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Monday, July 14, 2014 14:16
He's not on life support! After a three-year hiatus, 41-year-old GM Loek van Wely returned to the Dutch Championship this year in Amsterdam, at a former hospital. After a nine-year gap, he found himself in the winner's...
Saturday, July 12, 2014 23:18
Rarely do two important chess events begin on the same day. Today, no less than three grandmaster tournaments commenced, all about five hours between them by car. With a little luck, you could theoretically visit all in one long...
Friday, July 11, 2014 21:09
The World Open began as the largest open tournament in the U.S. when it started in 1973. Back then the total prize fund was "only" $15,000, while this past year, the first prize in the...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:21
They were the clear favorites and started with two wins, but then stumbled. Hou Yifan & Nigel Short had to be satisfied with a third place, behind shared winners Zhu Chen/Yasser...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 23:42
Last year he started with 3.0/3, and this year it's not much worse. GM Wouter Spoelman, who rarely plays chess these days as he is very busy with his studies, is leading the Dutch...
Monday, July 07, 2014 23:30
A remarkable chess event has started today in Chengdu, China: the “International Star Mixed Pair Tournament.” As the name suggests, not one but two players sit behind one...
Sunday, July 06, 2014 11:48
The Ukrainian Chess Federation has sent an open letter to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) “in respect of the exclusive jurisdiction” and “to express grave concern...
Friday, July 04, 2014 17:02
Ding Liren managed to retain his title at the 5th Hainan Danzhou tournament. In the last round, on Friday, the 21-year-old grandmaster from Wenzhou defeated Xiu Deshun with the black...
Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:44
Magnus Carlsen still has a whopping 72-point lead in the world rankings. In the July 1st FIDE rating list the triple world champion is rated 2877 for standard chess, and is followed by...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 23:08
Nearly two years since Chess.com hosted its first all-female Death Match, the next iteration will feature its first all-GM Death Match between two women. GM Irina Krush and GM Nadezhda...

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