Moscow GP Semis TB: Nepo sets up all-Russian final
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Moscow GP Semis TB: Nepo sets up all-Russian final

Ian Nepomniachtchi will face Alexander Grischuk in the final of the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix after beating Radek Wojtaszek with a win in the fourth tiebreak game of their semifinal match. Before that it was Wojtaszek who was on top, with the Polish player close to winning the first game of the day and then much better at some point in the next two as well. It meant nothing, however, as there was no coming back from a blunder on move 18 of the second 10-minute game.




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  • Reports May 19, 2019 | 10:24 AM 3

    Moscow GP, R1.2: Dubov stars as big names tumble

    Daniil Dubov played one of the games of the year to knock top seed Anish Giri out of the FIDE Moscow Grand Prix, but there was drama everywhere. Wesley So hit back to take his match with Jan-Krzysztof Duda to tiebreaks, but Levon...

  • Reports May 18, 2019 | 10:44 AM 7

    Moscow GP, R1.1: So, Aronian & Shak on the brink

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  • General May 16, 2019 | 4:41 PM 13

    FIDE Grand Prix to kick off in Moscow

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  • Reports May 14, 2019 | 6:51 PM 2

    IMSA World Masters starts in Hengshui

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  • Reports May 13, 2019 | 1:58 PM 6

    9 Conclusions from the Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz

    Magnus Carlsen lost to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for a second day in a row in Abidjan, but that couldn’t stop him winning the opening event of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour with two rounds to spare. Magnus went on to win those last two ...

  • Reports May 12, 2019 | 9:30 AM 2

    Côte d’Ivoire, Day 4: MVL beats Magnus to close gap

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took over the blitz no. 1 spot and became the first player to beat Magnus Carlsen in an official game since Alexander Zubov in Round 7 of the World Rapid Championship on December 27th last year. The win in ...

  • Reports May 11, 2019 | 11:01 AM 2

    Côte d’Ivoire, Day 3: Carlsen crosses 2900

    Magnus Carlsen described his play as “better, but not perfect yet” as for a third day in a row he scored 2.5/3, crossing 2900 on the rapid rating list and taking a 3-point lead into the 18 rounds of blitz this weekend. Hikaru Nak...

  • Reports May 10, 2019 | 10:38 AM 8

    Côte d’Ivoire, Day 2: Magnus is relentless

    “If players stop committing suicide against him that would be one way to stop him”, commented Fabiano Caruana, after Magnus Carlsen punished a Maxime Vachier-Lagrave blunder in Round 5 of the Côte d’Ivoire Rapid and Blitz in Abid...

  • Reports May 9, 2019 | 11:56 AM 9

    Côte d’Ivoire, Day 1: Carlsen & Wei Yi lead

    Magnus Carlsen continued right where he’d left off in Baden-Baden by defeating rivals Wesley So and Ian Nepomniachtchi in the first two rounds of the Côte d’Ivoire Rapid and Blitz in Abidjan. In Round 3 Hikaru Nakamura missed a t...

  • General May 8, 2019 | 2:47 PM 3

    Carlsen & co. in Africa for Grand Chess Tour launch

    The $1.75 million 2019 Grand Chess Tour starts today in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire’s largest city. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will begin the first 9 rounds of rapid chess against Wesley So, while in the last game of the day he pla...

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