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    Artemiev claims first Speed Chess Grandprix – 03 Jun 2020

    Chess.com`s popular Titled Tuesday series has been rebranded as Speed Chess Grandprix and is sponsored by the games website Gambit. After ten rounds of Swiss the first eight players slug it out in k.o.-mode and also gain points towards a grandprix. Vladislav Artemiev from Russia won the first edition.

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    Clutch goes international – 03 Jun 2020

    The Clutch Chess International fills the gap until the start of the second Magnus Carlsen Tour Event. Four US stars - So, Caruana, Dominguez and Xiong (instead of Nakamura who is busy with PogStars) - meet four European stars: Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Aronian and Grischuk. They compete for $ 265,000 until 14 June. The time control is 10 minutes plus 5 seconds/move (the increment was 10 seconds at the US only event in late May), and the host is LiChess.

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    Dubov victorious – 03 Jun 2020

    Hikaru Nakamura had beaten Magnus Carlsen in the semifinal of the Lindores Abbey Rapid hosted by chess24 and won the first match of the final against Daniil Dubov, but the 24-year-old Russian claimed the following two matches and therefore the first event of the Magnus Carlsen Tour and qualifies as first player for the final four in August.

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    First post lockdown GM event in Oslo – 01 Jun 2020

    On 10 June starts an over the board tournament for GM and IM norms run by Offerspill, the club Magnus Carlsen founded a year ago.

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    Sarana is European Online Champion – 01 Jun 2020

    Alexey Sarana from Russia won the European Online Championship 2300+ category. The time control was 10 minutes plus 2 seconds per move. More than 4400 players participated in different categories, hosted by Chess.com

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    A chess tournament! Offline! – 31 May 2020

    The first over the board tournament with classical time control since the Candidates begins in Helsinki, Finland this Sunday. The Mestarit Areenalla is a six player round-robin from 31 May to 4 June 2020. Average rating: 2320 elo.

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    Carlsen stopped by Nakamura – 30 May 2020

    The world champion won´t claim first prize at the Lindores Abbey Heritage Rapid inaugural event of the Magnus Carlsen Tour hosted by chess24 in spite of a clean 3:0 against Hikaru Nakamura on the first day of their semifinal. But the American won their next two mini matches, the last one in an Armageddon blitz game, and qualified for the final against Daniil Dubov from Russia that starts on Sunday.

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    Rauf Mamedov unstoppable – 30 May 2020

    With two tournament victories this week, Rauf Mamedov (Azerbaijan) has underlined that he is especially good in blitz. After winning the French Chamionship (where foreign guest players were invited) Mamedov has now won the Silkway Cup that was initiated to celebrate Independence Day in Georgia (May 26) and Republic Day in Azerbaijan (May 28). 55 players took part, Mamedov won with 11,5/15 ahead of Badur Jobaava (11/15).

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