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  • 2021 World Chess Championship: Game #4

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th) Game 4 Match Score: 2-2 Official Site: https://fideworldchampionship.com/ 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 4 Tuesday, 30 November 2021 Another draw, but tense moments in tough struggleDraw streak continues! Happy, happy, birthday, @MagnusCarlsen!?Team Norway Chess wishes you a wonderful day! ?? #magnuscarlsen #chess…

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  • 2021 World Chess Championship: Game #3

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th) Game 3 Match Score: 1½-1½ Official Site: https://fideworldchampionship.com/ 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 3 Sunday, 28 November 2021 “Perfect Game”… but for both players.Draw streak continues! Magnus CarlsenPhoto Eric Rosen/FIDE The press conference of the World Chess Championships addressed a comment about…

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  • 2021 World Chess Championship: Game #2

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th) Game 2 Match Score: 1-1 Official Site: https://fideworldchampionship.com/ 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 2 Saturday, 27 November 2021 Game almost a Knightmare… but another draw! The 2021 World Chess Championship match has gotten off to an exciting start with neither player “feeling…

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  • 2021 World Chess Championship: Game #1

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th) Game 1 Match Score: ½-½ Official Site: https://fideworldchampionship.com/ 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 1 Friday, 26 November 2021 Intense beginnings, but Carlsen holds The first game of the 2021 World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi began with much…

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  • 2021 World Chess Championship (Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi)

      2021 World Chess Championship Dubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 pts. Carlsen ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 – – – 7½ Caruana ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0…

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  • World Championship 2021 kicks off in a few days!

    For three years, the chess world has anticipated the next competitor for World Champion Magnus Carlsen. The time has come and on November 26th the champion will take on challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia for all the glory. The closing of the 14-game match will be December 16th (including tiebreaks).…

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  • 90th FIDE Congress (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

    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…

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  • Firoujza miffed about Iran mandate, ponders switch

    GM Alireza Firouzja Rising Iranian star Alireza Firouzja has announced that he will consider switching his nationality due to the Iran Chess Federation withdrawing the players for the World Rapid and Blitz Championships. The controversy stemmed from two Iranian players violating national policy prohibiting Iranians from competing against Israeli players.…

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  • Drum Interviews @ St. Louis 2017 Rapid & Blitz

    Drum Interviews @ St. Louis 2017 Rapid & Blitz The inaugural event was launched in St. Louis on the tail-end of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup won by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. It is hard to top such a strong field, but the intrigue was heightened when the 13th World Champion decided to…

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  • Egypt’s Adham Fawzy slays Modern Defense

    IM Adham Fawzy has flown underneath the radar, but is primarily known as a representative of Egypt in African and Arab events. The 17-year old International Master recently shined in the Abu Dhabi International tournament in a scintillating game versus Iranian phenom GM Parham Maghsoodloo. He is following the path…

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