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7th Sharjah Masters: Daneshvar Wins on Tiebreaks

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Watch our Norway Chess 2024 broadcasts now as GMs Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura face off in Round 2, and reigning Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun takes on GM Anna Muzychuk in the Women's tournament.

Congratulations to IM YOSEPH AND FRIENDS for winning the Streamers Battle May '24! Congrats also to Zhigalko_Sergei & Friends for 2nd place, SergeyVoronChess NEW taking 3rd place and IM Manitodeplomo Fan Club finishing 4th. Thanks to all participating streamers and 1,915 registered players!

We now have Stockfish 16.1 (70MB net) available on web! Enable it in the engine settings menu. Stockfish 16 is also available with a smaller 7MB net, and all our engines are computing faster than before, thanks to a recent update!

Congratulations to GM Daniel Naroditsky for winning the Titled Arena May 2024, just 2 points ahead of runner-up GM Ediz Gürel, who was on a 6-game winning streak! 3rd place went to GM Matthias Blübaum.

This month's 1+0 Warm-up Arena starts in just 2 hours! You'll have the chance again to play against some of the titled players before they enter the Titled Arena!

The Sharjah Masters was our first stream with live player camera feeds! Many thanks to our stream host Irene Sukandar, @TotalNoob69 for developing a necessary browser extension tool on short notice and to the whole team who made this stream possible!

GM Bardiya Daneshvar is the close winner of the Sharjah Masters on tiebreak criteria - tied with GMs Volodar Murzin, Sam Shankland and Shamsiddin Vokhidov. Congratulations to our successful Lichess online qualifier IM Mahdi Gholami Orimi for achieving his final GM norm and a live rating of 2500!