro - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
With the recent surge of internet chess activity and the frenzied support from all quarters, the second leg of the $1 million Carlsen online chess tour was held.
China rules nation cup
by Edgar De Castro - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The FIDE Steinitz Memorial was another strong online tournament in the year’s second quarter.
China paces Nations Cup
by Edgar De Castro - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
At the FIDE Online Nations Cup invitationals, top-seeded China continued to impress, dominating the preliminary and advancing to the grand finals with still two rounds remaining.
Carlsen paces Online Invitational
by Edgar De Castro - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Norwegian Magnus Carlsen registered his fourth straight victory to take a three-point lead at the Carlsen Online Invitational, putting himself in position to secure a semifinal spot heading into the fifth round of...
Russian GM Super Blitz king
by Edgar De Castro - April 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Vladislav Artemiev, the fourth youngest Russian GM at 22, emerged on top at the Abu Dhabi Super Blitz Challenge, one of those major online tournaments that have gained popularity world-wide during the CODVID-19...
Elite chess goes online
by Edgar De Castro - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The first super chess tournament online, which features eight of the world’s elite players, including the world champion, gets underway on April 18 through May 3 at the website
Wesley 8th in FIDE rankings
by Edgar De Castro - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The FIDE has released its world rankings.
Candidates Tournament called off
by Edgar De Castro - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg (Russia), the only major world sports event held as scheduled, eluding the coronavirus, has been put off halfway after the Russian government suspended all air transportation...
Candidates Tournament
by Edgar De Castro - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Wang Hao (China) and local bet Ian Nepomniachtchi shared the Candidates Tournament lead with 2.0 points, after third round play in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Candidates tourney
by Edgar De Castro - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The 2020 Candidates tournament, which will determine the world champion’s next challenger, gets underway March 17 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Veterans vs Youth
by Edgar De Castro - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
He most celebrated Veterans versus Youth traditional team match is underway at the Botvinnik Central Chess House in the Russian capital of Moscow.
Young Azeri shines
by Edgar De Castro - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The 18th Aeroflot Open in Moscow paid off for Azerbaijan chess.
Tie for first at Prague
by Edgar De Castro - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Prague Masters Festival in the Czech Republic was a scramble.
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.
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