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Some of the world’s leading chess players have withdrawn from next week’s Grand Swiss tournament in Riga, Latvia, citing health concerns after the country entered into a four-week long lockdown due to a surge in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