LET’S PLAY CHESS
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.
Asian Nations Cup ongoing
by Edgar De Castro - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
In Stavanger, Norway, reigning Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen ran away with the top prize in the eighth Altibox Norway Tournament.
Carlsen stretches record
by Edgar De Castro - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Top-seeded Magnus Carlsen held off erstwhile leader Fabiano Caruana at the 8th Altibox Norway Tournament, winning in 51 moves, to take a one-point lead following fourth-round play in the city of Stavanger.
Candidates Tournament set
by Edgar De Castro - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The 14-round Candidates Tournament, postponed halfway last March due to the pandemic, will resume play in its original venue of Yekaterinburg (Russia) on Nov. 1
Over-the-board action returns
by Edgar De Castro - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Norwegian world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen returns to over-the-board action as the 8th Altibox Super GM Tournament gets underway Oct. 5-16 in Stavanger, Norway.
Magnus takes charge
by Edgar De Castro - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen scored an impressive six wins and one draw to move into the lead following the ninth-round blitz play at the $250,000 St. Louis Online Rapid and Blitz Invitational.
Carlsen, Perez show way
by Edgar De Castro - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Magnus Carlsen and Leinier Dominguez Perez shared the lead by one-half point after the third round of the 960 Online Champions Showdown.
Champions Showdown set
by Edgar De Castro - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The world’s elite players will see action next week as the $150,000 Online Chess 960 Champions Showdown gets underway on Sept. 11.
It’s Russia vs Team USA
by Edgar De Castro - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
At the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad, Russia continued to impress, progressing to the semifinals.
Carlsen shines online
by Edgar De Castro - August 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Magnus Carlsen recovered well to beat Hikaru Nakamura, 4.0:3.0, and win the $300,000 Online Grand Chess Tour Finals.
Nakamura shows way
by Edgar De Castro - August 16, 2020 - 12:00am
American Hikaru Nakamura got off to a successful start, defeating Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, 2.5-1.5, to take a one-set lead at the $300,000 online Grand Tour FinalsNakamura, 33, exploited Carlsen’s dubious...
Grand Tour finals on
by Edgar De Castro - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The top four superstars in men’s chess go into battle as the $300,000 Online Grand Tour finals begins today.
Carlsen holds ground
by Edgar De Castro - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Top-seeded Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated Russian Peter Svidler, 2.5-0.5, to open up a one-set lead at the start of the Legends of Chess online grand tour semifinals.
Carlsen stays hot online
by Edgar De Castro - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Magnus Carlsen posted his fourth consecutive victory to take a one-point lead at the Legends of Chess online Grand Tour, putting himself in position to secure one of the four semifinal spots.
Legends of Chess all set
by Edgar De Castro - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Legends of Chess online tournament, the final leg of the $1 million online Grand Chess Tour, gets underway on July 21 until Aug. 5.
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