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  1. FIDE: 'Russia's Ban On Chinese Travelers Won't Impact Players'

    Russia's ban on Chinese travelers, which will go into effect on February 20, won't impact GM Ding Liren and GM Wang Hao's travel to the Candidates Tournament. This was stated by FIDE Director General GM Emil Sutovsky. On Tuesday, the Russian Fed...
  2. Carlsen Heads Grand Chess Tour Line-Up As All Invitees Sign Up

    GM Magnus Carlsen tops the field of this year's Grand Chess Tour as all invitees confirmed their participation in the sixth edition of the tour. Today the organizers announced which players will play in which event. A press release fro...
  3. Paco Vallejo Wins Bizarre Battle With Spanish Tax Authority

    A bureaucratic battle that lasted five years finally came to an end for GM Francisco Vallejo Pons. The Spanish grandmaster emerged as the winner in a bizarre game with the Spanish tax authority, who sent him a notice last week that they no lo...
  4. Prague Chess Festival R5: Vidit Beats Firouzja, Increases Lead

    Heading into the rest day of the Prague Chess Festival, GM Vidit Gujrathi leads the Masters tournament by a full point. On Sunday, the Indian grandmaster defeated GM Alireza Firouzja convincingly. GM Hannes Stefansson continu...
  5. Humpy Koneru Wins Cairns Cup

    On Sunday GM Humpy Koneru won the Cairns Cup's hefty $45,000 first prize. After a quick draw with her compatriot GM Harika Dronavalli, she saw her main rival GM Alexandra Kosteniuk lose to GM Ju Wenjun. Koneru finished on six points, half a poin...