Monthly Archives: February 2023

Aronian shines in rapid playoff, wins WR Chess Masters

Levon Aronian convincingly prevailed in a three-player rapid tiebreaker to win the first edition of the WR Chess Masters. After quickly drawing their round-9 game, Aronian and Dommaraju Gukesh saw Ian Nepomniachtchi beating Vincent Keymer to join them in the lead. A double round-robin playoff between the three players followed. Aronian won his first three […]

Grand Chess Tour names field of elite players to compete for $1.4M purse

Full tour player invitations for the 2023 GCTs edition were extended to nine players. Three players qualified by finishing 1st through 3rd in the 2022 Grand Chess Tour. The remaining 6 were invited based on a number of factors, including URS rating, FIDE rating, fighting spirit and sportsmanship. Both contenders for the World Championship crown, […]