Grand Chess Tour Returns to Board With Superbet Classic in Romania – uschess.org

Image Caption Photo: Lennart Ootes The Grand Chess Tour returns for 2021 with back-to-back events, kicking off with the Superbet Chess Classic in Bucharest, Romania on Saturday and marking a long-awaited return to the board for tournament chess. Events involving the worlds elite Grandmasters sitting at physical boards have been few and far between, though nearly half the GCT field has already been warmed upas participants in the FIDE Candidates Tournament last March

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Chess on the water at Hempel World Cup Series – Allianz Regatta – International Sailing Federation

The Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta entered the second part of the competition on Wednesday 9 June as the 49er and 49erFX fleets took to the water in Medemblik, The Netherlands. Apart from last Sunday's Medal Races, light wind has been prevalent in Medemblik throughout the event, and the first day of racing for the 32-boat 49er fleet and 16-boat 49erFX fleet was a tactical affair

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FTX Crypto Cup: Caruana wins the prelims, Carlsen and Nepo qualify – Chessbase News

The preliminaries havedivided the original field of sixteen players into two halves: the players on the left side of the graphic move on to the quarterfinals, while those on the right side are eliminated from the competition Referring toCarlsens decisive victory against Radjabov in the last round, Leon Watson wrote in his press release: Carlsen got the vital point he neededto save the day in a nerve-jangling final round against Airthings Masters champ Teimour Radjabov. In Round 11 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave showed against Ian Nepomniachtchi that he has mastered something that even grandmasters occasionally struggle with: mating with bishop and knight! Round 12, Mamedyarov vs

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Throwback Thursday: Ivanchuk wins the 2016 World Rapid Championship – Chessbase News

Few players are as universally appreciated as VasylMykhaylovych Ivanchuk. At 52, the man fromKopychyntsi still belongs to the top 100 in the world ranking, while few doubtthat, on a good day, he could still beat any player from the elite. The Ukrainian genius has won super-tournaments inLinares andWijk aan Zee, the Tal Memorial, the Gibraltar Masters and the M-Tel Masters, just to name a few of his numerous achievements

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US Trainer Khachiyan Recognized by FIDE, Wins First Liu Wenzhe Award – uschess.org

Earlier this year, the International Chess Federation (FIDE), together with the FIDE Trainers Commission, expanded the categories on its annual FIDE Trainer Awards, which recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of its worldwide chess training community. Now in their 14th year of recognition, the international awards were boosted from its original six categories to now ten, including the Liu Wenzhe Award honoring first coaches of todays top players. Wenzhe was Chinas first-ever International Master and longtime coach of its national team, also the founder of the Chinese School of Chess which has been credited for bringing China to the top of world chess, though he passed before the country earned its first-ever gold medal at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway

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