Wesley So and Jeffery Xiong took advantage of a shaky start by maverick Timur Gareyev to grab two of only three wins in the first two rounds of the 2019 US Chess Championship. The other winner was 18-year-old Sam Sevian, who continued his excellent form from the World Team Championship to overcome stiff resistance from the youngest player in the field, Awonder Liang. In the Women’s Championship Carissa Yip and Jennifer Yu lead, with Carissa benefiting from Akshita Gorti resigning a position where she stood no worse.
In a month’s time Magnus Carlsen will take on Viswanathan Anand for the chance to become World Chess Champion at the age of 22, a feat only previously accomplished by Garry Kasparov. The young Norwegian talked about the match in a v...
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