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Tata Steel 10: Magnus wins again, but Fabi leads  18h13 22 janvier
MORE LATER) Magnus Carlsen made it three wins in a row after what he called a pretty easy day against Vladislav Kovalev, but Fabiano Caruana remains the sole leader after inflicting a second defeat in a row on 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja. The day’s only other winner in the Tata Steel Masters was...
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Tata Steel 9: Carlsen teaches Firouzja a lesson  19h00 21 janvier
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has beaten Alireza Firouzja with the black pieces to join the 16-year-old on 5.5 9, just half a point behind the new sole leader Fabiano Caruana. The Tata Steel Masters showdown saw Magnus give a strategic masterclass, perfectly demonstrating the Attacking...
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Ju Wenjun storms back into World Championship lead  16h00 21 janvier
Reigning Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun is a single win or two draws away from retaining her title after turning the match against Aleksandra Goryachkina on its head with wins in Games 9 and 10. The first involved some serious gambling from Ju Wenjun and could have gone either way, but in Game 10...
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Alireza Firouzja vs. Magnus Carlsen Preview  23h02 20 janvier
16-year-old Alireza Firouzja takes on World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen for the first time in a classical game of chess on Tuesday in Round 9 of the Tata Steel Chess Masters in Wijk aan Zee. It’s one of the most anticipated games in years as Alireza’s stunning supertournament debut already has...
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Tata Steel 8: Magnus wins, Fabi catches Firouzja  19h12 19 janvier
Magnus Carlsen finally won a game in 2020, beating Nikita Vitiugov to move within a point of Alireza Firouzja before they meet in Round 9 on Tuesday. Alireza drew against Jorden van Foreest and was caught in the lead by Fabiano Caruana, who managed to win a lost position against Vishy Anand....
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Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again  19h14 18 janvier
16-year-old Alireza Firouzja beat Jeffery Xiong in Round 7 to retake the sole lead in the Tata Steel Masters on an incredible 5 7. The Iranian now leads Magnus Carlsen by 1.5 points after the World Champion once more struggled to draw, this time against Vishy Anand. Meanwhile Wesley So has been...
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Tata Steel 6: Giri & Dubov win, Magnus held again  10h30 18 janvier
Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana drew their 19th consecutive game of classical chess as the World Champion’s frustrating start to the 2020 Tata Steel Chess Masters continues. Wesley So and Alireza Firouzja also drew and continue to lead after Round 6, while the day’s winners were Anish Giri, who...
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Goryachkina takes the lead with 4 games to go  18h58 17 janvier
21-year-old Russian Grandmaster Aleksandra Goryachkina leads the Women’s World Championship match 4.5:3.5 after crashing through against Ju Wenjun in Game 8. That followed a tense 67-move draw in Game 7 where it was reigning Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun who had all the chances. There are now...
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Tata Steel 5: Firouzja beats Giri for 3rd win  18h55 16 janvier
16-year-old Alireza Firouzja hit straight back to join Wesley So in the Tata Steel Masters lead after luring Anish Giri into a lost pawn ending in their first ever classical game. That was Firouzja’s third win in this year’s event, with Vishy Anand the only other player to pick up a full point as...
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Women’s World Championship moves to Vladivostok  22h49 15 janvier
Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina are tied 3:3 as the second half of the Women’s World Championship match now starts in Vladivostok, Russia. Goryachkina fell behind in Game 4 but hit straight back in Game 5 to score the first victory of her career over Ju Wenjun. The Chinese player then had to...
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Tata Steel 4: Magnus Carlsen sets 111-game record  17h34 14 janvier
World Champion Magnus Carlsen has surpassed Sergei Tiviakov to set a new record of 111 classical games unbeaten after surviving a real test at the hands of Jorden van Foreest. The other big story of Round 4 of the 2020 Tata Steel Masters was Wesley So taking down Alireza Firouzja in a technical...
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Tata Steel 3: Firouzja leads as Carlsen ties streak  17h47 13 janvier
16-year-old Alireza Firouzja is the sole leader of the 2020 Tata Steel Masters on 2.5 3 after easing to victory over Vladislav Artemiev in Round 3. Fabiano Caruana picked up his first win by defeating Yu Yangyi, while Jorden van Foreest made it two Sicilian Alapins, two wins by beating Daniil Dubov...
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Tata Steel 2: Wesley So beats Anand as five lead  18h43 12 janvier
Wesley So took time out to thank the Lord for an early win after Vishy Anand’s bishop sacrifice backfired in Round 2 of the Tata Steel Masters. There were also wins for Vladislav Artemiev over Nikita Vitiugov, Daniil Dubov over Vladislav Kovalev and Jeffery Xiong over Day 1 hero Jorden van...
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Tata Steel 1: Firouzja and Van Foreest strike  10h52 12 janvier
16-year-old Alireza Firouzja lived up to the hype by getting off to a winning start in his first super-tournament, though his Tata Steel Masters victory owed a lot to Vladislav Kovalev blundering in the opening. Magnus Carlsen described himself as hugely embarrassed to spend 20 minutes on a move...
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Magnus Carlsen hunts 8th Wijk aan Zee title  07h16 10 janvier
World Champion Magnus Carlsen starts 2020 as the top seed for the Tata Steel Masters that begins in Wijk aan Zee on Saturday. His rivals include world no. 2 Fabiano Caruana, local hero Anish Giri, who finished runner-up for the last two years, and 5-time champion Vishy Anand, but much of the...