Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri’s Drawing Streak

Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri’s Drawing Streak

Anish Giri and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi were the only winners in the fourth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. With his fourth straight draw, Magnus Carlsen has now drawn 21 straight classical games, one more than Giri’s longest streak. It...
Tata Steel 2019, 4: Giri and Vidit win

Tata Steel 2019, 4: Giri and Vidit win

Carlsen-Kramnik was the big clash of the day in the Tata Steel Masters, and although it ended in a draw it didn’t disappoint. Vlad said afterwards, “I’m an old man – I just want to enjoy chess!” and for once he could, as he showed some real touches of class to hold...
Gukesh Becomes 2nd Youngest GM In History

Gukesh Becomes 2nd Youngest GM In History

At the age of 12 years, 7 months, and 17 days, Indian prodigy Gukesh Dommaraju became the second youngest grandmaster in chess history. He scored his third grandmaster norm at the 17th Delhi International Chess Grandmaster Open today in New Delhi, India. Despite the...
Gukesh Becomes 2nd Youngest Chess Grandmaster In History

Gukesh Becomes 2nd Youngest Chess Grandmaster In History

At the age of 12 years, 7 months, and 17 days, Indian prodigy Gukesh Dommaraju became the second youngest grandmaster in chess history. He scored his third grandmaster norm at the 17th Delhi International Chess Grandmaster Open today in New Delhi, India. Despite the...
Tata Steel 2019, 3: Nepo beats Kramnik to lead

Tata Steel 2019, 3: Nepo beats Kramnik to lead

Ian Nepomniachtchi is now the sole leader of the 2019 Tata Steel Masters after taking full advantage of another meltdown by former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. The day’s other winners were Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who bounced back to beat Vladimir Fedoseev, and Ding...
Tata Steel Chess R3: Nepomniachtchi Wins Again, Grabs Lead

Tata Steel Chess R3: Nepomniachtchi Wins Again, Grabs Lead

Ian Nepomniachtchi took sole lead in round three of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. The Russian grandmaster reached 2.5/3 after beating a so far struggling Vladimir Kramnik. There were two more winners: Ding Liren defeated Jorden van...
PRO Chess Teams Power Up For Week Two

PRO Chess Teams Power Up For Week Two

The new scoring system of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League means teams aren’t just trying to eke out victories. They’re trying to demolish their opponents and run up big scores. So, get ready for some teams to use some big names to try to...
PRO Chess League Week 2 Preview

PRO Chess League Week 2 Preview

The new scoring system of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League means teams aren’t just trying to eke out victories. They’re trying to demolish their opponents and run up big scores. So, get ready for some teams to use some big names to try to...