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Rank and File | World Chess Championship preview: Could Carlsen lose?

Magnus Carlsen’s fourth defense of his World Chess Champion title will begin November 26. Can his challenger, Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, be more successful than the prior challengers, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin and Fabiano Caruana? Based on their past performances, it’s possible to answer this question with a yes or a no. The match will […]

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ETHS chess team takes second in season opener

The Evanston Township High School varsity chess team successfully began its 2021-22 season by taking second place at Saturday’s Hinsdale Central Red Devil Challenge. The team won its matches against Oak Park River Forest, Glenbrook North and Hinsdale Central, losing only to Whitney Young, the current state champion. Notably, this was Evanston’s first in-person tournament […]