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Brand New Indian Super Tournament Announced - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - September 21, 2018 - 4:57am

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Brand New Indian Super Tournament Announced
Chess.com
The tournament format is similar to what is used in the Grand Chess Tour: three days of rapid chess and two days of blitz. The location is the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in Kolkata, India. The participants are a mix of international top ...

Carlsen: “I hope Caruana is feeling the pressure!” - chess24

Grand Chess Tour News - September 19, 2018 - 3:56pm

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Carlsen: “I hope Caruana is feeling the pressure!”
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With less than two months to go before the 2018 World Championship match begins in London, Magnus Carlsen spoke to Norwegian media at his training camp in the Kragerø Resort southwest of Oslo. He was hoping the pressure of playing a match for the ...

13 Chess Stories You May Have Missed - Chess.com

Sinquefield Cup News - September 18, 2018 - 3:27am

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13 Chess Stories You May Have Missed
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The last six weeks were full of top-level events like the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, the Sinquefield Cup, the World Junior Championship, and many Speed Chess Championship matches. The "In Other News" tidbits have been piling up, but today, the dam is ...

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Viswanathan Anand not worried about own form ahead of Chess Olympiad - Times of India

Grand Chess Tour News - September 15, 2018 - 9:38am

Times of India

Viswanathan Anand not worried about own form ahead of Chess Olympiad
Times of India
He finished the Grand Chess Tour 2018 - a combination of blitz, rapid and classical time-control tournaments comprising four major events - in last place, with only 15 points. His last tournament victory came in March at the Tal Memorial rapid ...
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Anand not worried about own form ahead of Chess Olympiad - Times of India

Grand Chess Tour News - September 15, 2018 - 9:38am

Times of India

Anand not worried about own form ahead of Chess Olympiad
Times of India
He finished the Grand Chess Tour 2018 - a combination of blitz, rapid and classical time-control tournaments comprising four major events - in last place, with only 15 points. His last tournament victory came in March at the Tal Memorial rapid ...

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Indian chess grandmaster receives special Russian honour. Here's why. - Qrius

London Chess Classic News - September 13, 2018 - 5:30pm

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Indian chess grandmaster receives special Russian honour. Here's why.
Qrius
In 2016, he had two very high finishes—the second place in St Louis, and the third place in London, at the Champions Showdown and London Chess Classic tournaments, respectively. Shaking off a slew of defeats, he won the World Rapid Chess title in ...

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Russia Awards Viswanathan Anand a Very Special 'Order': All You Need to Know - The Better India

London Chess Classic News - September 12, 2018 - 8:27am

The Better India

Russia Awards Viswanathan Anand a Very Special 'Order': All You Need to Know
The Better India
... for Anand, who endured a tough 2017 after a relatively stable 2016. In 2016, he had two very high finishes—the second place in St Louis, and the third place in London, at the Champions Showdown and London Chess Classic tournaments, respectively.

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Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Sinquefield Cup News - September 9, 2018 - 5:31pm

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Chess notes
The Boston Globe
In a strange scheduling decision, the Russian Chess Federation scheduled the championship when Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, and Sergey Karjakin were not available as they had commitments in St. Louis, at the Sinquefield Cup. Too bad for all ...

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Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Sinquefield Cup News - September 8, 2018 - 12:28pm

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Chess notes
The Boston Globe
... Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and the surprising Fabiano Caruana, who came from clear last after the Next Move and Paris GCT events to earn a spot with a tie-breaking rapid victory over Wesley So, played the day after the conclusion of the Sinquefield Cup.

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On Chess: Chess Club hosts Chess 960 event with elite headliners including Gary Kasparov - St. Louis Public Radio

Grand Chess Tour News - September 6, 2018 - 5:13am

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On Chess: Chess Club hosts Chess 960 event with elite headliners including Gary Kasparov
St. Louis Public Radio
Last year, the legendary Garry Kasparov made headlines when he came out of a 12-year retirement to compete in the St. Louis Rapid & Blitz as part of the Grand Chess Tour. This year, he's returning, yet again, to take part in a unique chess competition.

