weekly news - 3 (21-March-2020)
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This is weekly news 3 , I will try to cover all news related to chess (International and Indian).
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- European chess championship postponed to december 2020 https://www.europechess.org/european-open-chess-championship-postponed-to-8-21-december/
- Tepe sigman and company chess tournament 2020 is cancelled . http://www.tepesigemanchess.com/
- US chess championship cancelled . https://saintlouischessclub.org/sites/default/files/Chess%20Campus%20COVID-19%20statement_As%20of%20March%2011.2020%20%281%29_0.pdf
- chess party and Pro chess league final matches are also postponed to September 2020
- Paracin GM and IM round robin event (5-18 may 2020)
- April First Saturday closed tournament in Budapest
2. Candidates started - Finally candidates 2020 started without Teimur Radjabov and he is replaced by MVL . Ding and Caruana are clear favorite of this event . here are some interesting things happened in candidates tournament
- Ding lost 2 games consecutly and comeback with beating Caruana - Ding lost two consecutive game with his country mate Wang Hao and MVL in first 2 rounds but in 3rd round he defended position well and beat his rival Caruana Fabiano - here is game link of Ding - Caruana game https://live.followchess.com/#!fide-candidates-2020/1715197261
- Twice a Day medical checkup - Due to covid 19 , Fide decided to do medical checkup twice a day mandatory to all players and staff . check details here - https://www.chess.com/news/view/coronavirus-testing-at-fide-candidates-chess-tournament
- Former world champion Vladimar Kramnik rejected to do commentary on chess24 - This was biggest shock for chess24 on last movement . kramnik said "I strongly believe the Candidates Tournament should have been postponed considering the nowadays disastrous humanitarian situation in the world." what are your thoughts on this ? , comment below for more details - https://chess24.com/en/read/news/candidates-tournament-opens-as-kramnik-calls-playing-now-humanly-wrong
|COVID 19 is not serious issue for FIDE|
3. Grandmaster Levon aronian wife undergoes surgery after serious accident - chess player Arianne Caoili, the wife of leading Armenian chess player Levon Aronian, remains in a grave but stable condition after suffering serious injuries in a car crash.
As situation is getting worse day by day due to Corona virus , most tournament are cancelled . So I will also stop this weekly news for few weeks . I will update once I started again .
Thank you for reading !