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    Wesley So wins third US title after tiebreak – 20 Oct 2021

    Fabiano Caruana overcame a poor start at the US Championship and was close to winning it in the last round and again in the tie-breaker against Wesley So, who in the end won his third US championship plus $50,000 and conceded that Caruana would have deserved it.

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    McDonald’s now has a chess ad, too – 19 Oct 2021

    “Bishop takes fries” is the title of this chess-themed ad about players who meet at a South Chicago McDonald’s restaurant and have started to win scholastic titles.

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    Pragg dominates Challengers – 17 Oct 2021

    Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa smashed through the final of the Bank Julius Bär Challengers Chess Tour. He needed only nine games to win his three matches against Murzin, Keymer and Yoo, conceding a single draw and winning all other games, to secure $12,500 and a fix spot on the next Champions Chess Tour.

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    15 times Baden-Baden – 17 Oct 2021

    The Bundesliga season that started in November 2019 has finally been completed after 23 months with seven rounds centrally played in Berlin. The OSG Baden-Baden won the German league for the 15th time. The SV Hockenheim 1930 was on an equal score until their direct encounter in the penultimate round, which Baden-Baden won by 4,5:3,5. Hockenheim, who also lost the last round to SF Deizisau and had to concede the second place to them, retreat to the third league as announced earlier.

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    Dutch players fight Corona-regulation and lose in court – 15 Oct 2021

    Six Dutch players, including 2019 champion Lucas van Foreest, tried to overcome the regulations of the Dutch Championship that has begun this Friday requiring a Corona-passport (being fully vaccinated of recovered from a Covid-19 infection) or daily tests. The court upheld the regulations and condemned the plaintiffs to pay €3,364 to the Dutch Chess Federation and the town of Hoogeveen. Lucas van Foreest, who is known to love publicity, was called a hero by the right-wing populist Thierry Baudet.

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