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 Jun 10, 2019 | 8:54 AM 9

    Norway Chess 5: How (not) to play Armageddon

    Magnus Carlsen increased his lead in Altibox Norway Chess 2019 to 1.5 points after drawing two effortless black games against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to maintain a 100% winning record in his mini-matches. All five encounters went ...

  • Reports Jun 9, 2019 | 12:52 PM 3

    Norway Chess 4: Stunning moves

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  • Reports Jun 7, 2019 | 4:31 PM 4

    Norway Chess 3: Magnus takes the lead

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament after winning what Peter Svidler described as “an instant Grünfeld classic” against Alexander Grischuk. That was just one of four decisive classical ga...

  • Reports Jun 6, 2019 | 12:35 PM 9

    Norway Chess 2: Shak leads as Carlsen escapes

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the sole leader of Altibox Norway Chess after pouncing on a blunder by Vishy Anand in Round 2 to win their classical game. Fabiano Caruana also picked up a 2-point win against MVL, while Magnus Carlsen wa...

  • Reports Jun 5, 2019 | 1:37 PM 12

    Norway Chess 2019, 1: Armageddon is here!

    Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi and Levon Aronian all won in Armageddon to lead this year’s Altibox Norway Chess tournament on 1.5/2 after Round 1. Only Carlsen-Anand saw a player come close to winnin...

  • Reports Jun 4, 2019 | 3:39 PM 1

    MVL beats Magnus again to win Norway Chess Blitz

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Magnus Carlsen for a 3rd time in a row to win the blitz opener of the 2019 edition of Altibox Norway Chess. It was the perfect finale to the event, since a win would have seen Magnus take first place. I...

  • Reports Jun 1, 2019 | 8:10 AM 0

    Women’s Candidates Tournament starts in Kazan

    A new era in women’s chess began in Kazan, Russia on Friday as eight of the world’s best female players began the battle to qualify for a World Championship match against Ju Wenjun. Women’s world no. 3 Mariya Muzychuk is the top ...

  • Reports May 30, 2019 | 12:03 AM 2

    Nepomniachtchi wins the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix

    “Somewhat solid” was how Ian Nepomniachtchi summed up his play after he beat Alexander Grischuk in the second tiebreak game to take first place in Moscow and claim 9 Grand Prix points. Despite the disappointment of losing, Grisch...

  • Reports May 28, 2019 | 11:14 PM 5

    Grischuk-Nepomniachtchi final goes to tiebreaks

    Alexander Grischuk described the first game of the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix final as an “opening catastrophe”, which left him an hour behind on the clock with the white pieces after 18 moves. Ian Nepomniachtchi failed to find a kil...

  • Reports May 27, 2019 | 7:39 PM 6

    Magnus lives dangerously but wins in Lindores

    Magnus Carlsen won 250 bottles of whisky as he finished unbeaten and in clear first place in the Lindores Abbey Chess Stars Tournament, but it wasn’t the kind of performance we’ve become accustomed to from the World Champion this...

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