Champions Showdown
Reports Feb 19, 2019 | 7:58 PM 8

Champions Showdown

The great American chess capital, St. Louis, continues to offer attractive tournaments, and this time rapid matches between some of the world’s best players are back. From the 20-24th of February there will be five high-profile 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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  • General Oct 3, 2018 | 7:49 PM 15

    Arkady Dvorkovich is the new FIDE President

    Arkady Dvorkovich has defeated Georgios Makropoulos 103:78 and will follow Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as the 7th President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). The vote at the FIDE Congress in the Sheraton Hotel in Batumi took a dramati...

  • General Sep 22, 2018 | 10:36 AM 16

    USA favourites as Olympiad set to begin in Batumi

    The 43rd Chess Olympiad starts this weekend, with 1600 players descending on Batumi, Georgia for the biggest event in chess. The surprise this year is that the defending champions USA are also the top seeds, a role held by the US...

  • General Sep 15, 2018 | 3:56 PM 27

    2018 Chess Calendar

    We’re going to be spoiled for chess in 2018, with the Candidates Tournament in March deciding Magnus Carlsen’s challenger for a match in November, while in September we have the 43rd World Chess Olympiad. The year will of course ...

  • General Sep 10, 2018 | 5:05 PM 16

    Kasparov returns to Saint Louis for Chess960 Champions Showdown

    The beast is back! Garry Kasparov will take another shot at competitive chess starting Tuesday at the Chess960 Champions Showdown in Saint Louis. He will play a 20-game rapid and blitz match against Veselin Topalov with the starting...

  • General Sep 7, 2018 | 3:17 PM 5

    Andreikin and Pogonina win Russian Superfinals

    The 2018 Russian Superfinals took place in Satka from August 25th until September 5th. The Open and the Women's tournaments finished in a similar manner, with rapid playoffs favoring, coincidentally, the same players that won the na...

  • General Sep 5, 2018 | 6:55 PM 4

    "Queens in Training" portrays the social side of chess

    Two years after Disney produced the chess-themed "Queen of Katwe", a D.C. crew has presented a short documentary on a similar subject. "Queens in Training" tells the story of two African-American girls that are getting ready to part...

  • General Aug 31, 2018 | 8:00 PM 7

    European Club Cup with Carlsen, Mamedyarov and Ding Liren

    The line-ups for the 2018 European Chess Club Cup — to take place from 12-18 October in Chalkidiki, Greece — have been announced. Magnus Carlsen will participate in this tournament but not in the Olympiad, so, since Fabiano Caruana ...

  • General Aug 18, 2018 | 10:26 AM 12

    Magnus is back as the 2018 Sinquefield Cup begins

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen will play Black against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today as the 2018 Sinquefield Cup starts in St. Louis. The Norwegian had already made it to the city for the Ultimate Moves exhibition, where the emphas...

  • General Aug 11, 2018 | 11:09 AM 4

    Carlsen-Caruana the focus as St. Louis show begins

    Fabiano Caruana heads an all-star line-up as the 3rd stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour is about to start in St. Louis. All the players but Leinier Dominguez will be staying in the city for the Sinquefield Cup, where Magnus Carls...

  • General Jul 24, 2018 | 6:30 AM 13

    Biel R2: Vintage Magnus wins again

    It was a great day of chess in Biel. All three games included noteworthy highlights and two of them finished with decisive results. Magnus Carlsen got his second win in Switzerland after showing great technique in a double-rook endg...

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