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Round Six: Levon Aronian Misses Chances, but Keeps Leading - World Chess

Nakamura - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 5:21pm

World Chess

Round Six: Levon Aronian Misses Chances, but Keeps Leading
World Chess
Richard Rapport and Evgeny Tomashevsky defeated Alexander Riazantsev and Teimour Rajabov accordingly to join the group of six players with plus one, including Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Ding Liren, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Jakovenko ...

FIDE Grand Prix: Aronian leads with 4 points - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)

Nakamura - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:32pm

Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)

FIDE Grand Prix: Aronian leads with 4 points
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)
Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Anish Giri (the Netherlands), Peter Svidler (Russia), Dean Liren (China), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Li Chao (China), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Pentala Harikrishna (India), Pavel Eljanov ...

Naked Chess, Snoop Dogg, And Best Chess Ad Ever - Chess.com

Nakamura - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:50pm

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Naked Chess, Snoop Dogg, And Best Chess Ad Ever
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In this month's "In Other News" mashup, we ask if you would play naked chess? Rapper Snoop Dogg asks why the world isn't woke to a girls chess team? And make sure to read until the end for a remembrance of a national championship chess player who ...

Round Five: Peaceful Day After the Storm - World Chess

Nakamura - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:25am

World Chess

Round Five: Peaceful Day After the Storm
World Chess
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave didn't achieve much with white pieces against Hikaru Nakamura and after 13 moves the players agreed for a draw. Teimour Rajabov tried to find a playable position and delay a draw. He used, for instance, Reversed King's Indian ...

FIDE Grand Prix 2017: Aronian continues to hold the lead - Panorama.am

Candidates Tournament - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:05am

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FIDE Grand Prix 2017: Aronian continues to hold the lead
Panorama.am
All the nine games of the fifth round of the final stage of the FIDE Grand Prix 2017 series have ended in a draw in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. According to the National Olympic Committee, Armenian GM Levon Aronian was competing with Ding Liren of China, ...

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Armenia's Aronian still the sole leader after FIDE Grand Prix R5 draw - PanARMENIAN.Net

Nakamura - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:03am

PanARMENIAN.Net

Armenia's Aronian still the sole leader after FIDE Grand Prix R5 draw
PanARMENIAN.Net
With a total of 3.5 points, Aronian is still the sole leader of the tournament, closely followed by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Hikaru Nakamura (U.S.), Liren, Peter Svidler (Russia), Pentala Harikrishna (India) and Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia) with 3 ...
FIDE Grand Prix: Aronian leads the standingsInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)

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Rest Day Before The Rest Day: All Grand Prix Games Drawn - Chess.com

Nakamura - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:10pm

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Rest Day Before The Rest Day: All Grand Prix Games Drawn
Chess.com
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave pressed as White for only 13 moves before calling it a day with GM Hikaru Nakamura. The tournament's sole leader, GM Levon Aronian, who is currently siphoning much-needed first-place points from Candidates' hopefuls, ...

Lady Lions take No. 1 Martin Methodist down to the wire - Rheaheraldnews

Nakamura - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:49am

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Lady Lions take No. 1 Martin Methodist down to the wire
Rheaheraldnews
With 8:13 on the clock, Martin Methodist's Hikaru Nakamura slotted a pass to Riko Sagara on the right side of the box. She netted the game-winner by floating the ball to the right corner of the goal and out of the reach of Hardt da Silva, capturing the ...

Mallorca Grand Prix: After three back to back draws, P Harikrishna needs to improve his game - Firstpost

Nakamura - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:21am

Firstpost

Mallorca Grand Prix: After three back to back draws, P Harikrishna needs to improve his game
Firstpost
The fourth and final leg of the Grand Prix Series got underway in the Spanish island of Mallorca on Thursday. The players will be fighting not only for a fat share of the €130,000 prize purse but also for the two spots at the Candidates tournament ...
Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader ...Chess.com
Armenia grandmaster Levon Aronian sole leader of FIDE Grand PrixPanARMENIAN.Net

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Round Four: Aronian Emerged Sole Leader of Palma Grand Prix - World Chess

Nakamura - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:19pm

World Chess

Round Four: Aronian Emerged Sole Leader of Palma Grand Prix
World Chess
Hikaru Nakamura was not sure that after spectacular 20.Qd6 his position was better, but kept on some dance on the Queen's side. “Psychologically it was very hard for him,” explained Nakamura. After few inaccurate moves, Teimour Rajabov, who tries to ...

