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Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

GM Pantsulaia Levan (Georgia) with 8.5 points emerged the Champion after the tenth and final round in the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Sholinganallur, Chennai on Friday 25th January, 2019. In the crucial final round, Pantsulaia drew with top seed [...]

Chennai Open: Akash among leaders, Harshavardhan stuns GM Rozum

Chennai Open: Akash among leaders, Harshavardhan stuns GM Rozum

Former National Champion International Master G Akash shared the lead with 4.0 points after the fourth round of the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Chennai here today. GM Norm holder Akash scored over Grandmaster Ziatdinov Raset of USA. In the [...]

Open de Portugal 2019

Open de Portugal 2019

The Portuguese Chess Federation will hold the Portugal Open from 2-10th February 2019 at the Pavilhão Casal Vistoso in Lisbon. The tournament will be a 9-round Swiss system, rated for FIDE, and valid for title norms. The tournament is included in the national Classical Chess Circuit. On 10 February, there will be an (optional) rapid [...]

GM Bai Jinshi winner of North American Open

GM Bai Jinshi winner of North American Open

The 19-years old Grandmaster Bai Jinshi from China has won the 28th Annual North American Open that was held from 26-30th December, 2018, at Bally’s Casino Resort in Las Vegas, USA. Bai Jinshi completed the event with 7,5/9 points to earn 10200 USD top prize and clear-winner bonus. IM Dionisio Aldama (Mexico) and IM Zhaozhi [...]

Magnus Carlsen and Kateryna Lagno are World Blitz Champions!

Magnus Carlsen and Kateryna Lagno are World Blitz Champions!

The King Salman World Blitz Chess Championship concluded today in the Manege, St. Petersburg, with Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Kateryna Lagno (Russia) emerging champions of their respective sections. After missing the podium in the Rapid Championship, Magnus Carlsen played much better in the Blitz event, holding the top position from the very beginning and securing [...]

Ju Wenjun and Daniil Dubov are World Rapid Champions!

Ju Wenjun and Daniil Dubov are World Rapid Champions!

The King Salman World Rapid Championship 2018 concluded today in St.Petersburg with Russian young star Daniil Dubov claiming the gold medal with 11/15 points. The 22-years old, seeded only 25th before the start of the event, completed the race undefeated with 7 wins and 8 draws. The key game was his victory against Wang Hao [...]

Nakamura wins Grand Chess Tour Final with dramatic last-round blitz victory

Nakamura wins Grand Chess Tour Final with dramatic last-round blitz victory

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura defeated Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the London Chess Classic and Grand Chess Tour Final by the super-slim margin of 15-13 – the win of a single blitz game – after a nail-biting sequence of seven draws. After several rapid and blitz games where the difference between the two players hardly ever [...]

Gawain Jones wins 2018 British Knockout Championship

Gawain Jones wins 2018 British Knockout Championship

Gawain Jones on Monday ensured his victory in the British Knockout Championship with 2 Rapid wins over fellow English GM Luke McShane, taking him to an insurmountable 17-3 lead without any need for points in the Blitz portion of the match. In the first Rapid game, McShane – desperately needing a win to get back [...]

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura draw game 2, setting up Rapid and Blitz showdown

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura draw game 2, setting up Rapid and Blitz showdown

Accurate defensive play and good endgame technique once again featured in the second Classical Game of the London Chess Classic Final, with Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave drawing after 53 moves of an evenly-contested Ruy Lopez Berlin Wall variation. As in Game 1, Black demonstrated full equality in a well-trodden main line of the queenless [...]

Gawain Jones storms into lead in British Knockout Championship Final

Gawain Jones storms into lead in British Knockout Championship Final

Gawain Jones on Sunday stormed into a 6-point lead in the British Knockout Championship Final, dispatching Luke McShane with a neat combination starting with 25 Bxf7+ that left his fellow English GM a pawn down with a hopeless position. Out of an equal French Tarrasch, Jones as White banked on a well-placed central bishop to [...]

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