Goryachkina and Artemiev come of age
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Goryachkina and Artemiev come of age

It’s been a good few days for the Russian class of 1998! 20-year-old Aleksandra Goryachkina won the FIDE Women’s Candidates Tournament with two rounds to spare, while 21-year-old Vladislav Artemiev shrugged off his first classical loss in 60 games to bounce back with three wins and overall victory in Poikovsky. Our tournament round-up is completed by the Asian Continental Championship, which was won by Le Quang Liem, while 15-year-old Alireza Firouzja was among the players to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.




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  • Reports Jun 10, 2019 | 8:54 AM 9

    Norway Chess 5: How (not) to play Armageddon

    Magnus Carlsen increased his lead in Altibox Norway Chess 2019 to 1.5 points after drawing two effortless black games against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to maintain a 100% winning record in his mini-matches. All five encounters went ...

  • Reports Jun 9, 2019 | 12:52 PM 3

    Norway Chess 4: Stunning moves

    Magnus Carlsen beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to retain a 1-point lead after Round 4 of Altibox Norway Chess, but birthday boy Yu Yangyi was the only player to win in classical chess after grinding out a win in Alexander Grischuk’s t...

  • Reports Jun 7, 2019 | 4:31 PM 4

    Norway Chess 3: Magnus takes the lead

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament after winning what Peter Svidler described as “an instant Grünfeld classic” against Alexander Grischuk. That was just one of four decisive classical ga...

  • Reports Jun 6, 2019 | 12:35 PM 9

    Norway Chess 2: Shak leads as Carlsen escapes

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the sole leader of Altibox Norway Chess after pouncing on a blunder by Vishy Anand in Round 2 to win their classical game. Fabiano Caruana also picked up a 2-point win against MVL, while Magnus Carlsen wa...

  • Reports Jun 5, 2019 | 1:37 PM 12

    Norway Chess 2019, 1: Armageddon is here!

    Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi and Levon Aronian all won in Armageddon to lead this year’s Altibox Norway Chess tournament on 1.5/2 after Round 1. Only Carlsen-Anand saw a player come close to winnin...

  • Reports Jun 4, 2019 | 3:39 PM 1

    MVL beats Magnus again to win Norway Chess Blitz

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Magnus Carlsen for a 3rd time in a row to win the blitz opener of the 2019 edition of Altibox Norway Chess. It was the perfect finale to the event, since a win would have seen Magnus take first place. I...

  • General Jun 2, 2019 | 11:39 PM 19

    The Norway Chess revolution starts Monday

    Peter Svidler and Jan Gustafsson will be commentating live here on chess24 as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and eight more of the world’s top players are in action in the Altibox Norway Chess blitz opener on Monday 3rd June. Th...

  • Reports Jun 1, 2019 | 8:10 AM 0

    Women’s Candidates Tournament starts in Kazan

    A new era in women’s chess began in Kazan, Russia on Friday as eight of the world’s best female players began the battle to qualify for a World Championship match against Ju Wenjun. Women’s world no. 3 Mariya Muzychuk is the top ...

  • Interviews May 30, 2019 | 10:04 PM 8

    MVL on being Carlsen's no. 1 rival in blitz

    French no. 1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave finished joint second in the Côte d'Ivoire Grand Chess Tour, while winning the blitz section, and on his return home he gave an interview to chess24’s French site on his results, his rivalry wi...

  • Reports May 30, 2019 | 12:03 AM 2

    Nepomniachtchi wins the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix

    “Somewhat solid” was how Ian Nepomniachtchi summed up his play after he beat Alexander Grischuk in the second tiebreak game to take first place in Moscow and claim 9 Grand Prix points. Despite the disappointment of losing, Grisch...

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