The match for the World Championship in Dubai is still tied, as Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi signed a fourth consecutive draw on Tuesday. The defending champion went for his first 1.e4 with the white pieces, to which Nepo responded by setting up a Petroff Defence. Carlsen spent quite a while investigating options that might […]
Covid might have knocked the Banff Open down, but it certainly didn’t knock it out. The popular tournament was back with a vengeance this year, after being cancelled in 2020. The fifth ever Banff Open was held over the Remembrance Day long weekend and welcomed the strongest (and largest) group of players in its history, […]
The Kasparov Chess Foundation announces the second annual KCF University Cup, which will take place online, February 5 – 6, 2022. The tournament is open to teams from colleges and universities from all over the world.
“The difference between not the best arbiter and a good one,” IA Tomasz Delega writes, in the October issue of the ECU E-magazine, “is that the first one knows the rules and the second one understands also, what these rules are for.” He explains the situation using the example of the three-fold draw claim: how […]
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Look at this position. Black still has all his pieces on the board, while White has just a single pawn, on its original square. So what is the task? “White to play and win” says the composer, one of the most imaginative in history. Born in 1860, Ottó Titusz Bláthy composed a large number of […]
Game 3 of the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi was full of opening subtleties and refined maneuvering that, however, eventually led to the third draw of the match. David Navara took a closer look at the game and its hidden subtleties.
The battle of theoretical preparations continues at the World Championship match, with Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi signing a third consecutive draw on Sunday before the first rest day in Dubai. Once again, the defending champion deviated from mainstream theory only to see his opponent well prepared and ready to discuss the ensuing sidelines. | […]
A remarkable battle between the protagonists of the 2021 World Championship match ended in a draw on Saturday. It was the second tense draw in a row, with both contenders showing deep theoretical preparation. Game 2 was a Catalan, and by no means was it a boring positional struggle. Grandmaster Luke McShanes analyses. | Photo: […]
A second consecutive tense draw was seen on Saturday at the World Championship match in Dubai. Once again, Magnus Carlsen deviated from mainstream theory early in the game, pushing his opponent to solve difficult problems over the board from the get go. Ian Nepomniachtchi showed great nerves to keep things under control, and even got […]