Magnus Carlsen took the lead against Ian Nepomniachtchi on Day 1 of the chess24 Legends of Chess final, but described himself as “really, really unhappy” with the way he played. It was a bruising day on which Magnus couldn’t enjoy his win in the first game since he felt he’d made an “unforgivable” blunder midway through. Ian then drew real blood in Game 3 after catching Magnus in the opening and ending with a mating attack. The World Champion was shaken, but won what he called “a battle of nerves” in the blitz games to win the first set.
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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