Vishy Anand grabbed the only win of Round 1 of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup after Ian Nepomniachtchi blundered a rook and the game on move 77 of a hard-fought contest. Elsewhere it was all draws, with Magnus Carlsen commenting after his draw against Anish Giri, “after all my misery in rapid and blitz I was happy to get at least one more or less quiet game”. It turned out afterwards that Giri had been surprisingly close to falling into, “a very cute trap”.
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chess24 is proud to announce we're hosting the official website of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway! The site opens its doors today, on March 1st, exactly five months before the tournament starts.
In the following half-hour video seven-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler tells the story of how he lost to three World Champions in quick succession back in 1999. His account of losing the same topical Grünfeld position against Ka...
Sopiko Guramishvili and Anna Rudolf’s new series for chess24 will change the way you look at chess forever!
IM Lawrence Trent, probably the world’s best regular chess commentator, is the newest member of the chess24 team!
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