Fight Like Magnus: The Sicilian | New course gets World Champion’s stamp of approval
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Fight Like Magnus: The Sicilian | New course gets World Champion’s stamp of approval

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has taken the rare step of personally approving a new course modelled on his openings. Fight Like Magnus: The Sicilian by Christof Sielecki is a complete repertoire against 1.e4 based on Carlsen’s 1...c5 and his pet Sveshnikov line - and we’re offering a free download so you can try it.

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  • Reports Nov 9, 2019 | 1:14 AM 4

    Superbet GCT Day 3: Korobov is rapid king

    Anton Korobov finished the rapid section of the Superbet Rapid & Blitz a full two points ahead of Anish Giri, Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and, despite remaining unbeaten, explained that, “the task for the blitz se...

  • Reports Nov 8, 2019 | 12:18 PM 0

    Hamburg GP, R1 Tiebreaks: Armageddon averted

    Alexander Grischuk, David Navara, Yu Yangyi and Daniil Dubov are through to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix after winning Round 1 tiebreaks. The first three players needed just two rapid games to beat Radek Wojta...

  • Reports Nov 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM 6

    Superbet GCT Day 2: Korobov takes over

    Anton Korobov leads the Superbet Rapid & Blitz after crushing Vishy Anand with a kingside attack in the first round of Day 2 and then completely turning the tables on Wesley So in the last. It was a day of ups and downs for many ...

  • Reports Nov 7, 2019 | 11:00 AM 6

    Hamburg GP, 1.2: Nepo, Wei Yi, Hari & Naka out

    There was no way back on Day 2 of the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix as eight draws meant that Ian Nepomniachtchi, Wei Yi, Harikrishna and Hikaru Nakamura were all knocked out after losing their first games. Only Nepo really came close ...

  • Reports Nov 7, 2019 | 2:19 AM 5

    Superbet GCT Day 1: Anish Giri a.k.a. Mikhail Tal

    Anish Giri found some stunning moves to beat Wesley So and Sergey Karjakin and drew a thriller against Fabiano Caruana as he took the sole lead on 5/6 after Day 1 of the Superbet Rapid & Blitz in Bucharest. Afterwards, talkin...

  • Reports Nov 6, 2019 | 8:42 AM 0

    Hamburg GP, 1.1: MVL, Svidler, Topalov & Duda win

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Wei Yi while Ian Nepomniachtchi blundered and lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda on a day when fortunes couldn’t have been more different for the favourites to win the Grand Prix Candidates spots. There were a...

  • Reports Nov 4, 2019 | 11:59 AM 0

    Russian Double: 7 Conclusions from the Euro Teams

    Russia won double gold at the 2019 European Team Chess Championship in Batumi after a nail-biting final round in the open section saw Kirill Alekseenko give the Russian men victory over Poland. Ukraine would still have taken the ...

  • Reports Nov 3, 2019 | 11:45 AM 15

    Wesley So crushes Carlsen to win Chess960 title

    Wesley So cruised to an incredible 13.5:2.5 victory over Magnus Carlsen to win $125,000 and the 1st official FIDE Fischer Random World Championship title. He could have finished off his opponent in the first rapid game but took a...

  • Reports Nov 2, 2019 | 1:22 PM 1

    Wesley So inflicts 3rd loss in a row on Carlsen

    Wesley So needs just one win or two draws in the rapid games to claim the Fischer Random World Championship after winning both of Friday’s 45-minute games to make it three wins in a row against Magnus Carlsen. “Daily wisdom: tilt ...

  • Reports Nov 1, 2019 | 3:51 PM 2

    So stuns Carlsen to lead Fischer Random final

    Wesley So takes a 3-point lead over Magnus Carlsen into Day 2 of their Fischer Random World Championship final after brilliantly winning the second 45-minute game.  “I can only play it once in a lifetime against Magnus,” sai...


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