Monthly Archives: June 2024

New Riddle: Lasker-Capablanca

In 1921 World Champion Emanuel Lasker played a match against challenger José Raúl Capablanca. Game 10 saw the Cuban gain an advantage with the black pieces, but with limited material on the board Lasker had chances of survival. The game is particularly interesting from move 39 to 43, where there are several interesting riddles we […]

Grandmasters two a penny?

When FIDE created the inaugural list of grandmasters, in 1950, there were 27 of them. Today, there are more than 1,850. “There are too many grandmasters,” said GM Nigel Short, FIDE director for chess development. “To call me grandmaster adds nothing. They are two a penny.” Dylan Loeb McClain writes about the situation in this […]

Superbet Classic: Firouzja beats Abdusattorov, Caruana misses chance

Fabiano Caruana and D Gukesh continue to share the lead at the Superbet Chess Classic in Bucharest, as the one decisive result of round 2 saw Alireza Firouzja beating Nodirbek Abdusattorov. Since Firouzja had lost to Caruana in the first round, this victory only allowed him to return to a fifty-percent score. Importantly, co-leader Caruana […]

All about ChessBase India

In an in-depth interview, the founder and CEO of ChessBase India, Sagar Shah, talks about how chess is developing in India and what projects are keeping him busy. The interview was conducted by Stefan Liebig for the German chess magazine Schach 64 and tells us about Sagar’s professional career, and his work with top Indian […]

Superbet Classic: Caruana and Gukesh start off with wins

The Superbet Chess Classic saw two out of five games ending decisively on the first day of action. Fabiano Caruana and D Gukesh became the early co-leaders by beating Alireza Firouzja and Bogdan-Daniel Deac respectively. Both games featured considerable changes in evaluation, as the double-edged positions that appeared on the boards provoked mistakes by all […]

Superbet Chess Classic – Live!

The second event of the 2024 Grand Chess Tour is the Superbet Chess Classic, a 10-player single round-robin taking place from June 26 to July 5 at the Grand Hotel Bucharest. Defending champion Fabiano Caruana is the rating favourite, while Ian Nepomniachtchi and Nodirbek Abdusattorov are the second and third seeds respectively. | Follow the […]