Dortmund 2018, 4: Kramnik halts Duda’s rise
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Dortmund 2018, 4: Kramnik halts Duda’s rise

Vladimir Kramnik has blown the race to win the 2018 Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund wide open after scoring a convincing win over rising star Jan-Krzysztof Duda in Round 4. Both players are now in a 4-way tie for 1st place alongside Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladislav Kovalev, who drew their games, while Anish Giri is just half a point off the lead after inflicting a third loss in a row on Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.

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  • Reports Jun 2, 2018 | 11:46 PM 4

    Norway Chess 5: Caruana stops Karjakin

    Fabiano Caruana beat Sergey Karjakin in Altibox Norway Chess Round 5 to return to 50% while dragging his opponent down to the same level. That was good news for Magnus Carlsen, whose somewhat shaky draw against Vishy Anand meant ...

  • Reports Jun 2, 2018 | 9:38 AM 1

    Norway Chess 4: Karjakin and Aronian strike

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  • chess24 May 31, 2018 | 3:01 PM 6

    Jan's Opening Clinic 19: Part 3

    Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson's quest to solve the world's chess opening problems continues as he answers a third batch of questions posed by chess24 Premium users in Opening Clinic no. 19. This time there was just one question on Jan'...

  • Reports May 30, 2018 | 11:04 PM 42

    Norway Chess 3: Magnus beats Lev to cross 2850

    Magnus Carlsen beat Levon Aronian in what Peter Svidler called “a tremendously impressive game” to take a full point lead after just three rounds of the 2018 edition of Altibox Norway Chess. That result also saw Magnus cross 2850...

  • Reports May 29, 2018 | 11:17 PM 9

    Norway Chess 2: Caruana blunders on day of draws

    Fabiano Caruana’s rocky start to Altibox Norway Chess 2018 continued in Round 2 as he again made a “kind of ridiculous” blunder, this time against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. He gave up a pawn for no reason, but luckily by that point ...

  • Reports May 29, 2018 | 9:53 AM 6

    Norway Chess 1: Carlsen shows Caruana who’s boss

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen has beaten his upcoming challenger Fabiano Caruana in Round 1 of the 2018 edition of Altibox Norway Chess, opening up a 36-point lead at the top of the live rating list. Magnus called the win “a conf...

  • Reports May 28, 2018 | 10:38 AM 5

    Wesley So wins Norway Chess blitz

    Wesley So lost to Magnus Carlsen but won four of his remaining games to win the traditional blitz opener of the 2018 edition of Altibox Norway Chess. The other players to win the prize of five Whites in the main event were Hikaru...

  • General May 27, 2018 | 9:35 AM 7

    Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Preview

    Magnus Carlsen tops the field as the 6th edition of Altibox Norway Chess begins today in Stavanger with the traditional blitz opener. The World Champion suffered a “dark night of the soul” a year ago as he finished second last an...

  • Reports May 25, 2018 | 9:55 AM 13

    Giri beats Fabi, but Baden-Baden win Bundesliga

    Peter Svidler and Rustam Kasimdzhanov were the heroes as Baden-Baden beat Solingen 4.5:3.5 in the playoff to claim a 12th Bundesliga title in the last 13 years. On paper it was a mismatch, with Baden-Baden fielding seven 2700 pla...

  • chess24 May 24, 2018 | 3:00 PM 6

    Jan's Opening Clinic 19: Part 2

    Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson continues to answer the questions posed in his 19th Opening Clinic. His latest batch of answers deals with the chess opening doubts of 15 chess24 Premium users, two of whom asked about the King's Gambit. A...


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