Tournaments

  • Nepomniachtchi leading Candidates 2022 after six

    Ian Nepomniachtchi came into this Candidates Tournament as the last player who earned the right to play Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship. That match ended in a 7½–3½ disaster as the Russian lost three of the last four games. While he was gracious in defeat, Nepomniachtchi may get a…

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  • 2022 Candidates Tournament is here!

    In two days, the 2022 Candidates tournament will begin with a very interesting field of new faces and some returnees from the 2020 edition. Ian Nepomniachtchi won the tournament and went on to face defending champion Magnus Carlsen for the crown. The champion got a crushing 7½-3½ win, a total…

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  • Jeffery Xiong nets another Chicago title!

    Jeffrey Xiong won his second Chicago Open title after his 2015 breakthrough. At the 2022 Chicago Open, he finished on 7/9 along with three others but won the tiebreak battle. Xiong has made steady progress since then and had previously made the national team. With the addition of Levon Aronian…

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  • Cayman Islands’ Chess Jubilee!

    The Cayman Islands Chess Federation was formed in 2018 with a grand plan to build a chess community as many of their neighbors had done. Only two years later, the federation became a member of FIDE, the world’s chess body. Carlo Lee speaks about chess in the Cayman Islands at…

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  • Black History Month 2022-Day 15: Ashley & Muhammad

    In 2003, Maurice Ashley and Stephen Muhammad joined the roster of participants of the prestigious U.S. Chess Championship, the hallmark of American tournaments. It is a chance for glory and to be included in the annals of history along with the list of luminaries whose plaques now adorn the World…

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  • Brewington Hardaway continues to climb!

    Brewington Hardaway winning Pan-Am Youth Chess Festival last October Photo courtesy of ChessKid.com After Brewington Hardaway’s recent success at the K12 Championship in Orlando, it is apparent that he has been on an improvement course that has been slow and steady. Two years ago, Hardaway became a National Master at…

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  • Reflections of 2021 World Championship/EXPO 2020

    Following are my reflections on the World Chess Championship that took place in Dubai, UAE. For years I have been doing reflection pieces for major events. It is enjoyable to go back and relive these memories. What makes this more special was that it occurred during World Expo 2020. I…

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  • Chess at Expo 2020 Dubai

    FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich making the first move in the World Chess Championship between defending champion Magnus Carlsen (left) and challenger Ian Nepomniacthchi. Photo by IM Eric Rosen The 2021 World Chess Championship took part as one of the features of the 2020 World Expo taking place in Dubai, UAE.…

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  • Magnus Carlsen retains title, winning 7.5-3.5!

    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 ½ 0…

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  • 2021 World Chess Championship: Game #11

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th) Game 11 Match Score: 7½-3½ Official Site: https://fideworldchampionship.com/ 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 11 Friday, 10 December 2021 Magnus Carlsen retains title closes match on winning note! Just in Dubai, UAE for #CarlsenNepo at 0230. Regardless of the next four games, I'm…

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