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Chess Champions and Their Queens - Huffington Post

Grand Chess Tour News - January 18, 2017 - 4:38pm

Huffington Post

Chess Champions and Their Queens
Huffington Post
He won the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) that made him $295,000 richer. According to the former world champion Kramnik, So played the best chess of the year and could be a serious challenger to Carlsen in the future. In the final GCT tournament last month in ...

Wesley So draws world champion, now 44 games without a loss - Rappler

Grand Chess Tour News - January 15, 2017 - 2:03am

Rappler

Wesley So draws world champion, now 44 games without a loss
Rappler
He also triumphed in the Sinquefield Cup, where he bombed out two years ago, and the London Chess Classic which made him overall champion of the Grand Chess Tour. So, born in Bacoor, Cavite, played for the Philippines until he decided to switch to the ...

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Harikrishna begins campaign with hard-fought draw - Press Trust of India

Grand Chess Tour News - January 14, 2017 - 11:11am

Harikrishna begins campaign with hard-fought draw
Press Trust of India
Grand Chess Tour winner So Weseley (United States), Sergey Karjakin (Russia) and Dutch No. 1 Anish Giri, all ranked in the top 10, are other prominent stars. The 14 Grand Masters, all with ELOs over 2650, will take on each other in a round robin format ...

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Tata Steel Masters: Harikrishna begins campaign with hard-fought draw - Times of India

Grand Chess Tour News - January 14, 2017 - 10:26am

Tata Steel Masters: Harikrishna begins campaign with hard-fought draw
Times of India
Grand Chess Tour winner So Weseley (United States), Sergey Karjakin (Russia) and Dutch No. 1 Anish Giri, all ranked in the top 10, are other prominent stars. The 14 Grand Masters, all with ELOs over 2650, will take on each other in a round robin format ...

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So good for 2016 Player of the Year - Inquirer.net

Grand Chess Tour News - January 12, 2017 - 11:17am

Inquirer.net

So good for 2016 Player of the Year
Inquirer.net
Super Grandmaster Wesley So performed so well in 2016, he handily emerged Player of the Year. The Philippine-born So, now representing the United States, earned the nod of online voters in a poll conducted by chessbase.com, besting reigning world ...

Pestaño: Tata Steel starts tomorrow - Sun.Star

Grand Chess Tour News - January 12, 2017 - 9:25am

Pestaño: Tata Steel starts tomorrow
Sun.Star
BEFORE the advent of the Grand Chess Tour, the Tata Steel was traditionally one of the strongest tournaments when it started in 1937. It was called the Hoogovens tournament until 1999 before Dutch sponsor Koninklijke Hoogovens merged with British Steel ...

On Chess: What to look forward to in 2017 - St. Louis Public Radio

Grand Chess Tour News - January 11, 2017 - 10:54pm

St. Louis Public Radio

On Chess: What to look forward to in 2017
St. Louis Public Radio
Similar to the Grand Slam of tennis, the Grand Chess Tour is a high-stakes tournament series featuring the world's best players. Over the course of five tournaments in Paris; Leuven, Belgium; St. Louis and London, $1.2 million will be given out in prizes.

Performance in 2016 was steady, will look to build on: Anand - Times of India

Grand Chess Tour News - January 9, 2017 - 6:55am

Performance in 2016 was steady, will look to build on: Anand
Times of India
I hope to be playing the grand chess tour and the World Cup as well," said Anand. Queried on the takeaways from the World Rapid Tournament, Anand said, "Well slightly disappointing end to the year for me. It was a very tough tournament because the main ...

Chess with Sam Collins - Sunday Business Post

Grand Chess Tour News - January 7, 2017 - 7:08pm

Chess with Sam Collins
Sunday Business Post
The final event of the Grand Chess Tour 2016, the London Classic, took place in December. Both the tournament and the GCT were convincingly won by US GM Wesley So, but a game between two of his compatriots was the most striking of the tournament.

Карякин, Крамник, Непомнящий сыграют в Grand Chess Tour 2017 - Чемпионат.com

Grand Chess Tour News - January 6, 2017 - 4:41am

Чемпионат.com

Карякин, Крамник, Непомнящий сыграют в Grand Chess Tour 2017
Чемпионат.com
Организаторы серии турниров Grand Chess Tour 2017 предоставили «уайлд кард» россиянам Яну Непомнящему, Сергею Карякину и индийцу Вишванатану Ананду, сообщает официальный сайт серии. По итогам прошлогоднего розыгрыша и ...

