7 conclusions from the 2018 Grand Chess Tour
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7 conclusions from the 2018 Grand Chess Tour

Hikaru Nakamura beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final blitz game of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour to win the trophy and the $120,000 first prize. 3rd place, and the last guaranteed spot in the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, went to Fabiano Caruana, who managed to end his London ordeal on a high. One of the talking points is that not only did the Grand Chess Tour final feature no classical wins, but Hikaru triumphed despite a winless -3 score in classical chess for the tour. Gawain Jones showed you can win slow games, however, as he dominated the British Knockout Championship.




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  • Reports Nov 9, 2013 | 6:00 PM 2

    Anand-Carlsen, Game 1: The emergency brake

    The event of the year is finally underway after reigning World Champion Vishy Anand held Magnus Carlsen to a quick draw with the black pieces in the first game in Chennai

  • Features Nov 6, 2013 | 11:00 PM 0

    Anand's greatest challenge

    When Vishy Anand was in our studios in Hamburg I had the opportunity to ask him a question that had been going round in my head for some time: “Do you manage to enjoy yourself when you’re playing for the World Championship?” His re...

  • General Nov 5, 2013 | 11:57 AM 0

    Svidler to play 2014 Candidates

    Chess24 author Peter Svidler has been named as the organiser’s nominee for the 8-player Candidates Tournament in March 2014. That event in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia will determine the challenger for the next World Championship match...

  • Interviews Nov 4, 2013 | 10:27 AM 0

    Kasimdzhanov: “In chess it’s always bad to play at home”

    Rustam Kasimdzhanov was a key member of Vishy Anand’s team over the course of three victorious World Championship matches. With Anand’s greatest challenge yet against Magnus Carlsen fast approaching we look back to an interview Kasi...

  • Reports Oct 28, 2013 | 11:00 PM 0

    Novy Bor wins the European Cup

    The European Chess Club Cup was held in Rhodes from the 20-26th October, with the Czech team of Novy Bor pulling off a sensational victory ahead of the big favourites from Azerbaijan and Russia

  • Reports Oct 15, 2013 | 10:45 AM 0

    Peter Svidler superstar

    The 66th Russian Championship came to an end on the 14th October 2013 - a red letter day for Peter Svidler. The Chess24 author won the world’s toughest national championship for a record-breaking 7th time, surpassing the six USSR...

  • Features Oct 12, 2013 | 3:57 PM 0

    Winners and Losers: The Paris Grand Prix

    The FIDE Grand Prix series of tournaments ended not with a bang but a whimper on Friday as draws were agreed on all boards. Chess24 takes a look back at the event in near the French capital and asks who can pat themselves on...

  • Features Oct 9, 2013 | 11:58 AM 0

    Tweets of the Week: 30 September - 6 October

    Our first look at the chess Twittersphere features everyone's favourite chess villain, Najdorf's mobile phone sacrifice back in the 1950s and some non-chess reflections on Peter Svidler's performance at the Russian Championship Supe...

  • Interviews Oct 8, 2013 | 10:27 AM 1

    Andreikin: "I could get into professional gaming"

    Dmitry Andreikin is no stranger to computer games. He first shot to prominence as an internet blitz phenomenon and has only recently converted that potential into success in "over-the-board" chess. In a recent profile/interview h...

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 1:42 PM 0

    Goryachkina: "In women’s chess everything is possible"

    Russian 15-year-old Aleksandra Goryachkina is the rising star of women’s chess, but in a recent interview she explained why she still prefers to compete against women rather than men

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