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Aronian Elimates Caruana In Thrilling Armageddon Playoff

Aronian Elimates Caruana In Thrilling Armageddon Playoff

GM Levon Aronian kept his tournament dreams alive in Saint Louis on Tuesday after defeating GM Fabiano Caruana in a monumental clash at The 2023 American Cup. Following six decisive results in their rapid and blitz encounters, an armageddon tiebreaker was needed to split the players and Aronian came out on top after some resourceful …

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So Captures First Knockout Victory in Bullet Playoff

So Captures First Knockout Victory in Bullet Playoff

GM Wesley So won week 21 of the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship¬†presented by Coinbase, defeating GM Sam Sevian in the closely-fought finals match that culminated in a bullet playoff. GMs Dmitry Andreikin and Maxim Matlakov made it to the semifinals. GM David Paravyan, Alexander Grischuk, Parham Maghsoodloo, and Andrey Esipenko finished in the quarterfinals. Participating …

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Vachier-Lagrave Wins Three-Way Playoff: 2022 Superbet Chess Classic Romania, Day 9

Vachier-Lagrave Wins Three-Way Playoff: 2022 Superbet Chess Classic Romania, Day 9

The ninth and final round of the Superbet Chess Classic delivered the results that allowed the viewers a spectacle of a three-way playoff. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat GM Alireza Firouzja¬†to catch up to the American duo of GMs Levon Aronian and Wesley So, both of whom drew their games. The resulting playoff was an all-play-all …

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