Carlsen Beats Firouzja In Tata Steel Chess Round 9

Carlsen Beats Firouzja In Tata Steel Chess Round 9

On Tuesday, Magnus Carlsen defeated Alireza Firouzja in a model game to join the group of players half a point behind Fabiano Caruana in the standings at the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee. In the challengers group, David Anton and...
Tata Steel 9: Carlsen teaches Firouzja a lesson

Tata Steel 9: Carlsen teaches Firouzja a lesson

‌World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has beaten Alireza Firouzja with the black pieces to join the 16-year-old on 5.5/9, just half a point behind the new sole leader Fabiano Caruana. The Tata Steel Masters showdown saw Magnus give a strategic masterclass, perfectly...
Ju Wenjun storms back into World Championship lead

Ju Wenjun storms back into World Championship lead

Reigning Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun is a single win or two draws away from retaining her title after turning the match against Aleksandra Goryachkina on its head with wins in Games 9 and 10. The first involved some serious gambling from Ju Wenjun and could have...
2020 Grand Chess Tour: 5 Tournaments, No London Playoffs

2020 Grand Chess Tour: 5 Tournaments, No London Playoffs

The sixth edition of the Grand Chess Tour will consist of just five tournaments, and will not finish with playoffs in London. Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Ding Liren head the field. Some top players may have been relieved when they saw this year’s...
Alireza Firouzja vs. Magnus Carlsen Preview

Alireza Firouzja vs. Magnus Carlsen Preview

16-year-old Alireza Firouzja takes on World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen for the first time in a classical game of chess on Tuesday in Round 9 of the Tata Steel Chess Masters in Wijk aan Zee. It’s one of the most anticipated games in years as Alireza’s stunning...
Tata Steel 8: Magnus wins, Fabi catches Firouzja

Tata Steel 8: Magnus wins, Fabi catches Firouzja

Magnus Carlsen finally won a game in 2020, beating Nikita Vitiugov to move within a point of Alireza Firouzja before they meet in Round 9 of the Tata Steel Masters on Tuesday.  Alireza drew against Jorden van Foreest and was caught in the lead by Fabiano Caruana,...
Firouzja Regains Lead At Tata Steel Chess

Firouzja Regains Lead At Tata Steel Chess

For the second time Alireza Firouzja is the sole leader in Wijk aan Zee. The 16-year-old GM defeated Jeffery Xiong, reached a 5/7 score and entered the top 20 in the world in the live ratings.  Other winners in the seventh round of the Tata Steel Chess...
Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again

Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again

16-year-old Alireza Firouzja beat Jeffery Xiong in Round 7 to retake the sole lead in the Tata Steel Masters on an incredible 5/7. The Iranian now leads Magnus Carlsen by 1.5 points after the World Champion once more struggled to draw, this time against Vishy Anand....