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Other Sports 27 Apr 2021 | 3:50 PM

Russia's Nepomniachtchi to challenge Carlsen for world title

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian chess grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi clinched victory at the Candidates Tournament on Monday, earning him the chance to challenge Norway's Magnus Carlsen for the world title later this year.

Other Sports 19 Apr 2021 | 4:31 PM

Chess grandmasters resume COVID-delayed tournament in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The world's top chess players are set to resume a tournament in Russia on Monday after it was abruptly halted more than a year ago because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organisers banking on safety measures to ensure its completion this time around.