Though there were no decisive results in Round 5 of the Shenzhen Masters, there were several close calls.
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Mar 28
The World Chess Federation has announced that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, it’s long-time president, has resigned. Ilyumzhinov denies it.
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Giri and Ding continue to lead after all the games were drawn in Round 4.
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Harikrishna, the leader after Round 2 of the elite tournament, lost to Giri to fall back into a tie for third.
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The Indian grandmaster was the first to win a game in the elite Shenzhen Masters.
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With a nearly perfect score, the world’s No. 2-ranked player has powered his team into the final weekend of the worldwide league.
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Round 1 of the Shenzhen Masters, featuring six of the world’s top players, produced no decisive results.
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Top players usually follow positional and strategic principles, but they also know when to deviate, as in the following game.
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Sam Shankland had high hopes going into a strong invitational tournament in St. Louis that ended last Sunday. He reports on how and why he fell short and analyzes games of the winner, David Howell.
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Tigran L. Petrosian has the same name as the former World Champion, but his style is very different, as can be seen in our game of the day.
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Sometimes a player’s brilliant effort is ruined at the very end, as in the following game of the day.
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