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Accomplished Bangladeshi GM Ziaur Rahman Dies Mid-Game

Congratulations to GM Benjamin Bok for winning our Chess960 Titled Arena July 2024! Runner-up IM Vahe Danielyan was only 2 points behind and GM Matthias Blübaum finished in 3rd place.

Our Chess960 3+2 Warm-up Arena starts in just 3 hours! You will have the chance to play against some of the titled players before they enter the Chess960 Titled Arena!

GMs Fabiano Caruana, Gukesh D, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Anish Giri and others meet again in the SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia 2024! The Rapid section will be played from today until 12 July, followed by a Blitz double round-robin the two days after.

Our July 1+0 Bullet Shield Arena, the first of seven daily Shield Arenas this week, starts in just 2 hours! The winner will get a unique trophy and keep it until next month's tournament.

GM Ziaur Rahman died at the age of 50 during his game against GM Enamul Hossain in the Bangladeshi Championship. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans. We encourage easy access to defibrillators and trained medical personnel at chess tournaments.

GM Fabiano Caruana won the Superbet Romania Chess Classic 2024 in a four-way rapid tiebreaker, beating GMs Alireza Firouzja, Gukesh D and R Praggnanandhaa. The tiebreaker was needed after GM Anish Giri defeated Caruana in their classical game.

Heading into the final round, GM Fabiano Caruana leads the Superbet Romania Classic - where 34 out of 40 games ended in a draw so far. His opponent GM Anish Giri has no chance of winning the tournament anymore, while GMs Gukesh D, R Praggnanandhaa and Alireza Firouzja are just 0.5 points behind.