Chess: Firouzja, 18, becomes third youngest world title candidate after Carlsen and Fischer – Financial Times

Alireza Firouzja, the teenage grandmaster who quit his native Iran for France due to Tehrans policyof punishing players who met Israeli opponents, scored his greatest success yet last weekend when the 18-year-old won the 108-player Fide world Grand Swiss in Riga. Firouzja qualified for the eight-player 2022 Candidates tournament whose winner will play for the global crown later next year. He becomes the third youngest Candidate ever, after Bobby Fischer and Magnus Carlsen at 15 in 1958 and 2005, and a few weeks younger than Boris Spassky in 1955.

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Azerbaijani chess players take 11th, 13th among TOP-100 in the world – Trend News Agency

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31 Trend: The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has updated its ranking of the Top 100 chess players in the world, Trend reports. The first place in the rating with 2,855 points was taken by the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, the second place with 2,799 points - the Chinese Ding Liren, and the third - the American Fabiano Caruana (2,791 points).

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Monarchs and ubersprogs – Chessbase News

[Note that Jon Speelman also looks at the content of the article in video format, here embedded at the end of the article.] A week or so ago, in Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth II was seen in public for the first time ever with a walking stick. It was an iconic moment though hardly surprising, since with a reign which began in 1953 shes recently widowed and 95. Chess kings and queenshave much shorter reigns than real monarchs years or decades at the very most

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Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Tactics from the Chessable Masters and the genius of Magnus Carlsen – Chessbase News

And here's another entertaining mate in two: Power Play 28: Tactic Toolbox King's Gambit Daniel King presents 50 puzzle positions in video format, all arising from the King's Gambit. They feature typical tactics from the opening, so this is a great way of becoming familiar with the tricks and traps that you can set your opponent. Youll find older broadcastsin thePower Playcategory.

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