Chess News and Event Coverage (2024)

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Martinez Beats Kramnik In Clash Of Claims Sport’s Craziest Crossover: Disc Golf Gets On Board For 2024 Bullet Chess Championship 7 Things We Learned — Norway Chess 2024 Naroditsky Eclipses Field Featuring Carlsen, Praggnanandhaa, Giri 15-Year-Old Chessable Author Huy Wins Vietnam Chess Championship Carlsen, Ju Wenjun Win Norway Chess Titles Conditional Ban For Russian Federation; Dvorkovich Reprimanded By Ethics Commission Ding Lands Blow Against Nakamura As Carlsen Increases His Lead Player Caught Cheating Over-The-Board At Chicago Open 2024 MVP Jaylen Brown, Luka Dončić Bots Go Head-To-Head During NBA Finals Titled '10s Day' As Sarana, Bortnyk Win Outright Norwegian Duo Surpass 61 Hours, Smash Record For Longest Chess Marathon Carlsen Gets Revenge Vs. Praggnanandhaa As Ju Wenjun Takes Women's Lead Nakamura Beats Carlsen On Time To Close Gap, Muzychuk Takes Sole Lead Play Against The Mechanical Turk and Friends! Chess.com Announces Chess Events App Carlsen Leads Norway Chess After Ding Blunders Mate-In-2 Naroditsky Out-Brawls Hyperbullet Rivals Nakamura Crosses 2800, World No. 2 As Carlsen, Praggnanandhaa Also Win Tang Overthrows Naroditsky In Grand Final Reset To Win 1st Hyperbullet Championship Faustino Oro Edges Closer To Historic IM Title At 10 Nakamura New Leader In Norway As Round 4 Sees 5 Classical Wins GothamChess, Oro, Cramling, Rosen: Creators Battle For Norms In First Madrid Chess Festival Norwegian Duo Aim to Smash 60-Hour Chess Marathon Record Praggnanandhaa Scores 1st Classical Win Vs. Carlsen, Leads In Norway

Martinez Beats Kramnik In Clash Of Claims

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GM Jose Martinez has won what IM Levy Rozman described as "one of the craziest chess events in history," the Clash of Claims in Madrid. He beat former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik 14.5-11.5, with two games to spare, losing 6.5-7.5 over the boar...

Sport’s Craziest Crossover: Disc Golf Gets On Board For 2024 Bullet Chess Championship

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One of the most unlikely and fun crossovers in sport is back: disc golf and chess are getting together to put on another blockbuster event for fans. The 2024 Chess.com Invitational was the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s season-opening event back in ...

7 Things We Learned — Norway Chess 2024

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GM Magnus Carlsen briefly stared into the abyss of losing his world number-one spot, but he turned things around to win his sixth Norway Chess title. GM Hikaru Nakamura returned to the 2800 club, while Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun cruised to v...

Naroditsky Eclipses Field Featuring Carlsen, Praggnanandhaa, Giri

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GM Daniel Naroditsky has added another Bullet Brawl trophy to his ever-growing cabinet after winning his second straight event ahead of GMs Andrew Tang, Oleksandr Bortnyk, and 171 other titled players. Playing 76 games in two hours, Naroditsky acc...

15-Year-Old Chessable Author Huy Wins Vietnam Chess Championship

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FM Banh Gia Huy has booked his spot at the 2024 FIDE Chess Olympiad for team Vietnam after winning the country's national championship in March. Huy has since crossed the 2400 FIDE rating threshold, leaving him one norm shy of the coveted IM title...

Carlsen, Ju Wenjun Win Norway Chess Titles

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World number-one Magnus Carlsen has won his sixth Norway Chesstitle after beating GM Fabiano Caruana in armageddon while GM Hikaru Nakamura was held to an incredibly tense classical draw by GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu. The young Indian won ...

Conditional Ban For Russian Federation; Dvorkovich Reprimanded By Ethics Commission

The FIDE Ethics and Disciplinary Commission has punished the Chess Federation of Russia with a two-year conditional ban and reprimanded FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, in both cases for violations related to Russia's invasion of and continued ag...

Ding Lands Blow Against Nakamura As Carlsen Increases His Lead

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World Champion Ding Liren finally has something to celebrate after beating GM Hikaru Nakamura in armageddon. That is good news for world number-one Magnus Carlsen, who extended his Norway Chess 2024 lead to 1.5 points before the final round after ...

Player Caught Cheating Over-The-Board At Chicago Open 2024

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A player was caught red-handed at the Chicago Open 2024, using a phone to win chess games over the board. Unlike other offline cheating cases, the player didn't use a device outside the playing hall; instead, he used his phone in his lap, right at...

