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Heading into the Baku Olympiad, there was heightened anticipation of how the USA would do given the two new additions on the team. Out were Gata Kamsky and Alexander Onischuk and in were Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So. These were very favorable replacements of two players who had served the national team admirably and helping […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #11Tuesday, 13 September 2016 Open Section USA 2½-1½ Canada Ukraine 3½-½ Ukraine Russia 3-1 Italy Turkmenistan 1-3 Azerbaijan 1 India 2-2 Norway Full Results Finally… the USA can call themselves Olympic champions in chess for the first time in 40 years! Led by Fabiano Caruana and with a strong supporting cast, […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #10Monday, 12 September 2016 Open Section Georgia 1½-2½ USA Czech Republic 1-3 Ukraine India 2-2 Russia England 2½-1½ Azerbaijan 1 Latvia 1-3 Canada Full Results USA and Ukraine win… tied doing into last round.Tiebreak advantage to Americans. Sam Shankland’s gold medal performance in Tromso Olympiad was a surprise, but perhaps people […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #9Sunday, 11 September 2016 Open Section Ukraine 2½-1½ India USA 3-1 Norway Iran 2-2 England Azerbaijan 1 1-3 Russia Latvia 2-2 Slovenia Full Results America racing to gold… Ukraine in dead heat Come on Magnus! Scandinavian is not a World Champion's opening! Photo: Eteri Kublashvili.#bakuchess pic.twitter.com/k79rrmnzAP — ChessBase India (@ChessbaseIndia) September […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #8Saturday, 10 September 2016 Open Section Russia ½-3½ USA Georgia 1-3 Ukraine England 3½-½ India Azerbaijan 1 ½-3½ Latvia Italy 3-1 Iran Full Results USA maintains lead… India soars…Ukraine sits Eljanov, crushes Georgia World Chess Olympiad – Round 8 Highlights https://t.co/CzkRzb2k3q pic.twitter.com/GxQacSI0QL — Baku Chess Olympiad (@bakuchessol2016) September 10, 2016 The […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #7Friday, 9 September 2016 Open Section India ½-3½ USA Latvia 3-1 Netherlands Russia 3½-½ Czech Republic Croatia ½-3½ Azerbaijan 1 Georgia 3-1 Romania Full Results The USA brutally crush India… Russia back in hunt,USA-Russia showdown on tap! The USA is sending a loud message that the hype surrounding the “Dream Team” […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #6Thursday, 8 September 2016 Open Section India 2½-1½ Russia USA 2½-1½ Ukraine Czech Republic 2-2 Georgia Greece 2-2 Azerbaijan 1 Canada 2½-1½ Belarus Full Results India and the USA win… head for another showdown tomorrow! The rest day worked out well for the Indians. They became Internet sensation with the team […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #5Tuesday, 6 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 Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee… Ukraine is knocking out top heavyweights… beating China, Yuriy takes down Yu Yangyi! Yu Yangyi suffered China’s first […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #3Sunday, 4 September 2016 Open Section Moldova 1-3 Russia Cuba 2½-1½ Poland Azerbaijan 2 1-3 India Azerbaijan 1 3-1 Hungary Netherlands 2½-1½ Vietnam Full Results Cuba beats Poland… joins Russia and others on 3/3 The Chess Drum picked the following top five team to finish Olympiad: USA, China, Azerbaijan, Russia, Cuba. […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #2Saturday, 3 September 2016 Open Section Russia 4-0 Turkmenistan Scotland ½-3½ USA China 3½-½ Belgium Macedonia 0-4 Azerbaijan Albania ½-3½ Ukraine Full Results Favorites hold, but many top teams shedding half-points In the second round of the Olympiad, there are more competitive battles and the beginning of the regional rivalries. However, […]

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Chess players, fans and friends! The 42nd Chess Olympiad is bubbling with excitement as players are being treated to a seaside paradise in the capitol of Azerbaijan, Baku. A record-shattering event is on tap and most of the sport’s top brass will be competing while others will be carrying out the business of FIDE, the […]