It's the brain - Inquirer.net

Grand Chess Tour News - January 4, 2017 - 10:30am

It's the brain
Inquirer.net
Filipino Wesley So won the 2016 Grand Chess Tour, making the Philippines proud. But no, he didn't exactly make the Philippines proud; he made the United States proud. Wesley was forced to move to the United States because the unsupportive Philippine ...

GMs sign up for Dubai Open Chess - gulfnews.com

Grand Chess Tour News - January 4, 2017 - 2:11am

gulfnews.com

GMs sign up for Dubai Open Chess
gulfnews.com
“It has also helped that many of the world's best players, including the two hottest players today, current world champion Magnus Carlsen and newly crowned 2016 Grand Chess Tour champion Wesley So, have competed and performed exceptionally well in ...

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Performance in 2016 Was Steady, Will Look to Build on: Anand - News18

Grand Chess Tour News - January 3, 2017 - 9:33pm

News18

Performance in 2016 Was Steady, Will Look to Build on: Anand
News18
Mumbai: India chess ace Vishwanathan Anand said his performance in 2016 was steady and will look to build on it in the present year. "This year (2016) my performance in tournaments has been basically very steady.I have recovered almost all the points ...
Viswanathan Anand: Performance in 2016 was steady, will look to ...Times of India
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Российские шахматисты Карякин и Непомнящий приглашены на серию турниров Grand Chess Tour - ТАСС

Grand Chess Tour News - January 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

Российские шахматисты Карякин и Непомнящий приглашены на серию турниров Grand Chess Tour
ТАСС
МОСКВА, 3 января. /ТАСС/. Российские шахматисты Сергей Карякин и Ян Непомнящий получили приглашения для участия в Grand Chess Tour. Об этом сообщает пресс-служба серии турниров. Карякин, Непомнящий, а также индиец ...

Performance in 2016 was steady, will look to build on: Viswanathan Anand - Times of India

Grand Chess Tour News - January 3, 2017 - 8:52am

Times of India

Performance in 2016 was steady, will look to build on: Viswanathan Anand
Times of India
I hope to be playing the grand chess tour and the World Cup as well," said Anand. Queried on the takeaways from the World Rapid Tournament, Anand said, "Well slightly disappointing end to the year for me. It was a very tough tournament because the main ...

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IM Pascua wins Hong Kong International Open - The Manila Times

Grand Chess Tour News - December 30, 2016 - 5:34am

IM Pascua wins Hong Kong International Open
The Manila Times
Filipino International Master (IM) Haridas Pascua ended the season with a bang as he ruled the 2016 Hong Kong International Open held at the Kung Lee College in Tai Hang Drive, Hong Kong. Pascua scored crucial wins in the last two rounds to wrap up his ...

Pestaño: Chess personality of the year - Sun.Star

Grand Chess Tour News - December 29, 2016 - 7:55pm

Pestaño: Chess personality of the year
Sun.Star
Wesley had a busy schedule this year with good results-Tata Steel in the Netherlands at fourth from Jan 16-31, USA championship second to Fabiano Caruana from April 13-30; Grand chess tour; in Paris,France from June 8-14, when he placed fourth; Grand ...

On Chess: Behind the scenes - and cameras - of the Grand Chess Tour 2017 - St. Louis Public Radio

Grand Chess Tour News - December 28, 2016 - 10:32pm

St. Louis Public Radio

On Chess: Behind the scenes - and cameras - of the Grand Chess Tour 2017
St. Louis Public Radio
Let's get one thing clear – 20 seconds is a lifetime when it comes to live television. It's the real world equivalent of deciding what to wear on a first date, or which of 50 toppings to smother on your froyo. These things take time. [Ed. Note - I ...

Chess Moves To Win: Masters' Secret To Success Revealed - iTech Post

Grand Chess Tour News - December 26, 2016 - 3:11am

iTech Post

Chess Moves To Win: Masters' Secret To Success Revealed
iTech Post
As well as a British knockout championship, the tournament will see nine super-grandmasters compete in the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour. (Photo : Carl Court/Getty Images). Chess is a game that involves decision making and strategy. The best chest ...

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