's 2018 Speed Chess Championship
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 5:05PM
Dennis Monokroussos in 2018 Speed Chess Championship

In my absence up through yesterday, 5/8 of the 1/8th finals of's 2018 Speed Chess Championship were played. In what follows I'll give the match participants (names given in alphabetical order), the date of the match, and a link to the video coverage. The scores will be provided in the comments, for those who want to watch the matches as if they were live. I'll also provide a link to the games (excepting the Chess960s).

Levon Aronian vs. Fabiano Caruana, July 24.

Hikaru Nakamura vs. Hou Yifan, July 26.

Wesley So vs. Wei Yi, July 29.

Leinier Dominguez vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, August 2.

Alexander Grischuk vs. Ian Nepomniachtchi, August 7.

Yet to come: Vidit-Andriasian (August 30), Karjakin-Duda (September 6), and Giri-Mamedyarov (September 7).

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