Champions Showdown
Reports Feb 19, 2019 | 7:58 PM 8

Champions Showdown

The great American chess capital, St. Louis, continues to offer attractive tournaments, and this time rapid matches between some of the world’s best players are back. From the 20-24th of February there will be five high-profile matches to look out for: Hikaru Nakamura vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Fabiano Caruana vs Pentala Harikrishna, Wesley So vs David Navara, Leinier Dominguez vs Veselin Topalov and Sam Shankland vs Richard Rapport.




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  • Features Mar 17, 2014 | 2:26 AM 2

    Winners and Losers: The European Championship

    The European Individual Championship in Yerevan came to an end last Friday with likeable Russian Alexander Motylev finishing a clear point ahead of the field. Our look back at some of the event’s winners and losers includes how Moty...

  • Reports Mar 15, 2014 | 7:44 PM 0

    Candidates, Rd 3: Anand leads, Kramnik escapes

    Vishy Anand snatched sole lead in the Candidates after making quick work of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in Round 3. Elsewhere Veselin Topalov and Levon Aronian exchanged tactical blows, while Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik played t...

  • Reports Mar 14, 2014 | 8:34 PM 1

    Candidates, Rd 2: We have lift-off!

    If Round 1 was a nervy opening to the 2014 Candidates Tournament, Round 2 simply exploded into life. There were three wins for White, with Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik in particular playing beautiful games. The only draw, To...

  • chess24 Mar 14, 2014 | 11:12 AM 76

    Predict the Candidates!

    The Candidates Tournament has begun, with live commentary here on chess24! Are you good at making predictions? We hope so! To add a little to the excitement of the Candidates Tournament we’re giving away prizes – two premium accou...

  • Reports Mar 13, 2014 | 7:01 PM 1

    Candidates, Rd 1: The Tiger is back!

    Vishy Anand defeated top-seed Levon Aronian in the only decisive game on Day 1 of the Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk. Elsewhere there was a quick draw between Dmitry Andreikin and Vladimir Kramnik but the other two game...

  • General Mar 13, 2014 | 12:29 AM 2

    Candidates 2014 – All you need to know

    Battle is about to commence in the 2014 Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk and you can follow the action live here on chess24. In the following article we've gathered together all you need to know to enjoy the event - in fact,...

  • Interviews Mar 12, 2014 | 1:30 PM 0

    Peter Svidler on the Candidates

    Here at chess24 we feel some guilt towards Russian star Peter Svidler. Our launch in the run-up to the Candidates means his over 12 hours of Grünfeld videos (including some strong novelties) will have been eagerly devoured by his...

  • Reports Mar 12, 2014 | 11:32 AM 0

    European Championship, Rds 7 and 8: Clear leader

    Russia’s Alexander Motylev took a giant step towards victory at the European Championship by defeating Pavel Eljanov in Round 8. After those in the chasing pack all drew he now leads by a full point with only three rounds to go. ...

  • Interviews Mar 11, 2014 | 10:11 PM 1

    Germany vs. Norway: Interview with Ellen Carlsen

    Last week there was an international friendly match in Berlin between the women’s teams of Germany and Norway. Jan Gustafsson reports on the event and conducts an exclusive interview with Ellen Carlsen, which of course also touches ...

  • General Mar 11, 2014 | 3:34 PM 0

    FIDE extends World Championship deadline

    To no-one’s great surprise FIDE, the World Chess Federation, has today extended the deadline for bids to host the next World Championship match. Instead of yesterday, 10th March, the new date is the 30th April 2014. Potential bid...

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