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Magnus Carlsen Finishes 2018 European Club Cup with 1 Win and 5 Draws

Magnus Carlsen Finishes 2018 European Club Cup with 1 Win and 5 Draws

In his last official live tournament before his World Championship Match against Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen finished the 2018 European Club Cup with a +1 score, after a win against ...
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Magnus Carlsen Will Play European Club Cup in Last Tournament Before World Championship Match

Magnus Carlsen Will Play European Club Cup in Last Tournament Before World Championship Match

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will play in the European Club Cup in Chalkidiki, Greece, from October 12th to October 18th in his final rated tournament before his much-anticipated World ...
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China Wins Gold, United States Silver, Russia Bronze at 2018 Chess Olympiad

China Wins Gold, United States Silver, Russia Bronze at 2018 Chess Olympiad

China has won the Gold at the 2018 Chess Olympiad, with the United States finishing with the silver, and Russia taking the bronze. All three teams finished with 18 points ...
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China & United States Lead 2018 Chess Olympiad Heading into Final Round

China & United States Lead 2018 Chess Olympiad Heading into Final Round

After 10 completed rounds, China and the United States are tied for the lead at the 2018 Chess Olympiad with only one round to go. China defeated Poland 3-1, while ...
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United States Suffers Setback, Loses to Poland in 9th Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States Suffers Setback, Loses to Poland in 9th Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

Team USA has suffered their first setback at the 2018 Chess Olympiad, losing in the 9th round to Poland 2.5 to 1.5. This is the United States’ first loss at ...
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United States Defeats Azerbaijan in 8th Round and Becomes Leader of 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States Defeats Azerbaijan in 8th Round and Becomes Leader of 2018 Chess Olympiad

Team USA has become the sole leader of the 2018 Chess Olympiad after eight completed rounds, defeating a tough Azerbaijan team by a score of 2.5 to 1.5. United States ...
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United States Tied for First Place After Defeating Croatia in 7th Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States Tied for First Place After Defeating Croatia in 7th Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

Team USA has a share of the lead after seven rounds at the 43rd Chess Olympiad with a win against Croatia 3-1, paired with a 2-2 draw between the two ...
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United States Defeats Overmatched Bosnia & Herzegovina in 6th Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States Defeats Overmatched Bosnia & Herzegovina in 6th Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

The United States decisively defeated an overmatched Bosnia & Herzegovina team by a score of 3.5 to 0.5 in the sixth round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad, rebounding from a ...
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United States Draws with Israel in 5th Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States Draws with Israel in 5th Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

Team USA only managed a draw 2-2 against Team Israel (rated 2677) in the 5th round of the 2018 Chess Olympiad, despite having a team that was rated 100 points ...
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United States Defeats India in Marquee Matchup of 4th Round at 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States Defeats India in Marquee Matchup of 4th Round at 2018 Chess Olympiad

The fourth round of the 2018 Chess Olympiad saw the best matchup of the Olympiad so far, the United States (rated 2777) squaring off against India (rated 2723), and Team ...
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United States Defeats Netherlands 3-1 in Third Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States Defeats Netherlands 3-1 in Third Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

In Round 3 of the 2018 Chess Olympiad, the United States played their toughest opponents of the tournament so far, the undefeated Netherlands team (rated 2676) who came into this ...
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United States Defeats 3rd Georgian Team 2.5-1.5 in Second Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States Defeats 3rd Georgian Team 2.5-1.5 in Second Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

Top-ranked Team USA has defeated Team Georgia 3 (rated 2398) by a score of 2.5 to 1.5 to improve to 2 wins in 2 rounds at the 2018 Chess Olympiad ...
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United States, Russia, China, India Start with Wins in First Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

United States, Russia, China, India Start with Wins in First Round of 2018 Chess Olympiad

The 2018 Chess Olympiad festivities have started, and the first round saw many mismatches, as the best countries played against much-lower rated countries, which resulted in lopsided scores. These results ...
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India Gets First International Chess Tournament: Tata Steel Chess India 2018

India Gets First International Chess Tournament: Tata Steel Chess India 2018

The country of India will host their first-ever major International Chess Tournament, in the city of Kolkata on November 9th to the 14th. The tournament titled “Tata Steel Chess India ...
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Team USA Favored to Win Gold at Chess Olympiad Again

Team USA Favored to Win Gold at Chess Olympiad Again

The 43rd Chess Olympiad officially begins on September 24th in Batumi, Georgia, and runs through October 5th. There are 183 different countries scheduled to participate in the team competition, which ...
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Magnus Carlsen vs. Fabiano Caruana World Chess Championship Match Preview

Magnus Carlsen vs. Fabiano Caruana World Chess Championship Match Preview

With the Chess World Championship Match on the horizon, World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Challenger Fabiano Caruana are making final preparations for one of the most important moments of their ...
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Parham Maghsoodloo Wins 2018 World Junior Chess Championships!

Parham Maghsoodloo Wins 2018 World Junior Chess Championships!

Parham Maghsoodloo has been crowned 2018 World Junior Chess Champion after a dominant performance, finishing with a score of 9.5/11 (winning nine games, drawing one game, and losing one game) ...
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2018 Champions Showdown: Chess 960: Aronian, So, Topalov, MVL, Nakamura Victorious

2018 Champions Showdown: Chess 960: Aronian, So, Topalov, MVL, Nakamura Victorious

Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Hikaru Nakamura have won their mini-matches at the conclusion of the 2018 Champions Showdown: Chess 960 at the Saint Louis Chess ...
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2018 Champions Showdown: Chess960 Marks Return of Garry Kasparov

2018 Champions Showdown: Chess960 Marks Return of Garry Kasparov

Day 1 of the 2018 Champions Showdown: Chess960 has wrapped up at the Saint Louis Chess Club and all eyes were on Russian Chess Legend and former World Champion Garry ...
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