Quick chat with... Pentala Harikrishna, India's immense talent
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Quick chat with... Pentala Harikrishna, India's immense talent

India's Pentala Harikrishna (2719 FIDE) was the first active super-grandmaster to author a course on Chessable. Now the 33-year-old, who now lives in Prague, is flying the flag for the chess learning platform in its first elite event, the Chessable Masters.

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  • Reports Jul 24, 2014 | 7:37 AM 0

    Biel Rd 9: All wins and all to play for

    Run-away leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was brought to an abrupt halt by Anish Giri in Round 9 of the Biel Chess Festival and now goes into the final round only half a point ahead of Hou Yifan and Radoslaw Wojtaszek. The latter two...

  • Reports Jul 23, 2014 | 5:56 AM 0

    Biel Rds 7 & 8: Vachier-Lagrave on the brink

    France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored the only win in rounds 7 and 8 of the Grandmaster Tournament in Biel to put himself a full 1.5 points clear of the field with only two rounds to go. Spanish IM Pepe Cuenca takes a look at th...

  • General Jul 21, 2014 | 7:29 AM 10

    Olympiad in limbo as deadline looms (UPDATED)

    The Tromsø 2014 Olympiad organisers were playing with fire last Wednesday when they adopted FIDE’s favourite open letter format and said they were willing to go to court to uphold their right to exclude teams that missed the regi...

  • Reports Jul 20, 2014 | 7:55 AM 0

    Biel, Rds 5 & 6: MVL stretches his lead

    Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was the only player who managed to score a win in rounds 5 and 6 of the Biel super-tournament. His victory over Anish Giri means he goes into the only rest day of the event a full point clear of t...

  • Reports Jul 19, 2014 | 11:19 PM 1

    Gunina wins a second European Championship

    Valentina Gunina has won the European Individual Women's Championship for a second time, gaining 22 Elo points in the process. The 25-year-old Russian suffered a first round stumble – drawing against Romania’s WGM Irina Ionescu (22...

  • Features Jul 19, 2014 | 1:54 PM 3

    7 stalemates every chess player needs to know

    For our latest “7th Rank” column we’d like to show you some basic stalemate patterns that every chess player should be familiar with. In this case it’s not about memorising particular moves, but grasping some crucial ideas. If you d...

  • Reports Jul 18, 2014 | 12:34 PM 0

    Biel, Rds 3 & 4: Maxime leads, Giri bounces back

    Anish Giri started this year’s Biel tournament with two consecutive losses, but two consecutive wins have now put him right back in the picture, only half a point behind the leader, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The Frenchman inflicted...

  • General Jul 16, 2014 | 11:33 PM 6

    Russian reigning champions may miss 2014 Olympiad

    Reigning Olympiad Women’s Champions Russia may miss the Tromsø Olympiad after failing to submit their team line-up on schedule. In an open letter to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) the Norwegian organisers explain that no excep...

  • Reports Jul 15, 2014 | 11:38 PM 0

    Biel Rd 2: Giri stumbles again

    Young Anish Giri has had a tough start to the Biel Chess Festival. After being swept off the board in Round 1 against Hou Yifan he played a good game against India’s Pentala Harikrishna. In his opponent's time trouble, however, he...

  • chess24 Jul 15, 2014 | 3:53 PM 3

    Recruit new members and win a chess24 fan pack

    We recently gave you the opportunity to bring more members to the chess24 community by adding banners to your own website or sharing a special link. Now there’s an added incentive to do so! We’re organising a small contest where ...


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