Monthly Archives: May 2024

Norway Chess: Naka beats Pragg to grab the lead, Carlsen beats Caruana

For the first time in this year’s edition of the Norway Chess super-tournament, all three games in a single round ended decisively. Hikaru Nakamura defeated former leader R Praggnanandhaa to climb to sole first place; Alireza Firouzja is Nakamura’s closest chaser after beating world champion Ding Liren; while Magnus Carlsen stands in third place thanks […]

New: CBM Extra #219

ChessBase Magazine Extra is the ideal supplement to the ChessBase Magazine. In the new Extra #219: New double sacrifice against the French Defence (video by Felix Blohberger) and part 3 of the video series “Mikhalchishin’s miniatures”. “Lucky bag” with 44 analyses by Emanuel Berg, Romain Edouard, Alexandr Fier, Michal Krasenkow, Yago Santiago, Vaibhav Suri and […]

Congratulations! Dommaraju Gukesh and Tan Zhongyi celebrate their birthdays

Astrologers may feel vindicated. After all, Dommaraju Gukesh, the winner of the 2024 Candidates Tournament, and Tan Zhongyi, the winner of the 2024 Women’s Candidates Tournament, were both born on 29 May, Gukesh in Chennai, India, in 2006 and Tan Zhongyi in Chongqing, China, in 1991. Congratulations! | Photos: David Llada (Gukesh) and Lennart Ootes […]