FIDE World Cup R4 Tiebreaks: Xiong wins thriller
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FIDE World Cup R4 Tiebreaks: Xiong wins thriller

18-year-old Jeffery Xiong is two match wins away from the Candidates Tournament after winning on demand twice to edge out Jan-Krzysztof Duda in an 8-game match that featured only one draw. Also through to the quarterfinals are the finalists from the last World Cup: Ding Liren, who beat Kirill Alekseenko, and Levon Aronian, who lived dangerously against Le Quang Liem. Teimour Radjabov won the all-Azerbaijan battle against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, while 9th seed Alexander Grischuk beat 8th seed Leinier Dominguez.

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    Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 1

    Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson gets straight down to tackling the chess opening questions that were posed by chess24 premium members earlier this week. In this first batch he again tackles all kinds of openings - the Catalan, KID, Sicil...

  • Reports Aug 1, 2019 | 9:35 AM 2

    Paris GCT Day 4: MVL’s lead grows despite "bad day"

    As bad days at the office go, this one was pretty good for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave! Despite losing four games, including a gut-wrenching loss to his closest pursuer Alexander Grischuk, he increased his lead to two points before th...

  • Reports Jul 30, 2019 | 12:13 PM 5

    Paris GCT Day 3: MVL wins rapid, Grischuk on fire

    Alexander Grischuk said it felt like his “best game ever” as he crushed Fabiano Caruana with Black in the final rapid round of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. That took him up to 2nd place, but there was no stopping Maxime Vachier-La...

  • chess24 Jul 29, 2019 | 6:45 PM 58

    Jan's Opening Clinic 24

    Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back to answer the chess opening questions of chess24 premium members. If you need some general tips on how to approach the opening or concrete advice on specific opening weapons you’ve come to the r...

  • Reports Jul 29, 2019 | 10:31 AM 0

    Paris GCT Rapid Day 2: MVL takes over

    French no. 1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the sole leader of the Paris Grand Chess Tour after beating Anish Giri and crucially Fabiano Caruana on Day 2 of the event. Caruana looked set to bounce straight back but instead he crashed ...

  • Reports Jul 28, 2019 | 10:43 AM 2

    Paris GCT, Rapid Day 1: Anand & Caruana lead

    Fabiano Caruana convincingly beat Hikaru Nakamura in the first round of Day 1 of the Paris Grand Chess Tour to take over the world no. 2 spot on the rapid rating list. He never looked back, only conceding a draw against Vishy Ana...

  • General Jul 27, 2019 | 8:14 AM 4

    The Paris Grand Chess Tour starts today

    Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, the rapid world numbers 2 and 3, meet in Round 1 as the Paris Rapid and Blitz starts today with three rounds of rapid chess. Riga Grand Prix finalists Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Maxime Vachier-...

  • Reports Jul 25, 2019 | 10:57 AM 16

    Mamedyarov wins dramatic Riga Grand Prix Final

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the Riga FIDE Grand Prix winner after a spectacular final against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave went all the way to Armageddon. Maxime twice managed to win on demand to prolong the match, but it was third time l...

  • Reports Jul 24, 2019 | 7:09 AM 1

    Riga GP Final 2: MVL hits back to force tiebreaks

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in a classical game for the first time in six years as he won on demand to take their Riga Grand Prix final to tiebreaks on Wednesday. Maxime felt his strategy of going for a “slo...

  • Reports Jul 23, 2019 | 9:05 AM 2

    Riga Grand Prix Final 1: Mamedyarov strikes first

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov needs only a draw in the second classical game to win the 2019 Riga FIDE Grand Prix after crushing Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s Grünfeld in the first. As in the semi-final against Wesley So, an opening novelty a...


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