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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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The players competing for the berth to challenge Magnus Carlsen will be playing the “COVID Gambit” during the second-half of the 2020 Candidates tournament. A decision was made by Russian organizers to hold the event since the government was still allowing mass gathering. Less than a month later, the organizers and FIDE agreed that the […]

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For the past couple of months, the world has been facing a global pandemic dubbed as the “coronavirus.” It has resulted in scores of tournaments being canceled and rendering travel difficult and even impractical. There was a discussion about the fate of the Candidates tournament after the eight players (including two from China) were on […]

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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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Fabiano Caruana After Fabiano Caruana won the 2020 Tata Steel Tournament, there was recurring buzz about whether the American would get another shot at wresting the world title away from Magnus Carlsen. In fact, he bested an elite field that included the champion. Next month (March 15th-April 5th), he will be in Yekaterinburg, Russia among […]

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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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