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 Jan 6, 2017 | 1:59 PM 42

    Svidler on Carlsen-Karjakin, computers & more

    There’s a week to go until the chess year kicks off in earnest on Saturday 14th January in Wijk aan Zee, with Peter Svidler commentating on the first seven rounds here on chess24. In a recent in-depth Russian interview the 7-time...

  • Interviews Jan 4, 2017 | 6:42 PM 8

    Jorden van Foreest on his career so far

    Jorden van Foreest is a name we’re going to be hearing a lot about in the years to come! In 2016 he became Dutch Champion at the age of 17 and also crossed 2600 on the rating list. Chess has been in his family for six generations ...

  • Interviews Dec 22, 2016 | 2:50 PM 9

    Andreikin on his European Blitz triumph

    Dmitry Andreikin is the European Blitz Champion after scoring an unbeaten 22/26 in the tournament held in Tallinn, Estonia on the 17-18 December. In an interview for the Russian Chess Federation website he talks about how the tou...

  • Interviews Dec 3, 2016 | 12:06 PM 68

    Karjakin and Kasparov lock swords after match

    Garry Kasparov was almost alone in failing to praise Sergey Karjakin after the World Championship match, describing the challenger as “drab”. In an interview for Radio Svoboda Kasparov went on to say that it would have been a deb...

  • Interviews Nov 10, 2016 | 8:29 PM 72

    Carlsen: “I’ll punch him until he finally knocks over”

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen was in good form at the opening press conference of the 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship in the Fulton Market Building in New York. He talked up Sergey Karjakin’s resilience in defence, only to exp...

  • Interviews Nov 7, 2016 | 8:41 AM 4

    Artemiev: "Organisers are only interested in high ratings"

    18-year-old Vladislav Artemiev is the highest-rated Russian junior, the World Junior Championship runner-up and, after a spectacular win in the recent Russian Blitz Championship, the third highest rated blitz player in the world ...

  • Interviews Oct 11, 2016 | 2:27 PM 67

    Karjakin: "If Carlsen wants to beat me he needs to show the best play of his life"

    The Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship match starts exactly one month today in New York, with the players now entering the finishing straight of their preparation. Magnus Carlsen is said to have already entered his “bubble”, whi...

  • Interviews Sep 20, 2016 | 8:21 AM 15

    Richard Rapport: “I don’t really have any support”

    At 20 years old Hungary’s Richard Rapport is the world’s top junior, rated 2752 and world no. 16. He suffered at the Baku Olympiad, though, both from possible food poisoning and over the board, where he lost four games and 23 rat...

  • Interviews Sep 18, 2016 | 3:27 PM 14

    Korobov: “I decided to return to this factory”

    Anton Korobov was a vital part of the Ukrainian team that came within a whisker of winning the 2016 Baku Olympiad. The 31-year-old scored 7/9 for a 2771 rating performance, and this interview was given after his match-winning vic...

  • Interviews Sep 15, 2016 | 5:25 PM 54

    Nigel Short calls anti-cheating rule “anti-chess”

    Nigel Short’s greatest moment of the Olympiad – a match-winning victory over China’s Li Chao – almost turned to disaster. He received an official warning, but not a forfeit, for refusing to undergo a security check during the gam...

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