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The 34th European Club Cup takes place in Porto Carras, Greece 12th to 18th October 2018. 61 open teams and 12 women's teams (split into two groups). World Champion Magnus Carlsen plays his final event before his World Championship defence against Fabiano Caruana. Leading players: Magnus Carlsen (Valerenga Sjakklubb), Shakhriyar [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
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The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place July 24th to December 2nd 2018. 16 players in a knockout online blitz tournament. 90 minutes of 5/1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3/1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1/1 bullet chess. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
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The 43rd World Chess Olympiad took place in Batumi 24th September to 5th October 2018. China won on tie-break from the USA and Russia, all three teams won 8 drew 2 and lost 1 match. Due to the nature of the deciding SB tie-break everything was in doubt to the very end [...]
Fri, Oct 05, 2018
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The Champions Chess960 Showdown took place in St Louis 11th to 14th September. 4 days of rapid and blitz using different Chess960 start positions. Final combined scores (rapid points worth double the blitz points): Topalov 14.5-11.5 Kasparov, Nakamura 14-12 Svider, So 15.5-10.5 Giri, MVL 17.5-8.5 Shankland, Aronian 17.5-8.5 Dominguez. [...]
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
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The PRO Chess League All Stars evening saw the best available players from the four divisions of the 2018 PRO League season play again for an evening of blitz (3 minutes + 1 second a move) on September 8th. 4 players from each division played the rest to establish the [...]
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
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The 57th World Juniors and 36th World Junior Girls took place in Manavgat, Turkey Tue 4th Sep 2018 to Sun 16th Sep 2018. Top seeds: Parham Maghsoodloo, Jorden Van Foreest, Alexander Donchenko, Murali Karthikeyan etc. Girls: Stavroula Tsolakidou, Davaademberel Nomin-Erdene, Bibisara Assaubayeva, Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova etc. Top seed Maghsoodloo of Iran dominated the [...]
Sat, Sep 08, 2018
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The 71st Russian Championship Superfinal took place in Satka 25th Aug to 6th Sept 2018. Players: Andreikin, Fedoseev, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Tomashevsky, Nepomniachtchi, Inarkiev, Kobalia, Dubov, Oparin, Khismatullin and Sarana. The Championship was won by Dmitry Andreikin who beat Dmitry Jakovenko 1.5-0.5 in a rapid tie-break after both finished on 7/11. [...]
Wed, Sep 05, 2018
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The 6th Sinquefield Cup took place Saturday 18th to Tuesday 28th August 2018. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin , Viswanathan Anand and Wesley So. Aronian, Carlsen and Caruana tied for first. There was no tie-break after the players [...]
Fri, Aug 31, 2018
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The 93rd French Chess Championship took place in Nimes 18th to 26th August 2018. In the Championship there was a three way tie for first between Tigran Gharamian, Yannick Gozzoli and Romain Edouard tied on 6/9. After a blitz tie-break all-play-all Gharamian and Edouard tied and played a further tie-break [...]
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
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The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz takes place 11th to 16th August 2018. Grischuk, Caruana, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Anand, So, Dominguez. Mamedyarov and Nakamura shared first in the rapid with 6/9. MVL scored a crushing victory in the blitz making 13.5/18 a whole 3 points clear of Nakamura. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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