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  • Guijarro leads Gibraltar 2017 with 1 round to go
    David Anton Guijarro beats Veselin Topalov in the penultimate Round 9 of Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017 () to take the solo lead with 1 round to go. He might only be the 24th seed (ELO 2650) coming into this tournament, but he finds himself ahead of household names in the chess world such as Hikaru … Continue reading “Guijarro leads Gibraltar 2017 with 1 round to go”

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  • Replay: Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017
  • 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”

  • Wesley So Wins London Chess Classic 2016 and Grand Chess Tour 2016 Titles
    It’s a proud moment for Wesley So. He ends the year on a high note. This, after Wesley So drew his final round game against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, while his closest contender for the London title, Fabiano Caruana, settled for draws as well against Anish Giri. London Chess Classic 2016 Round 9 Results Interesting to note … Continue reading “Wesley So Wins London Chess Classic 2016 and Grand Chess Tour 2016 Titles”

  • Wesley So Leads London Chess Classic 2016 with 1 Round to go
    All games were drawn in the penultimate Round 8, except, of course, no surprise there — the Topalov game. Replay all Round 8 games below:

  • London Chess Classic 2016 Ranking After Round 7
    Replay all the Round 7 games below: Replay all the games in London Chess Classic 2016.

  • So, Caruana, MVL win in Round 6 – London Chess Classic 2016
    GM Veselin Topalov appears to have made losing a habit in the first 6 rounds of London Chess Classic 2016. This is his fifth loss in 6 games. He is now out of the top 20 in the live ratings list. His latest tragedy in the 6th round came from the tournament leader, Wesley So. … Continue reading “So, Caruana, MVL win in Round 6 – London Chess Classic 2016”

  • Wesley So Still Leads London Chess Classic 2016 After 5 Rounds
    We’re beyond halfway the tournament, with 5 rounds completed out of the scheduled 9. In Round 5, only the English Mickey Adams won against Veselin Topalov: London Chess Classic 2016 Round 5 Results Topalov can’t seem to get his groove going in this tournament as he scored ½ only out of 5 games. This is … Continue reading “Wesley So Still Leads London Chess Classic 2016 After 5 Rounds”

  • Two in a row for Nakamura
    Hikaru Nakamura wins anew in Round 4 of the London Chess Classic 2016, the fourth and final leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2016, against Veselin Topalov. This is the only decisive game of the round, all the rest were drawn. Wesley So failed to capitalize on his 1-pawn advantage against his nemesis, Anish Giri, … Continue reading “Two in a row for Nakamura”

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