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25.01.2020 02:16 Chess : Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen lead near the finish at Wijk
Fabiano Caruana, the world No 2 who narrowly lost the title match to Magnus Carlsen at London 2018, is well placed to gain some revenge as the American leads the world chess champion by a full point going into the final two rounds at Wijk aan Zee. Carlsen has a brilliant record at the elite Netherlands tournament with four first prizes and a second place in the last five years. In the 2020 edition he began slowly with seven straight draws, sidetracked by his successful attempt at a world record unbeaten streak which has now reached 118 games. Carlsen then won three in a row but was well held by Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda in Friday’s 11th round. Caruana made the most of his opportunity with an impressive crush of the Belarus tailender Vladislav Kovalev. After 11 of the 13 rounds Caruana (US) leads on 8/11, followed by Carlsen (Norway) 7/11 and ...
24.01.2020 21:36 Anti-Sicilians
Tata Steel, Part 1
20.01.2020 12:40 King's Indian
More problems in the Samisch!
19.01.2020 22:06 Queen's Gambit, Slav
The dangerous Geller/Tolush Gambit
18.01.2020 22:21 Caro Pirc Alekhine
A very partisan update!
18.01.2020 17:27 Chess : Carlsen secures record but draws threaten chances of victory at Wijk
Magnus Carlsen’s streak of 113 games without defeat is a new landmark in the 29-year-old Norwegian’s chess career but its climax has been six lacklustre draws at Wijk aan Zee which threaten to derail his impressive record there. Carlsen’s halved games in the first four rounds completed an unbeaten sequence which broke Sergei Tiviakov’s 2004-05 record of 110 against weaker opposition. Arguably the chess champion’s splendid run at the elite Tata Steel Wijk tournament of seven victories and a second place in eight attempts is a still more outstanding achievement. Carlsen has been struggling and his Wijk record is in serious danger. His fifth draw, scored on Thursday against his former aide Daniil Dubov, followed a similar pattern to his four previous halves. Dubov stood better for most of the game, despite playing Black against Carlsen’s favourite chess ...
18.01.2020 16:46 King Pawn
White can still win against the Berlin!
16.01.2020 17:33 Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak in chess history
Magnus Carlsen completed another record-breaking achievement when he stretched his unbeaten record to 111 successive chess games. The 29-year-old world chess champion drew against Jorden van Foreest in the fourth round of the Wijk aan Zee tournament to edge past the 110 classical games unbeaten, set by the Russian Sergei Tiviakov in 2005. Carlsen’s record was achieved against a higher calibre of opponent than Tiviakov, with an average Fide rating of greater than 2700 compared with the 2476 faced by the Russian. Previously Carlsen had suggested he might consider the streak truly broken only after another two matches, as he was disinclined to count two victories he had registered in the Norwegian league. But asked after his victory whether he still held that position, Carlsen demurred. “I’m all for [claiming the streak] too,” he said. “I consider my streak against elite chess ...
16.01.2020 17:31 Iran chess ref Shohreh Bayat fears returning home over hijab dress code
For 32-year-old Iranian Shohreh Bayat, the Women's World Chess Championship was meant to be a career highlight. It is her first time as the chess event's chief arbiter - a senior role. But that achievement has been clouded by controversy after the circulation of a photograph taken at game in Shanghai that appears to show Ms Bayat without a headscarf, as her country mandates. She now feels unsafe to return to Iran, where women can be arrested for violating strict Islamic dress code. "I turned on my mobile and saw that my picture was everywhere [in Iranian media]. They were claiming I was not wearing a headscarf and that I wanted to protest against the hijab," Ms Bayat told the BBC. She says she was, in fact, covering her head as she always has at international chess tournaments, despite disagreeing with the rule. "It's against my beliefs. People should have the right to choose the way they want to dress, it should not be forced," she explained ...
16.01.2020 01:46 Open Sicilians
World Rapid Championship Najdorfs
13.01.2020 17:00 Chess : Magnus Carlsen chasing fresh records but dangers lurk at Wijk aan Zee
The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, starts his 2020 campaign on Saturday when he meets his arch rival Anish Giri in the opening round at Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee, the traditional Dutch chess tournament which he has dominated ever since he won its C group aged 13. In his past eight Masters appea...
