9 Conclusions from the Superbet Rapid & Blitz
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9 Conclusions from the Superbet Rapid & Blitz

Levon Aronian has won the inaugural Superbet Rapid and Blitz and almost guaranteed himself a place in the London Grand Chess Tour finals after beating Sergey Karjakin in a playoff. It was a bitter end for Karjakin, whose missed win in the final round deprived him of any chances of going to London. Vishy Anand is now well-placed to book a ticket through the final event in his native India, while the main stars in Romania were perhaps the wild cards Anton Korobov, Le Quang Liem and Vladislav Artemiev, even if it was a day too far for Anton.




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  • Reports Nov 7, 2019 | 11:00 AM 6

    Hamburg GP, 1.2: Nepo, Wei Yi, Hari & Naka out

    There was no way back on Day 2 of the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix as eight draws meant that Ian Nepomniachtchi, Wei Yi, Harikrishna and Hikaru Nakamura were all knocked out after losing their first games. Only Nepo really came close ...

  • Reports Nov 7, 2019 | 2:19 AM 5

    Superbet GCT Day 1: Anish Giri a.k.a. Mikhail Tal

    Anish Giri found some stunning moves to beat Wesley So and Sergey Karjakin and drew a thriller against Fabiano Caruana as he took the sole lead on 5/6 after Day 1 of the Superbet Rapid & Blitz in Bucharest. Afterwards, talkin...

  • General Nov 6, 2019 | 10:49 AM 1

    Boris Becker plays Caruana at Superbet opening

    Tennis legend Boris Becker played a game against chess world no. 2 Fabiano Caruana as the penultimate Grand Chess Tour event before the London finals, the Superbet Rapid & Blitz, was opened in the Stejarii Country Club, Bucharest....

  • Reports Nov 6, 2019 | 8:42 AM 0

    Hamburg GP, 1.1: MVL, Svidler, Topalov & Duda win

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Wei Yi while Ian Nepomniachtchi blundered and lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda on a day when fortunes couldn’t have been more different for the favourites to win the Grand Prix Candidates spots. There were a...

  • General Nov 5, 2019 | 9:17 AM 12

    Hamburg GP starts as Candidates race heats up

    MVL-Wei Yi, Wojtaszek-Grischuk and Duda-Nepomniachtchi are among the first round pairings as the penultimate FIDE Grand Prix starts in Hamburg, Germany today. The third 16-player knockout will help determine which two players ult...

  • Reports Nov 4, 2019 | 11:59 AM 0

    Russian Double: 7 Conclusions from the Euro Teams

    Russia won double gold at the 2019 European Team Chess Championship in Batumi after a nail-biting final round in the open section saw Kirill Alekseenko give the Russian men victory over Poland. Ukraine would still have taken the ...

  • Reports Nov 3, 2019 | 11:45 AM 15

    Wesley So crushes Carlsen to win Chess960 title

    Wesley So cruised to an incredible 13.5:2.5 victory over Magnus Carlsen to win $125,000 and the 1st official FIDE Fischer Random World Championship title. He could have finished off his opponent in the first rapid game but took a...

  • Reports Nov 2, 2019 | 1:22 PM 1

    Wesley So inflicts 3rd loss in a row on Carlsen

    Wesley So needs just one win or two draws in the rapid games to claim the Fischer Random World Championship after winning both of Friday’s 45-minute games to make it three wins in a row against Magnus Carlsen. “Daily wisdom: tilt ...

  • Reports Nov 1, 2019 | 3:51 PM 2

    So stuns Carlsen to lead Fischer Random final

    Wesley So takes a 3-point lead over Magnus Carlsen into Day 2 of their Fischer Random World Championship final after brilliantly winning the second 45-minute game.  “I can only play it once in a lifetime against Magnus,” sai...

  • Reports Oct 31, 2019 | 10:54 PM 6

    Euro Teams 6-7: The Daniil Dubov Show

    Dmitry Andreikin’s win over Vassily Ivanchuk made Russia the sole leaders after Round 6 of the European Team Championship, while Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu beat Nikita Vitiugov as Germany held the favourites to a draw in Round 7, but ...

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