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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #2 – Thursday, 28 August 2014 1 Nakamura, H USA ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Caruana, F ITA 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave FRA 3 Aronian, L ARM 1-0 Topalov, V BUL Official Site Caruana wins again… Topalov loses again… this time to Aronian. Nakamura-Carlsen showdown drawn. […]

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2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #1 – Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1 Vachier-Lagrave FRA ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Nakamura, H USA 3 Topalov, V BUL 0-1 Caruana, F ITA Official Site “Fire on Board” in MVL-Carlsen… Topalov toppled. Carlsen had to find the resourceful […]

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Six of the world’s top ten chess players will assemble in what has recently been claimed as America’s “Chess Capital”. St. Louis will host the 2nd Sinquefield Cup beginning today touts the strongest ever tournament on American soil. With the average rating at a stratospheric 2801.67 it is the first tournament whose average rating tops […]

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Seems like a short while ago when a rising star emerged. Here is a 10-year old FM Fabiano Caruana playing at 2003 Foxwoods Open (Connecticut, USA). Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Fabiano Caruana has quietly risen to #8 on the FIDE rating list at 2772. There is suddenly a lot of intrigue since the American of […]

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Amon Simutowe received his certificate for the third GM norm at the Stimulans tournament in 2007. Photo by Ben Schulte. The fans of Amon Simutowe have been asking of his whereabouts. He has been traveling throughout Europe and competing in tournaments. He has had a couple of good results (including =1st Zagreb Open) which should […]

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National Master Glenn Bady of Challenging Heads Chess has noticed that GM Maurice Ashley (left) is scheduled to speak at the World Conference on Chess-in-Schools. The event will take place in Turin, Italy from February 25-27th and will be attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Ashley is best known as the first “African-American Grandmaster” and […]

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