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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (FINALS, 3rd Place) 1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 0-1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR Official Brackets Finals (Open, 3rd place), Game 1 Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Karjakin-Duda are “Quick Draw McGraw”… Carlsen bashes Fedoseev Both Sergey Karjakin and Jan-Krzysztof Duda seem […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 6) 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ Karjakin, Sergey RUS Official Brackets Semifinals (Open), Finals (Women), Game 1 Sunday, 1 August 2021 Semifinal games drawn… Kosteniuk breaks through in opener Magnus Carlsen is looking to get to the […]

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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 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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GM Pontus Carlsson GM Pontus Carlsson has told The Chess Drum that he was at a tournament in Spain where the others did not believe he was a chess player. After not taking him seriously, he promptly won all of the games. He overheard one of the players saying “The Black guy is playing good!” […]

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Levon Aronian has completely started a new chapter in life.He is with his new love, Ani Ayvazyan and dog “Ponchik“.Photo by Armenian Aravot Shocking report out of Armenia today as the chess world is grappling with news that Levon Aronian, the country’s top player will emigrate to the U.S. This is after political turmoil within […]

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