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Dortmund 2018, 3: Duda strikes again as Giri loses - chess24

Grand Chess Tour News - July 18, 2018 - 3:04am

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Dortmund 2018, 3: Duda strikes again as Giri loses
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Nf3 Nf6!? a relatively rare line of the Sicilian only championed at the very top level recently by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who played it in the recent Grand Chess Tour events and in Tata Steel earlier this year. Giri immediately sank into a six-minute ...

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Kramnik hunts 11th Dortmund title - chess24

London Chess Classic News - July 13, 2018 - 2:34pm

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Kramnik hunts 11th Dortmund title
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He's previously won the Russian Championship, the Tal Memorial and came incredibly close to winning last year's London Chess Classic before losing to Fabiano Caruana in a playoff. He also has a Dortmund history, first appearing as a 17-year-old in 2008 ...

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Wesley So defends his Leon Masters title - chess24

Sinquefield Cup News - July 9, 2018 - 4:30am

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Wesley So defends his Leon Masters title
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The Philippines born US star Wesley So has won his second consecutive Leon Masters after needing tiebreaks to beat Spanish no. 1 Paco Vallejo in the final. Paco was the dominant force in the rapid games, but So demonstrated his defensive gifts again ...

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen sets out plans for lead-up to world title encounter - The Guardian

Sinquefield Cup News - July 6, 2018 - 10:28am

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen sets out plans for lead-up to world title encounter
The Guardian
Carlsen's next two events are both elite grandmaster tournaments, at Biel in Switzerland starting 22 July where his rivals include two GMs from the world top 10, and at the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis on 16-29 August, which will feature the final ...

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Paris Rapid/Blitz - BusinessWorld Online

Sinquefield Cup News - July 2, 2018 - 3:55am

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Paris Rapid/Blitz
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10-15, Sinquefield Cup Aug. 17-28, and London Classic in December 2018) are concluded these GCT points are summed up and the top three finishers share in the $150,000 Grand Tour Pot (first place $75,000, second place $50,000 and third place ...

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Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Grand Chess Tour News - July 1, 2018 - 3:34pm

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Chess notes
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Today's game comes from the recently concluded Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid/Blitz event. It's between two former world champions, Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. Both are aging but keep very active at the highest levels. In the event, Anand finished ...

Will Fabiano Caruana Beat King Magnus? - Chess.com

Sinquefield Cup News - July 1, 2018 - 2:04am

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Will Fabiano Caruana Beat King Magnus?
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The potential disadvantage that I described can really motivate the challenger, and if there is a guy who can bring big surprises, it is definitely Caruana! Who could forget Fabiano's famous seven straight wins in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, including a ...

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The Ilyumzhinov era is over - chess24

London Chess Classic News - June 30, 2018 - 11:11am

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The Ilyumzhinov era is over
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IM Malcolm Pein: Malcolm is the Chief Executive of the Chess in Schools and Communities charity in the UK and will this year organise the London Chess Classic for a 10th year in a row. He knows the chess world both from a player's perspective and in ...

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On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings - KBIA

Grand Chess Tour News - June 28, 2018 - 5:55am

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On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings
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The first two events of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour (GCT) took place in Leuven from June 12-16 and Paris from June 20-24. After 10 grueling days full of brilliance, blunders and inspiring chess, two Americans are leading the tour, putting themselves in ...

On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings - KBIA

Sinquefield Cup News - June 28, 2018 - 5:55am

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On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings
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10-16, followed by the only classical event of the 2018 GCT, the Sinquefield Cup from Aug. 17-28. World champion Magnus Carlsen has confirmed his participation as the wildcard in the Sinquefield Cup. Not only will his participation make the event even ...

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On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings - St. Louis Public Radio

Grand Chess Tour News - June 28, 2018 - 5:33am

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On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings
St. Louis Public Radio
The first two events of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour (GCT) took place in Leuven from June 12-16 and Paris from June 20-24. After 10 grueling days full of brilliance, blunders and inspiring chess, two Americans are leading the tour, putting themselves in ...

