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JAMAICAN CHAMPIONS OFF TO 2019 WORLD SENIORS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS International Master Shane Matthews and Ian Wilkinson QC left the island this past weekend to represent their country in the 29th World Seniors Chess Championships being held in Bucharest, Romania. The event is being staged by the Romanian Chess Federation under the auspices of the International […]

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The 2019 African Junior Championship was an exciting event with the results very much in doubt until the last round. In general, the tournament is usually dominated by a singular talent, but in this year’s event, the top-seeds had to hold off the competition until the very end. WFM Luiza Pires (Angola) and GM Adham […]

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FM Massinas Djabri winning over the front runner makes things more interesting. Photo by Babatunde Ogunsiku (African Chess Media) Accra, Ghana has just gotten a bit hotter from the excitement of the penultimate round. The Open Section is undecided as the frontrunner Fy Rakotomaharo (2428) was beaten by Algerian FIDE Master Massinas Djabri (2134) in […]

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Africa rounds out the year showcasing its young talent as the African Junior Championship opens on October 25th. The hotbed of draughts (10×10 checkers) on continent, West Africa is one of the regions looking to increase its profile in chess. Ghana has had a very active 2015 hosting the subzonal championships in April and attracting […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) FINALS   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 pts. Ding Liren ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 4 Radjabov ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 3rd-4th PLACE   Flag 1 2 3 4 […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)SEMI-FINALS Ding Liren vs. Yu Yangyi   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 pts. Ding ½ ½ ½ 1 – – – – – 2½ Yu ½ ½ ½ 0 – – – – – 1½ Teimour Radjabov vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave   Flag 1 […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (Quarterfinals) 1 Ding Liren CHN 1½-½ Alexander Grischuk RUS 2 Yu Yangyi CHN 5-4 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2½-1½ Levon Aronian ARM 4 Teimour Radjabov AZE 1½-½ Jeffery Xiong USA Official Brackets Xiong’s run is over… Russia is out… China guaranteed a finalist […]

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GM Jeffery Xiong at 2019 World CupPhoto by Kirill Merkuryev Jeffery Xiong’s run at the 2019 World Cup is over, but will not be forgotten for a long time. In perhaps his biggest moment on one of the world’s biggest stages, the 18-year old exceeded all expectations by reaching the quarterfinals. His combination of creativity, […]

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Charisse WoodsPhoto by Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press Charisse Woods had her moment in the national spotlight when she was honored with five other Detroit girls in the All-Girls National Championship three years ago. At the time she was a 5th grader at University Prep Science & Math Elementary. Since then she has moved on […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 4) 1 Ding Liren CHN 3-1 Kirill Alekseenko RUS 2 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2½-1½ Leinier Domínguez USA 3 Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS ½-1½ Yu Yangyi CHN 4 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 1½-½ Wesley So USA 5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 1½-½ Peter Svidler RUS 6 Le Quang Liem […]

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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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