Moscow GP, R1 Tiebreaks: Nakamura & So march on

Moscow GP, R1 Tiebreaks: Nakamura & So march on

US stars Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura both won their first tiebreak games with White and then drew with Black to reach the quarterfinals of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Wesley took advantage of a huge blunder by Jan-Krzysztof Duda in an equal position, while...
Moscow GP, R1.2: Dubov stars as big names tumble

Moscow GP, R1.2: Dubov stars as big names tumble

Daniil Dubov played one of the games of the year to knock top seed Anish Giri out of the FIDE Moscow Grand Prix, but there was drama everywhere. Wesley So hit back to take his match with Jan-Krzysztof Duda to tiebreaks, but Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov...
Animal Farm On The Chess Board

Animal Farm On The Chess Board

Animal Kingdom is a recent piece by the Italian contemporary artist Alessandro Gallo, who combines his usual style, where animals play an important role, with the game of chess. Chess.com spoke to Gallo about his work and his views on chess & art. Born in Genoa...
Top GMs Exit Early After Bloody FIDE Grand Prix Day 2

Top GMs Exit Early After Bloody FIDE Grand Prix Day 2

Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Dmitry Jakovenko, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Nikit Vitiugov all had to leave the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow early. Sunday’s tiebreaks will decide the matches Nakamura-Radjabov and Duda-So. It was a surprisingly bloody...
Moscow GP, R1.1: So, Aronian & Shak on the brink

Moscow GP, R1.1: So, Aronian & Shak on the brink

Wesley So, Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov must all win on demand on Saturday or they’re out of the Moscow Grand Prix. They were beaten by Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Radek Wojtaszek on an opening day that had threatened to be dominated by...
Van Foreest Beats Tari In Last Game Of Match

Van Foreest Beats Tari In Last Game Of Match

It came down to the wire. Jorden van Foreest led for most of the match, but his opponent Aryan Tari come back and took over the lead in the bullet before van Foreest eventually won the first Junior Speed Chess Championship match in the last bullet game. It was the...
FIDE Grand Prix to kick off in Moscow

FIDE Grand Prix to kick off in Moscow

The new-look FIDE Grand Prix starts in the Botvinnik Central Chess Club in Moscow on Friday, with 16 players facing off in the first knockout tournament. Giri-Dubov, Radjabov-Nakamura, Duda-So, Karjakin-Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi-Aronian, Wei Yi-Jakovenko,...
FIDE Grand Prix Starts Friday In Moscow

FIDE Grand Prix Starts Friday In Moscow

It’s the beginning of the new world championship cycle, and it’s starting tomorrow. The first leg of the 2019 FIDE Grand Prix series will be officially opened on Thursday in Moscow and the first round is on Friday. The 2019 FIDE Grand Prix series consists...