MVP Jaylen Brown, Luka Dončić Bots Go Head-To-Head During NBA Finals

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The first game of the 2024 NBA Finals is on Thursday, and we're celebrating the ultimate basketball showdown with chess. Two of the biggest stars in the Finals have Chess.com bots and we're offering a limited-time only bot challenge starting on&nb...

Titled '10s Day' As Sarana, Bortnyk Win Outright

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GMs Alexey Sarana and Oleksandr Bortnyk scored 10 points each in the early and late Titled Tuesdays of June 4, respectively, earning Sarana his second victory of the year and Bortnyk his first. Neither required tiebreaks, both winning outright. ...

Norwegian Duo Surpass 61 Hours, Smash Record For Longest Chess Marathon

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After an intense 61-hour blitz marathon, Norwegian chess enthusiasts Askild Bryn and CM Odin Blikra Vea have shattered the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record for the Longest Chess Marathon. In a stunning display of endurance and mental fortitu...

Nakamura Beats Carlsen On Time To Close Gap, Muzychuk Takes Sole Lead

Colin_McGourty

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GM Hikaru Nakamura closed the gap to Norway Chess 2024 leader GMMagnus Carlsen down to to half a point after winning an armageddon thriller on time. World Champion Ding Liren ended his losing streak to draw against GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshba...

Play Against The Mechanical Turk and Friends!

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You’ve played fun, new monthly Chess.com bots for years. Now it’s time for you to play the first chess robot ever built, The Mechanical Turk! Created in 1770, The Mechanical Turk was a chess playing automaton that toured around...

Chess.com Announces Chess Events App

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Chess.com is excited to announce Chess Events, a brand new app that isolates key features of the site and main app to streamline a user's experience with major events. Chess Events will help you stay up-to-date with the latest tournaments and resu...

Carlsen Leads Norway Chess After Ding Blunders Mate-In-2

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World number-one Magnus Carlsen has taken over as the leader of Norway Chess 2024 after World Champion Ding Lirenblundered into mate-in-two and sank to a fourth loss in a row. Elsewhere there was armageddon revenge for the first-round result...

Naroditsky Out-Brawls Hyperbullet Rivals

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Days after his second-place finish in the Chess.com Hyperbullet Championship, GM Daniel Naroditsky finished atop June's first Bullet Brawl ahead of rival GMs Tuan Minh Le and Andrew Tang. After scoring 236 points in a run that included a precision...

Nakamura Crosses 2800, World No. 2 As Carlsen, Praggnanandhaa Also Win

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GM Hikaru Nakamura is rated over 2800 for the first time in nine years after handing a third defeat in a row to World Champion Ding Liren. Nakamura is also world number-two after GM Fabiano Caruana cracked in the endgame for a second game in a row...

Tang Overthrows Naroditsky In Grand Final Reset To Win 1st Hyperbullet Championship

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GM Andrew Tang won the inaugural 2024 Hyperbullet Chess Championship, the first event of the Chess.com Community Championships, on Friday. After losing a close match againstGM Daniel Naroditsky in the first round, he climbed through the Lose...

Faustino Oro Edges Closer To Historic IM Title At 10

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At just 10 years old, Argentinian chess prodigy FM Faustino Oro is making significant strides towards achieving the international master (IM) title. On Friday, Oro secured his second norm, edging closer to becoming one of the youngest to ever achi...

Nakamura New Leader In Norway As Round 4 Sees 5 Classical Wins

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GM Hikaru Nakamura won a good game againstGM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu on Thursday to take over the lead from his opponent at Norway Chess 2024. Two more classical results included GM Magnus Carlsen scoring a vintage bounce-back-after-a-loss...

GothamChess, Oro, Cramling, Rosen: Creators Battle For Norms In First Madrid Chess Festival

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A major new international chess event is coming to Spain next month featuring some of the most popular content creators in the game competing for title norms. The first Madrid Chess Festival will play host to three classical tournaments and a bl...

Norwegian Duo Aim to Smash 60-Hour Chess Marathon Record

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Norwegian chess enthusiasts Askild Bryn and CM Odin Blikra Vea aim to make history by playing for 61 hours straight. Their ambitious GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for the Longest Chess Marathon will take place next week. Staying awake fo...

Praggnanandhaa Scores 1st Classical Win Vs. Carlsen, Leads In Norway

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GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu is the new leader at Norway Chess 2024 after beatingworld number-one GM Magnus Carlsen for the first time in classical chess in Wednesday's third round. Fabiano Caruana was the other player to earn the full three...

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