Pepe Cuenca sets up Magnus Carlsen showdown
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Pepe Cuenca sets up Magnus Carlsen showdown

Pepe Cuenca will play Magnus Carlsen in Round 2 of the $50,000 Banter Blitz Cup after the Spanish Grandmaster scored an incredible 9:0 victory over higher-rated Levan Pantsulaia. We’re now 48 matches down, 16 to go in Round 1, with some of the highlights including powerful displays by prodigies Alireza Firouzja and Praggnanandhaa. It’s not just about the chess. For instance, David Navara not only won his match but sang a chess-themed version of Yesterday by the Beatles!




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    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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  • Reports Sep 16, 2019 | 10:01 AM 1

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  • Reports Sep 15, 2019 | 9:37 AM 1

    Khanty World Cup 2.2: Naka out as Firouzja stars

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  • Reports Sep 14, 2019 | 10:27 AM 1

    Khanty World Cup 2.1: Nakamura & Wei Yi lose

    Hikaru Nakamura must win his second classical game or he’s out of the 2019 World Cup after blitzing out a blunder on move 14 of his game against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. David Anton beating Wei Yi was the only other upset win, but...

  • General Sep 13, 2019 | 12:15 PM 14

    chess24 and Opera GX: the perfect combination

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  • Reports Sep 13, 2019 | 8:56 AM 1

    Khanty World Cup R1 TB: Shankland & Adams out

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  • Reports Sep 12, 2019 | 9:52 AM 4

    Khanty World Cup 1.2: A Svidler masterpiece

    David Navara & Nils Grandelius lost their second games in Khanty-Mansiysk to join Radek Wojtaszek, Jorge Cori, Arkadij Naiditsch and Ruslan Ponomariov as big name players who are already out of the 2019 World Cup. In all only five o...

  • Reports Sep 11, 2019 | 8:49 AM 6

    Khanty World Cup, 1.1: Rise of the teen stars

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  • General Sep 9, 2019 | 4:12 PM 8

    The 2019 Khanty-Mansiysk World Cup begins

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