Archive for September, 2019

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. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave   Flag 1 […]

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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 out… China guaranteed a finalist […]

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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 quarterfinals. His combination of creativity, […]

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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 then she has moved on […]

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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 RUS 6 Le Quang Liem […]

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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 Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 5-3 Evgeny […]

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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 RUS 2½-1½ Benjamin Bok NED […]

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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 Vidal CUB 6 Ganguly Surya […]

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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 a culmination in a year […]

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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 Siberian region for a chance […]

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Zahir Muhammad at the 2018 Denker Tournament of Champions against FM Maggie Feng. Photo courtesy of Zahir Muhammad Zahir Muhammad, 17, has a vision. It is a vision that is often stated by many in the Black community. Muhammad is a slender 6’3″ and has the frame of a point guard, and while he does […]

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The 2019 Florida State Championship is back on again! After Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc in the Bahamas and was headed toward southern Florida, emergency measures were taken and the Labor Day weekend tournament had to be cancelled. Florida Chess Association (FCA) Board Member and tournament organizer NM Bryan Tillis has announced the rescheduled dates for […]

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Nature takes no prisoners when it comes to expressing it relentless power. The latest evidence has taken place in the western hemisphere and it goes by the moniker of “Dorian.” The hurricane whipped up tremendous energy and has devastated large parts of the Bahamas while largely sparing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. These islands […]

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