Champions Showdown
Reports Feb 19, 2019 | 7:58 PM 8

Champions Showdown

The great American chess capital, St. Louis, continues to offer attractive tournaments, and this time rapid matches between some of the world’s best players are back. From the 20-24th of February there will be five high-profile matches to look out for: Hikaru Nakamura vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Fabiano Caruana vs Pentala Harikrishna, Wesley So vs David Navara, Leinier Dominguez vs Veselin Topalov and Sam Shankland vs Richard Rapport.




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  • Reports Feb 7, 2019 | 4:01 PM 3

    Cairns Cup 1: A fighting start

    There were wins for Alexandra Kosteniuk, Irina Krush, Valentina Gunina and Zhansaya Abdumalik as the first edition of the Cairns Cup got off to an entertaining start in Saint Louis. Only Harika Dronavalli and Marie Sebag drew the...

  • General Feb 6, 2019 | 3:30 PM 19

    Inaugural Cairns Cup starts in Saint Louis

    Former Women’s World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk is the top seed for the Cairns Cup, a $150,000 all-women supertournament taking place in the Saint Louis Chess Club from February 6-16. The 10-player event will have live commenta...

  • General Feb 5, 2019 | 10:18 AM 16

    Grand Chess Tour grows to 4 continents, $1.75m

    The 5th edition of the Grand Chess Tour is expanding into Asia and Africa, with rapid and blitz events in India and Côte d'Ivoire, while there are also new European tournaments in Romania and Croatia. The latter is a boost for fa...

  • Interviews Feb 3, 2019 | 9:58 AM 9

    Giri on Kramnik's retirement, Tata Steel & more

    Anish Giri gave a 70-minute interview to Jan Gustafsson after matching Magnus Carlsen’s five wins in Wijk aan Zee for a second year in a row. As well as discussing the tournament they talk about the retirement of Vladimir Kramnik...

  • Interviews Feb 1, 2019 | 4:01 PM 14

    Magnus Carlsen: “I’m living a lie!”

    World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen spent 40 minutes talking to chess24’s Jan Gustafsson on Thursday. They began with Vladimir Kramnik’s retirement and didn't shy away from the tweet that Magnus sent out when he heard of the news...

  • Reports Feb 1, 2019 | 10:12 AM 5

    Artemiev & Tan Zhongyi win Gibraltar Masters

    20-year-old Vladislav Artemiev beat Yu Yangyi with Black in the final round to complete a stunning triumph in the 2019 Gibraltar Masters. His 8.5/10, 2941 performance earned him £25,000 and 27.4 rating points as he soared to worl...

  • Reports Jan 31, 2019 | 1:18 AM 1

    Gib Masters 9: Artemiev leads as Lev & Naka fail

    Vladislav Artemiev beat David Navara to take the sole lead going into the final round of the 2019 Gibraltar Masters. We’re going to have a first time winner this year, with only three other players still in contention: Yu Yangyi,...

  • Reports Jan 30, 2019 | 10:46 AM 1

    Gibraltar Masters 4-8: Artemiev shines

    20-year-old Russian Vladislav Artemiev has been the star of the middle rounds of the Gibraltar Masters, inflicting Hikaru Nakamura’s first defeat in a decade on the rock and drawing against Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrav...

  • Reports Jan 28, 2019 | 9:07 AM 11

    Tata Steel 2019, 13: Carlsen’s Magnificent Seven

    Magnus Carlsen has won the top tournament in Wijk aan Zee for a record 7th time after drawing the final game against Anish Giri to finish on 9/13. He described his performance as “very professional” if not “sparkling”, but apart ...

  • Reports Jan 27, 2019 | 1:18 AM 3

    Tata Steel 2019, 12: A Carlsen-Giri showdown

    Magnus Carlsen ground out a 71-move, 6.5-hour win over Jan-Krzysztof Duda to take a half-point lead into the last round showdown with Anish Giri. It could have been a full point, but just when Giri was wondering what to say about...

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