Paris Rapid & Blitz 3: Wesley So wins the Rapid
Reports 11 hours ago 0

Paris Rapid & Blitz 3: Wesley So wins the Rapid

Wesley So leads Ian Nepomniachtchi by a point going into the 18 rounds of blitz on Monday and Tuesday after becoming the only player to win two games on any day of the rapid section of the Paris Rapid & Blitz. The US Champion brilliantly defeated Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces before taking advantage of a blunder by MVL in the next round. Nepo showed glimpsed of his brilliant best to take 2nd, while Etienne Bacrot beat Caruana to finish 3rd before he’s replaced by his blitz stunt double Vladimir Kramnik.




  • Items per page:
  • Opinion Oct 20, 2020 | 1:07 PM 24

    The gender gap in top-level chess

    The gap between women and men in chess has been a long-standing debate subject. There have been many studies attempting to explain the seemingly large gap between men and women, both in their participation and strength at the top le...

  • Opinion Jul 10, 2019 | 5:00 PM 43

    Garry Kasparov – No Chess Monopoly in Hypocrisy

    In this exclusive opinion piece Garry Kasparov gives his verdict on Magnus Carlsen's campaign to get the Norwegian Chess Federation to accept almost $6 million in sponsorship from a gambling company in return for lobbying for the br...

  • Opinion Dec 4, 2018 | 5:36 PM 17

    Magnus blogs about winning title no. 4

    Magnus Carlsen won his 4th World Championship match in London last month, but in a blog for his sponsors Arctic Securities he admits it wasn't easy. He says Fabiano Caruana's near-miss in game 6 "changed the psychology significantly...

  • Opinion Jun 8, 2016 | 11:00 PM 11

    Peter Svidler on Viktor Korchnoi

    In the introduction to his latest Banter Blitz session, Peter Svidler paid tribute to Viktor Korchnoi, who died this week at the age of 85. Peter recalls winning their first game, but falling victim to Korchnoi’s famously sharp t...

  • Opinion Jan 17, 2016 | 10:16 AM 22

    10 chess lowlights of 2015

    WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni recently gave us her 10 chess highlights of 2015, but you can't have the good without the bad! She now looks at the lowlights, including Wesley So's forfeit at the US Championship, Magnus Carlsen's World Blitz...

  • Opinion Jan 13, 2016 | 1:22 PM 20

    10 chess highlights of 2015

    It was an extremely exciting and eventful year of chess, and new chess24 contributor Fiona Steil-Antoni jumped at the chance to give her two cents on the top stories of 2015. Vote for your "player of the year", see the year's best s...

  • Opinion Dec 31, 2015 | 11:37 AM 74

    2015 in chess: Carlsen still the best

    It’s the last day of the year, and with the Qatar Masters now over it’s time to begin looking back on 2015 – and forward to 2016! Magnus Carlsen rescued what was looking a mediocre year by his standards with victory in London and...

  • Opinion Nov 17, 2014 | 10:58 AM 3

    Tkachiev on Game 6 and blunders in chess

    Vlad Tkachiev doesn’t want to dwell on the double blunder that dominated Game 6 of the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. He does, however, want to dwell on the question of how blunders are bor...

  • Opinion Nov 13, 2014 | 8:22 PM 16

    Tkachiev on Carlsen's problems in Sochi

    Is Magnus Carlsen in the same position as Garry Kasparov was in the match he lost to Vladimir Kramnik in London in 2000? That’s one of the questions Vlad Tkachiev asks as he reviews the first third of the 2014 World Championship ...

  • Opinion Nov 12, 2014 | 10:26 AM 2

    Tkachiev on Carlsen-Anand, Game 2

    Vlad Tkachiev continues his alternative look at the World Championship match in Sochi by describing how Magnus Carlsen’s moves to build up an attack in the second game reminded him of the motion of the Prague Astronomical Clock, w...

Register
or

Create your free account now to get started!

By clicking ‘Register’ you agree to our terms and conditions and confirm you have read our privacy policy, including the section on the use of cookies.

Lost your password? We'll send you a link to reset it!

After submitting this form you'll receive an email with the reset password link. If you still can't access your account please contact our customer service.

Which features would you like to enable?

We respect your privacy and data protection guidelines. Some components of our site require cookies or local storage that handles personal information.

Show Options

Hide Options