Anish Giri: 'People are taking the World Champion title too seriously'
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Anish Giri: 'People are taking the World Champion title too seriously'

Dutch no. 1 Anish Giri was in fine form when he played Banter Blitz yesterday, both with his blitz chess – he won all 16 games against chess24 users – and with his banter, where topics ranged from humour in chess to the likely future World Chess Champion and whether the title still matters. It’s “a golden era of Banter Blitz”, as Anish said, and today, to mark chess24’s 7th Birthday, we’ve got Hand and Brain shows with Radjabov & Giri and Nepomniachtchi & Dubov, as well as a special show with chess24’s own Jan Gustafsson and Laurent Fressinet.




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  • chess24 Aug 31, 2019 | 3:44 PM 2

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 4

    In Episode 4 of Season 24 of his Opening Clinic, Jan Gustafsson gives another update on his Vienna series, "mainly because everybody, but especially Vishy Anand, seems to have decided to play the Vienna against Magnus". He also tac...

  • chess24 Aug 16, 2019 | 3:00 PM 1

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 3

    This week our chess openings guru Jan Gustafsson explains why not to play the Traxler Gambit, answers a couple of questions on the King's Indian Defence and tackles the easy topic of how to meet White's 6.Bg5 in the Najdorf! He also...

  • chess24 Aug 9, 2019 | 4:18 PM 2

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 2

    In what Jan describes as, "a rare suit-up episode" he explains "I learned something new and I’m going to have to reveal a thing or two that I’d rather have kept for myself". As well as dropping some opening secrets he gives an in-d...

  • chess24 Aug 1, 2019 | 3:15 PM 4

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 1

    Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson gets straight down to tackling the chess opening questions that were posed by chess24 premium members earlier this week. In this first batch he again tackles all kinds of openings - the Catalan, KID, Sicil...

  • chess24 Jul 29, 2019 | 6:45 PM 58

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24

    Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back to answer the chess opening questions of chess24 premium members. If you need some general tips on how to approach the opening or concrete advice on specific opening weapons you’ve come to the r...

  • chess24 Jul 16, 2019 | 9:06 AM 5

    Magnus Carlsen’s 5th Banter Blitz session

    Magnus Carlsen will be back to play more blitz against chess24 Premium users this Tuesday 16th July at 18:30 CEST. The World Champion ended the last session, “I’ll be back at the board soon in Croatia, trying to play some better ...

  • chess24 Jul 11, 2019 | 2:32 PM 8

    Fressinet’s Top 5 Croatia GCT Novelties

    Two-time French Champion and Magnus Carlsen coach Laurent Fressinet shows us his Top 5 novelties from the recently finished Croatia Grand Chess Tour in Zagreb. Unsurprisingly his boss Magnus unleashed a couple of them – to beat D...

  • chess24 Jun 22, 2019 | 12:23 PM 2

    Magnus Carlsen back for more Banter Blitz

    World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will accept challenges from Premium members this Sunday 23rd June at 16:00 CEST as he once more streams his thoughts live while playing blitz on chess24. This is already the 4th session by Magn...

  • chess24 Apr 29, 2019 | 5:39 PM 14

    Bonjour, chess24!

    This May chess24 is adding French to the existing English, German and Spanish versions of the site, as we look to expand our offering in the light of the merger with PlayMagnus. Grandmaster Laurent Fressinet will be spearheading t...

  • chess24 Mar 18, 2019 | 2:10 PM 11

    Carlsen shines in first Banter Blitz

    Magnus Carlsen set the tone for his first ever Banter Blitz at the start, referencing a game from 11 years ago, quoting both the first World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz and Meat Loaf, and going on to win smoothly in 19 moves. In thi...

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