Superbet Chess Classic 7: Shakh strikes again
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Superbet Chess Classic 7: Shakh strikes again

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov took down world no. 2 Fabiano Caruana on the bloodiest day yet in Bucharest. Shakh’s 3rd win in a row took him up to world no. 5 on the live rating list and also gave him a 1-point lead going into the final two rounds after co-leader Alexander Grischuk collapsed in time trouble against Levon Aronian. The day’s other winner was Anish Giri, who ground down Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a drawish ending and later declared “chess is just about luck - there’s really nothing else!”

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  • Interviews Apr 17, 2021 | 10:56 AM 17

    Alexander Grischuk on the FIDE Candidates

    When the FIDE Candidates Tournament resumes on Monday one of the highlights will be seeing Alexander Grischuk back in action. The Russian grandmaster is a dark horse to win the event and reach a match against Magnus Carlsen - he sta...

  • Interviews Apr 7, 2021 | 1:06 PM 4

    Karjakin: 'The competition is now much greater'

    31-year-old Sergey Karjakin currently finds himself 16th on the world rankings and in a recent interview for RIA Novosti would only commit to playing on until the age of 35. The Russian former World Chess Championship Challenger exp...

  • Interviews Apr 2, 2021 | 10:25 AM 11

    Kramnik calls cheating ‘a loser’s mentality’

    Ok, it’s time to confess! Although Vladimir Kramnik did advise the young participants of the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour not to flag their opponents, he never called it the mentality of a loser. That was an April Fool’s ed...

  • Interviews Apr 1, 2021 | 9:30 AM 25

    Vladimir Kramnik calls flagging ‘a loser’s mentality’

    14th World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik has hit out at players trying to win games on time by “flagging” their opponents, calling it “a loser’s mentality”. “Try to win a game because you are better than your opponent - that is...

  • Interviews Mar 23, 2021 | 11:58 AM 10

    ‘The dirtiest chess match in history’: Stean on Karpov-Korchnoi, 1978

    The great Viktor Korchnoi, one of the strongest players never to become World Champion, would have turned 90 today. On the eve of that anniversary, the BBC dedicated an episode of the radio broadcast Witness History to the match ...

  • Interviews Mar 13, 2021 | 6:50 AM 3

    Magnus Carlsen talks to Sal Khan

    On the eve of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, the World Chess Champion joined Khan Academy founder Sal Khan for a fascinating 40-minute interview. Magnus talked about how trial and error and "irrational confidence" shaped his chess...

  • Interviews Mar 12, 2021 | 9:17 PM 4

    Judit Polgar on beating Kasparov not being ‘the’ game

    Judit Polgar, the greatest female player of all time, was a guest during the Play Magnus Group International Women’s Day event and answered questions posed by the teams. She talked about her career and a number of her best games,...

  • Interviews Feb 28, 2021 | 12:45 PM 16

    Magnus Carlsen: ‘I just want to win one more tournament!’

    World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen hasn’t won a tournament since Altibox Norway Chess in mid-October, and even then a last-round loss to Levon Aronian took some of the gloss off the win. In the aftermath of losing the final of t...

  • Interviews Jan 13, 2021 | 9:45 PM 11

    Wojtaszek: “I’d like to get into the Top 10”

    3-time Polish Chess Champion Radek Wojtaszek turned 34 today and on Saturday he gets to take on Magnus Carlsen and more of the world’s best players in the Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee. In an interview late last year Vishy A...

  • Interviews Dec 21, 2020 | 9:33 AM 51

    Kamsky: ‘People are mistaken when they say I quit chess’

    Gata Kamsky has had one of the most extraordinary career paths of any top chess player. Born in Siberia, he moved to the USA at 14 and stunned the chess world by breaking into the world top 10 as an untitled 16-year-old. He played...


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