Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again
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Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again

16-year-old Alireza Firouzja beat Jeffery Xiong in Round 7 to retake the sole lead in the Tata Steel Masters on an incredible 5/7. The Iranian now leads Magnus Carlsen by 1.5 points after the World Champion once more struggled to draw, this time against Vishy Anand. Meanwhile Wesley So has been joined in second place by Jorden van Foreest, whose win over Nikita Vitiugov was the first win for Black in this year's event, and Fabiano Caruana, who ground down Daniil Dubov in 79 moves.




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  • Reports Sep 11, 2014 | 5:05 PM 5

    Sinquefield Cup: Ultimate Moves, Ultimate Showdown

    Following the historic Sinquefield Cup, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center organized two additional exhibition events with the same top grandmasters who partook in the main tournament. On Monday, "Ultimate Moves" featured a lively...

  • Interviews Sep 11, 2014 | 10:53 AM 2

    Vallejo on Bilbao, the Spanish title and more

    Spanish star Paco Vallejo “retired” in 2012, but it never seemed to stop him playing chess. Recently he’s been in fine form, beating Vladimir Kramnik and Le Quang Liem at the Olympiad and winning the recent Spanish Championship o...

  • Reports Sep 10, 2014 | 7:44 PM 1

    Ivanchuk leads Mérida to Spanish Championship

    Vassily Ivanchuk’s team Mérida Patrimonio de la Humanidad have won the Spanish Team Championship, which ended today in the world-renowned chess city of Linares. The 7-round event featured a combination of Spanish players and inte...

  • General Sep 9, 2014 | 11:33 AM 19

    Garry Kasparov on the FIDE election

    We saw yesterday in St. Louis the thrill that winning at chess still gives the 13th World Champion, Garry Kasparov. It was an experience he's known perhaps more than any man alive, but in the recent FIDE presidential election he tas...

  • Interviews Sep 8, 2014 | 3:06 PM 5

    Aronian: Drawn towards imperfection

    Levon Aronian will want to forget about the 2014 Sinquefield Cup in a hurry – three losses in a row early on left him in damage limitation mode while Fabiano Caruana snatched his world no. 2 spot. The Armenian still remains at the...

  • General Sep 7, 2014 | 7:13 PM 14

    Carlsen signs to play Anand in Sochi

    Two months from now the World Championship rematch between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will start in Sochi, Russia — and we can finally get excited about it! Magnus confirmed he’d signed one final autograph in St. Louis ...

  • Reports Sep 7, 2014 | 12:50 AM 6

    Sinquefield Cup: The last round

    The 2nd Sinquefield Cup will go down in history as one of the greatest tournaments ever. It's over now, which is sad. Jan Gustafsson reports on the final stages, with no points for guessing the winner.

  • Reports Sep 6, 2014 | 4:28 PM 5

    Carlsen and Caruana let wins slip in St. Louis

    Round 9 of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup was the first occasion on which every game was drawn. While the outcome of the encounter between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Veselin Topalov was logical, though, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana...

  • General Sep 6, 2014 | 1:44 PM 4

    The 2014 GRENKE Chess Classic

    The 2nd edition of the GRENKE Chess Classic takes place in Baden-Baden from the 6th to the 17th September 2014. This year's event features eight top German players, including the full German Olympiad team of Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, Me...

  • Reports Sep 5, 2014 | 6:05 PM 5

    Caruana stopped, but $100,000 richer

    Fabiano Caruana has won the 2014 Sinquefield Cup with two rounds to spare. He was a whisker away from beating World Champion Magnus Carlsen and extending his staggering 7/7 streak, but ultimately had to settle for a draw, the 3rd...

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