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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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On April 19th, the 2020 World Candidates tournament will resume after being postponed to due the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the globe. There is optimism and relief that over-the-board chess will resume this season after the world essentially hibernated to ride out the pandemic. Early last year, it appeared that the tournament would be in […]

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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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Susan Namangale President of Malawi Chess Federation We’ve heard of “Queen of Katwe,” but what about “Queen of Lilongwe?” Malawi is making moves and is poised for a banner year with Susan Namangale at the helm. Two years ago she gave an interview to Africa Chess Media in which she gave her background and evolution […]

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Remembering late Jamaican chess legend Robert Wheeler by Bertram Scott Robert Wheeler, one of Jamaica’s legendary chess players and administrators, was one of the founding members of the Jamaica Chess Federation. Jamaica chess legend Robert Wheeler passed away on Tuesday, June 30, at the Kingston Public Hospital at age 70, and leaves behind great memories […]

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Dear chess friend, Very soon, on July 20th, we will celebrate International Chess Day. As you probably know, this also marks FIDE’s 96th anniversary. This is a day to celebrate chess, and from the International Chess Federation, we would like to reinforce this tradition. Last year many of you joined us in this celebration, and […]

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Dear Chess Family, A few mornings ago, I read FIDE’s statement condemning racism. While it does provide the ideas of unity and equality, there are issues I would like to bring to the organization’s attention. There was an air of idealism in the letter that may be a bit presumptuous and even naive. My response […]

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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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