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Levon Aronian married the ravishing Arianne Caoili on Saturday, September 30th in a very quaint location at the Saghmosavank Monastery in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. The couple beamed brightly as shutters were clicking from all angles capturing the special moments. Just a few days earlier Aronian had won the World Cup for the second […]

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2017 World Chess CupSeptember 2nd-27th, 2017 (Tbilisi, Georgia)FINALS Levon Aronian vs. Ding Liren   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 pts. Aronian ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 – – – – – 4 Ding ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 – – – – – 2 Drum Coverage| […]

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2017 World Chess CupSeptember 2nd-27th, 2017 (Tbilisi, Georgia)SEMI-FINALS Levon Aronian vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Wesley So vs. Ding Liren Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 || Semifinals | Finals | Photos by Maria Emelianova (chess.com), Anastasia Kharlovich (fide.org), Lennart Ootes. The 2017 World Cup is coming […]

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Let the Games Begin! Tbilisi Mayor Davit Narmania, First Deputy Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Akaki Lodia, Director of Organizing Committee of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad and President of European Chess Union Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of Georgian Chess Federation Giorgi Giorgadze and Director of “Socar Georgia Petrolium” Levan Giorgadze spoke at press conference […]

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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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Arthur Ssegwanyi of Uganda. The World Cup is currently moving into the sixth round and the elite Grandmasters are among the last four players standing, but of course there are always a number of interesting stories that surface. This one comes out of Uganda and this time the subject is not Phiona Mutesi. An unheralded […]

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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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2013 World Chess CupAugust 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)Match Scores (Finals) GM Vladimir Kramnik vs. GM Dmitri Andreikin   Flag G1 G2 G3 G4 -TIEBREAKS- Pts. Kramnik 1 ½ ½ ½ 2½ Andrekin 0 ½ ½ ½ 1½ Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 || […]

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In almost three weeks of play, the 2013 World Cup has been whittled down to two players. A total of 127 players traveled to Tromsø, Norway for a chance to earn one of the two spots in the Candidates Final tournament. Those two players have been determined and like in 2011, they are two Russians. […]

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2013 World Chess CupAugust 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)Match Scores (Semifinals) 1 Andreikin, D RUS 2½-1½ Tomashevsky, E RUS 2 Kramnik, V RUS 2½-1½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 || Semifinals | Finals | Official Website: http://www.chessworldcup2013.com/ Drum Coverage: http://www.thechessdrum.net/ All […]

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2013 World Chess CupAugust 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)Match Scores (Round #5) 1 Kamsky, G USA ½-1½ Tomashevsky, E RUS 2 Svidler, P RUS 1½-2½ Andreikin, D RUS 3 Caruana, F ITA 1½-2½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 4 Kramnik, V RUS 1½-½ Korobov, A UKR Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | […]

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2013 World Chess CupAugust 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)Match Scores (Round #4) 1 Morozevich, A RUS 3½-4½ Tomashevsky, E RUS 2 Kamsky, G USA 1½-½ Mamedyarov, S AZE 3 Svidler, P RUS 2½-1½ Le Quang Liem VIE 4 Karjakin, S RUS 1-3 Andreikin, D RUS 5 Caruana, F ITA 2-0 Granda Zuniga, J PER 6 […]

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2013 World Chess CupAugust 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)Match Scores (Round #3) Bracket 1 1 Aronian, L ARM ½-1½ Tomashevsky, E RUS 2 Morozevich, A RUS 4½-3½ Vitiugov, N RUS Bracket 2 3 Kamsky, G USA 1½-½ Hammer, J NOR 4 Mamedyarov, S AZE 2½-1½ Wei Yi CHN Bracket 3 5 Grischuk, A RUS 1½-2½ […]

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2013 World Chess CupAugust 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)Match Scores (Round #2) Bracket 1 1 Aronian, L ARM 3-1 Lysyj, I RUS 2 Tomashevsky, E RUS 1½-½ So, W PHI 3 Morozevich, A RUS 1½-½ Leitao, R BRA 4 Vitiugov, N RUS 1½-½ Ragger, M AUT Bracket 2 5 Kamsky, G USA 3-1 Shimanov, A […]

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2013 World Chess CupAugust 10th-September 3rd, 2013 (Tromso, Norway)Match Scores (Round #1) Bracket 1 1 Aronian, L ARM 2-0 Markov, M KGZ 2 Lysyj, I RUS 1½-½ Istratescu, A FRA 3 Tomashevsky, E RUS 5-4 Ramirez, A USA 4 So, W PHI 1½-½ Ipatov, A TUR 5 Morozevich, A RUS 2½-1½ Sambuev, B CAN 6 […]

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Gillian Bwalya probably became known to the world after his creditable 7/10 performance at the 2012 Olympiad netting him the FM title. Since then he has pocketed the IM title pending on his conferral. For winning the 4.3 subzonal, the Zambian will compete in the 2013 World Cup tournament. He is the third Zambian to […]

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Tomorrow the official opening of the 2013 World Cup will take place as players are making their way to Tromsø, Norway and settling into their accommodations. Players from around the world are gearing up with this two-week long event culminating in the awarding of top prize of US$120,000 and two spots to the World Candidates […]

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GM Ahmed AdlyPhoto from http://chess.ugrasport.com. BREAKING NEWS! In what is clearly a disappointing development for Egyptian chess, GM Ahmed Adly was unable to receive clearance to participate in the 2013 World Cup which starts on August 10th in Tromso, Norway. Adly was prevented from traveling due to an obligatory service to the Egyptian Army. There […]

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In less one week, 128 players will assemble in Tromsø, Norway for the FIDE World Chess Cup. These players have qualified through a number of methods including rating, zonal tournament and nominations. The World Cup will be held from August 10th to September 3rd in Tromsø and the knockout format will seed the top two […]

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2012 Women World Chess ChampionshipSemi-Finals # Player ELO Nation Flag Player ELO Nation Flag 1 Stefanova 2548 BUL Harika 2512 IND 2 Ushenina 2452 UKR Ju 2501 CHN Drum Coverage | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | | Semifinals | Finals | Official Site Results, Games (TWIC), Photos

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