Tata Steel 2019, 7: Insane chess
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Tata Steel 2019, 7: Insane chess

“Today was just insane”, commented Vishy Anand after beating Vladimir Kramnik to join the Tata Steel Chess leading pack. He was referring to Vlad’s erratic opening play, which initially went unpunished, while Peter Svidler used the term “absolute insanity” about the complications in Radjabov-Vidit. Eventually Teimour scored his first win in this year’s Masters, and there was also a first win for Sam Shankland, who ground down Jorden van Foreest in a knight ending. Magnus Carlsen was made to suffer by Vladimir Fedoseev, but the World Champion held on.

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  • Features May 9, 2014 | 7:01 PM 2

    Carlsen = Norway + Houdini

    Yesterday World Champion Magnus Carlsen drew a game against an unusual opponent: the whole of Norway, complete with help from the country’s three top-grandmasters-not-named-Magnus, the chess computer Houdini and a mysterious man ...

  • Reports May 9, 2014 | 3:20 PM 2

    Capablanca, Rd 1: Ivanchuk holds off Dominguez

    The 49th Capablanca Memorial is underway in the grand halls of the Habana Riviera Hotel, Cuba. The elite tournament got off to a relatively calm start, with three draws and limited chances to upset the balance, although Cuban no. 1 ...

  • Reports May 8, 2014 | 5:28 PM 1

    U.S. Championships kick off in St. Louis

    The city of St. Louis, Missouri was recently designated the "National Chess Capital" by the United States Senate, just days before 12 men and 10 women will compete in the U.S. and U.S. Women's Championships. Gata Kamsky and Irina Kr...

  • Interviews May 8, 2014 | 9:51 AM 0

    Kramnik: I don’t care about being the best

    Vladimir Kramnik recently gave a fascinating interview to Brazilian filmmaker Clara Cavour, in which he explained that his chess achievements surprised him given he’s never been competitive by nature. He also talks about chess as ar...

  • Features May 7, 2014 | 4:36 PM 3

    Capablanca Memorial about to begin

    The 49th Capablanca Memorial runs from the 8th to the 18th May in Havana, Cuba. This year’s edition again features a host of top players, including Ukrainian star and six-time winner Vassily Ivanchuk. Another participant, Spa...

  • General May 6, 2014 | 8:49 PM 2

    Giri last piece in Norway Chess 2014 jigsaw

    Dutch teen Anish Giri is the final player in the 10-player line-up for next month’s Norway Chess supertournament. His name was revealed during a press conference in Oslo today featuring Magnus Carlsen, who described Giri as a player...

  • Interviews May 6, 2014 | 1:01 PM 2

    Aronian: I think Carlsen will nevertheless win

    World no. 2 Levon Aronian was many people’s favourite to win the recent Candidates Tournament and qualify for a World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. Instead the Armenian star finished in a hugely disappointing 6th pla...

  • General May 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM 3

    No bids for Anand-Carlsen rematch – what now?

    A second bidding deadline has come and gone without a single bid being received for the November rematch between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. Why is it proving a struggle to find hosts for a match involvin...

  • chess24 May 5, 2014 | 7:04 AM 1

    Playzone raffle winners announced

    In April we held a raffle in our Playzone. For every game played on chess24 both players received a ticket, with three winning tickets drawn at the end of the month. The more games you played, therefore, the greater the chances of w...

  • General May 4, 2014 | 10:13 AM 1

    London Candidates voted tournament of 2013

    The Association of Chess Professionals has chosen the London Candidates Tournament as the top tournament of 2013, ahead of the Gibraltar Chess festival and the inaugural Alekhine Memorial. The Anand-Carlsen match failed to make t...


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