Archive for January, 2020

Left to Right: Former Champions James Stephen Tondo III and FM Barcon Harmon with Thomas Saah wearing his championship medal. Photo by Mario Kpan. Kenya Chess Masala has just reported on the Liberian National Championship ending this past weekend in Buchanan City, Liberia. The winner of the championship was Thomas Saah, who in his impassioned […]

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Ju ½-½ Goryachkina11th January 2020 The sixth game of the match, the last one to be played in Shanghai, ends in a draw. This leaves the score in 3-3 before the championship takes a short break and moves to the next host city: Vladivostok. Play will be resumed on Thursday, January 16. #WomenChessMatch pic.twitter.com/Bt4ypoAwxw — […]

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2020 Tata Steel Chess – Participants (Masters) Photo by Alina L’Ami Coming off of a blistering 2019, Magnus Carlsen winning the Grand Chess Tour, he starts off the 2020 campaign seeking his 8th Tata Steel title. He won the event last year 1/2-point ahead of Anish Giri who is also returning. One of the criticisms […]

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Goryachkina 1-0 Ju10th January 2020 Goryachkina strikes back in the fifth game of the match, and leaves the score in 2½ – 2½ after 5 games #WomenChessMatch pic.twitter.com/OipoY2ievn — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 11, 2020 Aleksandra Goryachkina leveled the score just after falling behind after yesterday’s loss. This gives her a psychological boost after […]

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Ju 1-0 Goryachkina8th January 2020 The reigning champion Ju Wenjun ?? takes the lead in the Women's World Championship Match winning the fourth game with White against the challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina ??. The score is 2½ to 1½. https://t.co/06SR3zxdO6#WomenChessMatch #chess pic.twitter.com/QVRI1zfNgY — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 9, 2020 Goryachkina played 24…f6 putting the game […]

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Goryachkina ½-½ Ju7th January 2020 Goryachkina peeks at Ju who was under pressure throughout the game. Another draw in today’s encounter keeps the match even. Ju Wenjun is the reigning champion, but had to suffer in the third game to keep the match level. Aleksandra Goryachkina got the early initiative putting Ju on her heels. […]

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Michael Abron visiting his 34th state of Idaho where he won the tournament! Photo by Idaho Chess Association In this year of the chess championships, we will witness the loftiest of goals of a chess player. Of course, each of us have goals whether it be modest rating target, earning a title, winning a tournament […]

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Ju Wenjun ½-½ Goryachkina5th January 2020 International Arbiter Shohreh Bayat of Iran starts the proceeding for Game 2 Photo by Zhang Yanhong There was a surprise in today’s second game of the championship match. While we didn’t see 1.h3 or 1.a3, Ju Wenjun tried to catch her Russian challenger off guard with 1.e4! Bobby Fischer […]

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2020 Women’s World Chess ChampionshipJanuary 3rd-11th, 2020 (Shanghai, China & Vladivostok, Russia)   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 pts. Ju Wenjun ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 6 Goryachkina ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 […]

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