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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Some of the world’s leading chess players have withdrawn from next week’s Grand Swiss tournament in Riga, Latvia, citing health concerns after the country entered into a four-week long lockdown due to a surge in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 […]