Steel Masters all set
by Edgar De Castro - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Tata Steel Masters, which ushers in the chess calendar for the new year, gets underway Jan. 10-26 in the Dutch coastal town of Wijk aan Zee.
Carlsen shows way
by Edgar De Castro - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
No. 1 seed Magnus Carlsen registered the day’s most convincing victory to take a half point lead after the 10th round at the 2019 World Rapid Championship in Moscow, Russia.
Interesting GP finale
by Edgar De Castro - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi moved closer to the 4th Grand Prix title, and is set to face Chinese Wei Yi in the finals.
4th FIDE Grand Prix up
by Edgar De Castro - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The fourth FIDE Grand Prix, which decides the last remaining spot for next year’s Candidates tournament, gets underway Dec. 10-24 in Jerusalem, Israel.
Grand Chess Tour back in London
by Edgar De Castro - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Grand Chess Tour finals returns to London once again as the tour’s four finalists square off starting tomorrow at the Olympia London Convention Center.
Carlsen makes move
by Edgar De Castro - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
American HIkaru Nakamura was in second spot with four points, followed by Anish Girl, Ding Liren and local bets Vishy Anand, Pentala Harikrishna and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, at three apiece.
Grischuk in GP finals
by Edgar De Castro - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Third ranked Alexander Grischuk of Russia posted a 1.5-0.5 semifinal victory over top-seeded Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to reach the Hamburg Grand Prix finals.
Focus on junior players
by Edgar De Castro - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Now that world class players are getting younger than ever, focus has centered on the junior world championship, the spawning ground for senior world champions.
Tight race at Grand Swiss
by Edgar De Castro - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
At the FIDE Grand Swiss in the Isle of Man, Fabiano Caruana (USA), Levon Aronian (Armenia) and David Guijarro Anton (Spain) shared the lead heading to the final three rounds of the biggest Swiss tournament in...
FIDE Grand Swiss set
by Edgar De Castro - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
World champion Magnus Carlsen returns to competitive action as he headlines the 160-player FIDE Grand Swiss tournament, starting Wednesday at the Comis Hotel in the British Crown Isle of Man
Grand Prix
by Edgar De Castro - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The FIDE Grand Prix, which chooses two qualifiers for the Candidates Tournament, is underway at the Central Chess Player’s House in the Russian capital of Moscow.
Carlsen keeps Gashimov reign
by Edgar De Castro - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Playing in world championship form, Magnus Carlsen of Norway went undefeated through nine rounds, including impressive victories in the final three, to win handily the sixth Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, ...
Carlsen shows up vintage Anand
by Edgar De Castro - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The sixth Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Cat. 22), the world’s strongest all-play-all event, is in full swing in Shamkir, Azerbaijan.
Caruana targets first US crown
by Edgar De Castro - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The US Championship, the strongest and richest national championship anywhere, is underway at the Saint Louis chess club and scholastic center in Missouri.
Larsen ends year with 2 crowns
by Edgar De Castro - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Right after the world rapid championships, the world blitz tournament took place in chess-conscious St. Petersburg (Russia). All participants of the previous tourney participated in the $150,000, FIDE Swiss system...
22-year-old tops world rapid chess
by Edgar De Castro - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The 2018 world rapid championship, which ended Friday in St. Petersburg (Russia), paid off for Russian chess.
World Women’s tiff on in Russia
by Edgar De Castro - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The FIDE Women’s World Championship, a 64-player knockout match play, begins today in the Autonomous Okrug’s famous city of Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
Carlsen, Caruana ranked 1-2 before Chess Olympiad
by Edgar De Castro - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, the FIDE released its monthly rating lists. Ratings were computed to enable the world chess body to work out seedings for the upcoming 43rd chess Olympiad slated on Sept. 23-Oct. 6 in Batumi, Georgia....
Sarana tops Russian Higher League
by Edgar De Castro - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Russian Higher League, a selection tournament which chooses five finalists for the 2018 Russian Championship super final, is underway in the Kremlin’s ancient city of Yaroslavl.
Shankland, Dreev pace Capablanca
by Edgar De Castro - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The all-Chinese women’s world championship match between defending champion Tan Zhongyi and challenger Ju Wenjun is underway in the cities of Shanghai and Chongqing.
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