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Fast-and-loose culture of esports is upending once staid world of chess

Alexandra Botez was sitting in her apartment on a recent Friday in front of three computer monitors, a webcam and a microphone — and...

Chess: Caruana lining up another title shot after eclipsing Carlsen at...

Fabiano Caruana has set down an impressive marker for a 2020 campaign which could take the US world No 2 to a second shot...

Chess: Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen lead near the finish at...

Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the top two in the rankings who played an epic title match in London 2018, are poised to fight...

Chess: Magnus Carlsen chasing fresh records but dangers lurk at Wijk...

Magnus Carlsen starts his 2020 campaign on Saturday when the world champion plays his opening round at Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee, the traditional...

Chess: Carlsen wins speed titles after controversial game with rising star

Magnus Carlsen ended his vintage year of 2019 as he began it, as a superb all-round player who outclasses his rivals. Carlsen won at...

Ex-Liverpool player takes back fantasy football top spot

An ex-professional footballer who is currently topping the fantasy football world rankings says he is not daunted by his rival for the title –...

The Fiver | No involvement with the continent come the end...

OVER AND OUT? In just over a month, this shrivelled sack of an island, this miserable hovel for duped deplorables, this wee jobbie bobbing up...

Chess: Magnus Carlsen trails on home ground after shock defeat by...

Magnus Carlsen is in trouble in a three-day world championship final in Oslo this weekend. The Norwegian is meeting America’s Wesley So in a...

Chess: Carlsen and Caruana set for $430,000 Isle of Man showdown

Three 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...

Chess: All-Chinese World Cup semi-final may spark controversy in tie-breaks

China’s world No 3, Ding Liren, is favourite to become the next challenger for Magnus Carlsen’s global crown but the 26-year-old’s chances of winning...

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

Magnus Carlsen began his latest tournament in style this week as the world champion bids to break his own performance record in the current...

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

This week’s puzzle marks the opening round of a national competition in which Guardian readers have traditionally performed strongly over many years. You have to...

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

Another week, another record attempt. The world champion, Magnus Carlsen, makes his first visit to Scotland this weekend, with serious chances to improve his...

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

Magnus Carlsen will target his own all-time performance record when the world champion starts the Altibox Norway elite event on home soil at Stavanger...

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

Magnus Carlsen is fighting hard for a strong result this weekend at Shamkir, Azerbaijan, as the world champion, 28, struggles for peak form and...

Rise of the machines: is AI program AlphaZero ready to take...

The eye-catching victory of AlphaZero, the artificial-intelligence program that taught itself to play chess, over the No 1 computer engine Stockfish, has evoked comparisons...

Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana to retain World Chess Championship title

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American loses to rival at World Chess Championship

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Hip-hop fan could be 1st American world chess champion since Bobby...

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Magnus Carlsen narrowly avoids Fabiano Caruana stunner in Game 6 epic

Magnus Carlsen narrowly avoided a devastating upset on Friday in the sixth game of his world championship match with Fabiano Caruana in London, scratching...

Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 3 –...

Cheaters never prosper! According to Norwegian journalist Tarjei Svensen, officials are scanning the studio for electronic devices ahead of today’s match. Tarjei J. Svensen (@TarjeiJS) Apparently...

China reports fall in coronavirus cases, says economy resilient, but infections...

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a decrease in the number of new deaths and new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while its central...
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