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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 19:04
The players' contracts for the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand need to be signed within a week, but Carlsen wants to postpone his decision until after the Sinquefield Cup, which...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 22:44
By now, you likely know that the 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the strongest chess tournament ever held. The average rating of 2802 FIDE ensures that the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is the place to be...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:06
The final stage of the 2013-2014 Women Grand Prix Series, under way in Sharjah, UAE will answer the question whether Hou Yifan or Humpy Koneru will emerge as the overall winner....
Monday, August 25, 2014 10:37
On Sunday GM Hrant Melkumyan won the 4th edition of the Riga Technical University Open in Latvia. The Armenian grandmaster edged out Richard Rapport of Hungary on tiebreak...
Sunday, August 24, 2014 16:59
In yesterday's four-game match between GM Hikaru Nakamura and the computer Stockfish, the world's top chess engine won 3-1. The world's fifth-best human managed two draws in the four...
Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:38
GM Laurent Fressinet has had a fabulous first half at the French Championship in Nimes. The 32-year-old grandmaster from Dax scored 5.5/6 and with five rounds to go, he is a point and...
Friday, August 22, 2014 16:27
According to its president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE has denied a request from Magnus Carlsen to postpone his world championship match with Viswanathan Anand. Carlsen is not happy with...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 13:42
GM Hrant Melkumyan of Armenia is the only player left with a perfect score at the Riga Open, a strong tournament in the Latvian capital that started right after the Tromsø...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 16:22
The four tournaments of the new FIDE Grand Prix series will be held in Baku (Azerbaijan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Tehran (Iran) and Moscow (Russia). Earlier today the World Chess...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 23:35
"Playing like a machine" has become a compliment lately in the chess world (if not an accusation!). This weekend, a top grandmaster will make it literal. On August 23, world number...

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