Magnus Carlsens dristige valg overrasker ekspert - Aftenposten

Sinquefield Cup News - June 27, 2018 - 3:45am

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Magnus Carlsens dristige valg overrasker ekspert
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Sist gang de møttes, i Norway Chess, vant Carlsen. Det blir imidlertid ikke stående som VM-generalprøven. Mandag kveld ble det nemlig bekreftet at Carlsen stiller i Sinquefield Cup i St. Louis, USA (17.-28. august). Der står også Caruana på deltagerlisten.

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Magnus Carlsens dristige valg overrasker ekspert - Adresseavisen

Sinquefield Cup News - June 27, 2018 - 12:39am

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Magnus Carlsens dristige valg overrasker ekspert
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Sist gang de møttes, i Norway Chess, vant Carlsen. Det blir imidlertid ikke stående som VM-generalprøven. Mandag kveld ble det nemlig bekreftet at Carlsen stiller i Sinquefield Cup i St. Louis, USA (17.-28. august). Der står også Caruana på deltagerlisten.

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Grand Chess Tour Pro Biz: Kasparov's First Bughouse Game - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - June 26, 2018 - 4:12pm

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Grand Chess Tour Pro Biz: Kasparov's First Bughouse Game
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On Monday the Paris Grand Chess Tour participants had a Pro Biz event, and were traditionally joined by Garry Kasparov. It was also announced that Magnus Carlsen will play the Sinquefield Cup. The Château d'Asnières in the town of Asnières-sur-Seine in ...

Grand Chess Tour Pro Biz: Kasparov's First Bughouse Game - Chess.com

Sinquefield Cup News - June 26, 2018 - 4:12pm

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Grand Chess Tour Pro Biz: Kasparov's First Bughouse Game
Chess.com
On Monday the Paris Grand Chess Tour participants had a Pro Biz event, and were traditionally joined by Garry Kasparov. It was also announced that Magnus Carlsen will play the Sinquefield Cup. The Château d'Asnières in the town of Asnières-sur-Seine in ...

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Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup - chess24

Grand Chess Tour News - June 26, 2018 - 9:35am

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Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup
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The last clash between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana before their World Championship match now looks set to take place this August in the Sinquefield Cup, after Magnus accepted an invitation to be the wild card for the Grand Chess Tour's only ...

Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup - chess24

London Chess Classic News - June 26, 2018 - 9:35am

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Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup
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It's a World Championship year, however, and this time all five events – assuming Magnus qualified for the London Chess Classic finale – were obligatory for all the regular tour players. Magnus chose not to commit to that schedule, while Fabiano may ...

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Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup - chess24

Sinquefield Cup News - June 26, 2018 - 9:35am

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Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup
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The last clash between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana before their World Championship match now looks set to take place this August in the Sinquefield Cup, after Magnus accepted an invitation to be the wild card for the Grand Chess Tour's only ...

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Grand Chess Tour Paris: Hikaru Nakamura wins title on dramatic final day; Viswanathan Anand finishes sixth - Firstpost

Grand Chess Tour News - June 26, 2018 - 1:58am

Grand Chess Tour Paris: Hikaru Nakamura wins title on dramatic final day; Viswanathan Anand finishes sixth
Firstpost
The battles moved to the blitz time control on the fourth day of the Grand Chess Tour in Paris. Instead of 20 minutes with a ten-second delay, the players now had only five minutes and a three-second delay to make their moves. And after eighteen ...

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Chess: Why Wesley So thinks Marvel should make 'superhero feature' about top players - ABS-CBN News

London Chess Classic News - June 26, 2018 - 1:06am

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Chess: Why Wesley So thinks Marvel should make 'superhero feature' about top players
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... from August 10 to 16, followed immediately by the Sinquefield Cup, where play shifts to classical chess, from August 17 to 28. The concluding leg will be the London Chess Classic in December. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.

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