Magnus Wins Airthings Masters

Today Magnus Carlsen won the finals of the Airthings Masters tournament in convincing style. The Airthings Masters is the first leg of the 2022 Champions Chess Tour. Each leg of the Tour features sixteen

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Champions Chess Tour Returns!

One of the most exciting responses in the chess world to the pandemic was the dramatic surge in online chess, both at the amateur and professional level. Chess has always translated well to online

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Tata Steel Tournament Begins!

One of the crown jewels of the annual chess calendar is the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, Netherlands. Held in January every year, this tournament has been called “the Wimbledon of

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Hikaru Wins Agadmator’s Crypto Arena!

At CIC we are big fans of Lichess. Lichess is a completely free chess website that offers game play, tournaments, classes, videos, and more. At the beginning of the pandemic lockdown, Lichess had to

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Magnus For The Win!

Today the World Chess Championship reached its expected conclusion after only eleven of fourteen scheduled games, with Magnus Carlsen winning again with the black pieces. The final score in the tournament was 7.5 points

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Magnus Dominates in Game Eight!

It has been said that playing one game of championship level chess is as physically exhausting as playing top-level tennis. After seven games, including a thrilling but absolutely draining 7 1/2 hour Game Six,

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The Long Road To Victory!

Today the World Chess Championship continued in Dubai after a rest day. Defending champion Magnus Carlsen squared off against Ian Nepomniachtchi again with the white pieces in game six. The previous five games had

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A Drawn Out Birthday for Magnus Carlsen

Today Magnus Carlsen turns thirty-one. The Norwegian GM is currently in Dubai battling Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi for the 2021 World Championship title, which Carlsen has held since his first victory in 2013. The 2021

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