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Ronaldo-Messi photo: The chess position in the picture is from a Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura game
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Ronaldo-Messi photo: The chess position in the picture is from a Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura game

The picture of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi playing chess together has become the toast of social media.

Meltwater Champions Tour Finals: R Praggnanandhaa beats Arjun Erigaisi in final round to finish 5th
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Meltwater Champions Tour Finals: R Praggnanandhaa beats Arjun Erigaisi in final round to finish 5th

R Praggnanandhaa took the fifth place in the final standings after securing nine points while Arjun Erigaisi, also on nine points, ended sixth.

‘No merit’ in Hans Neimann’s lawsuit against Magnus Carlsen and others, says group partly owned by world champion
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‘No merit’ in Hans Neimann’s lawsuit against Magnus Carlsen and others, says group partly owned by world champion

US Grandmaster Neimann has filed a lawsuit against those who accused him of cheating — reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen, Chess.com and Japanese-American GM Hikaru Nakamura.

Hans Niemann files $100 million lawsuit against chess world champion Magnus Carlsen over cheating charges
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Hans Niemann files $100 million lawsuit against chess world champion Magnus Carlsen over cheating charges

Hans Niemann has admitted to cheating in the past on Chess.com, but denies the most recent accusations, claiming to be "ready to play naked," if necessary.

D Gukesh becomes youngest to beat Magnus Carlsen as World Champion
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D Gukesh becomes youngest to beat Magnus Carlsen as World Champion

D Gukesh defeated Magnus Carlsen in the ninth round of the preliminary phase of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament.

Arjun Erigaisi, Indian Grand Master, shocks Magnus Carlsen in Aimchess Rapid tourney
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Arjun Erigaisi, Indian Grand Master, shocks Magnus Carlsen in Aimchess Rapid tourney

Arjun Erigaisi won three straight games, beating Nils Grandelius (Sweden), Daniel Naroditsky (USA) and Magnus Carlsen after losing in the first match.

Hans Niemann defends reputation after cheating claims: 'I'm not going to back down'
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Hans Niemann defends reputation after cheating claims: 'I'm not going to back down'

After a victory in the US Chess Championship, Hans Niemann said the game he had just won "spoke for itself and showed the chess player that I am".

International Chess Federation to investigate accusations of cheating made by Magnus Carlsen on Hans Niemann
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International Chess Federation to investigate accusations of cheating made by Magnus Carlsen on Hans Niemann

The International Chess Federation, FIDE, says that it will create an investigatory panel comprising three members of its fair play commission to look into the claims.

By rook or by crook: Magnus Carlsen vs Hans Niemann, the chess cheating controversy explained
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By rook or by crook: Magnus Carlsen vs Hans Niemann, the chess cheating controversy explained

World champion Magnus Carlsen has accused Hans Niemann of cheating, rocking the chess world. We take a look at the whole drama.

Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of recent cheating, unwilling to play the American
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Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of recent cheating, unwilling to play the American

In a statement published on Twitter, Magnus Carlsen said that he believes Hans Niemann has cheated more and more recently than he's willing to admit.

Magnus Carlsen beats Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi to win Julius Baer Generation Cup
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Magnus Carlsen beats Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi to win Julius Baer Generation Cup

Magnus Carlsen has become the first player to hit the historic 2900 Tour Rating mark after winning the Julius Baer Generation Cup.

Magnus Carlsen wins first match of final against India's Arjun Erigaisi in Julius Baer Generation Cup
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Magnus Carlsen wins first match of final against India's Arjun Erigaisi in Julius Baer Generation Cup

The second match of the Magnus Carlsen vs Arjun Erigaisi final in the Julius Baer Generation Cup will be held later on Sunday.

Chess cheating controversy: Magnus Carlsen fires latest salvo, resigns after just one move vs Hans Niemann
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Chess cheating controversy: Magnus Carlsen fires latest salvo, resigns after just one move vs Hans Niemann

After making his first move, the world champion Magnus Carlsen immediately resigned and disconnected from the online game.

Julius Baer Cup: Magnus Carlsen resigns from rematch with Hans Niemann; India's Arjun Erigaisi jumps to top
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Julius Baer Cup: Magnus Carlsen resigns from rematch with Hans Niemann; India's Arjun Erigaisi jumps to top

Magnus Carlsen resigned from his game against Hans Niemann at the Julius Baer Generation Cup after just two moves.

Elon Musk weighs on theory of Hans Niemann using 'vibrating anal beads' in Chess Championship
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Elon Musk weighs on theory of Hans Niemann using 'vibrating anal beads' in Chess Championship

Now, jumping on the bandwagon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has weighed on the conspiracy theory. In a recent interview, Hans has said that in order to prove himself innocent, the American player was prepared to play “naked”

Twitter user says 'Chess is new cricket', Magnus Carlsen cites 4 reasons why it's not
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Twitter user says 'Chess is new cricket', Magnus Carlsen cites 4 reasons why it's not

'Chess is the new cricket. Prove me wrong!'. Magnus Carlsen responded to this question and said that while cricket is played on a field with humans, chess is played on a board with wooden pieces.

R Praggnanandhaa defeats world No 1 Magnus Carlsen to finish runner-up at FTX Crypto Cup
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R Praggnanandhaa defeats world No 1 Magnus Carlsen to finish runner-up at FTX Crypto Cup

Praggnanandhaa defeated the the Norwegian chess star in the blitz playoff in the seventh round after being tied 2-2 in the regulation game to finish runner-up with 15 points in the standings.

FTX Crypto Cup: R Praggnanandhaa in joint-lead with Magnus Carlsen after handing Levon Aronian 3-1 loss
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FTX Crypto Cup: R Praggnanandhaa in joint-lead with Magnus Carlsen after handing Levon Aronian 3-1 loss

The 17-year old Indian is in joint lead with 12 match points along with world No 1 Magnus Carlsen, who defeated Quang Liem Le of China 3-1.

Magnus Carlsen rules out defending world title in 2023, but insists he's not retiring from chess
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Magnus Carlsen rules out defending world title in 2023, but insists he's not retiring from chess

World No 1 Carlsen has repeatedly hinted that, bored with a title he has held for nearly 10 years, he may give up his throne without a fight.

International Chess Day 2022: A look at top 10 World Chess Champions
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International Chess Day 2022: A look at top 10 World Chess Champions

Though the origin of chess is still a matter of debate, many experts think that it was built based on the theory of the Indian war game named ‘Chaturanga’.