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Grand Swiss 4: Magnus Carlsen's great escape Magnus Carlsen stretched his unbeaten streak to 94 classical games and 439 days in Sunday's Round 4 of the FIDE Grand Swiss, but he'd never looked more doomed in all that time. He was dead lost for a dozen moves but used Vladislav Kovalev's time trouble and his own resourcefulness to claw his way out.

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Grand Swiss: Maghsoodloo and McShane join the leaders You can find more info here. While most eyes were paying close attention to board seven, where Vladislav Kovalev was about to stop Magnus Carlsen's 93-game undefeated streak in classical chess, Parham Maghsoodloo and Luke McShane were in the process of outplaying their round four rivals to catch up with the tournament's co-leaders.

You Oughta Know: Philly Girls Play Chess! A recent segment on a Philadelphia Public TV show, "You Oughta Know" showed the efforts of this year's "Chess City of the Year" to diversify chess. Host Shirley Min interviewed US Chess Women Program Director Jennifer Shahade and the local non-profit After Schools Activities Partnerships about efforts to bring more girls to the game.

'Queen of Chess' says women 'are less focused', don't train as hard as male players "But if you look at any sport, it's hard to imagine girls competing at the same level as men." Yifan expressed her belief that women are physically "disadvantaged" in terms of energy expenditure, "especially when games last six to seven hours". "In general, I think women train less hard at chess compared to men while they're growing up," she said.

Chennai-Based Praggnanandhaa Triumphs Gold at World Chess Championship The young chess genius from India R. Praggnanandhaa recently won Gold at the World Youth Chess Championship that took place in Mumbai. This 14-year old youngster won Gold in the category of Under-18. He made India proud by winning the championship with a careful draw in the 11th and final round against Valentin Buckels from Germany.

Astros insider: How A.J. Hinch won the chess match with Aaron Boone Down to their ninth pitcher, the Yankees had to get through Correa if they were to find a way to win, and they could not get a pitch past him. Whether it could be deemed a managerial chess match or sheer attrition, Hinch finished with the winning moves.

FIDE Grand Swiss: 4 Players Lead; Carlsen Escapes Fabiano Caruana and Wang Hao drew their game in round four of the FIDE Grand Swiss and were joined in first place by Parham Maghsoodloo and Luke McShane. Magnus Carlsen was lost, but miraculously escaped vs Vladislav Kovalev. It was about to become quite a big story… and then it didn't.

Praggnanandhaa and Polina dominate World Youth 2019 Polina Shuvalova agreed to a draw against Assel Serikbay in the final round and nearly confirmed her gold medal. Polina Shuvalova vs Assel Serikbay - Photo: Amruta Mokal. The onus now was on Vantika Agrawal, whether to play for a win or not. Vantika did not play up to the mark and had to agree to a draw - Photo: Amruta Mokal.

My Affair with Chess I was not one of those privileged kids that got to learn chess before I knew how to talk. I did not spend my childhood playing chess during play time. I spend play time butt naked playing with mud and sand like all normal kids. I played in open fields, dove into rivers and a dam that was in close proximity with our home.

A Game of Chess Wandering this giant land of wonders and mysteries, I stumbled upon a plateau covered with strange towers. Wandering these ancient ruins, I tried to ascertain their purpose, but to no avail. I studied the checkered ground briefly, and when I looked up, the obelisks had moved!

WATCH: Man checks off Alaska, now has played chess in all 50 states Saturday was National Chess Day, and one man made all the right moves across the country to play chess in a sanctioned event in every state. Saturday, he checked off his final state, Alaska.

Man checks off Alaska, now has played chess in all 50 states A Missouri man has now played chess in sanctioned events in every state, after competing in chess tournament in Alaska.

World Youth Chess Championship: Happy, but a lot more to be done, says GM R. B. Ramesh on India's performance Not many remember that teenaged GM Aravindh Chithambaram, the current National champion in classical, rapid and blitz time formats, is also Ramesh's student.But Ramesh, the most sought-after chess trainer, is not the one to measure success in terms of medals won.

Ateneo falls to rival La Salle in UAAP Men's Chess Tournament COMING OFF a loss against the National University Bulldogs, Ateneo failed to overcome the opposition, as rivals De La Salle University Green Archers secured the win, 1.5-2.5, to close out the weekend.

U.S. Armed Forces Open, Day 1: Recap 2 rounds are done here at Marine Corps Base LeJeune outside of Jacksonville, NC. Eight players have 2.0 scores, including two National Masters, Eigen Wang and Mario Murillo. At this point it's still a bit too early to start reporting team scores, so we'll start that in the next report.

Surya Saahas, Srujankeerthan win chess titles Hyderabad: Surya Saahas Reddi from Global Discovery School and Srujankeerthan emerged champions in the junior and open categories respectively at the 161st Brilliant Trophy Open Chess tournament at the Brilliant Grammar School on Sunday. In the junior category, Surya maintained a clean slate with six points to take the top honours.

FIDE Grand Swiss chess: Vidit joins Adhiban in second spot Vidit Gujrathi scored an emphatic win over Russia's Maksim Chigaev to join B. Adhiban and eight others in the second place at 2.5 points after three rounds of the FIDE Grand Swiss here on Saturday. World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana and Wang Hao share the lead with three points.

Tony Romo gets loose before the game by taking on a chess player who was ranked as high as 12th in the country. Who wins? Tony Romo gets loose before the game by taking on a chess player who was ranked as high as 12th in the country. Who wins?

Grand Swiss 3: Only Caruana & Wang Hao on 100% Fabiano Caruana will try to improve on a 5 losses, 0 wins record against Wang Hao when the only players on 3/3 in the FIDE Grand Swiss meet in Sunday's Round 4. Fabiano Caruana maintained his perfect score by out-tricking Alexei Shirov at the end of a thrilling Najdorf, while Wang Hao bamboozled compatriot Bu Xiangzhi.

Chess icon Nana Alexandria turns 70 Nana with the Nana Alexandria Trophy. Alongside her chess activities, Nana found time to write interesting books in the course of her chess career. Two of these books are about her games: "8:8 - Victory and Defeat" wherein her games in the candidate and championship matches are featured and "150 Interesting Games and Events".

Grand Swiss: Caruana and Wang Hao still perfect You can find more info here. The top two pairings of round three had a 2664-rated player facing the latest challenger for the world crown on board one, and two compatriots of similar strength sitting close by on second board, their Elo ratings barely separated by five points.

14-year-old R Praggnanandhaa crowned under-18 chess champion Praggnanandhaa scored an impressive and unbeaten 9/11 and he ended with a performance rating over 2700. "Hearty congratulations to wonder kid, Praggnanandhaa on winning the World Under 18 Championship @WorldChess2019 @rpragchess scored an impressive and unbeaten 9/11 with a performance rating over 2700,"'s official handle tweeted.

India - World Youth Chess Championship: Praggnanandhaa claims U-18 gold India'sR Praggnanandhaaclinched the World YouthChessChampionship, claiming the coveted gold in the Under-18 Open category in Mumbai. The 14-year-old Grandmaster from Chennai managed a cautious draw in the 11th and final round against Valentin Buckels of Germany to top the charts with nine points.

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