Champions Showdown
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Champions Showdown

The great american chess capital, St. Louis, continues to offer attractive tournaments, and this time the rapid matches between some of the world’s best players are back. Between the 20-24th of  February there will be five very luxurious matches to look out for: Hikaru Nakamura vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Fabiano Caruana vs Pentala Harikrishna, Wesley So vs David Navara, Leinier Dominguez vs Veselin Topalov and Sam Shankland vs Richard Rapport.

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  • Reports Jan 26, 2019 | 10:12 AM 6

    Tata Steel 2019, 11: Shankland commits hara-Giri

    Sam Shankland resigned in a drawn position in Round 11 of the Tata Steel Masters, enabling Anish Giri to catch Magnus Carlsen with only two rounds to go. The other big result for the title race was Ian Nepomniachtchi beating Vlad...

  • Reports Jan 25, 2019 | 2:59 PM 5

    Gibraltar Masters 1-3: No easy games

    David Navara is the only top 10 seed on 3/3 after three rounds of the 2019 Gibraltar Masters, with stars such as Hikaru Nakamura and Yu Yangyi already having been held to two draws. Iran’s Sarasadat Khademalsharieh stands out amo...

  • Reports Jan 24, 2019 | 12:01 PM 22

    Tata Steel 2019, 10: Vintage Carlsen beats Anand

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader of the Tata Steel Masters with 3 rounds to go after beating his great rival Vishy Anand in a 6.5-hour grind. Ian Nepomniachtchi, their co-leader at the start of the day, was put to the sword by J...

  • Reports Jan 23, 2019 | 10:11 AM 0

    Tata Steel 2019, 9: Nepo catches Magnus and Vishy

    Ian Nepomniachtchi rejoined the Tata Steel Chess leaders with four rounds to go after a position Vidit seemed to have under control collapsed in a handful of moves. It looked as though that would be the day’s only decisive game, ...

  • General Jan 22, 2019 | 12:17 PM 2

    Aronian & co. in action as Gibraltar Masters begins

    The 17th edition of the Gibraltar Masters begins today in the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar, with Levon Aronian looking to defend the title he won in 2018. Those trying to stop him include 4-time Champion Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vach...

  • Reports Jan 21, 2019 | 11:23 AM 3

    Tata Steel 2019, 8: Carlsen & Anand take the lead

    Magnus Carlsen won a positional masterpiece against Richard Rapport to move to +3 in the Tata Steel Masters, but that wasn’t enough for the sole lead, since Vishy Anand followed up his win over Vladimir Kramnik with a sparkling v...

  • Reports Jan 20, 2019 | 11:43 AM 2

    Tata Steel 2019, 7: Insane chess

    “Today was just insane”, commented Vishy Anand after beating Vladimir Kramnik to join the Tata Steel Chess leading pack. He was referring to Vlad’s erratic opening play, which initially went unpunished, while Peter Svidler used t...

  • Reports Jan 19, 2019 | 9:11 AM 2

    Tata Steel 2019, 6: Carlsen and Giri hit the front

    Magnus Carlsen pounced on an endgame mistake by world no. 3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to win a 2nd game in a row and catch Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi in the 2019 Tata Steel Masters lead. He was joined by Anish Giri, who won a ...

  • Reports Jan 17, 2019 | 2:00 PM 6

    Tata Steel 2019, 5: Magnus breaks the streak

    Magnus Carlsen beat Jorden van Foreest with the black pieces in Round 5 of the 2019 Tata Steel Masters to finally end a sequence of 21 draws in a row. That puts him half a point behind leaders Ian Nepomniachtchi and now Ding Lire...

  • Reports Jan 16, 2019 | 12:50 AM 5

    Tata Steel 2019, 4: Giri and Vidit win

    Carlsen-Kramnik was the big clash of the day in the Tata Steel Masters, and although it ended in a draw it didn’t disappoint. Vlad said afterwards, “I’m an old man – I just want to enjoy chess!” and for once he could, as he showe...


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