Moscow GP Semis: Grischuk knocks out Nakamura
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Moscow GP Semis: Grischuk knocks out Nakamura

Alexander Grischuk is through to the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix final and up to world no. 6 after winning a hugely complicated second classical game to beat Hikaru Nakamura 1.5:0.5. The Russian’s opponent in the final will be either Ian Nepomniachtchi or Radek Wojtaszek, whose encounter goes to tiebreaks on Saturday after both classical games were drawn, in 26 and then 22 moves.




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  • Reports May 18, 2019 | 10:44 AM 7

    Moscow GP, R1.1: So, Aronian & Shak on the brink

    Wesley So, Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov must all win on demand on Saturday or they’re out of the Moscow Grand Prix. They were beaten by Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Radek Wojtaszek on an opening day that ...

  • Reports May 14, 2019 | 6:51 PM 2

    IMSA World Masters starts in Hengshui

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  • Reports May 13, 2019 | 1:58 PM 6

    9 Conclusions from the Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz

    Magnus Carlsen lost to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for a second day in a row in Abidjan, but that couldn’t stop him winning the opening event of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour with two rounds to spare. Magnus went on to win those last two ...

  • Reports May 12, 2019 | 9:30 AM 2

    Côte d’Ivoire, Day 4: MVL beats Magnus to close gap

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took over the blitz no. 1 spot and became the first player to beat Magnus Carlsen in an official game since Alexander Zubov in Round 7 of the World Rapid Championship on December 27th last year. The win in ...

  • Reports May 11, 2019 | 11:01 AM 2

    Côte d’Ivoire, Day 3: Carlsen crosses 2900

    Magnus Carlsen described his play as “better, but not perfect yet” as for a third day in a row he scored 2.5/3, crossing 2900 on the rapid rating list and taking a 3-point lead into the 18 rounds of blitz this weekend. Hikaru Nak...

  • Reports May 10, 2019 | 10:38 AM 8

    Côte d’Ivoire, Day 2: Magnus is relentless

    “If players stop committing suicide against him that would be one way to stop him”, commented Fabiano Caruana, after Magnus Carlsen punished a Maxime Vachier-Lagrave blunder in Round 5 of the Côte d’Ivoire Rapid and Blitz in Abid...

  • Reports May 9, 2019 | 11:56 AM 9

    Côte d’Ivoire, Day 1: Carlsen & Wei Yi lead

    Magnus Carlsen continued right where he’d left off in Baden-Baden by defeating rivals Wesley So and Ian Nepomniachtchi in the first two rounds of the Côte d’Ivoire Rapid and Blitz in Abidjan. In Round 3 Hikaru Nakamura missed a t...

  • Reports Apr 29, 2019 | 10:18 AM 6

    GRENKE Chess 8: Magnus leaves trail of destruction

    Magnus Carlsen’s phenomenal run continues, with the World Champion now up to a live rating of 2871.2 after mating Peter Svidler in 33 moves in the penultimate round of the 2019 GRENKE Chess Classic. That wasn’t quite enough to cl...

  • Reports Apr 28, 2019 | 10:09 AM 21

    GRENKE Chess 7: Carlsen crushes Aronian

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen eased to victory against Levon Aronian in Round 7 of the GRENKE Chess Classic to take a big step towards winning his 3rd supertournament of the year. Only Fabiano Caruana is currently within touching...

  • Reports Apr 27, 2019 | 10:00 PM 18

    Giri wins “soft” Shenzhen Masters

    Anish Giri beat Dmitry Jakovenko in the final round to win the 2019 Shenzhen Masters, a result that some claim is his first ever supertournament victory. World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who had called the 2754 average rating event...

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