Grand Swiss 9: Nakamura joins Candidates battle
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Grand Swiss 9: Nakamura joins Candidates battle

Hikaru Nakamura caught Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian and David Antón in the FIDE Grand Swiss lead with just two rounds to go after overpowering Vladislav Kovalev with the black pieces. The big clash of the day, Carlsen-Caruana, was a dramatic but short draw, while Wang Hao missed a great chance to take pole position in the Candidates race when he spoilt a brilliant grind against Nikita Vitiugov. Elsewhere 14-year-old Vincent Keymer finally became a grandmaster after so many near misses in the last year.

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  • Reports Oct 14, 2019 | 10:27 AM 3

    Grand Swiss 4: Magnus Carlsen’s great escape

    Magnus Carlsen stretched his unbeaten streak to 94 classical games and 439 days in Sunday’s Round 4 of the FIDE Grand Swiss, but he’d never looked more doomed in all that time. He was dead lost for a dozen moves but use...

  • Reports Oct 13, 2019 | 11:01 AM 1

    Grand Swiss 3: Only Caruana & Wang Hao on 100%

    Fabiano Caruana will try to improve on a 5 losses, 0 wins record against Wang Hao when the only players on 3/3 in the FIDE Grand Swiss meet in Sunday’s Round 4. Fabiano Caruana maintained his perfect score by out-tricki...

  • Reports Oct 12, 2019 | 10:40 AM 1

    Grand Swiss 2: Caruana in 5-man leading pack

    Fabiano Caruana beat Sam Sevian in Round 2 to join Adhiban, Wang Hao, Bu Xiangzhi and Alexei Shirov in the FIDE Grand Swiss lead on 2/2. It’s almost unheard of for just five players to lead after two rounds of such an e...

  • Reports Oct 11, 2019 | 11:26 AM 8

    Grand Swiss 1: Anand falls, Carlsen on the edge

    Vishy Anand fell to a brilliant attack by Evgeniy Najer in the biggest shock of Round 1 of the FIDE Grand Swiss on the Isle of Man. World Champion Magnus Carlsen also looked perilously close to losing his 90-game unbeat...

  • General Oct 10, 2019 | 9:44 AM 7

    Carlsen & Caruana return for FIDE Grand Swiss

    Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana are back to play on the Isle of Man after missing the 2018 event while preparing for their World Chess Championship match. The world numbers 1 and 2 are the clear top seeds for the FIDE

  • Reports Oct 3, 2019 | 4:28 PM 1

    FIDE World Cup Final 4: Tiebreaks it is!

    Ding Liren and Teimour Radjabov will play tiebreaks on Friday for the FIDE World Cup title and $110,000 top prize after their final classical game ended in a cagey draw. Magnus Carlsen and Peter Svidler are set to join Jan Gustaf...

  • Reports Oct 3, 2019 | 7:54 AM 2

    FIDE World Cup Final 3: Never write off Radjabov!

    Just when it seemed Ding Liren was about to win the FIDE World Cup, Teimour Radjabov struck back to level the match with an impressive technical victory that left the Chinese no. 1 wondering just where he’d gone wrong. Radjabov a...

  • Reports Oct 2, 2019 | 8:22 AM 5

    FIDE World Cup Final 2: Ding Liren strikes

    Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren celebrated the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China by beating Teimour Radjabov and taking a huge step towards winning the 2019 FIDE World Cup. Teimour commented, “I didn’t want to play anyt...

  • Reports Sep 30, 2019 | 6:12 PM 1

    FIDE World Cup Final, 1: A normal day

    “I prepared some line but actually before the game I just didn’t like it and decided to call it a day – just a normal day for me!” That was Teimour Radjabov’s battle cry after repeating the first 26 moves of a draw with Ding Lire...

  • Reports Sep 29, 2019 | 7:40 PM 9

    FIDE World Cup SF: Ding Liren does it again!

    Top seed Ding Liren has beaten compatriot Yu Yangyi to reach the FIDE World Cup final for a second time in a row. The victory means he joins Fabiano Caruana and his final opponent Teimour Radjabov as confirmed players in the 2020...


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