Archive for July, 2021

Many times we sometimes think about what role we want to play in the greater chess community. Are we teachers? Organizers? Arbiters? Politicians? Journalists? Authors? Commentators? Are we those who only want to compete? For Justus Williams, who is a USCF Senior Master, he happens to be in another category… activist. Chess players have various […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 6) 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 1-0 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL ½-½ Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 3 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ Tabatabaei, Amin IRI 4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 0-1 Shankland, Sam USA Official Brackets Round 6, Game 1 Wednesday, 28 July 2021 Shankland’s […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 5) Bracket 1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Esipenko, Andrey RUS 2 Bacrot, Etienne FRA ½-½ Piorun, Kacper POL Bracket 2 3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 4 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND ½-½ Durarbayli, Vasif AZE Bracket 3 5 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 4) Bracket 1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2 Dubov, Daniil RUS ½-½ Esipenko, Andrey RUS 3 Ponkratov, Pavel RUS 0-1 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 4 Piorun, Kacper POL 1-0 Sindarov, Javokhir USA Bracket 2 5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS ½-½ Korobov, Anton UKR […]

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Round 3, Game 1 Sunday, 18 July 2021 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov goes down… Carissa Yip scores big win! GM Bassem Amin (Egypt)Photo by IM Eric Rosen There were some FIDE World Cup viewers who were clamoring for Bassem Amin’s game. While it may go unnoticed to most, Amin is an iconic figure in African and Egyptian […]

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Round 2, Game 1 Thursday, 15 July 2021 COVID strikes Indonesia… Susanto Megaranto retires match with Caruana Aronian withdraws due to tonsilitis, fever The lead story of the FIDE Grand Prix is players having to submit to COVID protocols. Indonesia Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto was on move 15 against an unmasked Fabiano Caruana when the arbiters […]

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Round 1, Game 1Monday, 12 July 2021 Sizzling start at the 2021 World Cup in Sochi! Chile’s Salinas uncorks brilliancy… Egypt’s Moaataz upsets Ushenina 25…Qg1+! 26.Nxg1 Nxh2# wrapped up a beautiful game! https://t.co/m7GDW4MQKE #c24live #FIDEWorldCup pic.twitter.com/HtILsWQjxr — chess24.com (@chess24com) July 12, 2021 With 78 games today in the open, there were massive expectations as players […]

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Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE President Photo by Eric Rosen Today is a big day for the chess world as 309 players (206 open, 103 women) from 93 federations have assembled in Sochi, Russia to compete in the World Cup tournament. This will be the first event involving all federations since the COVID scourge swept the globe […]

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Philadelphia was back in full force as a city that has made “Independence Day” an iconic holiday. It is also the home of the largest open chess tournament, the World Open. Last weekend the Continental Chess Association hosted the 49th edition at the Sheraton on 201 North 17th St. This tournament is where the magic […]

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Abhimanyu Mishra was born on February 5th, 2009, and in an interview with FM Jim Eade, stated that he started playing chess at just 2-1/2 years old. After that, he began making history by setting several records in U.S. chess. He became the youngest 2000-rated player (7 years, 6 months), the youngest National Master (9 […]

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