Vishy! MVL! Abdumalik!
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Vishy! MVL! Abdumalik!

Vishy Anand didn’t win a game in the rapid section of Tata Steel Chess India, then started with 2 draws and a loss in blitz. His local fans in Kolkata may have been losing hope, but suddenly he won the next 3 games, qualified for a playoff against Hikaru Nakamura and won it all! Meanwhile in Shenzhen, China, Giri ruined a run of 9 draws by winning the final game against Wojtaszek, but was still edged into second place by MVL. In Khanty-Mansiysk 4 of the favourites reached the Women’s World Championship semifinals, but 18-year-old Abdumalik missed out after a great fight.




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  • Reports Nov 9, 2018 | 8:41 AM 10

    Khanty WWCh R2: More stars fall

    2nd seed Humpy Koneru, 6th seed Aleksandra Goryachkina and 8th seed Tan Zhongyi were among the top players to be knocked out in Round 2 of the Women’s World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk. Only three of the eight matches in Roun...

  • Reports Nov 8, 2018 | 1:41 PM 5

    Ding moves to 99 as Chinese stars strike

    Ding Liren beat Radek Wojtaszek and Yu Yangyi overcame Nikita Vitiugov as blood was finally spilt in Round 5 of the Shenzhen Masters. Going into the rest day the Chinese players not only lead the tournament but have other claims ...

  • Reports Nov 6, 2018 | 9:00 AM 5

    Khanty WWCh R1: Favourites fall to youngsters

    10th seed Elisabeth Paehtz was beaten by 18-year-old Iranian Mobina Alinasab as the first round of the Women’s World Championship reduced the field of 64 players to 32 in just three days. Elisabeth was far from alone in falling t...

  • Reports Nov 4, 2018 | 10:33 PM 10

    Ding Liren follows in Tal’s footsteps

    Ding Liren matched Mikhail Tal’s 95-game unbeaten streak with a draw in Round 1 of the Shenzhen Masters against the last player to beat him in a classical game of chess, Anish Giri. That's now over 15 months ago, but it’s not goi...

  • Reports Nov 3, 2018 | 8:18 AM 9

    New Women’s World Championship starts in Khanty

    The 64-player FIDE Women’s World Championship knockout starts today in Khanty-Mansiysk, and it’s also the start of changes in women’s chess. Reigning Women’s World Champion and top seed Ju Wenjun will face a tough fight to retain...

  • Reports Oct 31, 2018 | 1:26 PM 30

    Youth Championship marred by bribery accusation

    The 2018 World Youth Chess Championship in Greece was a celebration of how diverse chess has become, with 626 players from 78 federations competing and no federation winning more than 3 of the 18 medals on offer. In fact only 3 e...

  • Reports Oct 29, 2018 | 9:47 AM 7

    Isle of Man 9: Radek and Alina steal the show

    Husband and wife team Radek Wojtaszek and Alina Kashlinskaya triumphed in the Chess.com Isle of Man International. Radek drew with Arkadij Naiditsch to take a £37,500 share of the 1st and 2nd prizes and then won the blitz tiebrea...

  • Reports Oct 27, 2018 | 10:11 PM 4

    Isle of Man 8: Day of the underdog

    Of the top nine seeds at the start of the Chess.com Isle of Man International only one player, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, goes into the final day with a chance of winning a share of the £50,000 first prize. The leaders are Arkadij N...

  • Reports Oct 27, 2018 | 10:28 AM 0

    Isle of Man 7: Spiderman defeats Superman

    Mickey Adams beat Abhijeet Gupta in Round 7 of the Chess.com Isle of Man International to join what is now a group of seven leaders on 5.5/7 going into the final two rounds. Despite some thrilling fights the top six boards were a...

  • Reports Oct 26, 2018 | 8:36 AM 1

    Isle of Man 6: Nakamura & MVL join the leaders

    Hikaru Nakamura ended the giant-killing run of Abhijeet Gupta as the race for the £50,000 top prize in the Chess.com Isle of Man International heats up. He’s joined in the six-player leading pack on 5/6 by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ...

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