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  • Action-Packed in Round 1 of the Candidates Tournament 2018
    We saw a lot of blood drawn in the opening round of the Candidates Tournament 2018, the tournament that will determine who will be this year’s challenger to Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2018. Shahkriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, and Fabiano Caruana led the opening round rampage. The victims: Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, and … Continue reading “Action-Packed in Round 1 of the Candidates Tournament 2018”

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  • Replay: Candidates Tournament 2018
  • Ding Liren and Levon Aronian off to Finals – FIDE World Cup 2017
    We saw four draws in four classical games in the two semi-final matches (replay). Thus both match-ups headed to the playoffs. In the match-up between Wesley So and Ding Liren, the first pair of rapid games (25mins + 10sec) ended in further draws, but in the second pair of rapid games (10mins + 10sec), Ding … Continue reading “Ding Liren and Levon Aronian off to Finals – FIDE World Cup 2017”

  • Wesley So vs. Ding Liren – Semifinals Playoffs – FIDE World Cup 2017
  • FIDE World Cup 2017 Semi-Finals (Classical Rounds)
  • FIDE World Cup 2017 Semi Finals
    From 128 players, now we’re down to just 4: Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So and Ding Liren. Big names that were not able to make it to the Final Four include Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin and Anish Giri. Remember, the winners (2) … Continue reading “FIDE World Cup 2017 Semi Finals”

  • May 2017 FIDE Ratings Update
    In this month’s FIDE ratings update, Vladimir Kramnik is back at No. 3 and Levon Aronian at No. 6. FIDE Ratings Top 20 – May 2017 Check out the complete Top 100 list for May 2017.

  • March 2017 FIDE Ratings Update
    GM Wesley So is now officially the No. 2 chess player in the world, in the March 2017 FIDE Ratings list, up one notch from last month’s. Moreover, it should be noted that this is the first time that there are 5 2800+ players in the list, after MVL made a comeback to the 2800-club. … Continue reading “March 2017 FIDE Ratings Update”

  • February 2017 FIDE Ratings Update: Wesley So is No. 3
    Following his outstanding performance in Tata Steel Masters 2017, Wesley So is now the world’s number 3 in the official FIDE Ratings List, with a rating of 2822. Despite the Live Ratings indicating So as now No. 2 after Fabiano Caruana dropped some ELO points to today’s 2820, Caruana’s sub-optimal performance from Gibraltar are not … Continue reading “February 2017 FIDE Ratings Update: Wesley So is No. 3”

  • FIDE Ratings – January 2017
    Wesley So starts the year 2017 being part of the 2800 club. In the official FIDE Ratings list for January 2017, he’s at the 4th place with 2808 ELO points, up 14 points from last month. He overtook Maxime Vachier-Lagrave after winning the London Chess Classic back in December. See below the Top 20 list: … Continue reading “FIDE Ratings – January 2017”

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