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On Chess: U.S. team poised for possible gold at the chess Olympiad - St. Louis Public Radio

Nakamura - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:06pm

St. Louis Public Radio

On Chess: U.S. team poised for possible gold at the chess Olympiad
St. Louis Public Radio
Hikaru Nakamura, coming off an impressive victory at the 2016 Paris Grand Chess Tour, holds board two. The 2016 Sinquefield Cup winner, Wesley So, outclasses many opponents on board three. Rounding out the team on board four is Sam Shankland, ...

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Azerbaijani Author Summoned by Prosecutor on Hooliganism Charges - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:21am

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Azerbaijani Author Summoned by Prosecutor on Hooliganism Charges
MassisPost
BAKU (RFE/RL) — Azerbaijani author Akram Aylisli who has endured years of intimidation after writing about massacres of ethnic Armenians in his country was summoned by the Prosecutor-General's Office in Baku on September 6. Aylisli, a playwright and ...

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Big chess matches loom as U.S. fights for Olympiad gold - Washington Times

Caruana - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 2:42pm

Washington Times

Big chess matches loom as U.S. fights for Olympiad gold
Washington Times
The big challenges lay ahead, but through three rounds the U.S. Open team is a perfect 3-0, with wins over Andorra (4-0), Scotland (3½-½) and Argentina (3-1), with top board Fabiano Caruana 2-0 so far in his games. There have been some mild surprises ...

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Big chess matches loom as U.S. fights for Olympiad gold - Washington Times

Nakamura - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 2:42pm

Washington Times

Big chess matches loom as U.S. fights for Olympiad gold
Washington Times
GMs Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So are clearly the Big Three for the U.S. team, all with ratings in the world's top 10. But the team's hopes may rest crucially on the play of GMs Samuel Shankland and Ray Robson on Board 4. Robson has already ...

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Ray Robson: Venue and playing conditions are simply fantastic - AzerNews

Nakamura - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:20am

AzerNews

Ray Robson: Venue and playing conditions are simply fantastic
AzerNews
Grandmaster Ray Robson from the United States of America joined Susan Polgar in the press center shortly after concluding his game with a draw, thus securing victory for his team against Argentina, Caruana and Wesley So having scored two wins earlier.

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Chess Notes - The Boston Globe

Nakamura - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 1:19pm

The Boston Globe

Chess Notes
The Boston Globe
The team consists of US champion Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson, and Brandeis's Sam Shankland. Though very strong, I think we are playing for 3rd. The Russians are very determined to capture their first gold medal since ...

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Chess Notes - The Boston Globe

Caruana - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 1:19pm

The Boston Globe

Chess Notes
The Boston Globe
The team consists of US champion Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson, and Brandeis's Sam Shankland. Though very strong, I think we are playing for 3rd. The Russians are very determined to capture their first gold medal since ...

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England make strong start in effort to improve poor Olympiad record - The Guardian

Nakamura - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 1:37pm

The Guardian

England make strong start in effort to improve poor Olympiad record
The Guardian
Hikaru Nakamura already had the match won by the time they reached this bullet game, so was off guard. Here 7 Qxf3 is normal, and White's 7 Bxf7+ is just a bluff which works when Black missed the strong counter 8...Qg5!. Instead of 9...Nxd4?? Black ...

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Pestaño: All about the Chess Olympiad - Sun.Star

Caruana - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 9:49am

Pestaño: All about the Chess Olympiad
Sun.Star
The top rated teams in the open section and their average Elo rating are Russia, 2768 (Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashebsky,and Ian Nepomniachtchi); the USA, 2761 (Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, ...

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Pestaño: All about the Chess Olympiad - Sun.Star

Nakamura - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 9:49am

Pestaño: All about the Chess Olympiad
Sun.Star
The top rated teams in the open section and their average Elo rating are Russia, 2768 (Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashebsky,and Ian Nepomniachtchi); the USA, 2761 (Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, ...

