What were the odds of Hou Yifan’s pairings in 2017?

What were the odds of Hou Yifan’s pairings in 2017? 2/2/2018 – The Gibraltar Masters wrapped up Thursday, with Levon Aronian in first place. This year round ten passed without incident, in contrast to 2017 when, on February 2nd, the story of the day was a rare scandal involving women’s World Champion Hou Yifan deliberately losing a game in protest of the high number of women she was paired against. She was further confounded when a similarly unlikely string of pairings happened in October at the Isle of Man Open. Johannes Meijer looks at the odds in detail. Hou did not return...

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Photos of the Tradewise Gibraltar prizegiving

Photos of the Tradewise Gibraltar prizegiving   FOTO John...

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Levon Aronian (2793.6, World #5) wins Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2018 beating Vachier-Lagrave on tie-break 2.5:1.5

Levon Aronian (2793.6, World #5) wins Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2018 beating Vachier-Lagrave on tie-break 2.5:1.5 The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival finished on the Rock. Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Richard Rapport (Hungary), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Nikita Vitiugov (Russia), Michael Adams (England), and Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) scored 7.5 points out of 10 to share the first place. According to the Regulations, the four players with the highest performance ratings qualified for the play-off to decide the first prize. The matches Rapport –...

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Photos from Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, Round 10, 1 February 2018

Photos from Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, Round 10, 1 February 2018 Masters, Round 10 INFO RESULTS PGN FOTO John Saunders ...

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800 éves, kivételes állapotban fennmaradt sakkfigurára bukkantak Norvégiában

800 éves, kivételes állapotban fennmaradt sakkfigurára bukkantak Norvégiában A régészek Tønsbergben, egy 13. században épített házban egy egészen kivételes állapotban fennmaradt sakkfigurára bukkantak. A főként agancsból készült tárggyal feltehetően a modern sakk egyik ősének tekinthető shatranj nevű játékot játszották. Az agancson kívül a figura belseje vélhetően némi ólmot is tartalmaz, ettől a tárgy ugyanis szilárdabban állhatott a sakktáblán – áll a Norvégiai Kulturális Örökségének Kutatásáért Intézet kutatóinak...

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