Grand Swiss 8: David Antón joins the leaders
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Grand Swiss 8: David Antón joins the leaders

24-year-old Spanish Grandmaster David Antón joined Fabiano Caruana and Levon Aronian in the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss lead after crushing Alexander Grischuk in 24 moves. Magnus Carlsen trails by half a point but has the white pieces against Caruana in Round 9, while superstars Vishy Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand and Sergey Karjakin all won to join Magnus in the 10-man chasing pack. Karjakin did so in a crazy game against Aleksey Dreev that saw the arbiters controversially move Shirov-Yu Yangyi to another room after their first 19 moves were identical.




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  • Reports Sep 24, 2019 | 12:31 AM 3

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  • Reports Sep 23, 2019 | 9:08 AM 3

    FIDE World Cup R4 Tiebreaks: Xiong wins thriller

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  • Reports Sep 22, 2019 | 9:05 AM 3

    FIDE World Cup 4.2: So, Svidler & Nepo out

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  • Reports Sep 21, 2019 | 10:20 AM 1

    FIDE World Cup 4.1: A bad day for the USA

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  • chess24 Sep 20, 2019 | 10:38 AM 11

    Magnus Carlsen tops Banter Blitz Cup billing

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  • Reports Sep 19, 2019 | 12:28 PM 6

    Khanty World Cup R3 TB: Xiong knocks out Giri

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  • Reports Sep 18, 2019 | 8:39 AM 0

    Khanty World Cup 3.2: No way back

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  • Reports Sep 17, 2019 | 12:55 AM 6

    Khanty World Cup 3.1: Seven on the brink

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