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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #4Monday, 5 September 2016 Open Section Ukraine 2½-1½ Russia India 2½-1½ Cuba USA 2-2 Czech Republic Romania 1-3 Azerbaijan 1 China 3-1 Italy Full Results Ukraine shocks Russia! The Kremlin must be scrambling for answers concerning the withering chess empire. The biggest shock was the Ivanchuk-less Ukraine beating Russia in today’s […]

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China and Georgia won the World Team and World Women’s Team tournaments respectively, both with a clean sheet of no defeats. The Ukraine and host Armenia took silver and bronze… for the women, Russia and China. The winning teams were led by China’s Wei Yi’s 7/9 on board #4 and Georgia’s Bela Khotenashvili with 7.5/9 […]

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Mariya Muzychuk in her first tournament since winning the women’s championships two weeks ago. Photo by Anastasia Kharlovich. The World Team Championship and the World Women’s Team Championships are being concurrently held in different countries in a 10-team round robin format. These teams qualified from their positions in respective continental championships and features among the […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #10 – Saturday, 6 September 2014 1 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Caruana, F ITA 2 Topalov, V BUL ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 3 Nakamura, H USA ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA Official Site Caruana wins 2014 Sinquefield Cup! Fabiano Caruana, 2014 Sinquefield Cup champion! For […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #9 – Friday, 5 September 2014 1 Caruana, F ITA ½-½ Nakamura, H USA 2 Carlsen, M NOR ½-½ Aronian, L ARM 3 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA ½-½ Topalov, V BUL Official Site All three games drawn for the first time! Round nine… hard to […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #8 – Thursday, 4 September 2014 1 Caruana, F ITA ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 3 Nakamura, H USA 0-1 Topalov, V BUL Official Site Carlsen breaks streak… holds Caruana to a draw. Caruana leaving the playing […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #7 – Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 0-1 Caruana, F ITA 2 Carlsen, M NOR 1-0 Nakamura, H USA 3 Topalov, V BUL ½-½ Aronian, L ARM Official Site Carlsen surging… dispatches Nakamura.Caruana continues immortal streak! Twitter is a chess player’s […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #6 – Tuesday, 2 September 2014 1 Caruana, F ITA 1-0 Topalov, V BUL 2 Carlsen, M NOR ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave FRA 3 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Nakamura, H USA Official Site Fabiano Caruana on a Fischeresque 6-0 blitz… history books being rewritten. Let’s start […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #5 – Sunday, 31 August 2014 1 Nakamura, H USA 0-1 Caruana, F ITA 2 Aronian, L ARM 0-1 Carlsen, M NOR 3 Topalov, V BUL 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave FRA Official Site “Fab Five”… unprecedented performance in strongest tournament! Two products of the American Swiss […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #4 – Saturday, 30 August 2014 1 Caruana, F ITA 1-0 Aronian, L ARM 2 Carlsen, M NOR ½-½ Topalov, V BUL 3 Vachier-Lagrave FRA ½-½ Nakamura, H USA Official Site Caruana is now at 2820 on live list.Photo by uschesschamps.com. A tremendous tsunami […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #3 – Friday, 29 August 2014 1 Carlsen, M NOR 0-1 Caruana, F ITA 2 Vachier-Lagrave FRA 1-0 Aronian, L ARM 3 Topalov, V BUL 1-0 Nakamura, H USA Official Site Caruana on fire at 3/3, beats Carlsen! What a homecoming it has been […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #2 – Thursday, 28 August 2014 1 Nakamura, H USA ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Caruana, F ITA 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave FRA 3 Aronian, L ARM 1-0 Topalov, V BUL Official Site Caruana wins again… Topalov loses again… this time to Aronian. Nakamura-Carlsen showdown drawn. […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #1 – Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1 Vachier-Lagrave FRA ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Nakamura, H USA 3 Topalov, V BUL 0-1 Caruana, F ITA Official Site “Fire on Board” in MVL-Carlsen… Topalov toppled. Carlsen had to find the resourceful […]

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Six of the world’s top ten chess players will assemble in what has recently been claimed as America’s “Chess Capital”. St. Louis will host the 2nd Sinquefield Cup beginning today touts the strongest ever tournament on American soil. With the average rating at a stratospheric 2801.67 it is the first tournament whose average rating tops […]

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FIDE just released the pairings for the Candidates tournament which will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia is about a month away. The winner will face World Champion Magnus Carlsen in his first title defense. This double round-robin event of the eight qualifiers is sure to be hotly-contested as many of the marquee players are present. […]

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Two more rounds remain at the the 2013 World Team Championships and it will be a race to gold. Ukraine is currently atop the field by one point over Russia with 12 points, while China (10 pts.) and the USA (8 pts.) are also fighting for medal contention. Kramnik’s fortune has changed since his brutal […]

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While the fervor from World Championship has subsided and Magnus Carlsen settles into his role as the World Champion, other action is heating up in Antalya, Turkey. The biennial World Team Championship is being held featuring ten of the top teams including the host nation of Turkey. Hikaru Nakamura is climbing up the ELO list […]

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Back in July, I received an e-mail invitation from Mike Wilmering to attend the Sinquefield Cup as a part of the chess media. The concept sounded exciting… the world’s top two players and America’s top two players in a double round-robin! I responded and gave him a “tentative yes”. I knew it would be difficult […]

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The 2013 Sinquefield Cup was certainly a history event and set a high bar for supertournaments in the U.S. Billed as the “strongest chess tournament ever” on American soil, the event brought the world’s top two players and America’s top two players in the same field. Fans and journalists traveled from far and wide to […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #6 – Sunday, 15 September 2013 1 Carlsen, M NOR 1-0 Aronian, L ARM 2 Nakamura, H USA ½–½ Kamsky, G USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site In the finale’ […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #5 – Saturday, 14 September 2013 1 Nakamura, H USA ½–½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM ½–½ Kamsky, G USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site Today was a […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #4 – Friday, 13 September 2013 1 Kamsky, G USA 0-1 Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM 1-0 Nakamura, H USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site The Sinquefield participants […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #3 – Wednesday, 11 September 2013 1 Carlsen, M NOR ½-½ Nakamura, H USA 2 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Kamsky, G USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site In the marquee […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #2 – Tuesday, 10 September 2013 1 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Nakamura, H USA 1-0 Kamsky, G USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site Epic battles between […]

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2013 Sinquefield CupSeptember 9th-15th, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)Round #1 – Monday, 9 September 2013 1 Carlsen, M NOR 1-0 Kamsky, G USA 2 Nakamura, H USA 1-0 Aronian, L ARM Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Official Site Carlsen wows audience… […]

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