12.01.2020 22:35 French Defence
Recent games in the Morozevich System
10.01.2020 17:47 Interview with Magnus Carlsen: ‘You need to be very fortunate to be No 1 in fantasy football’
The chess world champion reached the landmark during a highly successful year and now has his sights set on a record unbeaten streak in chess. "I'm not a highly cultured guy,” says the world’s strongest chess player and, for a brief giddy moment before Christmas, the No 1 Premier League fantasy ...
10.01.2020 17:47 Q&A with Viswanathan Anand - Emotional tempest, chess politics and McEnroe
Viswanathan Anand is Indian sport's most enduring champion. A five-time world champion in classical chess, with multiple world titles in rapid and blitz chess. Still competitive at 50, when the January 2020 rankings were released, he found himself up two places to No. 13 in the world. Anand's career...
09.01.2020 17:43 English, Flank
Novelty of the Year?
09.01.2020 16:58 Russian and Chinese chess queens battle for women's world title
As Russia’s Aleksandra Goryachkina and China’s Ju Wenjun compete for the Women's World Chess Championship this week, some might question whether chess really needs a male-female divide at all. Goryachkina, 21, is the young pretender to the chess crown held by defending women’s world chess cham...
03.01.2020 18:05 Chess : Carlsen wins speed titles after controversial game with rising star
Magnus Carlsen ended his vintage year of 2019 as he began it, as a superb all-round player who outclasses his chess rivals. Carlsen won at Wijk in January last year and at Moscow in December where he took both the world 30-minute rapid and the five-minute blitz chess crowns, losing only one game out...
01.01.2020 23:13 Dragon Sicilians
Quite a few Accelerated Dragons!
31.12.2019 00:54 Nimzo, Benoni
Mamedyarov versus the Nimzo-Indian
28.12.2019 17:11 Chess : Iran's Alireza Firouzja, 16, bypasses ban on playing Israelis
Alireza Firouzja, the 16-year-old Iranian, who ranks as the world’s top teenager, is competing this weekend under the international chess body Fide’s flag rather than obey directives from Tehran. Officials wanted to bar him from the $1m, 206-player world rapid and blitz chess championships now u...
24.12.2019 18:47 d-Pawn Specials
Speed Fest!
21.12.2019 17:56 Chess : France's top player clings to a slender hope of Candidates place
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the chess world No 6, has long dreamed of qualifying as a world title candidate and going on to challenge Magnus Carlsen but the Frenchman, 29, has been left with only slender chances after his semi-final defeat by Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi at the Jerusalem Grand Prix thi...
16.12.2019 17:44 Chess : Ding Liren wins Grand Tour as China's 1975 domination plan rolls on
Ding Liren’s impressive triumph in last weekend’s Grand Chess Tour final at London Olympia has made China’s world No 3 the firm favourite to win the eight-man Candidates Tournament next March which will decide Magnus Carlsen’s world title challenger later in 2020. The 27-year-old’s win aga...
13.12.2019 16:53 On Chess : Grand Chess Tour Crowns 2019 Winner
Ding Liren won the 2019 Grand Chess Tour after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in the finals. The star Chinese grandmaster collected $150,000 for his efforts, bringing his winnings to nearly $300,000 for the tour. After winning the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis earlier this year, Ding has ...
09.12.2019 17:46 World chess champion on the verge of topping fantasy football table
Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player for the last decade, is on the brink of reaching the top in another game – fantasy football. The grandmaster is enjoying his best season ever in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game and after Sunday’s results he climbed to the sixth position in a ...
07.12.2019 17:11 Chess : 'Sluggish' Carlsen loses Olympia tie-break as speed wobbles return
Magnus Carlsen in 2019 has been the most active and arguably successful world chess champion ever, yet inconsistency at speed chess has recently haunted him. The Norwegian, who turned 29 last Saturday, has won eight elite chess tournaments this year – at Wijk, Grenke, Shamkir, Lindores Abbey, Stav...
06.12.2019 17:30 On Chess : Magnus Carlsen Dominates In India, Grand Chess Tour Finals Begin In London
The Grand Chess Tour wrapped up the final leg of its 2019 regular season with the Tata Steel Chess Rapid & Blitz held Nov. 22-26 in Kolkata, India. This was the strongest chess tournament of its kind to be held on Indian soil. Over five days of thrilling rapid and blitz chess, reigning world champio...
30.11.2019 17:19 Chess : 'I'm the man to beat', says Magnus Carlsen before London finals
Magnus Carlsen was back to his dominant best this week as Norway’s world chess champion, who turns 29 on Saturday, set a record total for Grand Tour rapid and blitz in Kolkata, despite being unwell on the final day when he made several short draws. “I think with this result, I showed I’m still...
