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    I may have to double check that, but I really think Magnus has won ALL the blitz/rapid tie-breaks he's ever played. Which is quite astonishing.

    Another event is taking place meanwhile, with Aronian, MVL and Naka as the top seeds and after 6 rounds Naka is cruising with 5 wins and one draw :

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=92338

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    The players selected for the 2018 GCT have been made known : https://www.chess.com/news/view/invi...tour-announced

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    https://www.chess.com/news/view/fisc...ins-then-flags



    Carlsen wins a piece, but arrives in a completely drawn endgame (R+B vs R without pawns), tries to win it with 1' versus 10' for his opponent, rejects countless draw offers from Naka (rook exchanges proposal for example), and finally flags and thus loses the game

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    Caruana won the Grenke tournament, a full point ahead of Carlsen

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    Caruana won the Grenke tournament, a full point ahead of Carlsen
    Yeah, the challenger finishing first with the champion second, that's a good tournament for Caruana's confidence

    Maybe that same confidence was what boosted him during this tournament

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    Magnus playing in the 4th titled players tournament on lichess (he won the first 3)

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/249595036

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    US Chess Championship 2018

    Previous winner was Wesley So. Field includes So, Nakamura, and Caruana. Caruana has stated he was very interested in winning back the title and with the nerves he showed in the past two events, he's got something going for him. Right now Caruana is 3rd while Wesley So is leading.

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    US Chess Championship 2018

    Previous winner was Wesley So. Field includes So, Nakamura, and Caruana. Caruana has stated he was very interested in winning back the title and with the nerves he showed in the past two events, he's got something going for him. Right now Caruana is 3rd while Wesley So is leading.
    Caruana threw a game by pushing too hard, he had a very good start before that

    Naka with only draws thus far, a bit concerning and also weird given his playstyle.


    Meanwhile there's also the Shamkir tournament (or Gashimov memorial) with 10 elite players including Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Karjakin, Topalov, Giri ...

    Topalov is leading with +2 for now with Carlsen trailing half a point below.

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    Caruana threw a game by pushing too hard, he had a very good start before that

    Naka with only draws thus far, a bit concerning and also weird given his playstyle.


    Meanwhile there's also the Shamkir tournament (or Gashimov memorial) with 10 elite players including Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Karjakin, Topalov, Giri ...

    Topalov is leading with +2 for now with Carlsen trailing half a point below.
    Carlsen won Shamkir 2008

    In the US Championship, Shankland is leading Caruana by half a point. 2 more games left. Will Caruana win his last game to win a major tournament for the 3rd time in a row?

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    if it wasn't for that very unfortunate loss, fabi would have won.

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    if it wasn't for that very unfortunate loss, fabi would have won.
    He would have tied for first with Sam, which would have meant a playoff between the two. But Sam deserved this and fair and squared won the tourney with a remarkable performance. I'm happy for the guy, who seems to have worked hard for it.

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    impressive victory for Caruana as he won the super-strong Norway tournament (poor Ding!) ahead of magnus, further cementing himself as the rightful challenger. the last game featured mistakes from both sides, but so's blunders were much worse. The WCC in november will be exciting.

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    The sinquefield cup 2018 gathers an impressive line-up yet again, all stars only, with Carlsen (World Champ since 2013), Caruana (Challenger this october), Anand (previous World champ), Karjakin (runner-up of the world championship in 2016), Mamedyarov (n° 2 in the world) and many more ...

    You can follow the games on youtube following this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGFmYjrjAcM

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    Ooh Fabi's so close. Just 7 points away from the No.1 rated spot. He's slightly leading now.

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    Ooh Fabi's so close. Just 7 points away from the No.1 rated spot. He's slightly leading now.
    Magnus managed not to win a crushing position vs Fabi last round, or you could say Fabi managed to salvage a lost position I guess. ANyway, they both are close right now, can't wait for the match to finally happen

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    Results of the Chess960 rapid/blitz.

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    Results of the Chess960 rapid/blitz.
    The top players showing that their class translates to chess960

    Btw an important event, the junior world championship, ended yesterday, and iranian chess promises rose to the occasion, especially the winner, Parham Maghloodsoo (I hope I spell it correctly), who scored 9.5/11 and is the first iranian player to enter the top 100, directly into the top 60 even ! He's been on a roll lately and if we add his previous tournament result he's on 18/20 ... Closing in on the 2700 mark, which is the elite limit !

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    The chess olympiad begins today !

    USA's line up looks dope and they're the defending champs from 2016. Russia's the second best team on paper, and it's the first time they're not the top seed since 1952 (!!)

    Other important teams are China, Ukraine, India ... I'll follow closely Belgium and France of course, but also Iran for their very promising rising stars.

    Here's a link to follow the games : https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-to...018-open/1/1/1

    and an article before the start of the competition : https://chess24.com/en/read/news/usa...egin-in-batumi

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    Russia won its match 4-0, as expected. France 3-0 for now and should proceed to 4 soon. Usa on its way to a smooth start as well.

    As far as I see no real upset still, some draws for one or two weaker players but none has won vs a higher rated still. And it would be veeeery bizarre if one of the favorite teams wouldn't win its match. So yeah slow start for the olympiad as is always the case, but there will be 11 rounds, plenty time for action later on.

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    Match to follow in this third round :

    Netherlands - USA especially seems interesting (on the first board Giri drew Caruana quite fast in an opening the two of them must have known pretty well)

    Iran - Belarus if only to witness how the three iranian teenagers will fare against an opposition with their elo more or less.

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