Chess

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Chess: Carlsen jumps into sixth-round lead at Wijk as he hunts rating record
World champion’s win on Friday puts him back at the top of the table as his attempt to break the 2900 rating barrier gets under way, while co-leader Shak Mamedyarov unleashes the bizarre opening 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 g4?!

Leonard Barden

21, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen targets all-time rating record of 2900 at Wijk aan Zee
World champion makes his first move at ‘chess Wimbledon’ on Saturday

Leonard Barden

14, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Chess: Howell wins Titled Tuesday as mobile phone saves Short from teenager
David Howell scored 10/11 in the 632-player masters online event, while Nigel Short had a lucky break on his return

Leonard Barden

07, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Chess: 17-year-old shocks Carlsen and becomes youngest world rapid winner
Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan defeats Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Ian Nepomniachtchi to become youngest ever world champion in open competition

Leonard Barden

30, Dec, 2021 @10:07 PM

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Check mates: how chess saved my mental wellbeing
Sam Parker’s grandfather taught him to love chess, a joy he rediscovered in the pandemic, along with a deeper understanding of its positive effects on mental and emotional health

Sam Parker

26, Dec, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Carlsen faces test from rivals for chess speed titles in Warsaw on Boxing Day
The five-times US champion and fast-chess specialist, Hikaru Nakamura, plus the world No 2 and teen star, Alireza Firouzja, lead the challenge for the Norwegian’s rapid and blitz crowns

Leonard Barden

24, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Carlsen’s doubts over title defence leave chess facing uncertain future | Leonard Barden
The champion is unlikely to defend his title against anyone other than Alireza Firouzja, risking return to era of two No 1s

Leonard Barden

17, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Magnus Carlsen may opt against world chess defence due to lack of motivation
Magnus Carlsen says he is ready to shock the chess world by giving up his world championship title as defending it no longer motivates him

Sean Ingle

14, Dec, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Carlsen’s epochal world title triumph proves an antidote to perfection | Bryan Armen Graham
The game of chess itself was the ultimate winner as Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi provided a human drama in the age of supercomputers

Bryan Armen Graham

11, Dec, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Magnus Carlsen’s world title victory also proves big win for online fans | Leonard Barden
Superb live online coverage of this World Chess Championship expertly followed the most dominant win in a century

Leonard Barden

10, Dec, 2021 @7:24 PM

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Magnus Carlsen retains world chess title after final Ian Nepomniachtchi blunder
The world No 1 confirmed his dominance with his fourth win in 11 games as his Russian challenger was downed with three games to spare

Bryan Armen Graham

10, Dec, 2021 @7:16 PM

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Magnus Carlsen beats Ian Nepomniachtchi to retain World Chess Championship title – as it happened
Rolling report: Magnus Carlsen defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in Game 11 to clinch the World Chess Championship in Dubai. Bryan Graham was watching

Bryan Armen Graham

10, Dec, 2021 @6:04 PM

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