Magnus Carlsen again increased his lead in the Champions Chess Tour final. In his round five match against Hikaru Nakamura Carlsen demonstrated impressive endgame technique by winning two instructive rook endings which brought him a 2.5-0.5 victory. Wesley So, who can still hope to catch Carlsen, was on the brink of defeat against Anish Giri, […]
After the preliminaries, the World Women’s Team Championship in Sitges, Spain, now enters the knockout stage, in which eight teams fight against each other. Each match consists of two rounds (starting at 15:00 and 18:00), followed by a blitz play-off (20:30 CEST) in case of a tie. Follow the games live.
Jorden Van Foreest had won the TePe Sigeman&Co tournament with one round to spare, but in the last round he suffered his only defeat against Gawain Jones. Vincent Keymer, too, was ambitious in the final round, and defeated Nils Grandelius to share second to fourth place with Gawain Jones and Nigel Short. | Photos: Lars […]
Since the earliest days of Fritz, there have been automated ways to analyze games, and over time the sheer variety of tools and options has expanded to cover just about every choice, from the shallow blunder check to the deep full game analysis. But calling the blunder check shallow is to not do it justice, […]
In round four of the Meltwater Chess Champions Finals World Champion Magnus Carlsen suffered an outright 1-3 defeat against Vladislav Artemiev. Wesley So drew his rapid match against Hikaru Nakamura but then lost the blitz-playoff 0-2. In the overall standings Carlsen is still four points ahead of So. | Graphics: Meltwater Chess Champions Tour
On day 3 of the Meltwater Chess Champion Finals Magnus Carlsen played against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who had won both of his previous matches. The rapid match between “MVL” and the World Champion ended with a 2-2 tie, but in the playoffs Carlsen had the better of it. Wesley So won his rapid match against Vladislav […]
In round 5 of the TePe Sigeman&Co tournament in Malmö the two young Grandmasters Vincent Keymer and Nihal Sarin had to play against each other. Nihal Sarin outplayed Keymer but then blundered his advantage away and even lost. Jorden van Foreest won against Etienne Bacrot and now leads with 4.0/5. Nils Grandelius and Nigel Short […]
After two days of play Magnus Carlsen leads the final of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour – which he, thanks to the 16.5 bonus point he received because of his successes in the previous tournaments of the tour – did from the very start of the event. But in round 2 the World Champion had […]
William Steinitz, the first official World Chess Champion, was born in 1836 in Prague and died on August 12, 1900 in New York, where he was also buried. Emanuel Lasker, the second World Champion, was born in Berlinchen, which today is Barlinek, a small city in Poland. But Lasker also died in New York and […]
When mentioning the name Mega Database, many players automatically think of either the millions of games contained in it, or the equally impressive number of annotated games – well over 80 thousand. However, the price tag also includes a full year of weekly updates, which can then be renewed every year. Learn all here.