Ian Nepomniachtchi Wins the Candidates!

Congratulations to Ian Nepomniachtchi for winning the so-called 202x FIDE Candidates Tournament! The Candidates Tournament featured eight of the strongest grandmasters in the world in a double round robin. The winner of the Candidates

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Magnus Carlsen Retires!

In a stunning turn of events, Magnus Carlsen announced his retirement from chess after a loss to the unknown amateur Max Deutsch. The two had played an exhibition game in Hamburg in 2017, which

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Happy Birthday Maurice Ashley!

Maurice Ashley was born on March 6, 1966 in St. Andrews, Jamaica. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of 12. They settled in Brooklyn, where Ashley grew up

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Wesley So Wins the Opera Euro Rapid!

Filipino-American Grandmaster Wesley So coolly sailed to victory in the recently completed Opera Euro Rapid, the latest tournament in the online Champions Chess Tour. The event ran from February 6 to 14 online, and

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Congratulations to GM Fabiano Caruana!

Congrats to Fabiano Caruana for winning the 2020 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Caruana won with a round to spare, with six wins and no losses, leaving Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand and others in the

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In this Chess960 starting position, what surprising first move could you make as White?

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