chess24 Legends of Chess line-up revealed
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chess24 Legends of Chess line-up revealed

World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be joined by his great predecessors Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik for the chess24 Legends of Chess, the 4th and final event before the Grand Final of the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. Boris Gelfand, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Peter Leko and Peter Svidler are the other legends invited to take part alongside qualifiers Anish Giri, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren. The event runs from Tuesday July 21st to Wednesday August 5th.

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  • Reports Mar 7, 2014 | 4:30 PM 0

    European Championship, Rd 5: Fight to the death

    It was a truly hard-fought day in the European Championship after 6 decisive games on the top 8 boards left Russian Grandmasters Alexander Motylev and Alexander Riazantsev in the lead. Upsets included a crushing victory for young Sp...

  • Reports Mar 7, 2014 | 2:37 PM 0

    European Championship, Rd 4: A crazy game

    Russian Grandmaster Evgeniy Najer has seized the sole lead at the European Individual Championship after winning a tough game against Israel’s Ilya Smirin. The game of the round, however, was undoubtedly Aleksandr Shimanov’s vict...

  • Features Mar 6, 2014 | 6:05 PM 4

    Tweets of the week: 24 February-2 March

    It seems our weekly light-hearted look back at chess tweets is doomed to be overshadowed by "real-life" events. Just when things were looking hopeful in Ukraine Vladimir Putin decided to ensure he had first choice of summer resorts ...

  • Reports Mar 6, 2014 | 3:55 PM 0

    European Championship, Rd 3: Birthday boy

    Vladislav Artemiev could hardly have asked for a better birthday present. On the day he turned 16 the Russian grandmaster defeated Denis Khismatullin in fine fashion to join four other players in the lead at the European Champion...

  • Features Mar 6, 2014 | 12:38 PM 2

    Carlsen, Grischuk and co. on the Candidates

    The 2014 Candidates Tournament starts in a week’s time and has a distinctly Russian flavour – 4 of the 8 players are Russian and the venue is deep in Siberia – so it’s fitting that the Russian Chess Federation website has gather...

  • Reports Mar 5, 2014 | 7:19 PM 0

    European Championship, Rd 2: Draws at the top

    28 players still have a perfect score after the second round of the European Individual Championship, although given the more even pairing of players it’s no surprise that we also saw a large number of draws. Let’s take a look at...

  • General Mar 5, 2014 | 5:00 PM 0

    Reykjavik Open gets underway

    The Reykjavik Open has begun in Iceland, and as usual has managed to gather together a strong field of grandmasters, despite the misfortune of this year clashing with the European Individual Championship in Yerevan.

  • Reports Mar 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM 0

    European Championship, Rd 1: Favourites stumble

    The number of upsets in the first round of the European Championship in Yerevan demonstrated the event's impressive strength in depth - though there could have been more! chess24 readers are in for a treat, as both IM David Martínez...

  • chess24 Mar 4, 2014 | 4:40 PM 0

    Congratulations to the winners of our raffle!

    Before chess24 launched we conducted a small raffle, among early adopters, for ten premium memberships. Now Caissa (and one of our admins) has identified ten lucky winners. Well done!

  • Interviews Mar 3, 2014 | 10:46 PM 0

    Smerdon wins in Amsterdam

    The 6th Batavia Chess Tournament — the strongest tournament played in a bar — wrapped up on Sunday in Amsterdam. Australian number two GM David Smerdon topped the table with a round to spare.


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