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Three Advance to Third Round in World Cup Leinier Dominguez, Wesley So, and Jeffery Xiong are through to the third round of the 2019 FIDE World Cup. There So meets India's Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, while Dominguez is paired with China's Wang Hao, and Xiong takes on Anish Giri of the Netherlands.

Hans Ree: A veteran turns 75 Hans Ree with Max Euwe - Photo: Dutch National Archive. Among his biggest personal tournament successes is the shared first place, together with then-World Champion Boris Spassky, at the Canadian Open Championships in Vancouver in 1971. In 1980, FIDE awarded him the Grandmaster title.

Josh Dobbs Makes Special Visit To Local Kids' Chess Club PITTSBURGH - Josh Dobbs is getting ready to leave Pittsburgh, but his impact will last for much longer. On Twitter, the Pittsburgh Police shared a photo of Josh Dobbs at chess club meetings in Hazelwood.

Altas bag first NCAA chess crown - MANILA, Philippines - Perpetual Help captured a first-ever NCAA chess crown as the Altas downed the Arellano Chiefs, 3.5.5, in the finals at the San Beda U Conference Room in Mendiola, Manila Saturday. The Altas men's chess of head coach Roel Abelgas seized the crown - their first since joining the league in 1985.

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Competitor in Hearthstone Grandmasters caught playing Dota Auto Chess at the same time We have yet to develop the first Bo Jackson of esports, but Linh "Seiko" Nguyen, a Hearthstone Grandmaster from Germany, gave it a shot this weekend to disastrous results. Here are the facts as we understand them. Seiko was playing a Hearthstone tournament match against fellow professional Elias "Bozzzton" Sebelius.

Chess World Cup: Adhiban, Nihal bow out The duo's defeat leaves only two Indians - P. Hari Krishna and Vidit Gujrathi - in the third round. On Tuesday, Hari plays Russia's Kirill Alekseenko and Vidit takes on USA's Wesley So.

Job Seekers / Chess Club: Cinnaminson Library Events Check here for upcoming events at the Cinnaminson Library for this week.

Nakamura Eliminated From FIDE Chess World Cup Hikaru Nakamura got eliminated from the FIDE World Cup after failing to win his return game with Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The Chinese GM Xu Xiangyu surprised again by knocking out Ernesto Inarkiev while Alireza Firouzja played a brilliant piece sacrifice.

Women's Grand Prix Round 5 in Skolkovo Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2019 with 7.6 million games and more than 70,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine and CB Premium membership for 1 year! More… The tournament runs from the 11th to the 22nd of September, with the rest day scheduled after round six, on the 17th.

Khanty World Cup 2.2: Naka out as Firouzja stars Hikaru Nakamura is out of the 2019 FIDE World Cup after Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu not only held on for a draw but was close to a second win. The day's comebacks were instead for Wei Yi, who defeated David Anton, and Eltaj Safarli, who was rewarded for playing the Evans Gambit when 15-year-old Nihal Sarin blundered in time pressure.

FIDE World Cup: Two underdogs go through Hikaru Nakamura and Ernesto Inarkiev were knocked out by nominally weaker players — Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and Xu Xiangyu respectively — after game two of the second round at the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. Besides these two underdogs, fifteen other participants secured their place in round three.

Do chess players live longer? An ongoing topic of scientific inquire of interest to chess fans is whether and to what extent chess can delay or mitigate the effects of aging. An Australian study aimed to prove that chess champions have a higher life expectancy than the average population.

Laxman emerges chess champion Hyderabad: Grand Master RR Laxman emerged champion in the Pearl City All India Open Fide Rating Chess tournament with nine points, on Saturday. Laxman, who has 2,437 FIDE rating points, was tied with Grand Master P Karthikeya and International Master Al Muthaiah with nine points but he was declared winner.

Myrah Suchdev wins girls under 6 chess crown Myrah Suchdev of Mumbai City emerged champion, winning the girls under-6 crown at the recently-concluded Maharashtra State Schools Chess Championship in Aurangabad. Myrah, a student of Cathedral and John Connon School, completed the eight rounds with a commendable score of 6.5 points to clinch top honours.

Charli XCX lifts lid on wild evening out with bestie Rita Ora which ended in drunken chess CHARLI XCX has lifted the lid on her latest wild evening out with bestie Rita Ora, telling how the pair played a drunken late-night game . . . of chess. She was celebrating at PR chief Matthew Freud's GQ Awards after-party with Rita, Nick Grimshaw and a very boozy Brooklyn Beckham earlier this month.

Hari, Vidit advance in World Chess; Adhiban, Nihal face tie-break games After posting three successive wins in the premier competition, Nihal suffered his first loss owing to mistakes committed under severe time-pressure. Playing black against Azerbaijan's Eltaj Safarli, Nihal was better off until the 31st move and looked comfortably placed to gain at least a draw needed to advance to the next round.

We learn from our losses - Kasparov The above quote is either a sound piece of advice for all of us, or a pleasant yet condescending vomment from someone who doesn't lose often. Over the next few years I intend to put this idiom to the test by attempting to lose as many chess games as possible in a quest to become a better player.

A new chess pair More… The Hungarian Grandmaster Gabor Papp and the German national player Sarah Hoolt said "I do" last week. At the wedding ceremony in Bad Bentheim chess players were naturally, among the guests. Gabor Papp was born in 1987 in Pecs, an ancient city in southern Hungary near the Croatian border.

Khanty World Cup 2.1: Nakamura & Wei Yi lose Hikaru Nakamura must win his second classical game or he's out of the 2019 World Cup after blitzing out a blunder on move 14 of his game against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. David Anton beating Wei Yi was the only other upset win, but there was nearly a true sensation as top seed Ding Liren found himself dead lost for one move against Sergei Movsesian.

'It's always kind of a chess match with her' - Marvellous Martic makes Zhengzhou final over Mladenovic ZHENGZHOU, China - No.7 seed Petra Martic's year of milestones continued in fine fashion at the Zhengzhou Open with a 6-0, 6-3 defeat of Kristina Mladenovic in one hour and seven minutes.

FIDE Chess World Cup: Nakamura Loses In Round With Special Endgames Hikaru Nakamura started his second round at the FIDE World Cup with a loss and needs to beat Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu on Saturday to stay in the tournament. Both spectacular attacks and special endgames were played in this round. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal

A Gold Medal for Uganda - From the Siima Chess Champions In a previous blog, I mentioned how 8 of the Siima School kids had qualified to play for Uganda in the Africa Chess Championships. It was one of my highlights for the year! I was super excited. The kids played, I pushed them, they pushed themselves, their coach pushed them, and they kept getting better at their game everyday.

Myrah Suchdev wins girls under-6 chess crown Myrah, a student of Cathedral and John Connon School, completed the eight rounds with a commendable score of 6.5 points to clinch top honours. Vedika Pal of Nagpur, Janhavi Gore of Mumbai Suburban and Prachi Patil of Kolhapur, finished with an identical tally of 6 points.

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