Tata Steel 8: Magnus wins, Fabi catches Firouzja
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Tata Steel 8: Magnus wins, Fabi catches Firouzja

Magnus Carlsen finally won a game in 2020, beating Nikita Vitiugov to move within a point of Alireza Firouzja before they meet in Round 9 on Tuesday. Alireza drew against Jorden van Foreest and was caught in the lead by Fabiano Caruana, who managed to win a lost position against Vishy Anand. Vladislav Kovalev pulled off a similar trick against Jeffery Xiong, while Jan-Krzysztof Duda completed the day's action by fashioning a win out of nowhere against Yu Yangyi.

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  • Reports Dec 27, 2019 | 11:27 AM 3

    World Rapid 1: Duda halts Firouzja charge

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda joined Wang Hao, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ilia Smirin and Leinier Dominguez in the lead on 4.5/5 after Day 1 of the World Rapid Championship in Moscow after taking down Alireza Firouzja in Round 5. Before that th...

  • General Dec 26, 2019 | 9:45 AM 8

    World Rapid and Blitz starts in Moscow

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen is out to regain the number 1 spots in rapid and blitz from Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Hikaru Nakamura respectively as the $1 million World Rapid and Blitz Championships begin in Moscow today. Other ...

  • General Dec 23, 2019 | 1:09 PM 99

    MVL makes wild card appeal as Alekseenko chosen

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave's manager Laurent Vérat today appealed to the Russian Chess Federation to consider giving the wild card in the 2020 Candidates Tournament to the French no. 1, "the most obvious sporting choice", or to arrange ...

  • Reports Dec 22, 2019 | 8:12 PM 29

    Nepo in the Candidates as MVL misses out again

    Ian Nepomnaichtchi has qualified for the 2020 Candidates Tournament that will determine Magnus Carlsen’s next World Championship challenger after getting the draw he needed to beat Wei Yi and win the Jerusalem FIDE Grand Prix. Ma...

  • Reports Dec 22, 2019 | 4:37 AM 5

    Jerusalem Grand Prix Final 1: Nepo on the brink

    Ian Nepomniachtchi is only a draw away from winning the Jerusalem FIDE Grand Prix and securing a place in the 2020 Candidates Tournament after Wei Yi rejected a draw by repetition in the first game of the final only to go on to l...

  • Reports Dec 19, 2019 | 11:40 PM 11

    Jerusalem Grand Prix: Wei Yi is MVL’s last hope

    Wei Yi crashed through in the second semi-final tiebreak game against David Navara to reach the Jerusalem Grand Prix final. The 20-year-old Chinese star will now play Ian Nepomniachtchi on Saturday in a match that will decide Max...

  • Reports Dec 19, 2019 | 9:02 AM 6

    Jerusalem Grand Prix SF 2: Nepo knocks out MVL

    Ian Nepomniachtchi will qualify for next year’s World Championship Candidates Tournament in place of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave if he goes on to win the final of the Jerusalem Grand Prix. MVL got all he could hope for in what was for...

  • Reports Dec 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM 11

    Jerusalem Grand Prix SF 1: Nepo strikes first blow

    Ian Nepomniachtchi has beaten Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Game 1 of their Jerusalem Grand Prix semi-final, dealing a heavy blow to the French no. 1’s hopes of qualifying for the Candidates. Ian described the surprise he sprung on m...

  • Reports Dec 17, 2019 | 9:38 AM 2

    Jerusalem GP: MVL & Nepo in Candidates showdown

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will qualify for the World Championship Candidates Tournament for the first time in his career if he beats Ian Nepomniachtchi in the Jerusalem Grand Prix semi-final after the players overcame Dmitry Andreik...

  • General Dec 16, 2019 | 4:23 PM 4

    Own Magnus Carlsen’s World Championship jacket

    World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is auctioning off the jacket he wore during his victorious 2018 World Championship match in London against Fabiano Caruana. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Paraguayan project Chess...


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