Grischuk wins Hamburg GP, on verge of Candidates

Grischuk wins Hamburg GP, on verge of Candidates

Alexander Grischuk has beaten Jan-Krzysztof Duda in tiebreaks to win the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix and all but clinch a place in the 2020 Candidates Tournament that will decide Magnus Carlsen’s next challenger for the World Championship title. What Grischuk described as...
Obiettivo Risarcimento, Nona Win European Club Cup

Obiettivo Risarcimento, Nona Win European Club Cup

For the first time Obiettivo Risarcimento from Padova, Italy, won the gold medals at the European Club Cup. Nona (Georgia) won in the women’s section for the fourth time. The European Club Cup, a seven-round competition for European club teams,...
Pepe Cuenca sets up Magnus Carlsen showdown

Pepe Cuenca sets up Magnus Carlsen showdown

Pepe Cuenca will play Magnus Carlsen in Round 2 of the $50,000 Banter Blitz Cup after the Spanish Grandmaster scored an incredible 9:0 victory over higher-rated Levan Pantsulaia. We’re now 48 matches down, 16 to go in Round 1, with some of the highlights including...
Hamburg Grand Prix Final Goes To Tiebreak

Hamburg Grand Prix Final Goes To Tiebreak

The final of the FIDE Grand Prix in Hamburg will be decided in a tiebreak on Sunday. Jan-Krzysztof Duda was under pressure twice but held the draw against Alexander Grischuk in both standard games. Over the board Duda and Grischuk had played each...
Hamburg GP Final 2: Duda’s tightrope walk goes on

Hamburg GP Final 2: Duda’s tightrope walk goes on

Jan-Krzysztof Duda showed incredible nerves and calculation under pressure to survive another examination by Alexander Grischuk and take the final of the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix to tiebreaks. Grischuk would later comment, “Maybe a better calculator like Maxime...
Abhimanyu Mishra Youngest IM In History

Abhimanyu Mishra Youngest IM In History

Abhimanyu Mishra of New Jersey recently fulfilled all requirements for the International Master title at the age of 10 years, nine months and three days—younger than anyone else. Mishra, who is often called “Abhi,” broke the previous record held by...
Hamburg Grand Prix Final 1: Grischuk comes close

Hamburg Grand Prix Final 1: Grischuk comes close

Alexander Grischuk had a chance to deliver a knockout blow to Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the first game of the Hamburg Grand Prix final, but with under a minute on his clock the opportunity slipped away. Duda was also in deep time trouble but held on to make a confident...
Artemiev Beats Aronian In Speed Chess Quarterfinals

Artemiev Beats Aronian In Speed Chess Quarterfinals

Levon Aronian won the five-minute games, but then Vladislav Artemiev took over and ended up winning their Speed Chess Championship quarterfinal match convincingly. The Russian player dominated both the three- and one-minute segments towards a final score of...