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2015 World Chess CupSeptember 10th-October 4th, 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)Match Scores (FINALS) 1 Karjakin, S RUS 6-4 Svidler, P RUS Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 || Semifinals | Finals | Official Website: http://www.bakuworldcup2015.com/ All PGN Games (TWIC): http://www.theweekinchess.com/ Rules and Regulations: https://www.fide.com

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2015 World Chess CupSeptember 10th-October 4th, 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)Match Scores (SEMIFINALS) 1 Svidler, P RUS 1½-½ Giri, A NED 2 Karjakin, S RUS 3½-2½ Eljanov, P UKR Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 || Semifinals | Finals | Who will advance and compete for the […]

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2015 World Chess CupSeptember 10th-October 4th, 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)Match Scores (Round #5) 1 Svidler, P RUS 3½-2½ Wei Yi CHN 2 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA ½-1½ Giri, A NED 3 Mamedyarov, S AZE 2-4 Karjakin, S RUS 4 Eljanov, P UKR 1½-½ Nakamura, H USA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | […]

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2015 World Chess CupSeptember 10th-October 4th, 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)Match Scores (Round #4) 1 Topalov, V BUL ½-1½ Svidler, P RUS 2 Wei Yi CHN 3½-2½ Ding Liren CHN 3 So, W USA ½-1½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 4 Wojaszek, R POL 1-3 Giri, A NED 5 Caruana, F USA ½-1½ Mamedyarov, S AZE 6 Karjakin, S […]

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2015 World Chess CupSeptember 10th-October 4th, 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)Match Scores (Round #3) Bracket 1 1 Topalov, V BUL 2½-1½ Lu Shanglei CHN 2 Radjabov, T AZE 1½-2½ Svidler, P RUS Bracket 2 3 Areshchenko, A UKR ½-1½ Wei Yi CHN 4 Guseinov, G AZE ½-1½ Ding Liren CHN Bracket 3 5 So, W USA 2½-1½ […]

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2015 World Chess CupSeptember 10th-October 4th, 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)Match Scores (Round #2) Bracket 1 1 Topalov, V BUL 1½-½ Zhigalko, S BLR 2 Wang Hao CHN ½-1½ Lu Shanglei CHN 3 Radjabov, T AZE 3-1 Smirin, I ISR 4 Nisipeanu, L ROM 1½-2½ Svidler, P RUS Bracket 2 5 Aronian, L ARM 1-3 Areshchenko, A […]

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2015 World Chess CupSeptember 10th-October 4th, 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)Match Scores (Round #1) Bracket 1 1 Topalov, V BUL 2-0 Adu, O NGR 2 Zhigalko, S BLR 3-1 Bukavshin, I RUS 3 Wang Hao CHN 2½-1½ Perunovic, M SRB 4 Lu Shanglei CHN 2½-1½ Moiseenko, A UKR 5 Radjabov, T AZE 3-1 Sevian, S USA 6 […]

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The opening ceremony of the 2015 World Chess Cup officially opened the championship qualifier. One-hundred and twenty eight players have arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan carrying their flags to compete for a chance and glory… and perhaps a chance at competing in the World Candidate’s tournament in March 2016. According to fide.com, The players, official and […]

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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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Armenia has garnered great success in the past several years in team play and hope to continue the trend today as the 2011 World Team tournament goes into its final four rounds. The Olympiad champions from 2006 and 2008, Armenia has always had tremendous team chemistry which helps when trust is needed in crucial moments. […]

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The bienniel World Team Championships will commence with round one on Sunday, July 17th. The ten teams are comprised of host China, Russia (defending champion), Ukraine, Israel Hungary (2010 Olympiad finishers), Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, USA (the continental champions) and Armenia (nomination from FIDE President). The field will prove to be very challenging and represent some […]

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Many of the world’s top chess federations will assemble in the Bursa province of Turkey for the World Team Championships. Some of the notable teams represent perennial powers Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Israel and USA. Also included in the field is India, the world’s #6 team Despite the fact that World Champion Viswanathan Anand is busy […]

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