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2020 Tata Steel Chess – Participants (Masters) Photo by Alina L’Ami Coming off of a blistering 2019, Magnus Carlsen winning the Grand Chess Tour, he starts off the 2020 campaign seeking his 8th Tata Steel title. He won the event last year 1/2-point ahead of Anish Giri who is also returning. One of the criticisms […]

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Goryachkina 1-0 Ju10th January 2020 Goryachkina strikes back in the fifth game of the match, and leaves the score in 2½ – 2½ after 5 games #WomenChessMatch pic.twitter.com/OipoY2ievn — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 11, 2020 Aleksandra Goryachkina leveled the score just after falling behind after yesterday’s loss. This gives her a psychological boost after […]

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Ju 1-0 Goryachkina8th January 2020 The reigning champion Ju Wenjun ?? takes the lead in the Women's World Championship Match winning the fourth game with White against the challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina ??. The score is 2½ to 1½. https://t.co/06SR3zxdO6#WomenChessMatch #chess pic.twitter.com/QVRI1zfNgY — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 9, 2020 Goryachkina played 24…f6 putting the game […]

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Ju Wenjun ½-½ Goryachkina5th January 2020 International Arbiter Shohreh Bayat of Iran starts the proceeding for Game 2 Photo by Zhang Yanhong There was a surprise in today’s second game of the championship match. While we didn’t see 1.h3 or 1.a3, Ju Wenjun tried to catch her Russian challenger off guard with 1.e4! Bobby Fischer […]

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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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In the last top-level chess event of the year, the top brass assembled in Moscow, Russia to compete in the World Rapid & Blitz Championships. Given the rising popularity of online blitz, this event attracted professional players, blitz specialists and top chess streamers. Magnus Carlsen would be the top attraction. Back in 2014-15, he held […]

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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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