26.11.2019 17:20 Chess : Magnus Carlsen 'won't count' Norway league games in record streak
Magnus Carlsen is aiming for a record 111-game unbeaten streak but the world chess champion has just made it harder for himself by announcing that he will exclude his Norwegian league games from his total. The No 1 thought he had established a new record when he surpassed Ding Liren’s 100-game mar...
26.11.2019 17:18 On Chess : Winter Chess Classic Tournament Concludes The Quarterly Strong Series For 2019
The St. Louis Chess Club has made it a tradition to organize four strong round-robin invitational chess events throughout the year — one for each season. The purpose of these events is to give the opportunity for talented American titled chess players to gain experience battling it out against pla...
16.11.2019 17:03 Chess : Magnus Carlsen to meet top teens in pursuit of record unbeaten run
Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, will face five opponents aged 21 or younger when he bids for a record eighth victory at Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee in January. The traditional Dutch chess tournament at the small windswept North Sea town is by general consensus the best all-play-all annual even...
16.11.2019 17:02 On Chess : Levon Aronian Wins In Romania, Grand Chess Tour Heads To India For Last Leg
The 2019 Grand Chess Tour is nearing its end, with the conclusion of its seventh leg, the Superbet Rapid & Blitz, held Nov. 6-10 in Bucharest, Romania. After five days of electrifying rapid and blitz chess followed by a playoff, grandmaster Levon Aronian emerged as the winner, collecting 11 tour poi...
09.11.2019 17:28 Chess : Carlsen 'deeply ashamed' of heavy defeat to So in World Random final
Magnus Carlsen has admitted to being “deeply ashamed” of his crushing 2.5-13.5 defeat by America’s Wesley So in the first ever World Fischer Random Chess Championship final, staged in his home city Oslo. “A lot went very wrong in a short amount of time,” he said. The global No 1 had won an...
09.11.2019 17:27 On Chess : A Journey Through Chess And Space
Of all imaginable things that could have happened during my time in space, I had no idea that a chess match would be the most historic. Officially, in the battle of the first-ever public Earth vs. space chess match, the winner was Earth, but this is not the whole story. In fact, this was not the fir...
03.11.2019 17:08 Chess : Magnus Carlsen trails on home ground after shock defeat by Wesley So
Norway’s world No 1 needs to win virtually every remaining game in Oslo to avoid defeat in first official global chess championship with random piece placings. Magnus Carlsen is in dire trouble and losing in his home city by a huge 1.5-10.5 margin after two disastrous days for Norway’s world No ...
25.10.2019 18:24 Wang Hao shocks chess elite to win at Isle of Man after David Howell blunders
Wang Hao shocked the chess elite this week when the 30-year-old, who had talked of giving up the game, is out of favour with Chinese officials, and who has not played for China’s Chess Olympiad team since 2012, scored a lifetime best result to share first prize in the Isle of Man with the world No...
21.10.2019 17:55 Chess: Carlsen and Caruana set for $430,000 Isle of Man showdown
Three rounds from the end of the $430,000 Fide Isle of Man event, chances of a bunch finish were growing as just half a point covered the leading 13 contenders, among them the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, and the world No 2, Fabiano Caruana. Top pairings in round nine (of 11) on Saturday ar...
13.10.2019 06:22 Chess : Magnus Carlsen escapes but Vishy Anand is beaten at Isle of Man
The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, had a narrow escape, the former chess champion Vishy Anand was brilliantly beaten, and several other elite grandmasters dropped half points as the 154-player $430,000 Grand Swiss Isle of Man event got off to a combative start on Thursday. Chess competition j...
06.10.2019 18:33 Chess : Isle of Man last chance for some of Magnus Carlsen's potential foes
Four of the eight candidates who will compete for the right to take on Magnus Carlsen for his global chess crown are now decided, and the chances for elite grandmasters who have yet to qualify are shrinking. Fide’s 160-player Grand Swiss in the Isle of Man starting on 10 October is the last-chance...
28.09.2019 17:45 Chess : All-Chinese World Cup semi-final may spark controversy in tie-breaks
China’s world No 3, Ding Liren, is favourite to become the next challenger for Magnus Carlsen’s global chess crown but the 26-year-old’s chances of winning the deciding 2020 candidates could hang on what happens when he plays his compatriot Yu Yangyi in tie-break games on Saturday starting at ...

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