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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 Seirawan and Xu Yuhua/Yu Shaoteng, at the...
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 Championship with 2.5/3, ahead of GMs Loek van...
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...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:46
Hou Yifan won the Women's Grand Prix tournament in Lopota, Georgia on Tuesday after dominating the event from start to finish. The 20-year-old Chinese grandmaster...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 9:30
Bringing a phone to the playing hall may lead to a loss, an illegal move will lose the game also in rapid chess, and two illegal moves lead to a loss in classical chess. These are some...
Monday, June 30, 2014 17:47
On Sunday Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine won the Edmonton International in Canada with the excellent score of 8.0/9. The only other 2700 player in the field, Wesley So...

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