Khanty World Cup 3.1: Seven on the brink
Reports 11 hours ago 2

Khanty World Cup 3.1: Seven on the brink

Sergey Karjakin, Dmitry Andreikin, Harikrishna and Vidit are among the 7 players who must win on Tuesday or they’re out of the World Cup after losing to Nikita Vitiugov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Kirill Alekseenko and Wesley So in a bruising start to Round 3. It was a day of small edges being converted into wins, except in Xu Xiangyu-Grischuk, where the Chinese player’s dubious pawn grab led to what Grischuk called “a huge fight, a crazy game”. The 9 draws included Peter Svidler pulling off a great escape after blundering against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.

  • Items per page:
  • Reports Sep 12, 2019 | 9:52 AM 4

    Khanty World Cup 1.2: A Svidler masterpiece

    David Navara & Nils Grandelius lost their second games in Khanty-Mansiysk to join Radek Wojtaszek, Jorge Cori, Arkadij Naiditsch and Ruslan Ponomariov as big name players who are already out of the 2019 World Cup. In all only five o...

  • Reports Sep 11, 2019 | 8:49 AM 6

    Khanty World Cup, 1.1: Rise of the teen stars

    16th seed Radek Wojtaszek lost with White to 113th seed Johan-Sebastian Christiansen in the biggest upset of Day 1 of the 2019 FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. There were only four upset wins in total, with Niclas Huschenbeth be...

  • General Sep 9, 2019 | 4:12 PM 8

    The 2019 Khanty-Mansiysk World Cup begins

    Ding Liren is the top seed as the 128-player month-long World Cup starts on Tuesday in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Vishy Anand are skipping the event, but almost all the rest of the world’s best p...

  • Reports Sep 6, 2019 | 1:57 PM 2

    Chess9LX, Day 4: Nakamura completes comeback

    Hikaru Nakamura started the last day of Chess960 in St. Louis a point behind Levon Aronian but went on to win the match with two rounds to spare, as Levon went an incredible 14 games without a win. Elsewhere it took Wesley So jus...

  • chess24 Sep 5, 2019 | 5:56 PM 1

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 5

    In Episode 5 of Season 24 of Jan's Opening Clinic Grandmaster and Magnus Carlsen second Jan Gustafsson once again tackles questions that range from how to play the Petroff Defence to the arguably easier question of what is the meani...

  • Reports Sep 5, 2019 | 12:13 PM 3

    Chess 9LX, Day 3: Caruana beats Kasparov

    Garry Kasparov’s horror when he realised he’d lost on time to Fabiano Caruana in a winning position was the defining moment of Day 3 of the Chess960 Champions Showdown in Saint Louis. The 13th World Champion was unable to recover...

  • Reports Sep 4, 2019 | 10:51 AM 1

    Chess 9LX, Day 2: Kasparov gets to have some fun

    Garry Kasparov admitted “I can fight all opponents, but not age”, though on Day 2 of the Chess960 Champions Showdown in St. Louis he showed glimpses of his best as he finally grabbed a win over Fabiano Caruana. Another painful bl...

  • chess24 Sep 3, 2019 | 2:40 PM 12

    Chessable joins the Play Magnus chess24 family

    We're excited to be able to announce that Chessable is now part of the Play Magnus and chess24 group. Play Magnus will invest heavily in the fast-growing chess improvement site, and although nothing will change at first on chess24...

  • Reports Sep 3, 2019 | 11:00 AM 7

    Chess 9LX, Day 1: Kasparov suffers heavy blow

    Garry Kasparov trails Fabiano Caruana 5:1 in the Chess960 Champions Showdown in St. Louis after admitting he was unable to recover from blundering away a totally won position in Game 2 of the first day. Garry went on to lose the ...

  • General Sep 2, 2019 | 10:30 AM 11

    Kasparov returns to face Caruana in Chess960

    The 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov faces world no. 2 Fabiano Caruana in a 20-game rapid and blitz match as the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX starts today in Saint Louis. There are three more matches – Wesley So vs. Vese...


Create your free account now to get started!

I am aged 16 or older.

By clicking ‘Register’ you agree to our terms and conditions and confirm you have read our privacy policy, including the section on the use of cookies.

Lost your password? We'll send you a link to reset it!

After submitting this form you'll receive an email with the reset password link. If you still can't access your account please contact our customer service.

Which features would you like to enable?

We respect your privacy and data protection guidelines. Some components of our site require cookies or local storage that handles personal information.

Show Options

Hide Options