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Make Caruana Great Again, And Other News - Chess.com

Nakamura - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:31am

Chess.com

Make Caruana Great Again, And Other News
Chess.com
This month's edition of In Other News spans the globe. We have several stories about American chess, including how you can help GM Fabiano Caruana visit the White House, and how GM Hikaru Nakamura rose from the grave. You will also read about why ...

America's Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis - Benzinga

Caruana - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:38pm

America's Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis
Benzinga
... for the prize fund of more than $20,000 and a coveted spot in the 2019 U.S. Chess Championship, where she would compete against America's big three: GM Wesley So, GM Hikaru Nakamura, and world championship contender, GM Fabiano Caruana.

America's Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis - Benzinga

Nakamura - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:38pm

America's Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis
Benzinga
Wang will be competing for the prize fund of more than $20,000 and a coveted spot in the 2019 U.S. Chess Championship, where she would compete against America's big three: GM Wesley So, GM Hikaru Nakamura, and world championship contender, GM ...

Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Caruana - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 3:34pm

The Boston Globe

Chess notes
The Boston Globe
Today's game comes from the recently concluded Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid/Blitz event. It's between two former world champions, Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. Both are aging but keep very active at the highest levels. In the event, Anand finished ...

Will Fabiano Caruana Beat King Magnus? - Chess.com

Caruana - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 2:04am

Will Fabiano Caruana Beat King Magnus?
Chess.com
As I mentioned in my recent article, it is the first time he will defend his title against a younger challenger, the 25-year-old American Fabiano Caruana. Besides, the rating gap between the opponents, which is currently a measly 20 points, is going to ...

Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Caruana - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 1:48pm

The Boston Globe

Chess notes
The Boston Globe
In the studios of the French TV channel Canal Plus, a partner of the Grand Chess Tour, the Paris GCT rapid and blitz event was held with the same cast as Leuven GTC the week before, with the exception of the wild card. Anish Giri was replaced by former ...

Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Nakamura - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 1:48pm

The Boston Globe

Chess notes
The Boston Globe
In the studios of the French TV channel Canal Plus, a partner of the Grand Chess Tour, the Paris GCT rapid and blitz event was held with the same cast as Leuven GTC the week before, with the exception of the wild card. Anish Giri was replaced by former ...

Nakamura's South African trainees begin European tour - Chess.com

Nakamura - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 7:01am

Chess.com

Nakamura's South African trainees begin European tour
Chess.com
South African talents Vusimuzi Mlahleki (17) and CM Khanya Mazibuko (17) embarked on a chess tour of Europe. The two players were chosen by GM Hikaru Nakamura, who visited South Africa last year, for some specific training in preparation to the tour.

On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings - KBIA

Caruana - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:55am

KBIA

On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings
KBIA
The American was unaware of this while he was trying to survive against his Olympiad teammate Fabiano Caruana. After surviving the storm, Nakamura decided to play for the win instead of choosing a safer approach. He went on to win the game and ...

On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings - St. Louis Public Radio

Caruana - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:33am

St. Louis Public Radio

On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings
St. Louis Public Radio
The American was unaware of this while he was trying to survive against his Olympiad teammate Fabiano Caruana. After surviving the storm, Nakamura decided to play for the win instead of choosing a safer approach. He went on to win the game and ...

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On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings - St. Louis Public Radio

Nakamura - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:33am

St. Louis Public Radio

On Chess: Two Americans dominate to lead the Grand Chess Tour standings
St. Louis Public Radio
The Americans — Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura — are no strangers to the winner's circle in the Grand Chess Tour. So was completely unstoppable in 2016 when he won two of the tournaments and finished second in one — just behind world champion ...

The Caruana conundrum - Spectator.co.uk

Caruana - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:06pm

Spectator.co.uk

The Caruana conundrum
Spectator.co.uk
Over the course of this year Fabiano Caruana has scored splendidly in tournaments with classical time limits, notching up first prizes in the Berlin Candidates tournament, Baden Baden and Stavanger. The first of these triumphs qualified him to contest ...

Dominguez Qualifies For 2018 Speed Chess Championship - Chess.com

Nakamura - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 2:26pm

Chess.com

Dominguez Qualifies For 2018 Speed Chess Championship
Chess.com
The following 14 players accepted invitations: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Wei Yi, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Hou Yifan, ...

Victory in Leuven - BusinessWorld Online (press release)

Caruana - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 6:31am

BusinessWorld Online (press release)

Victory in Leuven
BusinessWorld Online (press release)
You know, the composition for the USA team to the Batumi Chess Olympiad later this year was announced recently: Fabiano Caruana 2816, Wesley So 2778, Hikaru Nakamura 2769, Samuel Shankland 2717 and Ray Robson 2670. This is a team average of ...

Victory in Leuven - BusinessWorld Online (press release)

Nakamura - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 6:31am

BusinessWorld Online (press release)

Victory in Leuven
BusinessWorld Online (press release)
After Wesley won the rapid phase of the tournament Hikaru Nakamura, with a touch of sour grapes, remarked that he can still overhaul the 4-point gap between himself and Wesley come the blitz phase, as “He's not the best blitz player here. There are ...

Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup - chess24

Caruana - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 9:35am

chess24

Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup
chess24
The last clash between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana before their World Championship match now looks set to take place this August in the Sinquefield Cup, after Magnus accepted an invitation to be the wild card for the Grand Chess Tour's only ...

Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup - chess24

Nakamura - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 9:35am

chess24

Magnus Carlsen to play the Sinquefield Cup
chess24
The last clash between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana before their World Championship match now looks set to take place this August in the Sinquefield Cup, after Magnus accepted an invitation to be the wild card for the Grand Chess Tour's only ...

Grand Chess Tour Paris: Hikaru Nakamura wins title on dramatic final day; Viswanathan Anand finishes sixth - Firstpost

Nakamura - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 1:58am

Grand Chess Tour Paris: Hikaru Nakamura wins title on dramatic final day; Viswanathan Anand finishes sixth
Firstpost
The battles moved to the blitz time control on the fourth day of the Grand Chess Tour in Paris. Instead of 20 minutes with a ten-second delay, the players now had only five minutes and a three-second delay to make their moves. And after eighteen ...

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Wesley So wins Leuven Rapid/Blitz - BusinessWorld Online (press release)

Nakamura - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 8:14am

BusinessWorld Online (press release)

Wesley So wins Leuven Rapid/Blitz
BusinessWorld Online (press release)
Blitz Section. 1. Sergey Karjakin, 11.5/18. 2. Hikaru Nakamura, 11.0/18. 3. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 10.5/18. 4-6. Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, 9.5/18. 7-8. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Wesley So, 8.0/18. 9. Fabiano Caruana, 6.5/18.

Caruana suffers slump in form ahead of Carlsen world title match - Financial Times

Caruana - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:47am

Financial Times

Caruana suffers slump in form ahead of Carlsen world title match
Financial Times
Competing this month in the Grand Tour tournament at Leuven, near Brussels, and in Paris, Fabiano Caruana finished in the bottom two of 10 grandmasters in both events. The 25-year-old's previous fine form at Berlin, Karlsruhe and Stavanger evaporated ...

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