Magnus Carlsen was knocked out of the 2017 FIDE World Cup by Bu Xiangzhi on Sunday as a brutal day’s action also saw Vladimir Kramnik beaten by Vassily Ivanchuk and Hikaru Nakamura fall to a crushing attack from Vladimir Fedoseev. Maxim Matlakov matched Levon Aronian’s brilliance of the day before to force tiebreaks, while Anish Giri needed an escape of epic proportions to reach tiebreaks against Sethuraman. Of the world’s Top 15 only Wesley So and Peter Svidler are already through to Round 4.

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Feb 22, 2023

Levon Aronian retained his lead in R 4 of the WR

Levon Aronian retained his lead going into the rest day as all games were drawn in Round 4 of the WR Chess Masters. Gukesh and Vincent Keymer played a wild game in Round 4 of the WR Chess Masters in Dusseldorf, but in the end it finished in a draw, as, for the first time in the event, did all the other games in the round. According to the computer, Anish Giri came closest to a decisive advantage, against Andrey Esipenko, noting afterwards, “I very often let my opponents escape — it’s part of my job, part of my style!”

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Aug 30, 2021

Aimchess US Rapid day 1

Levon Aronian lived dangerously as he beat Liem Quang Le, Eric Hansen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to take the sole lead with 4/5 after Day 1 of the Aimchess US Rapid, the penultimate event on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. Magnus Carlsen got off to a dream start by beating Wesley So, but ended half a point behind Levon after getting mated by Alireza Firouzja. MVL has work to do to qualify, as does World Cup winner Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who lost his first two games and remains winless at the bottom of the table.

There are still two days and ten rounds to go before the eight qualifiers for the knockout are determined, so everything remains up for grabs. Follow all the action here on chess24 each day from 11:00 ET/17:00 CEST/20:30 IST.

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Feb 18, 2017

Only 16 are remaining in contention for the title of the Women’s World Champion

Only 16 out of 64 participants are remaining in contention for the title of the Women’s World Champion. In the first game of the third round Nana Dzagnidze, Anna Muzychuk and Antoante Stefanova defeated their opponents, while five other games finished in a draw.

In a Slav Exchange Variation Shen Yang didn`t find the right way to neutralize pressure of Nana Dzagnidze and found herself in an unpleasant position. Her attempt to sacrifice a pawn in order to get conter play was refuted by Nana’s nice tactical blow 25…Ng7!

It was not clear how Antoaneta will break through but by playing 51…Re6 Nino Khurtsidze missed nice idea 52.Bd4! threatening Nh6 mate. As a result Georgian player had to give up a pawn on e6 and later on former World Champion confidently mated Black’s king with knight and bishop.

After Anna Muzychuk grabbed a pawn on d4 on move 23, she didn’t leave any chance to her opponent Pham Le Thao Nguyen to survive. After victory with Black pieces it seems Anna has the best chances to proceed to the next round.

Game Kosteniuk-Cramling left the spectators in a slight disappointment because a draw was agreed in a slightly better position for Black. Perhaps Pia decided not to take any additional risk and will try to press with White pieces tomorrow.

The second game of the third round of the FIDE Women’s World Championship starts at 3 p.m. local time on 18th of February.

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