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Igor Lysyj and Valentina Gunina new russian champions

Igor Lysyj clinched his first russian championship yesterday after drawing his last round game against Boris Grachev in a rather dull game. He finnished with a score of 5.5/9 followed by Dmitry Jakovenko with 5 points.  Ian Nepomniachtchi who in case of winning his last game could have tied in 1st place suffered a painful loss to Nikita Vitiugov, in a very sharp variation of the French defense. Top seed Sergey Karjakin (2770) finnished at the bottom of the table with a final score of 4 points.

Men’s final standings:

  • Igor Lysyj (5.5)
  • Dmitry Jakovenko (5.0)
  • N.Vitiugov, P.Svidler, A. Morozevich, D. Khismatullin,I.Nepomniachtchi (4.5)
  • S. Karjakin, V. Zvjaginsev, B. Grachev (4.0)

Nepomniachtchi’s tweet after the final round.


The women’s superfinal had a dramatic end, with Alisa Galliamova and Valentina Gunina sharing the lead (both with 6 points!) and playing each other in the last round.… Read more

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Magnus Carlsen kicks off in the Santiago Bernabéu

Magnus Carlsen was invited by Real Madrid C.F to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to do the honorary kick off in the game Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo. It’s the second time the current world champion steps in the pitch of Real Madrid’s stadium right after winning the world title. Carlsen has never hidden his passion for football and for Real Madrid C.F.

Magnus Carlsen kicks off Real Madrid - Celta de Vigo

Magnus Carlsen kicks off Real Madrid – Celta de Vigo


Magnus Carlsen in 2013 doing the honorary kick off in the game Real Madrid - Valladolid

Magnus Carlsen in 2013 doing the honorary kick off in the game Real Madrid – Valladolid

Real Madrid's president Florentino Pérez congratulating Magnus Carlsen

Real Madrid’s president Florentino Pérez congratulating Magnus Carlsen (2013)

Real Madrid's centre-back Sergio Ramos applauding Magnus

Real Madrid’s centre-back Sergio Ramos applauding Magnus (2013)

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Kings Tournament Final report

The 8th edition of the Kings Tournament (this year Scheveningen format) came to an end with a crushing victory of the chinese team over the romanians. The final score was 13  to 3.

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The Kings Tournament China vs Romania match. Photo taken from the official website.

You can find the links to the chess-results page and the official site below:

Chess-Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr152777.aspx?lan=1

Official site: http://www.turneulregilor.com/index.php?lang=enRead more

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New Youtube Channel: ThinkingSquares

Now you can find us on Youtube and enjoy video footage recorded in tournaments we have participated. There are only a few at the moment, but we plan to add more in the future and even have a few chess lessons or chess games explained on video. Check it out and subscribe to our channel here: ThinkingSquares

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Acum ne puteţi găsi şi pe Youtube şi viziona filmuleţe din turneele la care am participat de-a lungul timpului. Momentan nu avem decât câteva, însă ne propunem să adăugăm mai multe pe parcurs şi chiar să înregistrăm câteva lecţii sau partide explicate. Puteţi urmări şi va puteţi abona la canalul nostru aici: ThinkingSquares


Ahora puedes seguirnos en Youtube y disfrutar de vídeos tomados en distintos torneos que hemos jugado. Por el momento sólo hay unos cuantos vídeos pero pensamos ir añadiendo más con el curso del tiempo e incluso algunas clases o partidas comentadas en vídeo.Read more

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