Anish Giri, Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler and Hikaru Nakamura are all out of the Riga FIDE Grand Prix after chess followed the Wimbledon final and the Cricket World Cup in going all the way to Armageddon in two of the matches. Those ended with Yu Yangyi beating Aronian and Sergey Karjakin getting the better of Giri. It’s Karjakin-So, Duda-Mamedyarov, Grischuk-Yu Yangyi and Topalov-MVL in the quarterfinals.
Russian 15-year-old Aleksandra Goryachkina is the rising star of women’s chess, but in a recent interview she explained why she still prefers to compete against women rather than men
Anton Shomoev is the one player in the Russian Championship most chess fans will never have heard of. Rated 2579 and ranked around 300 in the world he doesn’t usually get to lock horns with the likes of Vladimir Kramnik
The 3rd Edition of the Zurich Chess Challenge is set to be spectacular, featuring 6 players from the Top 8 and the first meeting between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand after their World Championship match. The one surprise absence ...
“I thought it’s best not to plan for it”. That was World Champion Viswanathan Anand’s response in a recent video interview when asked what he would do if he lost his title in the upcoming match against Magnus Carlsen
In a month’s time Magnus Carlsen will take on Viswanathan Anand for the chance to become World Chess Champion at the age of 22, a feat only previously accomplished by Garry Kasparov. The young Norwegian talked about the match in a v...
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