Tata Steel 10: Magnus wins again, but Fabi leads
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Tata Steel 10: Magnus wins again, but Fabi leads

(MORE LATER) Magnus Carlsen made it three wins in a row after what he called a "pretty easy day" against Vladislav Kovalev, but Fabiano Caruana remains the sole leader after inflicting a second defeat in a row on 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja. The day's only other winner in the Tata Steel Masters was Jeffery Xiong, who ground down Vladislav Artemiev in a tricky ending. Meanwhile in the Challengers, 24-year-old Spanish GM David Antón crossed 2700 for the first time as he beat Pavel Eljanov to take pole position in the race to qualify for next year's Masters.




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  • Reports Dec 19, 2019 | 9:02 AM 6

    Jerusalem Grand Prix SF 2: Nepo knocks out MVL

    Ian Nepomniachtchi will qualify for next year’s World Championship Candidates Tournament in place of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave if he goes on to win the final of the Jerusalem Grand Prix. MVL got all he could hope for in what was for...

  • Reports Dec 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM 11

    Jerusalem Grand Prix SF 1: Nepo strikes first blow

    Ian Nepomniachtchi has beaten Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Game 1 of their Jerusalem Grand Prix semi-final, dealing a heavy blow to the French no. 1’s hopes of qualifying for the Candidates. Ian described the surprise he sprung on m...

  • Reports Dec 17, 2019 | 9:38 AM 2

    Jerusalem GP: MVL & Nepo in Candidates showdown

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will qualify for the World Championship Candidates Tournament for the first time in his career if he beats Ian Nepomniachtchi in the Jerusalem Grand Prix semi-final after the players overcame Dmitry Andreik...

  • General Dec 16, 2019 | 4:23 PM 4

    Own Magnus Carlsen’s World Championship jacket

    World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is auctioning off the jacket he wore during his victorious 2018 World Championship match in London against Fabiano Caruana. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Paraguayan project Chess...

  • Reports Dec 16, 2019 | 8:30 AM 1

    Jerusalem GP QF: Navara breaks the deadlock

    The battle for Candidates qualification goes to quarterfinal tiebreaks on Monday after the MVL-Andreikin and So-Nepomniachtchi matches began with quick draws in classical chess. Karjakin-Wei Yi was drawn in only 8 moves on Saturd...

  • Reports Dec 14, 2019 | 9:53 AM 2

    Jerusalem GP R1 Tiebreaks: Mamedyarov falls

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is out of the race to qualify for the 2020 Candidates Tournament (unless Azerbaijan make the Russian organisers a wild card offer they can’t refuse!) after he took the lead but went on to lose to Dmitry Jako...

  • Reports Dec 13, 2019 | 7:11 AM 4

    Jerusalem GP 1: Grischuk in the Candidates

    Alexander Grischuk’s place in the 2020 Candidates Tournament was confirmed after Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s Round 1 Jerusalem Grand Prix match against Veselin Topalov went to tiebreaks, eliminating the one scenario where Grischuk c...

  • General Dec 12, 2019 | 4:43 PM 4

    "e5, it’s e5, patzers!" | Jan's 1.e4 e5 repertoire

    Jan Gustafsson has released a new 1.e4 e5 repertoire on our sister site Chessable. With over 100,000 words and an optional 27 hours of video, Jan aims to provide a complete repertoire against 1.e4 that will stand the test of time...

  • General Dec 11, 2019 | 8:12 AM 4

    Candidates' battle goes to the wire in Jerusalem

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s bid to qualify for his first ever Candidates Tournament reaches its climax in the final FIDE Grand Prix that starts today in Jerusalem. The French no. 1 leads Shakhriyar Mamedyarov by 3 GP points and Ian ...

  • Reports Dec 9, 2019 | 12:40 AM 8

    Ding Liren conquers the 2019 Grand Chess Tour

    Ding Liren has won the 2019 Grand Chess Tour after blowing away Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final. The French no. 1 admitted his opponent, “struck when it counted and he struck very, very hard,” after the Chinese no. 1 won the ...

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