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On Chess: Chess Kings Come To St. Louis For Champions Showdown Matches - St. Louis Public Radio

Grand Chess Tour News - February 14, 2019 - 9:03am
On Chess: Chess Kings Come To St. Louis For Champions Showdown Matches  St. Louis Public Radio

The chess season has officially kicked off at the St. Louis Chess Club with the ongoing Cairns Cup, featuring some of the top female players in the world,

Cairns Cup: Gunina Overtakes Kosteniuk For Lead - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - February 13, 2019 - 10:09pm
Cairns Cup: Gunina Overtakes Kosteniuk For Lead  Chess.com

GM Valentina Gunina cannot be stopped. Well, she could be, were it not for the 30-move draw rule. Now winner of four consecutive games at the inaugural ...

Grand Chess Tour Confirms Full Tour Participants for the 2019 Season - Chessbase News

Grand Chess Tour News - February 13, 2019 - 4:35am
Grand Chess Tour Confirms Full Tour Participants for the 2019 Season  Chessbase News

After Vladimir Kramnik's announcement to retire from tournament chess the Grand Chess Tour now revealed the names of the 12 players who will be competing ...

My pet line - BusinessWorld Online

Grand Chess Tour News - February 11, 2019 - 7:54am
My pet line  BusinessWorld Online

A few columns ago I was writing about the need to vary your chess style when playing under different time controls, i.e., standard, rapid or blitz conditions.

2019 Grand Chess Tour Participants Announced - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - February 8, 2019 - 8:57am
2019 Grand Chess Tour Participants Announced  Chess.com

After a year of absence, Magnus Carlsen is back as a participant of the Grand Chess Tour. The other 11 main players are Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime ...

Grand Swiss, Grand Prix, Women's Candidates: Recapping Recent FIDE News - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - February 6, 2019 - 10:40am
Grand Swiss, Grand Prix, Women's Candidates: Recapping Recent FIDE News  Chess.com

The World Chess Federation limited its cooperation with Agon/World Chess, announced the new Grand Prix series and provided details on the new Women's ...

Grand Chess Tour grows to 4 continents, $1.75m - chess24

Grand Chess Tour News - February 5, 2019 - 4:18am
Grand Chess Tour grows to 4 continents, $1.75m  chess24

The 5th edition of the Grand Chess Tour is expanding into Asia and Africa, with rapid and blitz events in India and Côte d'Ivoire, while there ar...

Anish Giri interview: 'Viswanathan Anand's depth of preparation for world championship matches inspired me' - Firstpost

Grand Chess Tour News - February 1, 2019 - 11:40pm
Anish Giri interview: 'Viswanathan Anand's depth of preparation for world championship matches inspired me'  Firstpost

In an interview with Firstpost, Giri talked about his connection to India, his work with Gujrathi and Anand, the current boom in Indian chess and his prospects of ...

Anish Giri interview: 'Viswanathan Anand's depth of preparation for world championship matches inspired me' - Firstpost

Grand Chess Tour News - February 1, 2019 - 11:40pm
Anish Giri interview: 'Viswanathan Anand's depth of preparation for world championship matches inspired me'  Firstpost

In an interview with Firstpost, Giri talked about his connection to India, his work with Gujrathi and Anand, the current boom in Indian chess and his prospects of ...

Grand Chess Tour adds Bucharest tournament - Romania-Insider.com

Grand Chess Tour News - January 29, 2019 - 6:39am
Grand Chess Tour adds Bucharest tournament  Romania-Insider.com

The Grand Chess Tour (GCT), a circuit of chess tournaments for the world's best players, will expand at its fifth edition to eight tournaments. One of them will be ...

14th World Champion Kramnik Retires From Classical Chess - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - January 29, 2019 - 2:00am
14th World Champion Kramnik Retires From Classical Chess  Chess.com

Today Vladimir Kramnik announced his retirement from classical chess. A few days after finishing in a tie for last place in Wijk aan Zee, the 14th world champion ...

Viswanathan Anand-Magnus Carlsen match to be held in Kolkata? - Times of India

Grand Chess Tour News - January 28, 2019 - 10:37pm
Viswanathan Anand-Magnus Carlsen match to be held in Kolkata?  Times of India

Chess News: There is a good chance of V Anand and Magnus Carlsen facing off once again in India, six years after their World Championship encounter at ...

World second youngest Grandmaster D Gukesh ready to face challenges that come his way - Mumbai Mirror

Grand Chess Tour News - January 27, 2019 - 6:30pm
World second youngest Grandmaster D Gukesh ready to face challenges that come his way  Mumbai Mirror

What are the challenges before R Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin and D Gukesh, the 2nd-youngest GM in the world? Vijay Tagore finds out.

Yet another prodigy - Mumbai Mirror

Grand Chess Tour News - January 27, 2019 - 6:30pm
Yet another prodigy  Mumbai Mirror

What are the challenges before R Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin and D Gukesh, the 2nd-youngest GM in the world? Vijay Tagore finds out.

Grand Chess Tour's Triple Play: Expanded Field, Events, Continents - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - January 25, 2019 - 11:10am
Grand Chess Tour's Triple Play: Expanded Field, Events, Continents  Chess.com

The 2019 Grand Chess Tour will be the most aggressive expansion to date, according to a statement from the tour yesterday. Now entering its fifth year, the ...

Grand Chess Tour's Triple Play: Expanded Field, Events, Continents - Chess.com

Grand Chess Tour News - January 25, 2019 - 11:10am
Grand Chess Tour's Triple Play: Expanded Field, Events, Continents  Chess.com

In a statement released yesterday, the 2019 Grand Chess Tour will feature the most aggressive expansion to date. Now entering its fifth year, the series of events ...

Gibraltar: The outsiders challenge - Chessbase News

Grand Chess Tour News - January 25, 2019 - 10:29am
Gibraltar: The outsiders challenge  Chessbase News

The Iranian IM Sarasadat Khademalsharieh is the player of the hour at the Gibraltar Chess Festival. She defeated GM Alexander Donchenko in Round 3 and ...

Grand Chess Tour 2019 gains four new countries - Chessbase News

Grand Chess Tour News - January 25, 2019 - 2:54am
Grand Chess Tour 2019 gains four new countries  Chessbase News

The Grand Chess Tour is expanding in 2019 to eight tournaments. The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz and Your Next Move in Leuven are replaced by tournaments ...

The most recent opening trends - Chessbase News

Grand Chess Tour News - January 21, 2019 - 9:58am
The most recent opening trends  Chessbase News

The World Rapid and Blitz Championships in St. Petersburg at the end of 2018 offered interesting insights into the openings. After all, some of the strongest ...

Wesley So in 2018 - BusinessWorld Online

Grand Chess Tour News - January 14, 2019 - 10:52am
Wesley So in 2018  BusinessWorld Online

The World Chess Federation has published its January 2019 rating list. The top 15 players are: Magnus Carlsen NOR 2835. Fabiano Caruana USA 2828.

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