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Chinese GM stops So's run

MANILA, Philippines - Chinese GM Li Chao stopped Wesley So's win run at four with a big victory in ninth round with the Filipino GM dropping to a three-way tie in the Corus Group B Chess Championship at the de Morianne Community Center in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands Tuesday. So struggled to keep Li [...]

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Inventors of Unix win prestigious Japan Prize

The inventors of Unix, one of whom also created the first master-level chess-playing machine, have been awarded the prestigious Japan Prize for their work in building the Unix operating system in 1969. Ken Thompson, who is now a distinguished engineer at Google, and Dennis Ritchie, who is retired, were researchers at Bell Labs four decades [...]

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Tata Chess: Anand stays in joint lead

CHENNAI: The home stretch has turned out to be quite exciting as there is a crowd now at the top. Two draws and two wins in round 9 at the Tata Steel chess tournament at Wijk aan Zee meant four players shared the lead with 6.5 points each with four more rounds to go. Joint [...]

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Anand in joint lead after drawing with Nakamura

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So loses to drop to share of Corus chess top spot

Grandmaster Wesley So's four-game winning streak ended Tuesday with a crucial ninth-round loss to Chinese GM Li Chao in the 73rd Tata Steel-Corus Group B chess championship at the de Morianne Community Center in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.Standings (After nine rounds)6.0 points – L. McShane (England) G. Sargissian (Armenia)Wesley So (Philippines) 5.5 points – [...]

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