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Hachette Book Publishing India, Pvt. Ltd. (2019)ISBN: 978-93-5195-150-6Buy at Amazon! Kindle: $12.99 Hardback: $11.00 During this COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have taken our chess activities to online communities or increased the time already spent on chess servers. There has been the Carlsen Invitational, the Online Nations Cup, the Steinitz Memorial, and Maurice Ashley’s “Clutch […]

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The chess world is still mourning the loss of Arianne Bo Caoili (pronounced kay-OH-lee) who sadly died March 31st. Her death came two weeks after a horrific single-vehicle accident that shocked the chess world. Arianne was intelligent, articulate and certainly statuesque in appearance. She had an engaging personality and was down-to-earth. A native of Manila, […]

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The chess world gasped as Azerbaijan’s Teimour Radjabov suddenly withdrew from the Candidates tournament with less than two weeks remaining before the opening round. Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who had barely missed out qualifying, will replace him (per FIDE regulations… articles 2.2 and article 2.1.E). While this will certainly shake things up, there is another factor […]

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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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Goryachkina 1-0 Ju20th January 2020 What a game! Aleksandra Goryachkina wins on demand against Ju Wenjun, forcing the #WomenChessMatch to rapid tiebreaks tomorrow!https://t.co/EBqfiYs8ZK pic.twitter.com/k5OsicVZWI — US Chess (@USChess) January 23, 2020 In a thrilling comeback, Aleksandra Goryachkina equalizes the match with in the 12th game. After playing 1.d4, Ju Wenjun responded in kind with 1…d5, […]

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Ju ½-½ Goryachkina22nd January 2020 Ju Wenjun got nothing with the white pieces and is having problem getting the type of positions she wants. One of her wins came when Aleksandra Goryachkina overpressed, but in many of the games, Ju has not shown many ideas. Ju had won two games in a row and could […]

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Goryachkina 0-1 Ju20th January 2020 Black scores the first victory of the match and it is a crucial one indeed. Ju asserted her authority in a Queen’s Gambit Declined and repeated the game from a couple of games ago when Ju played Ne4. That game did not turn out well for her. She did deviate […]

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Ju 1-0 Goryachkina19th January 2020 Ju Wenjun equalizes with Aleksandra Goryachkina after a resounding win in game 9 of the Women’s World Championship. The Chinese player played dynamically and flummoxed the commentators with her 21.a4! A new commentator joined the booth as “Nikolai Shortovsky” gave his insights on the position. 🙂 GMs Hou Yifan and […]

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Goryachkina 1-0 Ju17th January 2020 Aleksandra Goryachkina ??wins the 8th game and leads the Women's World Chess Championship by one point: 4½-3½. The World Champion Ju Wenjun ?? only has four games left to overturn the score and retain her title. #WomenChessMatch ?: Ivan Kurinnoy pic.twitter.com/rtqlmPrrCm — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 17, 2020 Aleksandra […]

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Ju ½-½ Goryachkina16th January 2020 When we say that Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina fought almost to the bare king, we really mean it… Look at the empty board! #WomenChessMatch pic.twitter.com/M68wDnQCsR — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 16, 2020 Play resumed today in Vladivostok where British commentator Nigel Short reported bone-chilling temperatures of -23C. It […]

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