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Chess: Magnus Carlsen among nine closely bunched leaders at Isle of Man

English hopes fade after Luke McShane spoils winning position in the fifth round against the world No 2, Fabiano CaruanaFour rounds from the end of the $430,000 Fide/Chess.com Isle of Man event, chances of a bunch finish were growing as just half a poi…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen escapes but Vishy Anand is beaten at Isle of Man

The first round was also a disaster for England’s players, with seven defeats in eight games, as young talents scored upsetsThe world champion, Magnus Carlsen, had a narrow escape, the former champion Vishy Anand was brilliantly beaten, and several oth…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen escapes but Vishy Anand is beaten at Isle of Man

The first round was also a disaster for England’s players, with seven defeats in eight games, as young talents scored upsetsThe world champion, Magnus Carlsen, had a narrow escape, the former champion Vishy Anand was brilliantly beaten, and several oth…

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Chess: Ding Liren ends Magnus Carlsen’s tie-break run at Sinquefield Cup

The world No 3 has his sights on a push for the world crown in 2020 after blitz victory in St LouisChina’s world No 3, Ding Liren, won a dramatic play-off against Magnus Carlsen on Thursday to capture the prestigious $325,000 Sinquefield Cup in St Loui…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen plots surge while draws dominate at Sinquefield Cup

The world champion’s unbeaten run of classical games is closing in on Ding Liren’s record while the world No 3 is also on good formThe $325,000 Sinquefield Cup at Saint Louis moves into its second half this weekend as the draw-dominated event contrasts…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen admits to confidence crisis after shock losing run

The world champion lost 10 speed games in St Louis and has only two days to recover before the start of the Sinquefield CupMagnus Carlsen’s form collapsed in spectacular fashion this week just as Norway’s world champion, 28, seemed invincible after a r…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen admits to confidence crisis after shock losing run

The world champion lost 10 speed games in St Louis and has only two days to recover before the start of the Sinquefield CupMagnus Carlsen’s form collapsed in spectacular fashion this week just as Norway’s world champion, 28, seemed invincible after a r…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen hoping to reach new heights at Sinquefield Cup

Arithmetic seems against the world champion and he may have to wait until 2020 to achieve a record ratingAfter eight consecutive tournament victories and a run of 79 classical games without defeat Magnus Carlsen has his sights on 2900, the record round…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen at peak but faces Saturday test against Wesley So

The world champion has played 76 games without defeat but has a trying encounter with second-placed So in ZagrebMagnus Carlsen, the world champion, has been in commanding form at Zagreb, setting new achievement peaks with impressive victories against h…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen scores in Alphazero style in hunt for new record

The world champion needs eight out of 11 in Zagreb to tie his top monthly rating of 2882 and nine out of 11 to beat his daily bestMagnus Carlsen began his latest tournament in style this week as the world champion bids to break his own performance reco…

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Chess: Carlsen takes Armageddon route to Altibox Norway victory

The world No 1 took his seventh tournament win a row, emerging on top at Stavanger with one round to spareMagnus Carlsen scored his seventh tournament victory in a row at Stavanger this week, ensuring first prize at Altibox Norway with Friday’s final r…

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Chess: Armageddon divides fans while Magnus Carlsen leads again in Norway

Controversial speed format designed to prevent draws sparks a chaotic scramble at Altibox event and causes online uproarArmageddon is a chess penalty shoot-out, a controversial format intended to prevent draws and to stimulate interesting play. It can …

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen in Scotland and targeting yet another new record

The world champion could break his previous high rating of 2903 in rapidplay if he is on form at the Lindores Abbey StarsAnother week, another record attempt. The world champion, Magnus Carlsen, makes his first visit to Scotland this weekend, with seri…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen sets another record despite ‘playing badly’

World champion overawes rivals at opening Grand Tour event in Ivory Coast with his new-look aggressive Sicilian styleMagnus Carlsen won the $150,000 Grand Tour opening speed event in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with two rounds to spare last weekend, and the …

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Chess: supreme Magnus Carlsen targets his own world record after Grenke win

The Norwegian world champion can contest the title of greatest of all time with legendary players Bobby Fischer and Garry KasparovMagnus Carlsen will target his own all-time performance record when the world champion starts the Altibox Norway elite eve…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen becomes marathon man in battle for Grenke title

World champion averages 69 moves and 5hr 18min playing time in first five games but is unable to establish dominance in standingsMagnus Carlsen became marathon man this week as the world champion battled through five long games at the Grenke Classic in…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen dominates in Shamkir with two-point victory margin

The Norwegian’s result was among the best tournament performances in chess history, rivalling those of former legendsMagnus Carlsen unleashed a true champion’s performance in Shamkir this week. The Norwegian, 28, surged at the finish, crushed three maj…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen struggling to find his best form in Azerbaijan

The world No 1 is facing a crunch match against China’s Ding Liren, who is a point behind him and has favourable white piecesMagnus Carlsen is fighting hard for a strong result this weekend at Shamkir, Azerbaijan, as the world champion, 28, struggles f…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen struggling to find his best form in Azerbaijan

The world No 1 is facing a crunch match against China’s Ding Liren, who is a point behind him and has favourable white piecesMagnus Carlsen is fighting hard for a strong result this weekend at Shamkir, Azerbaijan, as the world champion, 28, struggles f…

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Chess: Fabiano Caruana ends winless run after Magnus Carlsen’s taunt

World title challenger in three-way battle with former Cuban champion and a speed specialist for the US crown this weekendFabiano Caruana is fighting back in the final rounds of the $194,000 US title contest this weekend after the world No 2 and defeat…