Carlsen & Nakamura missing in 2021 Grand Chess Tour field

Carlsen & Nakamura missing in 2021 Grand Chess Tour field Carlsen & Nakamura both miss the 2021 Grand Chess Tour. Henrik Carlsen: “To try to make a schedule with 4 GCT tournaments, Norway Chess & the Champions Chess Tour would give an enormously tight program, even without a World Championship match” The Grand Chess Tour will return in 2021, but chess fans will be missing two of the biggest names as both Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura declined invitations. The organisers have announced the ten participants and the tour schedule, which includes two classical...

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GM Hovik Hayrapetyan wins the 2021 Andranik Margaryan Memorial. With 7/9 points

GM Hovik Hayrapetyan wins the 2021 Andranik Margaryan Memorial. With 7/9 points   Margaryan Memorial 2021 2021-01-09 – 2021-01-17 11th A.Margaryan Memorial 2021, Yerevan     Official...

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Tata Steel Chess january 19, 2021 Round4

Tata Steel Chess january 19, 2021 Round4   All games drawn in Round Four of the Tata Steel Masters 2021 Carlsen telling #2sjakk: “I am +1 after four rounds. That’s not good, but quite okay. I’ve had worse starts before, both in ’19 & ’20.” #TataSteelChess Round 4 Standings: 1st-5th Harikrishna, Carlsen, Giri, Caruana, Grandelius 2.5pts; 6th-10th Vachier-Lagrave, Van Foreest, Esipenko, Firouzja, Wojtaszek 2pts 11th-13th Duda, Anton Guijarro, Tari 1.5pt 14th Donchenko 1pts. Wednesday 20th Jan Rest Day Thursday 21st Jan 1pm GMT:...

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Lubomir Kavalek 1943-2021

Lubomir Kavalek Czech-American chess player. Died on Tuesday January 19th 2021 FIDE: Very sad news: chess legend Lubomir Kavalek has passed away at 77. He was one of the greatest chess personalities of Czechoslovak and American chess. RIP Legend 1943-2021   Lubomir Kavalek in 1968 Country United States Czechoslovakia Born 9 August   Prague, Czechoslovakia Died 18 January 2021 (aged 77) Renton,Washington, U.S. Title Grandmaster (1965) FIDE rating 2527 (January 2021) (1999 – retired) Peak rating 2625 in 1974 Lubomir (Lubosh) Kavalek (Czech: Lubomír...

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FIDE approves hybrid competitions valid for rating

FIDE approves hybrid competitions valid for rating A few weeks ago, the FIDE Council approved a new set of rules to be applied to official online chess competitions. The document also established the framework for “hybrid” events, a format where the games are played online, but the participants are physically present in a public place like a club, federation headquarters, hotel, et cetera. In this format, all games are played under the supervision of an arbiter present on site. Considering that the conditions under which a hybrid tournament is played are very similar to those of “over...

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Tata Steel Chess january 18, 2021 Round3

Tata Steel Chess january 18, 2021 Round3 Round 3 – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021 Harikrishna beats Grandelius Firouzja wins, Duda escapesNégyes holtverseny az élen CARLSEN VS TARI draw A Wijk aan Zee-ben zajló 83. Tata Steel Masters harmadik fordulója után négyes holtverseny az élen. A játéknapon sor került a norvég rangadóra és a világbajnok Magnus Carlsen világossal játszva remizett a rajtlistán utolsó honfitársával, Aryan Tarival. Az indiai Pentala Harikrishna sötéttel győzte le az éllovas svéd Nils Grandeliust. A FIDE zászlója alatt játszó Alireza...

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