Mamedyarov & MVL reach Riga Grand Prix final
Reports Jul 20, 2019 | 11:19 AM 1

Mamedyarov & MVL reach Riga Grand Prix final

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will contest the Riga Grand Prix final from Monday after winning their semifinals without the need for tiebreaks. Mamedyarov unleashed a quiet novelty on move 14 and just one move later was winning against Wesley So, who was unable to mount a comeback in the second game. MVL-Grischuk witnessed two thrillers, with Alexander Grischuk describing their second clash as a “fantastic game” by the French no. 1.




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  • Interviews May 30, 2019 | 10:04 PM 8

    MVL on being Carlsen's no. 1 rival in blitz

    French no. 1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave finished joint second in the Côte d'Ivoire Grand Chess Tour, while winning the blitz section, and on his return home he gave an interview to chess24’s French site on his results, his rivalry wi...

  • Reports May 30, 2019 | 12:03 AM 2

    Nepomniachtchi wins the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix

    “Somewhat solid” was how Ian Nepomniachtchi summed up his play after he beat Alexander Grischuk in the second tiebreak game to take first place in Moscow and claim 9 Grand Prix points. Despite the disappointment of losing, Grisch...

  • Reports May 28, 2019 | 11:14 PM 5

    Grischuk-Nepomniachtchi final goes to tiebreaks

    Alexander Grischuk described the first game of the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix final as an “opening catastrophe”, which left him an hour behind on the clock with the white pieces after 18 moves. Ian Nepomniachtchi failed to find a kil...

  • Reports May 27, 2019 | 7:39 PM 6

    Magnus lives dangerously but wins in Lindores

    Magnus Carlsen won 250 bottles of whisky as he finished unbeaten and in clear first place in the Lindores Abbey Chess Stars Tournament, but it wasn’t the kind of performance we’ve become accustomed to from the World Champion this...

  • Reports May 26, 2019 | 11:09 AM 6

    Carlsen and Ding Liren lead after Lindores Day 1

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen and world no. 3 Ding Liren lead the Lindores Abbey Chess Stars Tournament after drawing twice then winning in the final round of the day. Sergey Karjakin had been the early leader until he lost to Di...

  • Reports May 25, 2019 | 11:06 PM 3

    Moscow GP Semis TB: Nepo sets up all-Russian final

    Ian Nepomniachtchi will face Alexander Grischuk in the final of the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix after beating Radek Wojtaszek with a win in the fourth tiebreak game of their semifinal match. Before that it was Wojtaszek who was on top...

  • Reports May 25, 2019 | 9:42 AM 5

    Moscow GP Semis: Grischuk knocks out Nakamura

    Alexander Grischuk is through to the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix final and up to world no. 6 after winning a hugely complicated second classical game to beat Hikaru Nakamura 1.5:0.5. The Russian’s opponent in the final will be either ...

  • General May 24, 2019 | 12:36 PM 0

    Chess stars to play in historic Scottish distillery

    Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Ding Liren and Sergey Karjakin will this weekend play each other twice in rapid chess in the Lindores Abbey Chess Stars tournament. The event, which will be broadcast live via chess24 with commentary ...

  • Reports May 23, 2019 | 11:08 AM 5

    Moscow GP QF Tiebreaks: The favourites roll on

    Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk and Ian Nepomniachtchi all made short work of their tiebreaks against Daniil Dubov, Wesley So and Wei Yi to reach the semifinals of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The only (slight) underdog to ...

  • Reports May 21, 2019 | 11:23 AM 1

    Moscow GP, QF 1: Magnus on match strategy

    Daniil Dubov reeling off 26 moves of home preparation against Hikaru Nakamura was perhaps the highlight of Day 1 of the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix quarterfinals, as all games ended in draws in 31 moves or less. Fortunately we had Mag...

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