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World Blitz Chess Championship 2016

Karjakin Wins World Blitz 2016

Sergey Karjakin has won the 2016 edition of the FIDE World Blitz Championship. The event was held after the conclusion of the World Rapid Championship, (won by Vassily Ivanchuk). It saw Magnus Carlsen as top seed, with Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand and defending Champion,¬†Alexander Grischuk, among […check it out!]

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World Rapid Chess Championship 2016

Ivanchuk Wins World Rapid 2016

FIDE’s World Rapid Championship was held in Doha, Qatar, between December 26th and 28th. It saw defending Champion, Magnus Carlsen as top seed. All the usual suspects were also present, however, including Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Anand, Aronian, Grischuk. Five rounds would be played on each day, making fifteen rounds in […check it out!]

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London Chess Classic 2016

London Chess Classic 2016 to Begin

The London Chess Classic 2016, begins today (Friday 9th December), at the Olympia Conference Centre, London. The event, sees Wesley So (USA 2794), Levon Aronian (ARM 2785), Hikaru Nakamura (USA 2779), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA 2804), Fabiano Caruana (USA 2823), Viswanathan Anand (IND 2779), Veselin Topalov (BUL 2760), Anish Giri (NED […check it out!]