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Riga GP Final 2: MVL hits back to force tiebreaks

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in a
classical game for the first time in six years as he won on demand to take
their Riga Grand Prix final to tiebreaks on Wednesday. Maxime felt his strategy
of going for a “slow game” took Shakh by surprise, but there was nothing slow
about the way the French no. 1 wrapped up a crushing win in just…

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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

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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Riga GP Final 2: MVL hits back to force tiebreaks

Riga GP Final 2: MVL hits back to force tiebreaks

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in a
classical game for the first time in six years as he won on demand to take
their Riga Grand Prix final to tiebreaks on Wednesday. Maxime felt his strategy
of going for a “slow game” took Shakh by surprise, but there was nothing slow
about the way the French no. 1 wrapped up a crushing win in just…

read more
Chess.com Team Chess Battles Return

Chess.com Team Chess Battles Return

In one of the most anticipated rematches in Chess.com history, Team Chess.com, comprised of GM Robert Hess and IM Danny Rensch will square off against team Chessbrah, starring GM Eric Hansen and GM Aman Hambleton. Y… …

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Riga Grand Prix Final 1: Mamedyarov strikes first

Riga Grand Prix Final 1: Mamedyarov strikes first

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov needs only a draw in the second
classical game to win the 2019 Riga FIDE Grand Prix after crushing Maxime
Vachier-Lagrave’s Grünfeld in the first. As in the semi-final against Wesley So,
an opening novelty almost immediately gave the Azerbaijan star a winning
position, while Maxime will have had painful memories of the final round of the
Zagreb Grand Chess Tour. Back then it…

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Mamedyarov Leads MVL In Riga Grand Prix Final

Mamedyarov Leads MVL In Riga Grand Prix Final

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov started with an impressive win against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final of the FIDE Grand Prix in Riga, Latvia. The Frenchman needs to win tomorrow to stay in the match. So far MVL had played a flawless Grand P… …

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