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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand strives to regain form, draws with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in 2nd round - Firstpost

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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand strives to regain form, draws with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in 2nd round
Firstpost
Having played the Najdorf with black pieces himself for about two decades, Viswanathan Anand is known to be a specialist playing the opening or its cousins in the Sicilian defence from the white side too. Thus, the stage was set for an interesting clash.
Anand holds Nakamura in Sinquefield openerTimes of India
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Anand holds Nakamura in Sinquefield opener - Times of India

Anand - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:37am

Times of India

Anand holds Nakamura in Sinquefield opener
Times of India
ST. LOUIS (USA): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a good start holding USA's Hikaru Nakmura to an easy draw in the first round of the Sinquefield Cup, a part of the Grand Chess tour. After a rather forgettable outing in the rapid ...
Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand shows trademark clarity to ...Firstpost
Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakmura in Sinquefield Cup first roundIndia Today
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Anand holds Nakamura in Sinquefield opener - Times of India

Caruana - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:37am

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Anand holds Nakamura in Sinquefield opener
Times of India
The other two games in the ten-player round-robin tournament ended in draws as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave split the point with world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and USA's Fabiano Caruana could not make much headway against Alexander ...
Sinquefield Cup, 1: Aronian & Mamedyarov leadchess24
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand shows trademark clarity to begin campaign with draw against Hikaru Nakamura - Firstpost

Anand - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:13am

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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand shows trademark clarity to begin campaign with draw against Hikaru Nakamura
Firstpost
Viswanathan Anand began his campaign in the Sinquefield Cup on a satisfactory note, as he held the Grand Chess Tour leader and the winner of Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, Hikaru Nakamura to a draw in a positional game arising out of a Queens Gambit ...
Anand holds Nakamura in Sinquefield openerTimes of India
Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakmura in Sinquefield Cup first roundIndia Today
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand shows trademark clarity to ... - Firstpost

Nakamura - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:13am

Times of India

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand shows trademark clarity to ...
Firstpost
Viswanathan Anand began his campaign in the Sinquefield Cup on a satisfactory note, as he held the Grand Chess Tour leader and the winner of Saint Louis ...
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Anand holds Nakamura in Sinquefield openerTimes of India
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Mamedyarov, Aronian Lead After Sinquefield Cup Opener - Chess.com

Caruana - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:38pm

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Mamedyarov, Aronian Lead After Sinquefield Cup Opener
Chess.com
Fabiano Caruana said he thought the grandmasters would play even better after the 135 games played at faster time controls. "I think it might raise the level of classical," he said. "Players get some practice beforehand." Sadly for him, that sharpening ...
Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent ...Firstpost
Magnus is back as the 2018 Sinquefield Cup beginschess24

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Weekly chess column - The Boston Globe

Caruana - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:02pm

Weekly chess column
The Boston Globe
The St. Louis Rapids and Blitz event at the St. Louis Chess Club had a very pleasant surprise, at least on the first day. Fabiano Caruana, our challenger for the world championship and long with a dubious history in rapid and blitz chess, was 3-0 and ...

Weekly chess column - The Boston Globe

Nakamura - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:02pm

Weekly chess column
The Boston Globe
The St. Louis Rapids and Blitz event at the St. Louis Chess Club had a very pleasant surprise, at least on the first day. Fabiano Caruana, our challenger for the world championship and long with a dubious history in rapid and blitz chess, was 3-0 and ...

Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent ... - Firstpost

Caruana - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:17am

Firstpost

Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent ...
Firstpost
More than anything, Sinquefield Cup is a much awaited tournament for the chess world as it will see the world champion Carlsen and his challenger Fabiano Caruana in action, before they take on each other in the fight for the title of world champion at ...
Magnus is back as the 2018 Sinquefield Cup beginschess24

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Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent ... - Firstpost

Anand - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:17am

Firstpost

Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent ...
Firstpost
Viswanathan Anand has had a tough ride in the tour so far, placed last at 9th in the table with 9 points totally, whereas American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura leads the table with 33 points, followed by Vachier-Lagrave (25), Karjakin (24), So (23 ...

