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Chess: Carlsen goes head to head with Ding Liren as world top two meet

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A head to head between the world champion and the leading pretender to the throne can be a game to savour. Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren are both playing in the online Chessable Masters, which began on Thursday with a...

Chess: Carlsen knocked out of World Cup semi as Poland’s Duda emerges

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Magnus Carlsen has never won the biennial World Cup knockout, and the No 1 was eliminated in Tuesday’s semi-finals of its $190,000 2021 renewal in Sochi. Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda, 23, again proved himself a nemesis...

Chess: Carlsen takes on No 1 junior, No 1 woman and No 1 rival on same afternoon

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Starting at midday on Saturday, Magnus Carlsen will take on in succession: first, the 18-year-old widely tipped as a future world champion; second, the world No 1 woman; and third, the reigning US champion who has bec...

Chess: Humiliated Magnus Carlsen eliminated from his own tournament

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Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, has been having a hard time in the $1.5m online Meltwater Champions Tour, supported by his own company Play Magnus Group. There are 10 qualifying tournaments leading to a final in t...