Sinquefield Cup 5: Ding and Nepo strike
Reports Aug 22, 2019 | 12:53 PM 7

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 Nepomniachtchi found a pawn winning “cheapo” (his word) against Hikaru Nakamura and, after many adventures, went on to convert. That took Nepo back to 50%, which is where Magnus Carlsen remains after five draws, the latest against Sergey Karjakin.




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  • General May 24, 2019 | 12:36 PM 0

    Chess stars to play in historic Scottish distillery

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  • Reports May 23, 2019 | 11:08 AM 5

    Moscow GP QF Tiebreaks: The favourites roll on

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  • Reports May 21, 2019 | 11:23 AM 1

    Moscow GP, QF 1: Magnus on match strategy

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  • Reports May 19, 2019 | 11:20 PM 0

    Moscow GP, R1 Tiebreaks: Nakamura & So march on

    US stars Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura both won their first tiebreak games with White and then drew with Black to reach the quarterfinals of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Wesley took advantage of a huge blunder by Jan-Krzysztof ...

  • Reports May 19, 2019 | 10:24 AM 3

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  • Reports May 18, 2019 | 10:44 AM 7

    Moscow GP, R1.1: So, Aronian & Shak on the brink

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