Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again
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Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again

16-year-old Alireza Firouzja beat Jeffery Xiong in Round 7 to retake the sole lead in the Tata Steel Masters on an incredible 5/7. The Iranian now leads Magnus Carlsen by 1.5 points after the World Champion once more struggled to draw, this time against Vishy Anand. Meanwhile Wesley So has been joined in second place by Jorden van Foreest, whose win over Nikita Vitiugov was the first win for Black in this year's event, and Fabiano Caruana, who ground down Daniil Dubov in 79 moves.




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  • Reports Oct 31, 2019 | 10:54 PM 6

    Euro Teams 6-7: The Daniil Dubov Show

    Dmitry Andreikin’s win over Vassily Ivanchuk made Russia the sole leaders after Round 6 of the European Team Championship, while Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu beat Nikita Vitiugov as Germany held the favourites to a draw in Round 7, but ...

  • Reports Oct 31, 2019 | 12:17 PM 1

    Carlsen and So to play Fischer Random final

    Magnus Carlsen described his “general mind-set” as “whenever there are titles to be had I want to have them!” after he beat Fabiano Caruana 12.5:7.5 to qualify for the $200,000 final of the inaugural FIDE Fischer Random World Cham...

  • Reports Oct 30, 2019 | 10:31 AM 0

    Euro Teams 4-5: Russia lead at halfway mark

    Daniil Dubov was again the hero as Russia went into the European Team Championship rest day as the leaders in both the Open and the Women’s sections. The women are the sole leaders after defeating their key rivals Georgia, while ...

  • Reports Oct 29, 2019 | 9:48 AM 2

    Carlsen and So take Fischer Random lead

    Wesley So is on the verge of the Fischer Random World Championship final after winning both 45-minute games against Ian Nepomniachtchi on Day 2 to take an almost insurmountable 6-point lead. Magnus Carlsen had chances to gain the...

  • Reports Oct 28, 2019 | 10:03 AM 1

    Carlsen and Caruana trade wins in Fischer Random

    Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana both won with the black pieces as their FIDE World Fischer Random Championship semi-final got off to an explosive start. In the other match Ian Nepomniachtchi and Wesley So drew both their games...

  • Reports Oct 27, 2019 | 10:44 AM 3

    Euro Teams 3: Armenia, Ukraine, Netherlands lead

    Anish Giri once again won an amazing game, defeating Spain’s David Antón in 28 moves, to help the Netherlands become one of only three teams with a perfect score after three rounds of the 2019 European Team Chess Championship in B...

  • Reports Oct 26, 2019 | 9:30 AM 4

    Euro Teams 2: Giri wins stunner

    Anish Giri played the game of Round 2 of the European Team Championship in Batumi, scoring a stunning win with the black pieces over Greece’s Ioannis Papaioannou. There was an upset victory for the Czech Republic over 3rd seeds P...

  • Reports Oct 25, 2019 | 9:37 AM 0

    Euro Teams 1: The Isle of Man hangover

    Daniil Dubov may just have refuted the Anti-Marshall, but it wasn’t enough to stop European Team Chess Championship top seeds Russia being held to a shock draw by Denmark after losses for Maxim Matlakov and the high-flying Kirill ...

  • Reports Oct 23, 2019 | 1:29 PM 5

    World Junior Championship enters finishing straight

    This year’s World Junior Championship is taking place in New Delhi, India, and although it’s been overshadowed by events on the Isle of Man it’s still a prestigious tournament. 14-year-old Praggnanandhaa was battling to follow up...

  • Reports Oct 22, 2019 | 2:09 PM 18

    Wang Hao wins it all! 9 Grand Swiss conclusions

    30-year-old Chinese Grandmaster Wang Hao is the shock winner of the 2019 FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss after he beat David Howell in the final round to take the trophy on tiebreaks ahead of Fabiano Caruana. The bigger prize was a pl...

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