LET’S PLAY CHESS
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.
Magnus No. 1 for 8th straight year
by Edgar De Castro - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and his American challenger, Fabiano Caruana, remained No. 1 and No. 2 in a month of changes in the world chess ranking top 10, released this week by the FIDE.
Caruana, Mamedyarov pace Candidates
by Edgar De Castro - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
American Fabiano Caruana and Azeri Shakriyar Mamedyarov, shared the Candidates Tournament lead with four points apiece, after six  rounds in Berlin, Germany.
So steps into world stage
by Edgar De Castro - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Candidates Tournament, which selects the challenger for  the world championship, has  gotten underway in Berlin, Germany.
Carlsen up; So a full point behind
by Edgar De Castro - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Magnus Carlsen maintained an unblemished record and finished with 7.5 points, that gave him a share of the lead with two others, entering the penultimate  round of the 80th Wijk aan Zee Masters in...
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