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Chess robot in Russia breaks finger of 7-year-old human opponent

A seven-year-old playing chess in Russia was left with a broken finger after being attacked by a robot. The boy named Christopher, was among the top 30 chess players in Moscow under the age of nine, moved a piece on the chessboard earlier than he should, which led to the non-standard behavior of the robot. […]

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World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen will not defend his championship title against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi

GM Magnus Carlsen will not defend his world championship title against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi next year. Carlsen announced his decision on a podcast on Tuesday. According to current regulations, FIDE Candidates tournament winner Nepomniachtchi will now play the world championship against Candidates runner-up GM Ding Liren. “I’ve spoken to people in my team, I’ve spoken […]

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Praggnanandhaa: 16-year-old Chess Grandmaster defeats world chess champion Magnus Carlsen

Sixteen year old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has become the youngest chess player ever to defeat Magnus Carlsen in his long reign as world champion. The two faced off in an online tournament that had featured 16 elite players. Praggnanandhaa is a grandmaster from India who is commonly referred to simply as Pragg. The chess prodigy said […]

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Magnus Carlsen defeats Ian Nepomniachtchi in Dubai to retain Fide World Chess Championship title

Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen retained the Fide World Chess Championship title, defeating Ian Nepomniachtchi in Dubai. Needing a point to seal the deal in game 11 itself, Carlsen, playing with black, capitalised on Nepomniachtchi’s blunder on move 23 to record his fourth win of the 14-game series. Nepomniachtchi resigned after 49 moves and 3 […]

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Chess players withdraw from Grand Swiss amid lockdown, deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Latvia

Some of the world’s leading chess players have withdrawn from next week’s Grand Swiss tournament in Riga, Latvia, citing health concerns after the country entered into a four-week long lockdown due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. Between October 21 and November 14, a curfew would be in place and non-essential shops would remain closed. […]

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Nona Gaprindashvili: Georgian chess icon sues Netflix for Queen’s Gambit portrayal

Georgian chess icon Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix, saying she was incorrectly portrayed in the hit series The Queen’s Gambit. The case refers to a sequence in the drama’s final episode which says Gaprindashvili, now 80, had never played competitive chess with men. The document says that by 1968, the year […]

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India and Russia declared joint winners of Chess Olympiad following poor internet connection

India and Russia were declared joint winners of the Chess Olympiad tournament after two Indian players lost their internet connection during the final round. The event was held online for the first time, thanks to coronavirus. India appealed after two of its players lost connection to their games and forfeited on time. Officials said these […]

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Magnus Carlsen wins richest and most watched chess event

Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen won the finale of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, the richest and most-watched chess event in history. Carlsen beat Hikaru Nakamura in the Grand Final of the Norwegian’s $1 million signature tour to bag the $140,000 champion’s prize and bring his total Tour winnings to $349,500. Over the week-long final […]