Three winners in Sinquefield Cup - BusinessWorld Online

Sinquefield Cup News - September 3, 2018 - 6:18am

Three winners in Sinquefield Cup
BusinessWorld Online
6th Sinquefield Cup 2018. Saint Louis, USA August 16-29, 2018. Final Standings. 1-3. Levon Aronian ARM 2767, Magnus Carlsen NOR 2842, Fabiano Caruana USA 2822, 5.5/9. 4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2801, 5.0/9. 5-7. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA ...

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Russian Chess Championship Superfinal In 6-Way Tie - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - September 3, 2018 - 1:00am

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Russian Chess Championship Superfinal In 6-Way Tie
Chess.com
It is hard to explain the decision of the Russian Chess Federation to schedule the event for the same days as Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, denying the chance to compete for the Grand Chess Tour participants Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, and ...

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Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Sinquefield Cup News - September 1, 2018 - 9:08pm

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Chess notes
The Boston Globe
The Sinquefield Cup ended with a bit of bang rather than a whimper due to the lack of wins, only eight out of 54 games. The highlight of the second half was the much anticipated sixth-round confrontation between world champion Magnus Carlsen and his ...

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September FIDE Ratings: Carlsen 12 Points Ahead Of Caruana - Chess.com

Sinquefield Cup News - September 1, 2018 - 7:07am

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September FIDE Ratings: Carlsen 12 Points Ahead Of Caruana
Chess.com
During the Sinquefield Cup it was a close call, but Magnus Carlsen starts the month of September with a 12-point lead over Fabiano Caruana in the new FIDE rating list. The world champion also tops the lists for rapid and blitz. Winning as Black was too ...

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Russian Chess Championship Superfinal In 6-Way Tie - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - September 1, 2018 - 1:03am

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Russian Chess Championship Superfinal In 6-Way Tie
Chess.com
It is hard to explain the decision of the Russian Chess Federation to schedule the event for the same days as Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, denying the chance to compete for the Grand Chess Tour participants Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, and ...

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On Chess: Three co-champions take home the Sinquefield Cup - St. Louis Public Radio

Grand Chess Tour News - August 31, 2018 - 1:37pm

St. Louis Public Radio

On Chess: Three co-champions take home the Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis Public Radio
The Grand Chess Tour finals are set to take place in London from December 11-17. The finale will be fought out in a knockout format combining classical, rapid, and blitz time controls. The total prize fund is $300,000 with the winner taking away $120,000.

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On Chess: Three co-champions take home the Sinquefield Cup - St. Louis Public Radio

Sinquefield Cup News - August 31, 2018 - 1:37pm

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On Chess: Three co-champions take home the Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis Public Radio
Three players were crowned as winners of the sixth annual Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis. Normally, a playoff takes place to determine the sole winner of a tournament, but in an unprecedented turn of events, the players decided to share the title.

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Chess: Carlsen, Caruana and Aronian refuse Sinquefield Cup play-off - The Guardian

Sinquefield Cup News - August 31, 2018 - 9:20am

The Guardian

Chess: Carlsen, Caruana and Aronian refuse Sinquefield Cup play-off
The Guardian
At the end of a tournament where nearly 80% of the games were drawn, a record for an elite event, player power finally settled the $300,000 Sinquefield Cup at St Louis this week. The world champion, Magnus Carlsen, his challenger, Fabiano Caruana, and ...

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Caruana Talks: Sinquefield Ending, GCT Finals, World Championship - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - August 30, 2018 - 6:08pm

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Caruana Talks: Sinquefield Ending, GCT Finals, World Championship
Chess.com
Chess.com sat down with Caruana to discuss the heady month which saw him go from last place in the Grand Chess Tour to clawing his way into the final qualification spot. The interview also touches on the controversial finish to the three-way tie in the ...

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Caruana Talks: Sinquefield Ending, GCT Finals, World Championship - Chess.com

Sinquefield Cup News - August 30, 2018 - 6:08pm

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Caruana Talks: Sinquefield Ending, GCT Finals, World Championship
Chess.com
... month which saw him go from last place in the Grand Chess Tour to clawing his way into the final qualification spot. The interview also touches on the controversial finish to the three-way tie in the Sinquefield Cup, his preparation for the world ...

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