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 Jul 15, 2022 | 9:52 AM 4

    FTX Road to Miami QFs: Aronian, Duda, Rapport & Wei Yi win

    A wild day of FTX Road to Miami quarterfinal action saw youngsters Arjun Erigaisi, Sam Sevian and Jeffery Xiong all take the lead against Levon Aronian, Wei Yi and Richard Rapport before the more experienced stars stormed back to sc...

  • Reports Jul 14, 2022 | 9:09 AM 3

    FTX Road to Miami 4: Sevian wins Prelims, Shakh eliminated

    Sam Sevian defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the final round of the FTX Road to Miami Prelims to top the table while Shakh was knocked out after losing all three games on the final day. Wei Yi scraped through despite a late surge fr...

  • Reports Jul 13, 2022 | 9:56 AM 0

    FTX Road to Miami 3: Aronian & Giri in danger

    Levon Aronian and Anish Giri share the final two qualification spots going into the last day of the FTX Road to Miami Prelims, just two points clear of Wei Yi. Up top Sam Sevian remains the sole leader, though second placed Arjun Er...

  • Reports Jul 12, 2022 | 9:04 AM 4

    FTX Road to Miami 2: Ju Wenjun shines as Sam snatches lead

    Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun beat Richard Rapport, Sam Shankland and Wei Yi as she climbed into the qualification spots after Day 2 of the FTX Road to Miami. Teimour Radjabov pulled out of the tournament after scoring just one d...

  • Reports Jul 11, 2022 | 10:56 AM 1

    FTX Road to Miami 1: Xiong leads as stars struggle

    Jeffery Xiong beat Anish Giri on his Meltwater Champions Chess Tour debut as he raced to three wins that gave him the sole lead after Day 1 of the FTX Road to Miami. He was only stopped by fellow 21-year-old American Sam Sevian, who...

  • General Jul 5, 2022 | 12:00 PM 12

    FTX Road to Miami begins this Sunday

    Levon Aronian, Richard Rapport and Anish Giri are among the star players competing in the FTX Road to Miami, the 5th event on the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The 16-player tournament starting on chess24 this Sunday,...

  • Reports Jul 5, 2022 | 7:07 AM 9

    Madrid Candidates 14: Ding Liren beat Nakamura to snatch 2nd

    Ding Liren will play Ian Nepomniachtchi in a World Championship match if Magnus Carlsen chooses not to play after the Chinese no. 1 defeated Hikaru Nakamura on demand in the final round. A brutal day also saw Teimour Radjabov tie Na...

  • Reports Jul 3, 2022 | 11:24 PM 20

    Nepomniachtchi wins his 2nd Candidates Tournament

    Ian Nepomniachtchi has won the FIDE Candidates Tournament with a round to spare for the second time in a row, earning another shot at the World Championship title. Magnus Carlsen was in the venue as Ian made a draw against Richard R...

  • Reports Jul 2, 2022 | 10:42 AM 6

    Madrid Candidates 12: 14-move draw puts Nepo on brink as Ding defeated

    Ian Nepomniachtchi is on the brink of winning his 2nd Candidates Tournament in a row after Hikaru Nakamura allowed a 7-minute draw in their Round 12 game. That left Nepo two points clear of both Hikaru and Ding Liren, who crashed to...

  • Reports Jul 1, 2022 | 8:38 AM 7

    Madrid Candidates 11: Nepo refutes Firouzja's Bullet Gambit

    Ian Nepomniachtchi crushed Alireza Firouzja in Round 11 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament, but just when it looked as though that would extend his lead to 2 points with just 3 rounds to go, Ding Liren won a position he'd been strugg...

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