Battle of the Minds: 4 legends compete in chess and poker
General 18 hours ago 2

Battle of the Minds: 4 legends compete in chess and poker

Peter Svidler and Patrick Leonard will team up to play chess and poker against a rival team consisting of Alexander Grischuk and Isaac Haxton. Patrick and Isaac are as famous in the poker world as Peter and Sasha are in the chess world! We're also launching a Freeroll Series that you can play, each Sunday of March and April, on partypoker.




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  • General Mar 1, 2021 | 10:50 AM 6

    Checkmate! The Queen’s Gambit & Anya Taylor-Joy win Golden Globes

    The Queen’s Gambit Netflix series has won the Golden Globe for the Best TV Limited Series while Anya Taylor-Joy, who starred as chess prodigy Beth Harmon, took home her first Golden Globe as Best Actress. Anya, who faced stiff co...

  • General Mar 1, 2021 | 10:35 AM 21

    ‘Thank you very much’: David Anton and Anish Giri win chess24 vote to play in next Tour event

    Anish Giri and David Anton are the names chess24 members chose to play in the next event on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The pair won the Premium vote and will lock horns in the 16-player tournament, stage four of the Tour, w...

  • General Feb 27, 2021 | 8:40 AM 11

    Estonian GM Ottomar Ladva wins partypoker Super High Roller, turning $530 into $525,089

    23-year-old grandmaster and 4-time Estonian Champion Ottomar Ladva just won partypoker's Super High Roller after beating one of the best poker players in the world, Justin Bonomo, in the heads-up final!

  • General Feb 25, 2021 | 9:34 PM 10

    Carlsen & Firouzja back for Norway Chess in May

    Magnus Carlsen will be out to defend his Altibox Norway Chess title just 7 months after the 2020 tournament ended, with the organisers planning to return to a 10-player global event in May with the likes of Ding Liren and Wesley ...

  • General Feb 25, 2021 | 10:35 AM 4

    13-year-old Marc Maurizzi scores 2nd GM norm

    It's been a tough year for chess prodigies, but 13-year-old Corsican Marc'Andria Maurizzi is one good result away from the grandmaster title after finishing unbeaten on 6.5/9 in the Barcelona GM Tournament held from 16-24 February. ...

  • Features Feb 23, 2021 | 3:54 PM 3

    Chigorin's Checkmates

    Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908) is one of the founding fathers of Russian chess. He lost two matches for the World Chess Championship title against the first official champion Wilhelm Steinitz, in 1889 and 1892. A highly creative pl...

  • Reports Feb 22, 2021 | 9:53 PM 4

    Grenke Bank win World Corporate Chess Championship

    Alina Kashlinskaya and Inna Agrest grabbed the wins as Grenke Bank, led by Georg Meier, overcame Ian Nepomniachtchi’s SBER on Sunday to win the 1st FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship. 288 teams had been whittled down ...

  • General Feb 22, 2021 | 9:32 AM 18

    ChessBase’s Fat Fritz 2 condemned as ‘rip-off’ Stockfish clone

    Stockfish and Leela Chess Zero developers have joined together with Lichess to condemn what they see as false advertising by ChessBase of the recently released Fat Fritz 2 chess software. The promotional material suggests the che...

  • Reports Feb 21, 2021 | 12:56 PM 0

    Nepo & Korobov in World Corporate Championship Final 8

    Ian Nepomniachtchi scored 6/6 and his team SBER dropped just 1.5 points out of 24 as the favourites to win the 1st Online FIDE World Corporate Chess Championship cruised into the knockout stages. It was tougher for the other 2700...

  • General Feb 20, 2021 | 2:33 PM 32

    For Premium only: Tell us who you want in the next Tour event?

    The next big event in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour is nearly upon us. Now we need to know who you want in it. Check out the 13 names in the running and vote in our poll today.

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