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So retains chess lead

Grandmaster Wesley so was held to his second straight draw but still maintained the solo leadership after seven rounds in the Tata Steel Masters 2017 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.

So draws praise from Kasparov

Grandmaster Wesley So drew with American GM Fabiano Caruana Saturday in the penultimate round of the London Chess Classic to clinch victory in the 2016 Grand Chess Tour.

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Pint-sized Daniel Quizon of Dasmariñas City, Cavite, dropped by the local chess club a few days ago and immediately gained quite a fearsome reputation in the ongoing 2016 Batang Pinoy National Championships here.

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Norwegian move

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Norwegian move

On a dreary, rainy Manhattan night, a huge, happy roar arose in a crowd of chess fans from around the world.

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The Norwegian reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen beat his Russian rival, the prodigy Sergei Karyakin, in game 10 of the World Chess Championship in New York to tie the tournament, one of the most dramatic battles for the crown in decades.

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Nearly halfway through the 42nd Chess Olympiad, the Philippines sits within striking distance of the leaders, but faces a bumpy ride from here on beginning with a match against world champion Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen and Norway Thursday in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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