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Magnus Carlsen on Winning Rapid World Chess Championship

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Saturday, 28 June 2014


Magnus Carlsen sits down with his manager, Espen Agdestein, to discuss the results of the World Rapid Championship. Learn about Magnus' thoughts during the chess tournament and his view on his games.

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix in Lopota, Round 8

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Antoaneta Stefanova won her R8 game and has 4/8 points now
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in Lopota, Georgia from June 18 to July 2.

Round 8 results:

Antoaneta Stefanova (2488) - Nafisa Muminova (2332), 1-0
Bela Khotenashvili (2518) - Elina Danielian (2460) , 1/2-1/2
Humpy Koneru (2613) - Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532), 1/2-1/2
Zhao Xue (2538) - Anna Muzychuk (2561), 1/2-1/2
Hou Yifan (2629) - Harika Dronavalli (2503), 1/2-1/2
Ju Wenjun (2532) - Nana Dzagnidze (2540), 1/2-1/2

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Last Updated ( Friday, 27 June 2014 )
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Gigantic Suitcase

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Friday, 27 June 2014

By WGM Irina Bulmaga, Romania.
Best FIDE rating: 2410

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A great period will start for me soon, one which I can't wait to begin!

I haven't played chess so much lately, my last tournament was somewhere in the middle of May... I was caught with lots of exams at University (don't mean to gloat- but I passed all of them and now-I'm officially in my last year of Uni ).

A difficult task is now to be solved- how to pack a suitcase for 2 months? :))) I will go to the EIWCC in Plovdiv on the 4th of July, then a little vacation in Greece, after that- Olympiad and Turkish League, and I will be back home in September The difficult part about it is that the Olympiad will be held in Norway, Tromsø, where it's more an early spring than a real summer in August.

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Danzhou-2014, Round 3

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Arkadij Naiditsch defeated Zhao Jun in Round 3 and joined the leaders Ding Liren and Bu Xiangzhi

Round 3 results:

Arkadij Naiditsch (2705) - Zhao Jun (2603), 1-0
Bu Xiangzhi (2693) - Ding Liren (2714), 1/2-1/2
Wey Yi (2634) - Xiu Deshun (2550), 1/2-1/2
Ruslan Ponomariov (2723) - Ma Qun (2609), 1/2-1/2
Zhou Weiqi (2601) - Yu Yangyi (2675), 1/2-1/2

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix in Lopota, Round 7

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Hou Yifan is unstoppable at Lopota so far. She has 6.5/7 points.
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in Lopota, Georgia from June 18 to July 2.

Round 7 results:

Ju Wenjun (2532) - Antoaneta Stefanova (2488), 1-0
Nana Dzagnidze (2540) - Hou Yifan (2629), 0-1
Harika Dronavalli (2503) - Zhao Xue (2538), 1/2-1/2
Anna Muzychuk (2561) - Humpy Koneru (2613), 1/2-1/2
Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532) - Bela Khotenashvili (2518), 1-0
Elina Danielian (2460) - Nafisa Muminova (2332), 1-0

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 June 2014 )
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Danzhou-2014, Round 2

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Bu Xiangzhi is co-leading the Danzhou super tournament with Ding Liren after Round 2

Round 2 results:

Yu Yangyi (2675) - Ruslan Ponomariov (2723), 1/2-1/2
Ding Liren (2714) - Arkadij Naiditsch (2705), 1/2-1/2
Xiu Deshun (2550) - Bu Xiangzhi (2693), 0-1
Ma Qun (2609) - Wey Yi (2634), 1/2-1/2
Zhou Weiqi (2601) - Zhao Jun (2603), 1/2-1/2

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GM Caruana - GM Jobava annotated by GM Balogh

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Thursday, 26 June 2014
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By GM Csaba Balogh, Hungary
Best FIDE rating: 2672


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A nice attacking game by Fabiano Caruana, who intuitively sacrificed two pawns for longterm compensation.

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix in Lopota, Round 6

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Alexandra Kosteniuk won her first game in Lopota
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in Lopota, Georgia from June 18 to July 2.

Round 6 results:

Antoaneta Stefanova (2488) - Elina Danielian (2460), 1/2-1/2
Nafisa Muminova (2332) - Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532), 0-1
Bela Khotenashvili (2518) - Anna Muzychuk (2561), 0-1
Humpy Koneru (2613) - Harika Dronavalli (2503), 1-0
Zhao Xue (2538) - Nana Dzagnidze (2540), 0-1
Hou Yifan (2629) - Ju Wenjun (2532), 1-0

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 June 2014 )
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Danzhou-2014, Round 1

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014


The 5th edition of Danzou super tournament is underway in China (June 25 - July 5, round robin). Previously only Chinese players used to participate in it, but this time ex-FIDE World Chess Champion Ruslan Ponomariov and German #1 player Arkadij Naiditsch have been invited as well. Notable absentees are Wang Hao (2729), Wang Yue (2713) and Li Chao (2711). Could it be a qualification event for the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Norway? Who knows.

The time control is 90m/40 moves, another 30m added after move 40, 30s/move increment starting from move one. The official prize fund is 320,000 yuan (roughly $50,000).

Round 1 results:

Ding Liren (2714) - Zhao Jun (2603), 1-0
Arkadij Naiditsch (2705) - Xiu Deshun (2550), 1/2-1/2
Bu Xiangzhi (2693) - Ma Qun (2609), 1-0
Wey Yi (2634) - Yu Yangyi (2675), 1/2-1/2
Ruslan Ponomariov (2723) - Zhou Weiqi (2601), 1/2-1/2

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix in Lopota, Round 5

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hou Yifan is leading the tournament (4.5/5), while Ju Wenjun and Nana Dzagnidze (pictured) are at 4/5
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in Lopota, Georgia from June 18 to July 2.

Round 5 results:

Hou Yifan (2629) - Antoaneta Stefanova (2488), 1-0
Ju Wenjun (2532) - Zhao Xue (2538), 1-0
Nana Dzagnidze (2540) - Humpy Koneru (2613), 1-0
Harika Dronavalli (2503) - Bela Khotenashvili (2518), 1/2-1/2
Anna Muzychuk (2561) - Nafisa Muminova (2332), 1-0
Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532) - Elina Danielian (2460) , 1/2-1/2

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 June 2014 )
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