Anand back in Top 10, Pragg gains 660 points!
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Anand back in Top 10, Pragg gains 660 points!

Vishy Anand re-entered the world Top 10 for the first time since 2019, while the youngesters continued their rise on the October FIDE rating list — 16-year-old Gukesh is now world no. 18, Vincent Keymer 2700, and Hans Niemann just 1 point short. Rapid and blitz ratings received a one-off reboot with some strange consequences: Garry Kasparov climbed 37 places in blitz without playing a game!

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  • Reports Aug 21, 2022 | 9:33 AM 6

    FTX Crypto Cup 6: Magnus faces final Pragg test

    Magnus Carlsen beat Alireza Firouzja in playoffs to take a 2-point lead over Praggnanandhaa into the final round of the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami. Pragg suffered the heartbreak of blundering mate-in-1 against Jan-Krzysztof Duda, but t...

  • Reports Aug 20, 2022 | 10:21 AM 8

    FTX Crypto Cup 5: Duda beats Carlsen 4 times

    It was a strange day for Magnus Carlsen in Round 5 of the FTX Crypto Cup. He lost four games to Jan-Krzysztof Duda and called it a “horrible day of chess”, but since he reached tiebreaks while Praggnanandhaa lost to Liem Le in rapid...

  • Reports Aug 19, 2022 | 10:31 AM 4

    FTX Crypto Cup 4: Pragg beats Aronian to match Magnus

    Praggnanandhaa survived a thrilling final game to clinch a 3:1 victory over Levon Aronian and move to a perfect 12/12 after Round 4 of the FTX Crypto Cup. Pragg is still level with Magnus Carlsen, who pounced on blunders to beat Lie...

  • Reports Aug 18, 2022 | 9:42 AM 2

    FTX Crypto Cup 3: Carlsen & Pragg still perfect

    Magnus Carlsen and Praggnanandhaa lead the FTX Crypto Cup by 4 points after winning again on Wednesday in Miami. Magnus beat Levon Aronian 2.5:1.5 after winning the first game, while Pragg won by the same scoreline despite starting ...

  • Reports Aug 17, 2022 | 10:27 AM 6

    FTX Crypto Cup 2: Carlsen plays 1.a3, leads with Pragg

    “The chess speaks for itself!” said Hans Niemann after crushing Magnus Carlsen in Game 1 of their match, but Magnus stormed back to win 3:1. Anish Giri had joked that he was babysitting Praggnanandhaa, but a blunder in the last game...

  • Reports Aug 16, 2022 | 9:00 AM 3

    FTX Crypto Cup 1: Carlsen, Pragg, Aronian & Duda win

    Magnus Carlsen summed up Round 1 of the FTX Crypto Cup with “we played really, really fighting games”. He lived dangerously for two games before beating Anish Giri 3:1, and there were also hard-fought victories for Praggnanandhaa, w...

  • General Aug 15, 2022 | 10:50 AM 1

    Giri-Carlsen, Pragg-Firouzja in FTX Crypto Cup

    Magnus Carlsen will take on Anish Giri in Round 1 of the FTX Crypto Cup, while Praggnanandhaa, fresh from winning team and individual bronze at the Chess Olympiad, will play Alireza Firouzja. It’s also Niemann-Duda and Aronian-Le on...

  • Reports Aug 8, 2022 | 11:34 PM 5

    Chennai Olympiad 10: Gukesh despair as Uzbekistan escape

    Gukesh has been the star of the Chennai Olympiad and was about to beat Nodirbek Abdusattorov, move to a staggering 9.5/10, and give India 2 the co-lead before the final round. Instead he crashed to defeat, and it’s Uzbekistan who le...

  • Reports Aug 7, 2022 | 10:22 PM 2

    Chennai Olympiad 9: Uzbekistan & Poland take over

    Javokhir Sindarov and Jakhongir Vakhidov grabbed the wins as Uzbekistan beat Armenia to take over as leaders of the Chennai Olympiad with two rounds to go. They face the teen stars of India 2 in Round 10 after Praggnanandhaa rescued...

  • General Aug 7, 2022 | 12:14 PM 15

    Dvorkovich re-elected FIDE President by landslide

    Arkady Dvorkovich, Russian Deputy Prime Minister from 2012-2018, has been re-elected as President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) for another four years. He defeated Ukrainian Grandmaster Andrii Baryshpolets by a landslide 157:...

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