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Nakamura Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

Hikaru Nakamura won the $37,500 first prize at the Paris Grand Chess Tour after a dramatic day with more blunders than ever. Sergey Karjakin collapsed a few rounds before the end, while Wesley So drew too many games to pla… …

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Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Nathan Cleverly has been forced to withdraw from his WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi due to illness.The Welsh star was set to face the Kosovan on 28 April at the Royal Albert Hall, London, but has been unable to train for his fourth title...

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Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Lightweight Josh Taylor has qualified for the Olympics, ensuring there will be one Scot in the GB boxing team.Taylor will fight in the 60kg division after reaching the semi-finals of the final European qualifying event, coupled with Sam Maxwell's defeat.Middleweight...

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Groves out of world title fight

Groves out of world title fight

George Groves has pulled out of his WBO world title fight against Robert Stieglitz on 5 May because of injury. The British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion was injured while training in Northern Cyprus. "I am truly sorry to everyone who will be affected by...

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GB boxers progress in qualifier

GB boxers progress in qualifier

Heavyweight Warren Baister moved a step closer to Olympic qualification with a thrilling win over France's Abdoulaye Diane in the final qualifying tournament in Trabzon, Turkey.The Sunderland boxer must win his 91kg category to make the Games and his 18-17 victory put...

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Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury maintained his unbeaten record as he stopped veteran Martin Rogan in five rounds in Saturday's bout in Belfast.Fury, 23, made a tentative start as Rogan produced the better work in the first two rounds at...

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Nakamura Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

Nakamura Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

Hikaru Nakamura won the $37,500 first prize at the Paris Grand Chess Tour after a dramatic day with more blunders than ever. Sergey Karjakin collapsed a few rounds before the end, while Wesley So drew too many games to pla… …

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Praggnanandhaa is 2nd youngest grandmaster ever

Praggnanandhaa is 2nd youngest grandmaster ever

India’s Praggnanandhaa has become the second youngest
grandmaster in chess history after gaining his final grandmaster norm in a
tournament in Ortisei, Italy. Only Sergey Karjakin became a grandmaster at a
younger age, 12 years and 7 months, but at 12 years, 10 months and 13 days, Praggnanandhaa is the only other player to earn the title before his 13th
birthday. Magnus Carlsen, for instance,…

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Paris Grand Chess Tour Blitz: Karjakin Takes Over

With one day of blitz to go at the Paris Grand Chess Tour, Sergey Karjakin is one point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura. Wesley So, who lost two games today, is half a point further down.  Today the Paris tournament switched to the blitz time… …

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Paris GCT, Day 3: Caruana and MVL bounce back

Paris GCT, Day 3: Caruana and MVL bounce back

Wesley So drew all three games on Friday to keep a one-point lead over Karjakin and Nakamura at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. Meanwhile, Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won two games each to improve their chances before the start of the blitz section. Eighteen rounds of 5-minutes games (with a 3 second-delay) will be played over the weekend.

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So 1st In Rapid At Paris Grand Chess Tour

So 1st In Rapid At Paris Grand Chess Tour

Despite drawing all his games today, Wesley So retained his lead at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. Before the start of the blitz, Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura are trailing him by one point. "So" mostly stood for "solid" today,… …

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Col de Portet: The Tour’s new icon

Col de Portet: The Tour’s new icon

In the Col de Portet, the Tour de France has unearthed a stunning climb that’s set for legendary status. Peter Cossins headed to the Pyrenees to ride it before the pros doIn the Col de Portet, the Tour de France has unearthed a stunning climb that’s set for legendary...

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