14 hours of Banter Blitz as chess24 turns four
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14 hours of Banter Blitz as chess24 turns four

8-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler heads the line-up for 14 hours of Banter Blitz this Saturday, beginning with Indian firebrand Adhiban at 10am CET and ending at midnight with chess24 stalwart Jan Gustafsson. Don’t miss your chance to play some of our star players and join in the celebration of four years of (hopefully) your favourite chess website!




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  • Reports Jan 27, 2018 | 9:57 AM 3

    Tata Chess 2018, 11: Vishy joins the hunt

    Vishy Anand smoothly outplayed Hou Yifan in Round 11 to move within half a point of the leading trio of Anish Giri, Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who all drew. Vladimir Kramnik’s chances were hit hard by Sergey Karjak...

  • Reports Jan 26, 2018 | 2:22 PM 3

    Gib Chess 1-3: Naka and Duda among perfect 7

    Defending champion Hikaru Nakamura and 19-year-old Jan-Krzysztof Duda were the only 2700+ players to come through the opening rounds of the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters intact, though Hikaru needed 135 moves and almost 8 hours to ...

  • Reports Jan 25, 2018 | 3:10 PM 5

    Tata Steel 2018, 10: Magnus & Shak catch Giri

    Magnus Carlsen summed up Round 10 of the Tata Steel Masters in Groningen as, “really a bloody day today - everybody except Anish won!” That’s a slight exaggeration – three games were drawn - but the clashes featuring the title co...

  • Reports Jan 24, 2018 | 9:17 AM 6

    Tata Steel 2018, 9: No more Mr. Draw Guy!

    Anish Giri was the only player to win in Round 9 of the Tata Steel Masters, with victory over Maxim Matlakov giving him the sole lead on +4 with four rounds to go. His co-leaders at the start of the day drew, with Magnus Carlsen ...

  • General Jan 23, 2018 | 1:46 PM 3

    Aronian, MVL & Nakamura star in Gibraltar

    The 2018 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters starts at 15:00 CET on Tuesday with Hikaru Nakamura looking to win a 4th title in a row. It won’t be easy, though, since Maxime Vachier-Lagrave returns and this year Levon Aronian is top seed ...

  • Reports Jan 22, 2018 | 10:49 AM 11

    Tata Steel 2018, 8: Carlsen blunders and wins

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen simply blundered a piece to Gawain Jones in Round 8 of the Tata Steel Masters, but only a handful of moves later he was back in the game and eventually he eased to a famous victory. There were turnar...

  • Reports Jan 21, 2018 | 9:33 AM 28

    Tata Steel 2018, 7: Shak soars, Vlad catches Vishy

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov keeps on climbing in Wijk aan Zee, grabbing a third win in a row as he beat Wei Yi to take his live rating to 2817.5, almost 20 points above Wesley So in third place. The gap to Magnus Carlsen is now under 1...

  • Reports Jan 20, 2018 | 9:41 AM 3

    Tata Steel Chess 6: Coulda woulda shoulda

    “Coulda woulda shoulda” commented Wesley So on the fact that he could have lost to Wei Yi in Round 6 of the Tata Steel Masters. Instead he turned things around to grab a second win in a row and climb to no. 3 on the live rating l...

  • Reports Jan 18, 2018 | 12:52 PM 10

    Tata Steel 2018, 5: Shak beats Fabi to join leaders

    World no. 2 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has opened up a 12-point rating gap over Fabiano Caruana after making beating the world no. 3 look easy in Round 5 of the 2018 Tata Steel Masters. That took him into the joint lead with Vishy Ana...

  • Reports Jan 17, 2018 | 9:07 AM 4

    Tata Steel 2018, 4: Giri ready for Carlsen surprise

    Anish Giri continues to lead the 2018 Tata Steel Masters with Vishy Anand after claiming a late-night eureka moment meant he was ready for Magnus Carlsen playing the French Defence in a classical game for the first time in six ye...

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