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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 3) Bracket 1 1 Ding Liren CHN 3-1 Alireza Firouzja IRI 2 Pentala Harikrishna IND 0-2 Kirill Alekseenko RUS Bracket 2 3 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2-0 Xu Xiangyu CHN 4 Wang Hao CHN 3½-4½ Leinier Domínguez USA Bracket 3 5 Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 5-3 Evgeny […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 2) Bracket 1 1 Ding Liren CHN 2½-1½ Sergei Movsesian ARM 2 Daniil Dubov RUS ½-1½ Alireza Firouzja IRI 3 Pentala Harikrishna IND 1½-½ Vladimir Fedoseev RUS 4 Kirill Alekseenko RUS 2½-1½ Johan-Sebastian Christiansen DEN Bracket 2 5 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2½-1½ Benjamin Bok NED […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS Bracket 1 1 Ding Liren CHN 2-0 Shaun Press PNG 2 Grigoriy Oparin RUS ½-1½ Sergei Movsesian ARM 3 Daniil Dubov RUS 1½-½ Alexandr Fier BRA 4 Arman Pashikian ARM ½-1½ Alireza Firouzja IRI 5 Pentala Harikrishna IND 2-0 Yuri Gonzalez Vidal CUB 6 Ganguly Surya […]

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This has been a banner year for African chess. The Grand Chess Tour Rapid & Blitz hosted in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire was a smashing success. The 2019 African Championship in Tunisia was the strongest ever and the recently-held 2019 Africa Games was all the rave. These three events have been a culmination in a year […]

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2019 World Chess Cup(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Ugra Chess Academy (Loparev Street, 6) in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Photo by ugra2018.fide.com On tomorrow, September 9th, the 2019 FIDE World Cup will open in Khanty-Mansiysk making it the city’s fifth time hosting the event. 128 players from 47 countries will make the journey to the Siberian region for a chance […]

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The 2019 Florida State Championship is back on again! After Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc in the Bahamas and was headed toward southern Florida, emergency measures were taken and the Labor Day weekend tournament had to be cancelled. Florida Chess Association (FCA) Board Member and tournament organizer NM Bryan Tillis has announced the rescheduled dates for […]

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Ding Liren after winning 2019 Sinquefield Cup Photo by Lennart Ootes The chess world is still buzzing about Ding Liren’s win of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. He had to overcome World Champion Magnus Carlsen who has looked unbeatable all year long. This is a landmark win for many reasons. Firstly, it shows […]

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Egypt still Valley of Kings and Queens! Bassem Amin sings Egyptian anthem.Photo by Mohamed Bounaji Going into the popular blitz segment, everyone knew the Egyptians would be tough to beat. However, Africa has many strong blitzers throughout the continent and the Internet has made it more popular than ever. Who would be able to unseat […]

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Egypt Double Gold in Rapids! In individual rapid event at #AfricanGames2019 OpenGM Ahmed Adly Egypt ?? GOLD ?GM Bassem Amin Egypt ?? SILVER ?FM Harold Wanyama Uganda ?? BRONZE ? WomenWGM Shrook Wafa Egypt ?? GOLD ?WFM Lorita Mwango Zambia ?? SILVER ?WIM Sabrina Letreche Algeria ?? BRONZE ? pic.twitter.com/raxfHom1SO — Daaim Shabazz (@thechessdrum) August […]

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Fire on Board in Casablanca! Wow! That is the one word that will describe the action today in Casablanca. While most of the world were preparing for the Sinquefield Cup at the St. Louis Chess Club, thousands were tuning into chess24 to follow the All-Africa Games. In addition, Arkady Dvorkovich was on hand to make […]

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Despite upsets, Egypt take gold! Zimbabweans Rodwell Makoto and Emarald Mushone chat before their first round game against Eritrea. They would win their games, but the were more proud of the wins they got in round six. Photo by Mohamed Bounaji/FIDE What a finish in the first chess event ending with the Egyptians edging the […]

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Games off to a sizzling start There are not enough superlatives to describe the organization of the 12th All-Africa Games thus far. Mehul Gohil of Kenya gave the event full marks and sent loads of photos showing the excellent conditions. “Maputo in 2011 was wonderful. This is even better,” he said. Of course, what would […]

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The 12th All-Africa Games started in Morocco on the 19th of August with the Opening Ceremonies. The quadrennial games will be held in several cities and feature 301 events in 26 sports. All fifty-four nations are participating. The official site gives some history. First organized in 1965 in Brazzaville, the 12th African Games will take […]

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John Fedorowicz is a product of the famous “Fischer Boom,” and relishes the opportunity to talk about the good ole days. The Bronx native has played in most every major U.S. tournament, but made his debut in the Senior Tournament of Champions this year. He jokingly said, “I like playing the old guys.” GM John […]

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One thing is for sure… “Nyzhnyk” is not easy to spell and “Illia” is not easy to beat. The Ukrainian national has been in good form lately as he scores another strong result. He was in the running at the Chicago Open in May, but had to settle for joint second with eight other players. […]

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