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Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge SFs Day 3: Nakamura beats Carlsen
Sat, 30 May 2020 22:39:33 UTC
Hikaru Nakamura will play Daniil Dubov in the final of the $150,000 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge after a thrilling final day of his semifinal against Magnus Carlsen was decided by a blunder in Armageddon. It completed an amazing comeback for Hikaru, who had lost 3:0 on the first day and was close to starting the second with another loss. He commented, “It still hasn’t completely sunk in yet but it’s great to beat Magnus - at least one time I found a way, so I’m pretty happy!”
chess24 to host Charity match between Singapore and NYC
Sat, 30 May 2020 13:17:44 UTC
On Sunday May 31st, chess24 will host a match between Singapore and NYC played on 36 boards featuring two very strong teams!
Lindores Abbey Quiz Winners Round 4
Sat, 30 May 2020 13:00:00 UTC
The Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge Quiz is finally concluded. Check out the winners!
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge SFs Day 2: Hikaru hits back | Dubov in final
Fri, 29 May 2020 22:26:47 UTC
Daniil Dubov is in the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge final after demolishing Ding Liren 2.5:0.5, but we still don’t know who he’ll play. Hikaru Nakamura came back to beat Magnus Carlsen 2.5:1.5 and set up a decider on Saturday after the fate of the match turned on the first game of the day. Hikaru ran into some powerful opening preparation and may objectively have been lost, but Magnus got behind on the clock and rejected a draw only to stumble into a mating net. He had chances in the next game, but ultimately Hikaru didn’t let his lead slip.
Nakamura, Caruana, So and American Chess Heritage
Fri, 29 May 2020 10:12:40 UTC
From unofficial World Chess Champion Paul Morphy, to 11th World Champion Bobby Fischer, to the triumvirate of Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So who won the 2016 Chess Olympiad, the United States has a rich chess history. Sean Robinson takes us on a tour, paying particular attention to the role of immigrants, from Wilhelm Steinitz and Samuel Reshevsky to current leading figures such as Yasser Seirawan and Wesley So. This is the 10th installment of the #HeritageChess campaign, supported by the Lindores Abbey Preservation Society.
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge SFs Day 1: Carlsen crushes Nakamura
Thu, 28 May 2020 22:36:30 UTC
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen scored a 3:0 clean sweep against Hikaru Nakamura on Day 1 of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge Semifinals. The other clash was much tighter, with Daniil Dubov and Ding Liren trading wins before Armageddon seemed inevitable. Suddenly, however, Dubov found a way to win the final game. That leaves Ding Liren and Nakamura needing to win on Friday to prolong the matches.
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge QFs Day 5: Dubov & Ding Liren reach semis
Thu, 28 May 2020 08:12:23 UTC
Daniil Dubov beat Sergey Karjakin 3:0 for the 2nd time in three days to set up a Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge semifinal against Ding Liren. The world no. 3 and Chinese no. 1 had to dig himself out of a hole after losing the 2nd game of the day to Yu Yangyi, but he hit back straight away and went on to win the tie in Armageddon. Dubov-Ding Liren will be played alongside Carlsen-Nakamura as the 3-day semifinals begin on Thursday.
Lindores Abbey Rapid FantasyChess Contest
Wed, 27 May 2020 19:30:00 UTC
Enter our FantasyChess Contest for the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge. Semifinals contest now ready!
Nakamura and Caruana take Clutch Chess lead
Wed, 27 May 2020 19:05:41 UTC
Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana are leading the 4-day Clutch Chess tournament, the first online venture from the team based out of the Saint Louis Chess Club. The $100,000 tournament features a knockout between the US Top 4, with Nakamura narrowly leading Wesley So 4.5:3.5, while Caruana has a commanding 6.5:1.5 lead over Leinier Dominguez after Day 1. The “clutch” twist of the tournament is that the final two games each day are for double or triple the points and also a healthy financial bonus.
Yu Yangyi: "It's 90% effort and 10% talent"
Wed, 27 May 2020 09:43:24 UTC
2013 World Junior Champion Yu Yangyi has often been overshadowed by his Chinese colleagues despite reaching the world Top 10 and starring on gold medal winning teams. Most recently he won the crucial game against Wesley So in the Nations Cup final while beating Ding Liren in Armageddon in the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge was perhaps no surprise - he beat MVL, Ding Liren, Caruana and Anand in Armageddon in last year's Norway Chess! Liang Ziming profiles the modest star in the 9th installment of the #HeritageChess campaign, supported by the Lindores Abbey Heritage Society.
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge QFs Day 4: Carlsen sets up Nakamura showdown
Wed, 27 May 2020 00:08:28 UTC
Magnus Carlsen booked another showdown with Hikaru Nakamura, this time in the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge semi-finals, after winning two wild games with the black pieces to beat Wesley So 2.5:0.5. Magnus will first have a rest day – one he’s using to play Banter Blitz here on chess24 – but Daniil Dubov and Sergey Karjakin will join Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi in playing deciding matches on Wednesday. The Russians have now traded 8 decisive games with Sergey winning in Armageddon from what should have been a hopeless position.
Lindores Abbey Quiz Winners Round 3
Tue, 26 May 2020 21:30:00 UTC
The Round 3 of the Lindores Abbey Chess quiz is over. As of now, only two participants have managed to answer every single question correctly. The final Round 4 on May 29 determines who will win one of the three boards designed by Karpov.
Sergey Karjakin: The Ultimate Prodigy
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:12:10 UTC
In 2002 Sergey Karjakin became a grandmaster at the age of 12 years and 7 months, a record that has never been beaten despite an explosion of young prodigies in recent years. In 2016 he took the lead with four games of the New York World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen to go, but eventually lost out in rapid tiebreaks, a blow he has perhaps yet fully to recover from. FM Andrey Terekhov profiles Karjakin, who played in last year's Lindores Abbey Chess Stars, in the 8th installment of the #HeritageChess campaign, supported by the Lindores Abbey Heritage Society.
Lindores Abbey Quiz Winners Round 2
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:00:00 UTC
This round proved more difficult than the first one. Only three participants have answered every question correctly so far, but over 150 participants are right behind them, missing only 1 or 2 points.
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge QFs Day 3: Naka in the semis | Ding comeback
Mon, 25 May 2020 21:20:16 UTC
Hikaru Nakamura is in the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge semi-finals after Levon Aronian collapsed in the first and final games of the day to fall to a 3:1 defeat. Hikaru’s opponent will be Magnus Carlsen unless Wesley So can beat Magnus on Tuesday to force a decider. One player who did manage a comeback win was Ding Liren, who scored a crushing win in the first game of the day against Yu Yangyi and forced a draw from a winning position in the 4th to clinch victory. They’ll now play again on Wednesday.

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