Mark Dvoretsky Memorial 2021

A rapid tournament dedicated to the memory of renowned Russian coach Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) will be held in the Botvinnik Central Chess Club in Moscow from 10-11 February. 10 grandmasters, most of whom who were Mark Dvoretsky’s students, will play an all-play-all tournament at a time control of 15 minutes for all moves plus a 10-second increment from move 1. Official...

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Adly and Mezioud claim Africa Online Championship titles

GM Ahmed Adly is the winner of the open section of the African Online Individual Chess Championship 2021. He scored 7½ out of 9, half a point above GM Bassem Amin. WGM Amina Mezioud took the crown in the women’s section, scoring 8 points.   African Online-ch open 2021   African Online-ch Women...

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Opera Euro Rapid 2021 (Day 3)

Opera Euro Rapid 2021 (Day 3) Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi out of the Opera Euro Rapid after preliminary stage Az alapszakaszt Carlsen és Giri nyerte holtversenyben 15/9,5 Champions Chess Tour Opera Euro Rapid 2021 (chess24.com INT) Sat 6th Feb 2021 – Sun 14th Feb 2021 – Official Site “I started out with just a board and books. I didn’t get my own laptop until I was 14. Before that, I wouldn’t spend much time on computers at all.” #ChessChamps #OperaEuroRapid...

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Opera Euro Rapid 2021 (Day 2)

Carlsen retains the lead of the Opera Euro Rapid preliminaries after day 2 Final day of the preliminary section is on Monday starting at 4pm GMT. It looks like the eight players placed 5th to 12th are likely to be in a major fight for just four qualification places. Round 10 Standings: 1st Carlsen 7pts; 2nd-3rd Wesley So, Giri, 6.5pts; 4th Nepomniachtchi 6pts; 5th-7th Aronian, MVL, Radjabov 5.5pts; 8th-10th Nakamura, Duda, Grischuk 5pts; 11th-12th Vidit, Dubov 4.5pts; 13th Shankland 4pts; 14th Bluebaum 3.5pts; 15th-16th Ding Liren, Dominguez Perez...

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Alexei Shirov wins the 2021 Salamanca Magistra l

Alexei Shirov wins the 2021 Salamanca Magistral – On Saturday the last two rounds of the Magistral de Salamanca were played. Alexei Shirov was crowned champion with 5/7 points. In the fifth round he defeated Sabrina Vega with the black pieces and in the seventh round he defeated Elisabeth Pähtz, respectively. David Antón and Eduardo Iturrizaga occupied places two and three with 4.5 / 7 points. Chronicle by the organizers and our finals expert GM Karsten Müller has analyzed the finals of the Topalov vs. Antón (round 6) and Antón vs. Skripchenko (round 7). | In the photo:...

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Opera Euro Rapid 2021 (Day 1)

Opera Euro Rapid 2021 (Day 1) Carlsen leads the Opera Euro Rapid Preliminaries after day Day 1 Round 5 standings: 1st Carlsen 4pts; 2nd-3rd Wesley So, Nepomniachtchi 3.5pts; 4th-6th MVL, Giri, Radjabov 3pts; 7th-10th Nakamura, Duda, Aronian, Shankland 2.5pts; 11th-13th Vidit, Grischuk, Dubov2pts; 14th-15th Ding Liren, Bluebaum 1.5pts; 16th Dominguez Perez 1pt. Day 2 Rounds 6-10 start at 4pm GMT.   5 hours in 5 minutes! 😀 #OperaEuroRapid Day 1https://t.co/Jp3Js3d98S #ChessChamps pic.twitter.com/zUlA6idoq8 — chess24.com (@chess24com) February 7, 2021 Carlsen: “Overall...

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