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Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent ... - Firstpost

Nakamura - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:17am

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Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent ...
Firstpost
Viswanathan Anand has had a tough ride in the tour so far, placed last at 9th in the table with 9 points totally, whereas American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura leads the table with 33 points, followed by Vachier-Lagrave (25), Karjakin (24), So (23 ...
Magnus is back as the 2018 Sinquefield Cup beginschess24

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Magnus is back as the 2018 Sinquefield Cup begins - chess24

Caruana - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 5:29am

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Magnus is back as the 2018 Sinquefield Cup begins
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Fabiano Caruana: Well, I think the last few months I've generally won tournaments in which Magnus is playing in, so… Magnus Carlsen: I didn't mean to trash talk, I meant to just state something factual. But no, obviously he's proved many times that he ...
Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent ...Firstpost

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Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins - Chess.com

Nakamura - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:26pm

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Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins
Chess.com
Hikaru Nakamura: "Just Garry (Kasparov)." He said he liked the analysis in "My Great Predecessors" and insists Kasparov is still the greatest of all time. Magnus Carlsen: "I don't care. I probably wouldn't read it anyway!" Fabiano Caruana: "Christian ...

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Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins - Chess.com

Caruana - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:26pm

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Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins
Chess.com
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2017) and Fabiano Caruana (2014) have both won the Sinquefield Cup, but the thickness of the pages turned suggested they might be checking out the other's win! | Photo: Mike Klein/Chess.com. Carlsen hasn't won the Sinquefield ...

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Chess: Fabiano Caruana ready for final Magnus Carlsen meeting before world-title clash - The Guardian

Topalov - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:42am

The Guardian

Chess: Fabiano Caruana ready for final Magnus Carlsen meeting before world-title clash
The Guardian
Despite all the elite at St Louis, the most significant result of recent days occurred at Wenzhou, China, where the world No 4 Ding Liren defeated Veselin Topalov 3-1 and so became his country's first 2800-rated player. Ding broke his hip in a cycle ...

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Chess: Fabiano Caruana ready for final Magnus Carlsen meeting before world-title clash - The Guardian

Caruana - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:42am

The Guardian

Chess: Fabiano Caruana ready for final Magnus Carlsen meeting before world-title clash
The Guardian
Magnus Carlsen and his US challenger Fabiano Caruana will meet next Saturday in round seven of the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis for the final time before their $1m, 12-game world title series starts at The College in Southampton Row, London, on 9 ...

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Chess: Fabiano Caruana ready for final Magnus Carlsen meeting before world-title clash - The Guardian

Nakamura - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:42am

The Guardian

Chess: Fabiano Caruana ready for final Magnus Carlsen meeting before world-title clash
The Guardian
Hikaru Nakamura won the speed at St Louis but arguably the man of the match was the world No 3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, competing in the US for the first time at age 33 with an imaginative attacking style. “Shak” was also involved in an opening sequence ...

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Shahriyar Mammadyarov took 3rd in Grand Chess Tour - AzerNews

Nakamura - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:24am

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Shahriyar Mammadyarov took 3rd in Grand Chess Tour
AzerNews
The final position of race participants (rapid + blitz) is as follows: 1. Hikaru Nakamura - 22.5 points; 2. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 21.5 points; 3. Shahriyar Mammadyarov - 21 points; 4.Fabiano Caruana - 20 points; Levon Aronyan - 18 points; Sergey ...
Chess: Fabiano Caruana ready for final Magnus Carlsen meeting before world-title clashThe Guardian

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Azerbaijan`s Mammadyarov takes bronze at Grand Chess Tour - AZERTAC News

Nakamura - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:35am

AZERTAC News

Azerbaijan`s Mammadyarov takes bronze at Grand Chess Tour
AZERTAC News
Baku, August 17, AZERTAC. Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has claimed a bronze medal in the third leg of the Grand Chess Toru in St. Louis. American Hikaru Nakamura became the winner of the tournament, while French Maxime ...

Anand finishes last in St Louis Rapid - News Today

Nakamura - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:57am

News Today

Anand finishes last in St Louis Rapid
News Today
The Indian ace never got going after scoring a first round victory over Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the rapid section and this could be saving the blushes as Nakamura emerged as the clear winner of this leg. Anand ended the last day scoring ...

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