FIDE World Cup R4 Tiebreaks: Xiong wins thriller
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FIDE World Cup R4 Tiebreaks: Xiong wins thriller

18-year-old Jeffery Xiong is two match wins away from the Candidates Tournament after winning on demand twice to edge out Jan-Krzysztof Duda in an 8-game match that featured only one draw. Also through to the quarterfinals are the finalists from the last World Cup: Ding Liren, who beat Kirill Alekseenko, and Levon Aronian, who lived dangerously against Le Quang Liem. Teimour Radjabov won the all-Azerbaijan battle against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, while 9th seed Alexander Grischuk beat 8th seed Leinier Dominguez.




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  • Reports Aug 26, 2019 | 11:59 AM 4

    Sinquefield Cup 8: Nepo & Karjakin join 5-way tie

    Ian Nepomniachtchi took down Levon Aronian while Sergey Karjakin exploited an MVL opening howler on a great day for the Russians in the 2019 Sinquefield Cup. It was a great day all round, as all but one game featured a real battl...

  • Reports Aug 25, 2019 | 1:49 PM 3

    Sinquefield Cup 7: Dead Heat at the Top

    Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren and Vishy Anand continue to lead the 2019 Sinquefield Cup after all games were drawn for a 4th time in 7 rounds. Once again it was Vishy Anand who fashioned a gilt-edged chance to beat Ding Liren only ...

  • Reports Aug 24, 2019 | 1:46 PM 2

    Sinquefield Cup 6: Vishy misses his chance

    Vishy Anand had a great chance to take the sole lead in the 2019 Sinquefield Cup after Anish Giri admitted he was “totally lost” in their Round 6 game. Instead all six games were drawn, though not without some real fights. Caruan...

  • Reports Aug 22, 2019 | 12:53 PM 11

    Sinquefield Cup 5: Ding and Nepo strike

    World no. 3 Ding Liren scored an impressive positional victory over Anish Giri to join Fabiano Caruana and Vishy Anand in the Sinquefield Cup lead going into the rest day. For the first time this year we had two winners, as Ian N...

  • Reports Aug 21, 2019 | 11:35 AM 5

    Sinquefield Cup 4: Caruana joins Anand in the lead

    Fabiano Caruana unleashed some unused World Championship preparation on Levon Aronian and was able to join Vishy Anand in the Sinquefield Cup lead when Levon cracked in time trouble. Elsewhere Vishy’s preparation gave him a won p...

  • Reports Aug 20, 2019 | 10:46 AM 4

    Sinquefield 3: All quiet on the Midwestern front

    “I thought here we go again!” is how Magnus Carlsen described walking into a novelty from Fabiano Caruana, and although the US star still had some suffering ahead he secured yet another draw against the World Champion. There were...

  • Reports Aug 19, 2019 | 11:20 AM 3

    Sinquefield Cup 2: “It hurts!”

    “It hurts!” commented Ian Nepomniachtchi after missing a knockout blow against Fabiano Caruana, though it was much harder to see than the tactic he’d blundered a day earlier against Vishy Anand. Anish Giri also had good chances o...

  • Reports Aug 18, 2019 | 10:39 AM 6

    Sinquefield 1: Anand grabs lead as Nepo blunders

    Vishy Anand grabbed the only win of Round 1 of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup after Ian Nepomniachtchi blundered a rook and the game on move 77 of a hard-fought contest. Elsewhere it was all draws, with Magnus Carlsen commenting after ...

  • General Aug 16, 2019 | 5:17 PM 8

    Magnus vs. History: Sinquefield Cup starts Saturday

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be dreaming of setting new chess records when he starts the 11-round Sinquefield Cup against Anish Giri on Saturday. He goes into the event, featuring all of the world’s top 9 players, on a ratin...

  • chess24 Aug 16, 2019 | 3:00 PM 1

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 3

    This week our chess openings guru Jan Gustafsson explains why not to play the Traxler Gambit, answers a couple of questions on the King's Indian Defence and tackles the easy topic of how to meet White's 6.Bg5 in the Najdorf! He also...

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