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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  • Interviews Jul 5, 2017 | 5:14 PM 10

    Aronian: “I get over losses more easily than wins”

    Levon Aronian failed to make much of an impact on the Leuven Grand Chess Tour, but before that he’d won the GRENKE Chess Classic and Altibox Norway Chess in style, finishing far clear of World Champion Magnus Carlsen on both occa...

  • Interviews Jun 25, 2017 | 12:30 PM 32

    Kramnik on Carlsen’s slump & the Candidates race

    Vladimir Kramnik turned 42 today, and the former World Champion did so as the no. 2 rated player on the live rating list after beating World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Altibox Norway Chess. In an interview afterwards he talked abo...

  • Interviews Jun 1, 2017 | 10:29 AM 3

    Fedoseev on crossing the 2700 barrier

    22-year-old Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Fedoseev has had a great year – he won the Aeroflot Open and qualified to face Kramnik, MVL and co. in Dortmund, came very close to winning both the Winter Chess Classic in St. Louis and t...

  • Interviews May 10, 2017 | 5:05 PM 34

    Kasparov taps So to challenge Carlsen

    An interesting interview with the 13th World Champion was published today titled Garry Kasparov on AI, Chess, and the Future of Creativity, featuring a great deal of chess-related conversation. Notable topics include Deep Blue — the...

  • Interviews May 5, 2017 | 2:13 PM 12

    Ivanchuk: “I’d like to play Bobby Fischer”

    Vassily Ivanchuk won the World Rapid Championship at the turn of the year, recently beat Hou Yifan in a match and will play in the Capablanca Memorial later this month. In an interview with the Ukrainian Sport-Express he talked a...

  • Interviews Apr 19, 2017 | 11:09 AM 44

    Morozevich: “There are players more talented than Carlsen”

    Alexander Morozevich has somewhat dropped off the chess radar recently, but at his peak he was not only one of the most exciting and imaginative players in the world but reached no. 2 on the official FIDE rating list and no. 1 on...

  • Interviews Apr 11, 2017 | 3:21 PM 9

    Gareyev gets blindfold Guinness World Record

    In early December 2016, Grandmaster Timur Gareyev accomplished an extraordinary feat: he played 48 opponents simultaneously, while blindfolded, in an exhibition which lasted upwards of 18 hours. That achievement has now earned him t...

  • Interviews Apr 7, 2017 | 8:18 PM 20

    Alexander Grischuk: Chess is “just a game”

    Alexander Grischuk hasn’t been playing much of late – and is skipping the main events in the coming month – but he’s been making it count. He won $54,000 in the Doha World Rapid and Blitz Championships and took first place in the...

  • Interviews Mar 16, 2017 | 9:43 AM 8

    Petrosian on talent, character and near misses

    Arshak Petrosian has had a highly successful coaching career, leading the tiny Armenian nation to an astonishing hat-trick of Olympiad victories. He was also a promising player in his own right, but in a recent interview he refle...

  • Interviews Feb 5, 2017 | 10:46 PM 3

    Andreikin on his Wijk aan Zee debut

    Dmitry Andreikin, born in the same year as Magnus Carlsen, turned 27 today. The talented Russian grandmaster’s career has followed an oddly low-profile trajectory, illustrated by his appearance in the Tata Steel Masters this year...

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