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Chess: Magnus Carlsen chasing another prize despite bizarre four-move loss

World No 1 resigned four moves into game two of his Chessable Masters semi-final after Ding Liren was forfeited in a drawn position due to a disconnection in game oneMagnus Carlsen in another major final hardly rates a headline at the moment, such is t…

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Chess: Carlsen routs Caruana and tops fantasy football league in winning week

The world No 1 topped the Fantasy Premier League rankings for a second time while Britain’s first online national league is set for its final on Tuesday amid computer aid controversyMagnus Carlsen overran the world No 2, Fabiano Caruana, 2.5-0.5 in the…

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Magnus Carlsen aiming for another tournament win in Chessable Masters

Four online tournament victories in three months have put Norway’s world No 1 among the top 10 esports earners for 2020Magnus Carlsen aims for his fourth online tournament victory in three months on Saturday and Monday when the world champion plays his…

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Chess: national solving championship opens for entries from Britain this week

Entry is free, the prize fund is expected to be at least £1,200, and the winner qualifies for the 2021 world solving championship This week’s puzzle is the opening round of a national contest where Guardian readers traditionally perform strongly. You h…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen tries Champions Showdown after surprise failure

The world No 1 failed to make the final of the Lindores Abbey Rapid this week, an event won by ‘the last Soviet’ Daniil DubovMagnus Carlsen will compete in the richest ever online tournament this weekend just days after Norway’s world champion surprisi…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen leads arch-rival Hikaru Nakamura in Lindores semi-final

The world No 1 bounced back from a shock 18-move defeat by a little-known Brazilian on Twitch to lead the US blitz specialist 3-0 after the first roundMagnus Carlsen took a commanding 3-0 first set lead on Thursday against his arch-rival, America’s bli…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen leads arch-rival Hikaru Nakamura in Lindores semi-final

The world No 1 bounced back from a shock 18-move defeat by a little-known Brazilian on Twitch to lead the US blitz specialist 3-0 after the first roundMagnus Carlsen took a commanding 3-0 first set lead on Thursday against his arch-rival, America’s bli…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen wins despite ‘terrible’ form, but setbacks spark angst

World champion narrowly qualifies for Saturday’s Lindores Abbey quarter-finals despite defeats by Yu Yangyi, Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Daniil DubovAnother online weekend, another first prize for the world champion, but Magnus Carlsen suffered angst agains…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen announces new $1m online series as viewer numbers surge

Norway’s world champion will meet rivals in five tournaments from May to August, with the first event scheduled to begin on TuesdayMagnus Carlsen has announced a new $1m series of major online events in which he will compete, lasting all summer with a …

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Chess: Vishy Anand ambushes Russia’s world No 4 to win in five minutes

Former world champion shocked Ian Nepomniachtchi in the online Nations Cup, where unbeaten China are in the lead and have secured a place in Sunday’s finalIndia’s former world champion Vishy Anand stole the show at this week’s online Nations Cup as the…

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Chess: Vishy Anand ambushes Russia’s world No 4 to win in five minutes

Former world champion shocked Ian Nepomniachtchi in the online Nations Cup, where unbeaten China are in the lead and have secured a place in Sunday’s finalIndia’s former world champion Vishy Anand stole the show at this week’s online Nations Cup as the…

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Fast and furious: Carlsen and Nakamura transform chess into an adrenaline sport

The online Magnus Carlsen Invitational produced a big-name final and a refreshing insight into the human side of chessStrange times these. In a parallel universe, middle-aged men with middle-aged bellies are still frothing over Arsenal’s controversial …

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Chess: Erratic Magnus Carlsen faces Chinese challenge in invitational semis

The world champion won several games in style, but suffered eight defeats and had a lost position after seven moves with WhiteMagnus Carlsen has qualified for this weekend’s semi-finals in his $250,000 online elite invitational, but Norway’s world cham…

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Chess: Teenage prodigy Alireza Firouzja beaten by Magnus Carlsen and wifi woes

The 16-year-old crumbled in the $250,000 online tournament after losing advantage in a match when his internet connection failedThis week, the world champion restored the established order. After losing a marathon 204-game one-minute bullet match to 16…

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Garry Kasparov to take part in online Nations Cup chess tournament

Six teams of four players will compete for the prizeFast-rising Alireza Firouzja also among those taking partThe former world champion Garry Kasparov will be among the competitors in an online Nations Cup, a new chess competition featuring six teams of…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen shocked by 16-year-old in Banter Blitz Cup final

Alireza Firouzja had already beaten the Norwegian world champion at one-minute bullet and takes him on again next Monday in the $250,000 Carlsen InvitationalMagnus Carlsen’s aura of invincibility was dented on Wednesday for the second time this month w…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen prepares for meeting with prodigy Alireza Firouzja

The world champion reached the Banter Blitz final with a Bobby Fischer-style 9-0 victory, while the 16-year-old rising star is strong favourite in the second semi-finalMagnus Carlsen, the world champion, has helped spark an immediate and impressively r…

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Magnus Carlsen’s online tournament taps into new internet chess boom

The world No 1, whose title defence may be delayed to 2021 after the Candidates was suspended, has launched an eight-player event with a prize fund of $250,000Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, aims to fill the void from the cancellation of over the b…

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Magnus Carlsen to stage richest online chess tournament in history

Seven top players to join world No 1 with $250,000 prize fundOnline chess gains popularity during coronavirus lockdownCororavirus latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe world chess champion Magnus Carlsen says he will stage the richest on…

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Magnus Carlsen to stage richest online chess tournament in history

Seven top players to join world No 1 with $250,000 prize fundOnline chess gains popularity during coronavirus lockdownCororavirus latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe world chess champion Magnus Carlsen says he will stage the richest on…