Carlsen & Giri’s #MoveForEquality
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Carlsen & Giri’s #MoveForEquality

Arch rivals Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri combined yesterday to break a rule in chess – the convention that White goes first! The exhibition game was played to highlight the fight for equality on the eve of today’s United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Here at chess24 we’re marking the day with a 12-hour Banterthon with Grandmasters Jan Gustafsson, Loek van Wely and Jan Smeets, where Black will start first in all of the games.




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  • Reports Jan 19, 2019 | 9:11 AM 2

    Tata Steel 2019, 6: Carlsen and Giri hit the front

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  • Reports Jan 17, 2019 | 2:00 PM 6

    Tata Steel 2019, 5: Magnus breaks the streak

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  • Reports Jan 16, 2019 | 12:50 AM 5

    Tata Steel 2019, 4: Giri and Vidit win

    Carlsen-Kramnik was the big clash of the day in the Tata Steel Masters, and although it ended in a draw it didn’t disappoint. Vlad said afterwards, “I’m an old man – I just want to enjoy chess!” and for once he could, as he showe...

  • Reports Jan 15, 2019 | 12:04 PM 0

    Tata Steel 2019, 3: Nepo beats Kramnik to lead

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  • Reports Jan 14, 2019 | 9:37 AM 3

    Tata Steel 2019, 2: The Dutch strike back

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  • Reports Jan 13, 2019 | 9:47 AM 9

    Tata Steel 2019, 1: Nepo & Anand snatch early lead

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