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Prodigal Chess Teen Loses Crucial Match After Staying Up All Night Playing Online Chess

The 2022 Candidates Tournament, held to determine who wins the honor of (maybe?) playing Magnus Carlsen for the World Chess Championship, was supposed to be a coronation for Alireza Firouzja. The 19-year-old Iran-born tactician is the third-youngest person ever to qualify for the Candidates after Bobby Fischer and Carlsen, and he’s just barely wobbled below […]

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