Magnus Carlsen set the tone for his first ever Banter Blitz at the start, referencing a game from 11 years ago, quoting both the first World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz and Meat Loaf, and going on to win smoothly in 19 moves. In this recap we take a look at the eight games he played, and won, which you can also replay with computer analysis. If you missed out, don’t worry: Magnus is back for more Banter Blitz twice this week!
Magnus Carlsen has taken the lead after beating Viswanathan Anand in Game 5 of their World Championship match in Chennai
A tremendous last-ditch effort saw World Champion Vishy Anand hold on for a draw in the best game of the match so far. Although Magnus Carlsen will be disappointed not to have driven home the advantage he gained by snatching a pawn ...
The kid gloves are off! After two quick draws Game 3 of the World Championship match developed into a real fight. Vishy Anand seized the initiative but may later have missed a gilt-edged chance to take the lead
An Indian journalist in the post-game press conference began his question to World Champion Vishy Anand, "you played e4 to thunderous applause from the young chess fans in Chennai", but in terms of excitement it was downhill from...
The event of the year is finally underway after reigning World Champion Vishy Anand held Magnus Carlsen to a quick draw with the black pieces in the first game in Chennai
The European Chess Club Cup was held in Rhodes from the 20-26th October, with the Czech team of Novy Bor pulling off a sensational victory ahead of the big favourites from Azerbaijan and Russia
The 66th Russian Championship came to an end on the 14th October 2013 - a red letter day for Peter Svidler. The Chess24 author won the world’s toughest national championship for a record-breaking 7th time, surpassing the six USSR...
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