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Wesley So has won the first official World Fischer Random Chess Championship, sweeping aside Magnus Carlsen in the final. So needed just two fast-rapid games to dispatch Carlsen and become the first official Fischer Random chess world champion. Defending with black in the first game, So agreed to a repetition of moves from a position …

The two finalist spots were decided before the blitz segment of the World Fischer Random Chess Championship today.  Wesley So needed only three fast-rapid games against Ian Nepomniachtchi to book his seat in the title match, but there was plenty of drama, including one replay, two arbiter interventions and an appeals-committee ruling. The tension in the spotlight Magnus …

The deadlock in the World Fischer Random Chess Championship was broken today in both semifinals. The top seed and favorite Magnus Carlsen earned a second win with Black over Fabiano Caruana to take the lead in the match.  Wesley So blanked a moody Ian Nepomniachtchi to take a commanding six-point lead in their duel.  That gap …

Both semifinal matches ended in deadlock after day one – tied 3-3 after a pair of ‘slow rapid’ duels. In terms of entertainment, Fischer Random at the very highest level delivered. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Wesley So traded punches in two violent brawls that both ended in perpetual check. The spotlight match had to be the …

Amando Lang MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A Greenfield man prosecutors said fatally stabbed an innocent man in a random attack on Aug. 27 was ordered committed for mental health treatment after he was found incompetent to proceed in the case against him during a court hearing Friday, Oct. 4. Amando Lang, 19, faces one count of …

What to Know A man is in police custody after allegedly being seen on video walking up to a woman in Brooklyn and hitting her in the face The 71-year-old woman was walking in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens when the suspect, who was walking in the other direction, punches her The victim was sent to the ground …

A powerful and distinctly Russian-flavored bracket provided the kind of excitement that is becoming familiar in the FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship. For the fourth successive time the top two seeds faced each other in the final knockout round, and yet again there was a thrilling Cinderella story that didn’t quite have a happy …