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Alexandra Kosteniuk and Mariya Muzychuk advance to the Semi-final

The Quarterfinals of the Women’s World Championship were concluded on November 14 with two tie-breaks: Alexandra Kosteniuk defeated Anna Muzychuk, and Zhansaya Abdumalik lost to Mariya Muzychuk.

Kosteniuk played the first game with White and obtained a promising position after the opening. Then Black managed to activate her pieces and got a strong counterplay. However, being under heavy time pressure, Muzychuk made several mistakes, giving Kosteniuk a decisive advantage.

Carlsen – Caruana 2018 game 4 LIVE!

photo by Niki RigaHello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA).

Caruana – Carlsen 2018 game 3 LIVE!

photo by Niki RigaHello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA).

TCEC Season 14 – Let’s get ready to !boom

TCEC Season 14 starts this Monday

TCEC Season 14 starts this Monday

Carlsen – Caruana game 2 LIVE!

photo by Niki RigaHello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA).

Caruana – Carlsen 2018 game 1 LIVE!

Sao Paulo Carlsen - Caruana

Carlsen – Caruana

Tata Steel Chess India 2018 – 2019 LIVE!

The first TATA STEEL CHESS INDIA 2018 – 2019, RAPID & BLITZ tournament brings some of the world’s strongest chess players and India’s strongest players to Kolkata. It consist of a rapid tournament and a blitz tournament.

Arkady Dvorkovich: “Too early for chess in Olympics”

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich gave his first big interview after the election to Russian agency TASS. Short summary:

- Prize funds for Men & Women World Championship matches to be increased
- Next World Championship match will not be in Europe
- FIDE President distancing himself from World Chess / Agon
- Ilyumzhinov’s plan for chess entering Olympic Games premature
- A month after election FIDE still without bank account

World Women Chess Championship – arrival of participants

The land of Ugra met the participants of the Women’s World Chess Championship with bread and salt.

Early in the morning today the flight from Moscow brought most of the contenders for the chess crown to the capital of Ugra. Among them were sisters Muzychuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Chinese women’s team led by current world champion Ju Wenjun, Harika Dronavalli from India, Russian Marina Guseva, Natalia Pogonina and Olga Girya from Ugra, as well as many others.

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