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    Sheripov withdraws from 2022 FIDE campaign

    Breaking news about the FIDE presidential race. Inal Sheripov, one of the four candidates for FIDE President has withdrawn from contention. His Deputy President was Lewis Ncube, former African Chess Confederation President. The election takes place at the General Assembly on August 7th which runs concurrently with the Chess Olympiad…

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  • Jamaica

    Chat with Ian Wilkinson on 2022 FIDE Election

    Ian Wilkinson QC During the 2022 Chess Olympiad, The Chess Drum had an interview with Ian Wilkinson QC who had been picked by FIDE Presidential Candidate Bachar Kouatly as his Deputy President. They are gearing up for the election which takes place at the General Assembly on August 7th. There…

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  • FIDE

    FIDE 2022 election campaigns heat up!

    Early this month, the Presidential election (FIDE 2022) opened and there are already four candidates for President. This point was noted by current FIDE Vice President Nigel Short. It appears that the FIDE Presidential Election will be a crowded field. — Nigel Short (@nigelshortchess) May 20, 2022 Crowded indeed. After…

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  • Opinion/Editorials

    Geopolitics and the Diverse Voices in Chess

    The Russian incursion into Ukraine is still burning up the news cycle more than two months after the geopolitical conflict began. The constant display of the horrid images of battle and scenes of death has filled our consciousness. The reaction was swift as FIDE condemned the act and decided to…

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  • FIDE

    India to host FIDE Chess Olympiad

    The FIDE Chess Olympiad will be held later this year in Chennai, India according to a FIDE press release. The decision was made by the FIDE Council yesterday after postponing the event in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. FIDE President Nigel Short announced via Twitter,…

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  • World Championships

    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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  • The Chess Drum

    Levon Aronian to play for U.S. after emigrating

    Levon Aronian has completely started a new chapter in life. He is with his new love, Ani Ayvazyan and dog “Ponchik“. Photo by Armenian Aravot Shocking report out of Armenia today as the chess world is grappling with news that Levon Aronian, the country’s top player will emigrate to the…

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  • The Chess Drum

    2020 World Candidates Tournament (Yekaterinburg, Russia)

        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…

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  • World Cup

    2019 World Cup: Finals

    2019 World Chess Cup September 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…

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  • World Cup

    2019 World Cup: Round #3

      2019 World Chess Cup September 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…

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