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Chess queens vie for record prize money

Chess queens vie for record prize money

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Two of the sharpest minds in women’s chess are doing battle this week in Shanghai with a world champion title on the line and a record prize fund as the game seeks to close the gender gap. The 500,000 euros ($557,712.50) on the table in the showdown between holder Ju Wenjun and […]

Wesley world champ

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Wesley world champ

Cavite-born Grandmaster Wesley So has crowned himself the first Fischer Random world chess champion after overpowering GM Magnus Carlsen of Norway, 13.5-2.5, at the Henie Onstad Art Center in Hovikodden, Norway. The 26-year-old Filipino, now playing for the United States, closed out the reigning world classical champion in the fast-rapid games, 3-1, Saturday to win […]

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So nears world title

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So nears world title

Wesley So overpowered world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in two “slow rapid” games yesterday to move on the verge of emerging the first FIDE World Fischer Random Chess champion in Hovikodden, Norway on Friday. So, born in Cavite but now plays for the United States, was in control of Games 3 and 4 to win […]

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Fronda rules chess tourney

Woman International Master Jan Jodilyn Fronda downed Woman FIDE Master Allaney Jia Doroy in the 13th and final round to capture the 2019 National Women’s Chess Championship Grand Finals Standard Event crown at PACE headquarters in Quezon City on Wednesday. Fronda, 25, prevailed after 42 moves of a King’s Indian duel to finish with 9.5 points on […]

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  FOUR players led by Eric Labog Jr. and Ma. Elayza Villa ruled their divisions in the seven-round rapid event of the 4th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championships Wednesday in Bangkok, Thailand. Labog Jr. topped the premier 18-under class via tiebreak after finishing with identical six points with International Master Daniel Quizon. He had six wins and […]

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PH chesser shows way in Bangkok tourney

INTERNATIONAL Master downed FIDE Master Stephen Rome Pangilinan and seized the lead after three rounds in the rapid of premier 18-Under Open division of the 4th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday. Quizon was battling against FM Alekhine Nouri in the fourth round at press time. Nouri drew with Mongolian Otgonbayar Chinguun to […]

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