Month: September 2019

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    2019 World Cup: Semifinals

    2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)SEMI-FINALS Ding Liren vs. Yu Yangyi   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 pts. Ding ½ ½ ½ 1 – – – – – 2½ Yu ½ ½ ½ 0 – – – – – 1½ Teimour Radjabov vs.…

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    2019 World Cup: Round #5

    2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (Quarterfinals) 1 Ding Liren CHN 1½-½ Alexander Grischuk RUS 2 Yu Yangyi CHN 5-4 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2½-1½ Levon Aronian ARM 4 Teimour Radjabov AZE 1½-½ Jeffery Xiong USA Official Brackets Xiong’s run is over… Russia is…

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    Xiong’s graceful exit of ’19 World Cup

    GM Jeffery Xiong at 2019 World CupPhoto by Kirill Merkuryev Jeffery Xiong’s run at the 2019 World Cup is over, but will not be forgotten for a long time. In perhaps his biggest moment on one of the world’s biggest stages, the 18-year old exceeded all expectations by reaching the…

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    Charisse Woods off to India for WYCC

    Charisse WoodsPhoto by Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press Charisse Woods had her moment in the national spotlight when she was honored with five other Detroit girls in the All-Girls National Championship three years ago. At the time she was a 5th grader at University Prep Science & Math Elementary. Since…

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    2019 World Cup: Round #4

    2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 4) 1 Ding Liren CHN 3-1 Kirill Alekseenko RUS 2 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2½-1½ Leinier Domínguez USA 3 Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS ½-1½ Yu Yangyi CHN 4 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 1½-½ Wesley So USA 5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 1½-½ Peter Svidler…

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    2019 World Cup: Round #3

    2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 3) Bracket 1 1 Ding Liren CHN 3-1 Alireza Firouzja IRI 2 Pentala Harikrishna IND 0-2 Kirill Alekseenko RUS Bracket 2 3 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2-0 Xu Xiangyu CHN 4 Wang Hao CHN 3½-4½ Leinier Domínguez USA Bracket 3 5…

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    2019 World Cup: Round #2

    2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 2) Bracket 1 1 Ding Liren CHN 2½-1½ Sergei Movsesian ARM 2 Daniil Dubov RUS ½-1½ Alireza Firouzja IRI 3 Pentala Harikrishna IND 1½-½ Vladimir Fedoseev RUS 4 Kirill Alekseenko RUS 2½-1½ Johan-Sebastian Christiansen DEN Bracket 2 5 Alexander Grischuk…

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    2019 World Cup: Round #1

    2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS Bracket 1 1 Ding Liren CHN 2-0 Shaun Press PNG 2 Grigoriy Oparin RUS ½-1½ Sergei Movsesian ARM 3 Daniil Dubov RUS 1½-½ Alexandr Fier BRA 4 Arman Pashikian ARM ½-1½ Alireza Firouzja IRI 5 Pentala Harikrishna IND 2-0 Yuri Gonzalez…

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    2019 World Chess Cup starts today… Africa rejuvenated

    This has been a banner year for African chess. The Grand Chess Tour Rapid & Blitz hosted in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire was a smashing success. The 2019 African Championship in Tunisia was the strongest ever and the recently-held 2019 Africa Games was all the rave. These three events have been…

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    2019 World Chess Cup (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)

    2019 World Chess Cup(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Ugra Chess Academy (Loparev Street, 6) in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Photo by ugra2018.fide.com On tomorrow, September 9th, the 2019 FIDE World Cup will open in Khanty-Mansiysk making it the city’s fifth time hosting the event. 128 players from 47 countries will make the journey to the…

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