Monthly Archives: July 2021

World Cup: Duda knocks out Vidit

Jan-Krzysztof Duda will face Magnus Carlsen in the semifinals of the FIDE World Cup. The Polish grandmaster knocked out Vidit after the latter erred in a sharp endgame. Russian GMs Vladimir Fedoseev and Sergey Karjakin also won on Thursday — the former moved on to the semis, while the latter levelled the score in his […]

The first Fontainebleau chess festival

The week long Festival de Fontainebleau chess tournament which started on 18 July doesn’t feature any Grandmasters or International Masters. While the Open section comprises players with under elo ratings under 2000, competitors in the three closed tournaments – each of which has eight players – have Elo ratings ranging from around 1800 to 2200. […]

The ChessBase Shop Assistant

Many of the ChessBase products have been around for more than 30 years, and we now have ChessBase 16, Fritz 17, over 200 ChessBase magazines, as well as more than 500 training programmes from chess masters. With so much choice, it is easy to lose the overview, and sometimes you ask yourself: what is which […]

World Cup: No punches pulled

Half the matches in the open section of the FIDE World Cup finished decisively on Thursday, with Kacper Piorun, Vidit Gujrathi, Vasif Durarbayli and Sam Shankland scoring crucial wins with the black pieces. The biggest upset rating-wise was Amin Tabatabaei (pictured) beating Harikrishna with the white pieces. In the women’s section, Antoaneta Stefanova and Polina […]