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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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Viswanathan Anand with the traditional handshake with Sergey Karjakin at the 2016 Candidates tournament. Fabiano Caruana, the top 2020 Candidates contender, looks on. On the eve the 2020 Candidates tournament in Moscow, how will things change in the face of the global pandemic known as the “coronavirus”? Photo by Amruta Mokal The coronavirus has blanketed […]

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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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Abu Dhabi, UAE… site of the 90th FIDE Congress A total of 195 federations from 195 countries were represented by their delegates at the 90th FIDE Congress held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The General Assembly and Executive Board Meetings were held on February 28-29th. The General Assembly opened February 28th, 2020 at around […]

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Goryachkina 1-0 Ju20th January 2020 What a game! Aleksandra Goryachkina wins on demand against Ju Wenjun, forcing the #WomenChessMatch to rapid tiebreaks tomorrow!https://t.co/EBqfiYs8ZK pic.twitter.com/k5OsicVZWI — US Chess (@USChess) January 23, 2020 In a thrilling comeback, Aleksandra Goryachkina equalizes the match with in the 12th game. After playing 1.d4, Ju Wenjun responded in kind with 1…d5, […]

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Ju ½-½ Goryachkina22nd January 2020 Ju Wenjun got nothing with the white pieces and is having problem getting the type of positions she wants. One of her wins came when Aleksandra Goryachkina overpressed, but in many of the games, Ju has not shown many ideas. Ju had won two games in a row and could […]

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Goryachkina 0-1 Ju20th January 2020 Black scores the first victory of the match and it is a crucial one indeed. Ju asserted her authority in a Queen’s Gambit Declined and repeated the game from a couple of games ago when Ju played Ne4. That game did not turn out well for her. She did deviate […]

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Ju 1-0 Goryachkina19th January 2020 Ju Wenjun equalizes with Aleksandra Goryachkina after a resounding win in game 9 of the Women’s World Championship. The Chinese player played dynamically and flummoxed the commentators with her 21.a4! A new commentator joined the booth as “Nikolai Shortovsky” gave his insights on the position. 🙂 GMs Hou Yifan and […]

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Goryachkina 1-0 Ju17th January 2020 Aleksandra Goryachkina ??wins the 8th game and leads the Women's World Chess Championship by one point: 4½-3½. The World Champion Ju Wenjun ?? only has four games left to overturn the score and retain her title. #WomenChessMatch ?: Ivan Kurinnoy pic.twitter.com/rtqlmPrrCm — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 17, 2020 Aleksandra […]

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