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World Chess Invites Daniil Dubov into the Grand Prix Series

FIDE ProfileWikipedia World Chess Rating CardDaniil Dubov, 22-year old Russian Grandmaster and current Rapid World Champion, will join the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Series.He’s been nominated by World Chess, the organizer of the Series, with support of FIDE. He will join the likes of MVL, Anish Giri, and Levon Aronian and will have a shot at the Candidates Tournament.World Chess team wishes Daniil a great Series and hopes that he will not only show his…

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Happy Valentines Day, Chess Style

If you are planning to spend Valentines Day with your loved one and, for some reason, want to connect this holiday to chess, you’ll be pleased to know that in our obsessive attempt to make chess sexy, we have come up with probably the sexiest combination of chess-related items ever.We went so far as to send this chess collection to influential bloggers around the world and shipped some to World Chess Club Moscow. So if…

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State of Chess: How Much Money Is in the Sport?

In 2018, 32 major international tournaments were held with a combined prize fund of €4,865,066. There were 246 tournament days in total. Magnus Carlsen, world’s number 1, was the top earner in 2018, his accumulative winnings totaled €745,211. Fabiano Caruana was in close second place with €719,476. Majority of the winnings came from the 2018 World Championship Match. Third top earner was Azeri player Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and his winnings were only one third of Fabiano’s…

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