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 14, 2019 | 2:03 PM 13

    STL Rapid & Blitz 4: “Something is dead wrong” (Kasparov)

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the last game of the day against Levon Aronian to take the sole lead, but it was blunders that dominated Day 4 of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz. Magnus Carlsen lost three games with Black and failed to ...

  • Reports Aug 13, 2019 | 10:07 AM 3

    STL Rapid & Blitz 3: MVL is rapid world no. 1

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost to Magnus Carlsen at the start of Day 3 of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, but by the end of the day he’d snatched the world no. 1 spot from Magnus and caught Levon Aronian in the lead. Magnus lost a 4t...

  • Reports Aug 12, 2019 | 10:02 AM 9

    STL Rapid & Blitz 2: A bad day for Magnus

    Magnus Carlsen lost to both Fabiano Caruana and Levon Aronian as he made uncharacteristic blunders on Day 2 of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz. Levon, who still leads and is now a whopping five points clear of Magnus, said the Worl...

  • Reports Aug 11, 2019 | 10:42 AM 0

    STL Rapid & Blitz 1: Ding beats Carlsen, Levon leads

    Ding Liren scored his first ever win with White over Magnus Carlsen in any time control to start the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz with a bang, but Magnus hit back to beat wild cards Richard Rapport and Leinier Dominguez in the follo...

  • General Aug 10, 2019 | 10:47 AM 5

    Magnus is back for the St. Louis Rapid & Blitz

    Magnus Carlsen has Black against Ding Liren as the Grand Chess Tour resumes today in St. Louis. The 5-day rapid and blitz event will be a warm-up for the 11-round Sinquefield Cup that starts shortly afterwards, though MVL will be...

  • chess24 Aug 9, 2019 | 4:18 PM 2

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 2

    In what Jan describes as, "a rare suit-up episode" he explains "I learned something new and I’m going to have to reveal a thing or two that I’d rather have kept for myself". As well as dropping some opening secrets he gives an in-d...

  • Reports Aug 7, 2019 | 6:06 PM 6

    Nepo wins Levitov Chess Week in photo finish

    Ian Nepomniachtchi has won the Levitov Chess Week after finishing tied on 5/7 with Alexander Grischuk but taking first prize for winning their head-to-head clash. Anish Giri ensured the final day went down to the wire as he beat ...

  • Reports Aug 6, 2019 | 10:03 AM 3

    Levitov Chess Week 2: Nepo halts Vishy’s charge

    Ian Nepomniachtchi overcame Vishy Anand in the final game of Day 2 of the Levitov Chess Week Rapid to take the sole lead going into the final two rounds on Tuesday. Before that “it felt like Vishy was back to his best years” (Svi...

  • Reports Aug 4, 2019 | 8:10 PM 7

    Kramnik makes winning return in blitz

    Vladimir Kramnik retired from classical chess in January, but in the blitz opener of the Levitov Chess Week he showed he’s still not so rusty. He matched the 5/7 of Vishy Anand but took first place after winning their individual e...

  • Reports Aug 2, 2019 | 11:25 AM 8

    MVL’s “horror-show” win | Paris Winners & Losers

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave has won the Paris Grand Chess Tour, $37,500 and the maximum possible 13 Grand Chess Tour points for a victory without tiebreaks, but it was a traumatic final day for the French no. 1! He crawled over the lin...


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