The Week Ahead: 25 February – 2 March 2020
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The Week Ahead: 25 February – 2 March 2020

The Aeroflot Open ends Thursday, with Rauf Mamedov trying to keep ahead of a terrifying bunch of kids. We have more top level women’s chess action when Ju Wenjun and Alexandra Goryachkina meet again in the FIDE Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland, but otherwise it’s still the calm before the Candidates storm. We look at what’s coming up, including some Banter Blitz action as we’re getting down to the money stages.




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  • Interviews Apr 5, 2015 | 11:58 PM 17

    John Nunn on maths, chess, computers and Lasker

    Magnus Carlsen once claimed John Nunn was too smart to become World Champion. The English Grandmaster was the youngest Oxford University undergraduate in four centuries when he went there at the age of 15 to study maths, before ev...

  • Reports Apr 5, 2015 | 3:40 PM 1

    Easter chess bonanza

    Today much of the world celebrates Easter, so what do chess players do? Play chess, of course! We take a brief look at the ongoing tournaments, including the Nakamura – So clash in the US Championship and Ian Nepomniachtchi’s vic...

  • Reports Apr 4, 2015 | 12:51 PM 3

    US Champs R3: 14-year-old Sevian shocks So

    If midway through Round 3 of the 2015 US Championship you’d said Samuel Sevian would have a forced mate against Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura would take a draw material down against Gata Kamsky few would have believed you. The le...

  • Reports Apr 3, 2015 | 1:21 PM 10

    US Champs R2: Nakamura is world no. 2

    Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So are the only players with a perfect score after two rounds of the US Championships, but their second round games were very different. Nakamura simply had to mop up after Varuzhan Akobian sacrificed o...

  • Reports Apr 2, 2015 | 6:03 PM 2

    US Champs: Nakamura and So off to winning starts

    The 2015 US Championships are underway in St. Louis, with the eyes of the world on the tournament for two reasons above all others: the exemplary live coverage and the growing rivalry between three-time US Champion Hikaru Nakamur...

  • Reports Apr 2, 2015 | 12:00 PM 0

    Women's WCh: Muzychuk or Pogonina?

    22-year-old Ukrainian Mariya Muzychuk and 30-year-old Russian Natalia Pogonina will contest the Women's World Championship final that starts today. Although a match with Hou Yifan will follow for the winner, whoever triumphs in Soch...

  • chess24 Apr 1, 2015 | 9:30 PM 25

    Jan's Endgame Clinic

    Since Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson has solved the world’s opening problems* he decided it was time to turn over a new leaf. This week he’s going to tackle a topic that’s perhaps less close to his heart than move-order intricacies a...

  • Reports Mar 31, 2015 | 11:45 AM 1

    Women's WCh 1/2 finals: Class, grit & resilience

    In recent days I've heard all kinds of opinions about the Women's World Championship. Initially people were concerned about the absence of Hou Yifan and the level of some of the games in the first round, but that's now been transfor...

  • General Mar 31, 2015 | 1:45 AM 4

    US captain speaks out on New York Times article (updated)

    “Tabloid journalism” was US Chess Captain John Donaldson’s verdict on the recent story in the New York Times on attempts to recruit Fabiano Caruana by the US Chess Federation. He also told chess24 why Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kam...

  • chess24 Mar 29, 2015 | 10:15 PM 13

    What's new in Spring

    In a nutshell, a lot! The trees are already budding around chess24 HQ in Hamburg, but through the cold and dark months our developers were hard at work unleashing a slew of new features for our growing community, including Playzone ...

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