Dominguez wins Dortmund despite late Nepo surge
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Dominguez wins Dortmund despite late Nepo surge

Leinier Dominguez has set another milestone on his return from a 2.5 year break from classical chess by winning the 47th edition of the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting and entering the world Top 10. His unbeaten +2 left him half a point ahead of the other 2700 players in the field, with Ian Nepomniachtchi winning his last two games to finish above Radek Wojtaszek, Richard Rapport and Teimour Radjabov on the tiebreak of most wins.

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  • Reports Oct 10, 2014 | 10:04 AM 2

    Baku GP, Round 7: Caruana is human!

    Hard as it is to believe, in Round 7 of the Baku Grand Prix Fabiano Caruana lost to Dmitry Andreikin, who had been rooted to the bottom of the standings. Chess is seldom easy, and Caruana’s risk-taking backfired when his opponent ...

  • Reports Oct 9, 2014 | 11:20 PM 0

    Baku close-up: Caruana beats Svidler

    Until losing to Dmitry Andreikin in Round 7 Fabiano Caruana was looking unstoppable at the Baku FIDE Grand Prix. His victory in Round 6 saw him take the sole lead and cross 2850 on the live rating list. GM Jan Gustafsson takes a clo...

  • Reports Oct 9, 2014 | 10:57 AM 0

    Baku GP, Round 6: Caruana hits Kasparov's 2851

    They say the closer you get to the summit the harder it gets, but it’s Fabiano Caruana’s opponents who are struggling for air. By beating Peter Svidler in Round 6 of the Baku Grand Prix the Italian not only took the sole lead but...

  • Reports Oct 8, 2014 | 10:33 AM 1

    Baku GP, Round 5: Chess is a draw

    Six games, six draws. There really isn’t a huge amount more that can be said about Round 5 of the FIDE Grand Prix in Baku. The closest we came to a win was Hikaru Nakamura’s attempt to convert an extra pawn against Leinier Doming...

  • Features Oct 7, 2014 | 2:34 PM 4

    China vs. Russia (2): Soviet chess technique

    Is 16-year-old Vladislav Artemiev set to follow in the footsteps of Anatoly Karpov, Vladimir Kramnik and Mikhail Botvinnik? Spanish IM David Martínez continues his series looking at the Russian and Chinese schools of chess by exa...

  • Reports Oct 6, 2014 | 2:31 PM 7

    Baku GP, Round 4: Don’t mess with Caruana!

    On Sunday Fabiano Caruana rebuffed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov’s attack the way others swat flies to join Boris Gelfand in the lead after four rounds of the Baku FIDE Grand Prix. All the other games were drawn, although it was far from th...

  • Reports Oct 5, 2014 | 11:37 AM 1

    Baku GP, Round 3: Time on Gelfand’s side

    Boris Gelfand, the Baku Grand Prix’s oldest player at 46, has taken the lead on 2.5/3 after Alexander Grischuk’s flag fell as he attempted to make his 60th move. That late drama meant we once again had a round with two winners, s...

  • Reports Oct 4, 2014 | 9:14 AM 3

    Baku GP, Round 2: Nakamura and Svidler win

    There were another four draws in the second round of the Baku Grand Prix, but this time no-one was complaining! At least three of them, including a fantastic battle between leaders Caruana and Gelfand, should have ended decisivel...

  • Reports Oct 2, 2014 | 9:47 PM 1

    Baku GP, Round 1: New city, same Caruana

    Fabiano Caruana came into the Baku Grand Prix with the “first world problem” of how to defend his sky-high new 2844 rating, but if he was feeling the pressure he didn’t let it show. The Italian beat world no. 8 Sergey Karjakin to...

  • Reports Oct 1, 2014 | 5:57 PM 0

    Inarkiev wins photo finish at Baku Open

    Ernesto Inarkiev has won the Baku Open on tiebreaks after the Russian grandmaster equaled the 7/9 scored by Romania’s Constantin Lupulescu. The final round was a cliff-hanger, where Inarkiev managed to snatch victory in a drawn e...


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