Anand back in Top 10, Pragg gains 660 points!
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Anand back in Top 10, Pragg gains 660 points!

Vishy Anand re-entered the world Top 10 for the first time since 2019, while the youngesters continued their rise on the October FIDE rating list — 16-year-old Gukesh is now world no. 18, Vincent Keymer 2700, and Hans Niemann just 1 point short. Rapid and blitz ratings received a one-off reboot with some strange consequences: Garry Kasparov climbed 37 places in blitz without playing a game!

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  • Reports Sep 24, 2022 | 6:09 AM 5

    Generation Cup SFs: It's a Carlsen-Erigaisi final!

    Magnus Carlsen will face 19-year-old Arjun Erigaisi, who he described as “amazingly strong”, in the final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup after overcoming tough resistance from Vincent Keymer in the semi-final. Arjun made it past ...

  • Reports Sep 23, 2022 | 6:35 AM 5

    Generation Cup QFs: Carlsen through but Niemann out

    We won’t get a Carlsen-Niemann final in the Julius Baer Generation Cup after Liem Le beat Hans Niemann 2.5:1.5 in the quarterfinals. Magnus did progress, storming back to beat Levon Aronian 3:1 after losing the first game, and now p...

  • Reports Sep 22, 2022 | 1:35 AM 17

    Generation Cup 4: Carlsen breaks record, talks about Niemann

    Magnus Carlsen won all three games on the final day of the Julius Baer Generation Cup to finish a massive 9 points ahead of 2nd placed Arjun Erigaisi. Carlsen plays Levon Aronian next, but could still meet Hans Niemann in the final....

  • Reports Sep 21, 2022 | 7:36 AM 9

    Generation Cup 3: Carlsen cruises into quarterfinals

    Magnus Carlsen was in imperious form as he top scored on Day 3 to take the lead and ensure qualification for the Julius Baer Generation Cup knockout stages, but there may still be trouble ahead. Statistically his most likely quarter...

  • Reports Sep 20, 2022 | 4:20 AM 37

    Generation Cup 2: Carlsen resigns after 1 move, Erigaisi leads

    Magnus Carlsen resigned after 1 move against Hans Niemann in Round 6 of the Julius Baer Generation Cup, ensuring the rest of the day’s chess was a mere footnote to that drama. Magnus beat Levon Aronian and survived a scare against P...

  • Reports Sep 18, 2022 | 9:04 PM 5

    Carlsen grabs sole lead in Julius Baer Generation Cup

    Magnus Carlsen burst out of the blocks to take a 1pt lead on the opening day of the Julius Baer Generation Cup, the star-studded seventh leg of the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.

  • Reports Sep 17, 2022 | 12:38 PM 6

    Caruana beats Firouzja in Armageddon to win Chess 9LX

    Alireza Firouzja was on the verge of scoring a sensational triple victory in St Louis, but Fabiano Caruana stopped the teenage sensation and won a dramatic Armageddon game to take the title in the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX.

  • General Sep 16, 2022 | 7:17 PM 3

    Firouzja eyes St Louis hat-trick as Nepo is stopped

    Teenage sensation Alireza Firouzja has already won two events in St Louis. Having taken over the lead on Day 2 of the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX along with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, the 19-year-old could complete an incredible hat-t...

  • General Sep 15, 2022 | 5:03 PM 1

    Nepomniachtchi gets flying start in Chess 9LX while Kasparov suffers

    Ian Nepomniachtchi has taken the sole lead in the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX tournament in St Louis with a perfect 3/3 start. A rusty Garry Kasparov could not convert a promising position and remains without a point.

  • General Sep 14, 2022 | 3:46 PM 2

    Kasparov is back as Firouzja picks up trophies

    "Alireza could repeat, following Julius Caesar, veni, vidi, vici, I came, I saw and I won", said Garry Kasparov at the Closing Ceremony of the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. Alireza Firouzja had won it all, but there's still a major ...

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