Tag Archives: Chess

Magnus Carlsen’s online tournament taps into new internet chess boom | Sport

Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, aims to fill the void from the cancellation of over the board chess by launching an online super-tournament, starting 18 April, where he will compete against seven of his major rivals, including the world Nos 2 and 3, Fabiano Cariana of the US and Ding …

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Chess: Candidates stopped at midway point after Russia suspends air traffic | Sport

The world championship Candidates in Ekaterinburg was abruptly stopped on Thursday morning, with seven of 14 rounds played, after the Russian government announced that international air traffic would be suspended from Friday. Fide, the global chess body, planned a charter flight to Amsterdam enabling the Chinese, Dutch, French, and US …

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Chess: Candidates defy coronavirus to start battle to face Magnus Carlsen | Sport

Fear of coronavirus has been a persistent backdrop to the start of the world Candidates, one of a very few global sports events to survive a flood of cancellations. The eight-player, €500,000 event is the final eliminator to decide who will challenge Norway’s Magnus Carlsen for his global crown at …

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Coronavirus cuts Czech chess tournament while Carlsen extends run | Sport

The world senior team championships for over-50s and over-65s finished prematurely in Prague on Thursday after seven of the nine rounds when the Czech government announced that groups of more than 30 people were banned. The United States team, which led the over-50s, agreed their four games with Iceland drawn …

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Chess: Fide drops handshakes after coronavirus cancels five Opens | Sport

Coronavirus is starting to affect major chess events. Five international Opens have already been cancelled or postponed while Fide, the global chess body, has issued detailed medical advice for the over-50 and over-65 World Senior Teams which have just begun in Prague. Recommendations include avoiding the traditional handshake at the …

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Chess: Nigel Short checkmates three in a row at Bunratty weekender | Sport

Nigel Short, who challenged for Garry Kasparov’s world title in 1993 and en route scored his greatest success with a match victory against Anatoly Karpov in his prime, has won tournaments in six continents. He now plays in fewer events but was in vintage form last weekend at Bunratty in …

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Valve’s Auto Chess competitor Dota Underlords is coming to Android (Update: Season 1 starts today)

Valve's Auto Chess competitor Dota Underlords is coming to Android (Update: Season 1 starts today)

It would appear that everyone’s favorite new MOBA trend is Auto Chess, so of course, Valve has their own version in the works that’s built off of Dota. The game is called Dota Underlords, and it just entered into a limited beta where Dota 2 Battle Pass owners can jump …

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Chess: Russia to admit China’s world title candidates despite travel ban | Sport

The world title candidates starting in Ekaterinburg on 15 March has survived a scare after Russia’s “temporary suspension” of entry to Chinese citizens, announced on Monday as part of anti-coronavirus measures, raised serious doubts on whether Ding Liren and Wang Hao would be allowed to compete. Ding, 27, and Wang, …

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Chess: Guildford extend unbeaten run to 83 matches over nearly eight years | Sport

Guildford’s stranglehold on Britain’s Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) is set to continue for an eighth consecutive season as the Surrey club steamrollered two more opponents at Daventry last weekend, while their sponsored rivals from Yorkshire and the Isle of of Man lost ground on the leaders. Guildford last lost …

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Chess Royale, and Circuit Dude

Chess Royale, and Circuit Dude

Welcome to the roundup of the newest Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a solid F2P platformer, the latest Auto Chess clone, and a fantastic puzzler all about plugging in chips, pushing blocks, …

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