Giri draws first blood in the Shenzhen Masters
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Giri draws first blood in the Shenzhen Masters

Anish Giri has opened the scoring in the 2019 Shenzhen Masters after defeating Harikrishna in Round 2. The Dutch no. 1, who finished in second place in the first two editions of the tournament, will be aiming to go one better and win arguably his first supertournament, but he’ll face competition from the Chinese nos 1 and 2, Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi, as well as Richard Rapport and Dmitry Jakovenko.

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  • Reports Apr 10, 2019 | 8:14 AM 14

    Carlsen caps stunning Shamkir by beating Grischuk

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  • Reports Apr 9, 2019 | 9:31 AM 16

    Shamkir Chess 8: Magnus wins 4th Shamkir title

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  • Reports Apr 8, 2019 | 8:54 AM 7

    Shamkir Chess 7: A Magnus masterpiece vs Giri

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  • Reports Apr 7, 2019 | 9:57 AM 4

    Shamkir Chess 6: Karjakin strikes against Anand

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  • Reports Apr 4, 2019 | 10:58 PM 9

    Shamkir Chess 5: Anand beats Giri to go 2nd

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  • Reports Apr 4, 2019 | 9:20 AM 0

    Shamkir Chess 4: Mamedyarov escapes

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  • Reports Apr 3, 2019 | 9:11 AM 3

    Shamkir Chess 3: Magnus leads, crosses 2850

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  • Reports Apr 2, 2019 | 11:06 AM 2

    Shamkir Chess 2: Carlsen beats Anand

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  • Reports Apr 1, 2019 | 9:23 PM 0

    Nakamura and Yu win 2019 US Championships

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  • Reports Mar 31, 2019 | 9:31 PM 3

    Shamkir Chess 1: Anand lets Navara escape

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