Round Four: Aronian Emerged Sole Leader of Palma Grand Prix - World Chess

Nakamura - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:19pm

World Chess

Round Four: Aronian Emerged Sole Leader of Palma Grand Prix
World Chess
Hikaru Nakamura was not sure that after spectacular 20.Qd6 his position was better, but kept on some dance on the Queen's side. “Psychologically it was very hard for him,” explained Nakamura. After few inaccurate moves, Teimour Rajabov, who tries to ...

Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader - Chess.com

Nakamura - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 3:40pm

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Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader
Chess.com
Today GM Levon Aronian finished off a gem of an attack with pawn to d6 as the finishing move, while a little while later GM Hikaru Nakamura sacrificed a queen on this square, eventually leading to a win over one of the men trying to qualify, GM Teimour ...

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Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader - Chess.com

Nakamura - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 2:50pm

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Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader
Chess.com
Today GM Levon Aronian finished off a gem of an attack with pawn to d6 as the finishing move, while a little while later GM Hikaru Nakamura sacrificed a queen on this square, eventually leading to a win over one of the men trying to qualify, GM Teimour ...

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Saudi Arabia set to make new moves in chess - The Hindu

Nakamura - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 1:51am

The Hindu

Saudi Arabia set to make new moves in chess
The Hindu
... where I would need to be accompanied by a male guardian,” Ms. Houska told a chess website. FIDE's decision to award the world championship to Saudi had come in for sharp criticism from several quarters, including World No. 10 Hikaru Nakamura.

Around the Region: Wesleyan wins in NAIA women's soccer tournament - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Nakamura - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:46am

Around the Region: Wesleyan wins in NAIA women's soccer tournament
Chattanooga Times Free Press
And Bryan (12-7) carried top-seeded Martin Methodist to overtime before losing 1-0 at Pulaski, Tenn. In that game Riko Sagara scored from a Hikaru Nakamura assist 1:47 into overtime for the 21-1 winners; Morgana Hardt da Silva had seven saves in defeat.

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Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Nakamura - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 1:39pm

The Boston Globe

Chess notes
The Boston Globe
Clearly, winning was on Hikaru Nakamura's mind when he chose the semi-retired Veselin Topalov, who has admitted that he is no longer working on chess. Wesley So thought Leinier Dominguez would be an interesting opponent, but Dominguez was very ...

Chess notes - The Boston Globe

Caruana - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 1:39pm

The Boston Globe

Chess notes
The Boston Globe
The most principled choice was that of Fabiano Caruana, who chose two-time world blitz champion Alexander Grischuk. Caruana couldn't have realized that Grischuk would have been jet-lagged coming in the day before from the Euro Team Championship ...

'Juuni Taisen' Episode 8 Spoilers: Dragon's Backstory to Continue; Is Ox About to Meet His End? - Christian Post

Nakamura - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:49am

Christian Post

'Juuni Taisen' Episode 8 Spoilers: Dragon's Backstory to Continue; Is Ox About to Meet His End?
Christian Post
Juuni Taisen Official SiteKey visual art for the Japanese anime series, "Juuni Taisen: Zodiac War," based on the light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura. Will Dragon's true feelings about his twin be revealed on the ...

Armenia's Aronian claims victory at second round of FIDE Grand Prix 2017 - Panorama.am

Candidates Tournament - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:36am

Panorama.am

Armenia's Aronian claims victory at second round of FIDE Grand Prix 2017
Panorama.am
... Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ernesto Inarkiev and Anish Giri outplaying their opponents. The tournament is played in a nine round Swiss system, with the chess battles determining the two winners of the series – participants of the FIDE Candidates ...

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FIDE Grand Prix: Aronian celebrates first victory - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)

Nakamura - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:28pm

Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)

FIDE Grand Prix: Aronian celebrates first victory
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)
Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Anish Giri (Holland), Peter Svidler (Russia), Dean Liren (China), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Li Chao (China), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Pentala Harikrishna (India), Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine), ...

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