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Potential Game Of Year Played In Romanian Championship

Potential Game Of Year Played In Romanian Championship

It’s just the second month of 2023, but we may have the game of the year on our hands. The following game was played by 39-year-old GM Gergely-Andras-Gyula Szabo at the Romanian Chess Championship 2023. Szabo’s round-six victory over FM Nicodim-Cosmin Stepanencu is stunning enough to deserve a standalone article. It features a queen sacrifice, …

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Player Expelled From Romanian Championship After Alleged Cheating With Phone

Player Expelled From Romanian Championship After Alleged Cheating With Phone

A chess player was expelled from the Romanian Chess Championship after a phone was found in the restroom with a chess app showing his game’s position after move 15. Although certain information on the phone strongly suggested it was his, the player denied this. The incident occurred during the fifth round of the Romanian Championship, …

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China, Uzbekistan To Play For Gold In World Team Chess Championship

China, Uzbekistan To Play For Gold In World Team Chess Championship

China and Uzbekistan reached the final of the World Team Chess Championship in Jerusalem. The two countries defeated Spain and India respectively, in the second match on Thursday, after both first matches had ended in a 2-2 tie. The final and the fight for third place begin on Friday, November 25, starting at 5 a.m. …

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World Team Championship Takes Off In Jerusalem, Played With Rapid Time Control

World Team Championship Takes Off In Jerusalem, Played With Rapid Time Control

Azerbaijan and China are the early leaders at the FIDE World Team Chess Championship which started on Sunday in Jerusalem, Israel. The tournament is played under the rapid time control of 45+10 and has a pool stage followed by a knockout stage. Like the Olympiad, the World Team Championship is held every two years, with …

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Announcing The 2022 Speed Chess Championship

Announcing The 2022 Speed Chess Championship

Chess.com is excited to announce the 2022 Speed Chess Championship, beginning in late November.¬†World #1 GM Magnus Carlsen returns to an absolutely star-studded 16-player field that also includes¬†four-time Speed Chess Champion GM Hikaru Nakamura. As the Speed Chess Championship enters its sixth year, we see the strongest and most exciting lineup yet. 15 of the …

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Hikaru Nakamura Wins Fischer Random World Championship: Flash Report

Hikaru Nakamura Wins Fischer Random World Championship: Flash Report

GM Hikaru Nakamura was crowned as the FIDE Fischer Random World Chess Champion on Sunday after winning a thrilling armageddon tiebreaker against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. Having split the points on offer in their four-game mini-match, Nakamura saved his best efforts for the decider and paid tribute to the heroics of the format’s namesake, GM Bobby …

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How To Watch The Chess.com Global Championship Finals

How To Watch The Chess.com Global Championship Finals

The Chess.com Global Championship Finals start on November 2, 2022! As our biggest tournament of the year reaches its thrilling conclusion, the live finals will now occur in two locations: Toronto, Canada, and Belgrade, Serbia. Check out the details below for more information about the event, the players, and its $500,000 prize fund! How To …

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Yu Claims U.S. Women’s Championship In Thrilling Armageddon Tiebreaker

Yu Claims U.S. Women’s Championship In Thrilling Armageddon Tiebreaker

WGM Jennifer Yu was crowned the winner of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship on Thursday after a thrilling tiebreaker that had to be decided by an armageddon game. After winning the opening game of the match against GM Irina Krush, Yu very nearly put the match away during the second game. However, the eight-time …

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