Anand back in Top 10, Pragg gains 660 points!
General 11 hours ago 6

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 6, 2022 | 11:29 PM 10

    Chennai Olympiad 8: Gukesh crushes Caruana

    Gukesh beat Fabiano Caruana as India 2 crushed top seeds USA 3:1 in Round 8 of the Chennai Olympiad. That’s 8 wins in 8 games for 16-year-old Gukesh, who’s now world no. 20 and Indian no. 2 on the live rating list, while Fabiano cra...

  • Reports Aug 5, 2022 | 11:50 PM 0

    Chennai Olympiad 7: Shankland shocker | Gukesh hits 7/7

    Armenia remain sole leaders of the Chennai Olympiad after a rollercoaster match against top seeds USA. Wesley So found a stunning queen sac, Fabiano Caruana crashed to defeat against Gabriel Sargissian and Leinier Dominguez hit back...

  • General Aug 4, 2022 | 9:09 AM 6

    Magnus Carlsen tops FTX Crypto Cup line-up

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be joined by Alireza Firouzja, Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Liem Le, Hans Niemann and Praggnanandhaa for the FTX Crypto Cup, taking place in Miami, Florida from August 15-21. The ...

  • Reports Aug 4, 2022 | 12:15 AM 3

    Chennai Olympiad 6: Gukesh on 6/6 but Armenia lead

    Gukesh beat Gabriel Sargissian in Round 6 of the Chennai Olympiad to move to 6/6 and a live rating of 2719.3, but Armenia hit back to beat India 2 and take the sole lead going into the rest day. On Friday they’ll face top seeds USA,...

  • Reports Aug 2, 2022 | 10:56 PM 1

    Chennai Olympiad 5: Gukesh & Abdusattorov on rampage

    16-year-old Gukesh scored a 5th win in a row as the Indian 2nd team defeated Spain to join Armenia as the only teams with a perfect 10/10 start to the Chennai Olympiad Open section. Gukesh’s score was matched by 17-year-old Abdusatt...

  • Reports Aug 2, 2022 | 8:54 AM 0

    Chennai Olympiad 4: Abdusattorov beats Caruana

    17-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov outplayed Fabiano Caruana as Uzbekistan came within a whisker of beating the top seeds. In the end the USA escaped with a draw, with just five teams now on a perfect score: India 2, England, Spain, ...

  • Reports Jul 31, 2022 | 10:18 PM 0

    Chennai Olympiad 3: Norway and Germany beaten

    Magnus Carlsen was held to a draw by Daniele Vocaturo as Italy won on the bottom two boards to defeat Norway in Round 3 of the Chennai Olympiad. Austria shocked Germany 2.5:1.5, while Ukraine only scraped a draw against Cuba. In the...

  • Reports Jul 30, 2022 | 10:54 PM 2

    Chennai Olympiad 2: Magnus grinds out win as Zambia and Bulgaria post upsets

    Magnus Carlsen beat Georg Meier in an 80-move grind as Norway defeated Uruguay 4:0, while top seeds USA edged a 2.5:1.5 win over Paraguay in Round 2 of the Chess Olympiad in Chennai. We got the first upsets, with 17th seeds Croatia ...

  • Reports Jul 29, 2022 | 8:40 PM 5

    Chennai Olympiad 1: Aronian stumbles as favourites win

    Levon Aronian’s team debut for the USA almost got off to a disastrous start, but a well-timed draw offer saw him escape against IM David Silva of Angola. The USA won 3.5:0.5, while the most popular score of the day was 4:0, which is...

  • General Jul 28, 2022 | 8:25 AM 13

    Leko and Svidler to commentate on Chess Olympiad

    The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad will be opened in Chennai, India today by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the games beginning tomorrow, Friday July 29th. Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana are among the players in action, and...

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