Alireza Is The Future!

Eighteen-year-old Iranian-born Grandmaster Alireza Firouzja is now in the highest plane of chess players, with a live rating of 2804. He is only the fourteenth person in history to pass the 2800 mark, and

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Magnus Carlsen Wins Champions Chess Tour!

The Finals of the Champions Chess Tour ended just yesterday, but Magnus Carlsen’s dominant performance meant that he was the mathematical winner several days before the Finals ended. Wesley So’s crushing round-seven loss to

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Magnus Carlsen Wins Norway Chess!

Founded in 2012, Norway Chess bills itself as the strongest chess tournament in the world, or as Garry Kasparov once said: “the Wimbledon of chess.” This year’s edition of the tournament ran for ten

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Chess superstar to visit CIC Chess Camp

Maili-Jade Ouellet is a chess player from Saint-Lambert, Québec, just across the St Lawrence from Montréal. She won the Canadian Women’s Chess Championship in 2017, when she was just 15. She won the Continental

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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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