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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) FINALS   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 pts. Ding Liren ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 4 Radjabov ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 3rd-4th PLACE   Flag 1 2 3 4 […]

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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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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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IM Kassa Korley in CopenhagenPhoto by xtraconchessopen.dk IM Kassa Korley has been charting a course to the coveted GM title since graduating from Duke University a few years ago. After earning his first GM norm last June, he has recently played in a series of tournaments and his hard work is beginning to pay off. […]

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Moiseenko-Korley, Xtracon Open 2019After 19.Rad1, Korley played 19…Re5!!! IM Kassa Korley has been trying to find his groove for the past year in search of stability in his GM pursuit. He is currently in Denmark playing in the Xtracon Chess Open (Helsingør, Denmark) and played an absolute brilliant game in round four (July 22nd). His […]

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IM-elect Josh ColasPhoto courtesy of Webster University (SPICE) Josh Colas just finished his junior year at Webster University and has begun a series of tournaments in Europe. Colas has a GM norm and two IM norms needing only to reach 2400 to have the IM title conferred. He is looking to add to his collection […]

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Aleksandra Goryachkina Twenty-year old Aleksandra Goryachkina won the Women’s Candidates tournament with a dominating performance and finally bringing to fruition her prodigious world championship potential. Since coming on the scene as a young prodigy she has turned in stellar performances winning three age world titles and the Girls World Junior in 2013 and 2014. She […]

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Former World Champion Veselin Topalov with Daaim Shabazz in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Photo by The Chess Drum. Veselin Topalov has seen a thing or two in chess. Known as a tremendous fighter and the master of the exchange sacrifice, he has playing many a scintillating game. However, he is a bit more relaxed and is […]

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