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Carlsen favored in Norway
by Edgar De Castro - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
World champion Magnus Carlsen returns to over-the-board action when he headlines the 2021 Altibox Norway Chess Classic scheduled May 9-21 in Norway.
Candidates Tournament set
by Edgar De Castro - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The FIDE Candidates Tournament, suspended halfway last year due to the pandemic, will resume play April 19-29 in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the governing global chess body announced recently.
Carlsen, So seal showdown
by Edgar De Castro - February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So posted contrasting victories yesterday to set up a finals showdown at the Opera Euro online tournament, the third leg of the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour.
Opera Euro online underway
by Edgar De Castro - February 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The Opera Euro Rapid online tournament, the third leg of the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour, is underway with 16 top GMs participating.
Giri paces Tata Steel Masters
by Edgar De Castro - January 31, 2021 - 12:00am
In the Netherlands, hometown GM Anish Giri continued to impress, posting an undefeated 7.5 out of 11.0 points to maintain the lead entering the penultimate round of the 2021 Tata Steel Masters Festival.
Grandelius marches on
by Edgar De Castro - January 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Sweden’s Nil Grandelius drew with American Fabiano Caruana, and finished with four points to remain a half-point ahead after the sixth round of the Tata Steel Masters Festival at Wijk aan Zee in the Nethe...
Carlsen player to beat
by Edgar De Castro - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The annual Wijk ann Zee Festival, the first major chess tournament of the year, is underway in the Netherlands.
Tata Steel Festival all set
by Edgar De Castro - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The Tata Steel Chess Festival, which ushers in up to Jan. 31 the chess calendar for the New Year, gets underway Jan. 15 at the Dutch coastal town of Wijk aan Zee.
Aronian, Radjabov clash for crown
by Edgar De Castro - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Levon Aronian powered his way into the finals of the Airthings Masters online tournament by defeating world No. 5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in Friday’s semifinal matchup.
Airthings Masters unfolds
by Edgar De Castro - December 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Airthings Masters, the second leg of the $1.5 million Online Champions Chess Tour, is underway with 12 of the world’s elite players competing.
Russian chess thrives
by Edgar De Castro - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
With the resurgence of over-the-board chess activity in the Kremlin, the Russian Chess Championships (men and women) took place Dec. 5-16 at the famous Moscow Central Chess Club.
Maxime stuns Magnus
by Edgar De Castro - December 12, 2020 - 9:00pm
The Danzhou Online GM Invitational held last week was another strong tournament in the year’s last quarter.
Maxime stuns Magnus
by Edgar De Castro - December 12, 2020 - 9:00pm
The Danzhou Online GM Invitational held last week was another strong tournament in the year’s last quarter.
Nakamura, Carlsen on course
by Edgar De Castro - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Hikaru Nakamura and Magnus Carlsen, the top two seeds, have advanced to the semifinals of the 2020 Online Speed Chess Championship and stayed on a collision course for the finals.
Carlsen, So on track
by Edgar De Castro - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So posted contrasting victories at the Skilling Open Online semifinals the other day as each took the lead and pulled within one set of a potential grand finals showdown.
Skilling Open gets going
by Edgar De Castro - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
A selection of the world’s elite players will see action today as the Skilling Open, the first leg of the $1.5 million Online Champions Tour, gets underway.
Online Chess Tour grows
by Edgar De Castro - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The $1.5 million Online Champions Chess Tour, a series of 10 tournaments featuring the world’s top players, kicks off its inaugural event on Nov. 22.
Online Speed Chess underway
by Edgar De Castro - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The $100,000 Online Speed Chess Championship, a 16-player knockout match event, is underway.
Wesley reigns supreme
by Edgar De Castro - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Top-seeded Wesley So lived up to his billing by winning the $150,000 US Chess Championship last Thursday, posting an impressive 9.0 out of 11.0 for a half-point victory.
Asian Nations Cup winds down
by Edgar De Castro - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Not unexpectedly, the 2020 Online Asian Nations Cup, held under the auspices of the FIDE, will be in its final stages even before we go to press.
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