Magnus Carlsen tops Banter Blitz Cup billing
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Magnus Carlsen tops Banter Blitz Cup billing

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will be the top seed for the 128-player $50,000 Banter Blitz Cup that’s set to start in a week’s time. 97 grandmasters, 59 of them rated above 2600, are among the players from 34 countries already signed up to play in an event where they’ll commentate live on their chess24 blitz games as they battle to get through 7 rounds and win the $14,000 top prize.




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  • Reports Nov 21, 2014 | 5:34 PM 4

    Anand thrills then disappoints: Game 10 recap

    Magnus Carlsen continues to lead the 2014 World Championship match by a point with two games to go after a draw in Game 10. The encounter followed the trajectory of Game 5 almost to the letter. Carlsen, playing Black, moved faster a...

  • Interviews Nov 21, 2014 | 10:23 AM 17

    Kramnik calls Carlsen a genius, gets icy response

    After Game 9 of the World Championship match there was a curious moment in the post-game press conference. Amid the predictable questions about the draw and match strategy, a Norwegian journalist noted that ex-World Champion Vlad...

  • Reports Nov 20, 2014 | 2:46 PM 6

    Going the distance: Game 9 video recap

    First the good news - the Carlsen-Anand World Championship match in Sochi will now last longer than in Chennai and go the distance unless Magnus Carlsen wins at least one of the next two games. The bad news? Game 9 was the kind of n...

  • Features Nov 20, 2014 | 9:29 AM 10

    Carlsen-Anand rest day blues

    The excitement surrounding the Carlsen-Anand World Championship match is so great that rest days are tough. What can fill that gaping chess-game-shaped hole in our schedules? On Wednesday the English and Russian commentators deci...

  • Features Nov 19, 2014 | 5:57 PM 4

    4-hour banter blitz marathon

    Young German Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth spent four hours playing blitz and bullet chess in the chess24 Playzone on Sunday. That wasn’t all, though, as he also broadcast his games live while discussing what he was doing at the...

  • chess24 Nov 19, 2014 | 3:06 PM 32

    Survey: What would make you go Premium?

    We don’t do advertising here at chess24, so we rely on users taking out Premium memberships to keep offering the best tournament broadcast experience, videos with top chess players and much more. We’re immensely grateful to our t...

  • Reports Nov 18, 2014 | 3:46 PM 6

    Slouching towards the title: Game 8 video recap

    Magnus Carlsen is one step closer to retaining his World Championship title after easily holding Viswanathan Anand at bay in Game 8. Carlsen looked more sluggish than usual as he slouched in his chair, but it made no difference what...

  • Reports Nov 17, 2014 | 8:13 PM 2

    Anand’s monumental defence: Game 7 video recap

    After 122 moves and over six hours of play Viswanathan Anand produced what Peter Svidler described as “a monumental piece of defence” to draw and keep the World Championship match in Sochi alive. IM Lawrence Trent provides expres...

  • Opinion Nov 17, 2014 | 10:58 AM 3

    Tkachiev on Game 6 and blunders in chess

    Vlad Tkachiev doesn’t want to dwell on the double blunder that dominated Game 6 of the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. He does, however, want to dwell on the question of how blunders are bor...

  • chess24 Nov 16, 2014 | 2:53 PM 13

    Play Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth

    Niclas Huschenbeth will be playing all-comers in the chess24 Playzone today to celebrate reaching 2000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. The young German grandmaster will not only take on as many users as possible but also...

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