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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.
Wesley whips Russian champ
by Edgar De Castro - May 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Following a tight three-game first set, ninth seed Wesley So distanced himself from fourth seeded Ian Nepomniachtchi to open up a one-set lead at the start of the FTX Crypto Cup online semifinals.
Crypto Cup underway
by Edgar De Castro - May 23, 2021 - 12:00am
A selection of the world’s top players will see action today as the $320,000 Online FTX Crypto Cup, the sixth leg of the Champions Tour, gets underway.
Esipenko rising star
by Edgar De Castro - May 16, 2021 - 12:00am
With the resurgence of over-the-board chess activity in the Kremlin (and elsewhere), the Russian Team Championship (Premier League) was held last week in the resort city of Sochi.
Carlsen outwits Nakamura
by Edgar De Castro - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
As the whole chess world know by now, world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen has won convincingly in the 2021 Online New In Chess Classic, outplaying Hikaru Nakamura, 5-3, in the finals.
Carlsen reaches finals
by Edgar De Castro - May 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Top-seeded Magnus Carlsen reached the finals of the New In Chess Classic online tournament by defeating fifth seeded Levon Aronian, 5-3, in the semifinals.
Nepomniachtchi makes move
by Edgar De Castro - April 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Ian Nepomniachtchi has maintained the lead at the Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia after an 11-round draw with American Fabiano Caruana.
Candidates Tournament
by Edgar De Castro - April 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (4.5) faces American Fabiano Caruana (3.5) while Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi (4.5) clashes with Dutchman Anish Giri (3.5) in crucial match-ups as the long-awaited resumption of the...
Young Indian GM shines
by Edgar De Castro - April 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa of India posted an impressive 8.5/10 to take the lead midway through the $100,000 Julius Baer NextGen Online Challengers Tour.
Candidates tourney back
by Edgar De Castro - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The FIDE Candidates Tournament, suspended halfway last year due to the pandemic, will resume play on April 19-29 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Anish Giri scores
by Edgar De Castro - March 28, 2021 - 12:00am
At the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Tour, Dutch No. 1 Anish Giri recovered well to beat Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in the deciding tie-break to capture the fourth leg of the online Champions Chess Tour.
Carlsen remains on top
by Edgar De Castro - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The FIDE has released its March 2021 world ratings list.
Carlsen favored in Norway
by Edgar De Castro - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
World champion Magnus Carlsen returns to over-the-board action when he headlines the 2021 Altibox Norway Chess Classic scheduled May 9-21 in Norway.
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