The final of the FTX Crypto Cup, which ended on Monday, could hardly have been more exciting, as Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So fought a thrilling duel that Carlsen only won with a victory in the eleventh and final encounter, the Armageddon game. The stakes were high for both sides and Carlsen and So made […]
In December, on the 14th to be specific, Dutch grandmaster Jan Timman turns seventy. He was one of the world’s leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. He is also a prolific study composer. So it is appropriate that a Study Composition Tourney is being staged in his honour. Awards will be […]
By now, the GM tournament played on the Isle of Man is already a fixture in the yearly chess calendar, with the British Crown Dependency set to organize the FIDE Grand Swiss for a second time this year. Before that, a strong open had taken place from 2014 until 2018. The second edition was won […]
A draw with Mariya Muzychuk in the last round of the Gibraltar Women’s Grand Prix was enough for Kateryna Lagno to secure a spot in the next edition of the Women’s Candidates Tournament. The one scenario in which the Russian would have failed to qualify was not so far from happening, as Muzychuk did not […]
Chess studies have brought pleasure to enthusiasts over the centuries. They show the depth of the game more dramatically than regular over-the-board encounters. They can be mind-bogglingly clever. But how do authors go about composing studies? Amatzia Avni is a Fide Master in both OTB play and composition. He describes the process of spotting an […]
This week Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game Vincent Keymer and Viktor Laznicka played at the European Hybrid Qualification Tournament. Keymer impressed with bold and creative play but then failed to convert a winning endgame. | Merijn’s show is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account […]
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There are hardly any changes at the top of the new FIDE World Ranking List as the first 22 players on the list have not played any FIDE-rated games in May and with a rating of 2847 Magnus Carlsen is still clear number one, followed by Fabiano Caruana with 2820. However, in the women’s list […]
After an exciting ninth round and a quieter tenth day of action, 21-year-old Zhansaya Abdumalik secured first place at the Women’s Grand Prix in Gibraltar. The young star from Kazakhstan beat Valentina Gunina and signed a quick draw with Kateryna Lagno to get a 1½-point lead with only one round to go. | Pictured: Deputy […]