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Manchester manufacturer hopes to move its new desk with chess - New Hampshire Business Review

Caruana - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 9:49am

New Hampshire Business Review

Manchester manufacturer hopes to move its new desk with chess
New Hampshire Business Review
What was Fabiano Caruana, the United States' best hope since the Great Depression to win the international Chess Olympiad, doing in the Manchester Millyard just a few weeks before the opening of the Sept. 2 contest in Azerbaijan? Promoting an ...

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Indians hope for 2014 encore as Chess Olympiad kicks off in Baku - The New Indian Express

Nakamura - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:22pm

The New Indian Express

Indians hope for 2014 encore as Chess Olympiad kicks off in Baku
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Olympiad is the most exciting event in chess for sheer diversity. It's also the tournament where underdogs come to the fore, because of the high stakes and unpredictability factor. China and India made history in the 2014 edition by winning ...

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Indians hope for 2014 encore as Chess Olympiad kicks off in Baku - The New Indian Express

Caruana - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:22pm

The New Indian Express

Indians hope for 2014 encore as Chess Olympiad kicks off in Baku
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Olympiad is the most exciting event in chess for sheer diversity. It's also the tournament where underdogs come to the fore, because of the high stakes and unpredictability factor. China and India made history in the 2014 edition by winning ...

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Indians hope for 2014 encore as Chess Olympiad kicks off in Baku - The New Indian Express

Nakamura - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:22pm

The New Indian Express

Indians hope for 2014 encore as Chess Olympiad kicks off in Baku
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Olympiad is the most exciting event in chess for sheer diversity. It's also the tournament where underdogs come to the fore, because of the high stakes and unpredictability factor. China and India made history in the 2014 edition by winning ...

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Baseball Legend Babe Ruth Supports Armenian Orphans - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:04pm

MassisPost

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth Supports Armenian Orphans
MassisPost
In 1920, Baseball Legend Babe Ruth gifted his 50th home run bat to Mile Nouvart Dzeron Koshkarian at the Polo Grounds in New York. Nouvart, a representative of the Near East Relief, received the bat which was auctioned off to benefit the Armenian ...

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Chess Corner: So what - Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Nakamura - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:07pm

Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Chess Corner: So what
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
This year's tournament ran from early to mid-August in St. Louis. Most of world's top 10 players competed, including the three Americans who are ranked in the top 10 in the world (Febiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, and Wesley So). This year's winner was ...

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Loaded U.S. chess teams in hunt for Olympiad gold - Washington Times

Caruana - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 6:41am

Jamaica Star Online

Loaded U.S. chess teams in hunt for Olympiad gold
Washington Times
But anchored by three young stars in the world's top 10 — GMs Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So — the Yanks sport an average rating of 2740, second only to Russia. Defending champion China, Ukraine and the host Azerbaijani team are ...
India capable of strong moves at OlympiadThe Hindu

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Loaded U.S. chess teams in hunt for Olympiad gold - Washington Times

Nakamura - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 6:41am

Jamaica Star Online

Loaded U.S. chess teams in hunt for Olympiad gold
Washington Times
But anchored by three young stars in the world's top 10 — GMs Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So — the Yanks sport an average rating of 2740, second only to Russia. Defending champion China, Ukraine and the host Azerbaijani team are ...
India capable of strong moves at OlympiadThe Hindu

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India capable of strong moves at Olympiad - The Hindu

Caruana - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 1:18pm

India capable of strong moves at Olympiad
The Hindu
In their team are two of the world's biggest names in chess, Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura. China, which had surprised many by wining its maiden gold last time, is seeded third, with an average rating of 2735. India has a rating of 2651. Among ...

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India capable of strong moves at Olympiad - The Hindu

Nakamura - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 1:18pm

India capable of strong moves at Olympiad
The Hindu
In their team are two of the world's biggest names in chess, Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura. China, which had surprised many by wining its maiden gold last time, is seeded third, with an average rating of 2735. India has a rating of 2651. Among ...

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