Jan’s Opening Clinic 22: Part 1

Jan’s Opening Clinic 22: Part 1

Season 22 of Jan’s Opening Clinic gets off to a wobbly start when Jan comments, “I’m in a bad mood, I haven’t slept enough, I’m not well-dressed and I’m not well-prepared for the questions… I’ll be condescending and more rude and less helpful than...
Carlsen: “I hope Caruana is feeling the pressure!”

Carlsen: “I hope Caruana is feeling the pressure!”

With less than two months to go before the 2018 World Championship match begins in London, Magnus Carlsen spoke to Norwegian media at his training camp in the Kragerø Resort southwest of Oslo. He was hoping the pressure of playing a match for the first time will tell...
Duda Upsets Grischuk In Epic Speed Chess Match

Duda Upsets Grischuk In Epic Speed Chess Match

Eliminating another Russian top grandmaster, Jan-Krzystof Duda became the first player to advance to the semifinals of the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. The Polish player defeated Alexander Grischuk in a truly epic match on Tuesday. The next Speed Chess match,...
Maghsoodloo crushes World Junior Championship

Maghsoodloo crushes World Junior Championship

Just after his 18th birthday Parham Maghsoodloo from Iran announced his arrival on the world stage by bulldozing his way to the World Junior Championship with a staggering 9.5/10. Despite losing the final game to Andrey Esipenko he still gained 20 rating points to...
13 Chess Stories You May Have Missed

13 Chess Stories You May Have Missed

The last six weeks were full of top-level events like the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, the Sinquefield Cup, the World Junior Championship, and many Speed Chess Championship matches. The “In Other News” tidbits have been piling up, but today, the dam is...
Jan’s Opening Clinic 22

Jan’s Opening Clinic 22

German no. 2 Jan Gustafsson will be coaching the Dutch men’s team at the upcoming Olympiad, but you don’t need to be Anish Giri to get some opening tips from a world renowned expert. chess24 Premium Members can simply leave a question on any aspect of...
Kasparov Finishes Well But Loses Match To Topalov

Kasparov Finishes Well But Loses Match To Topalov

Although he finished with two wins, Garry Kasparov ended up losing his match with Veselin Topalov at the Champions Showdown in St. Louis. With a 6/8 score on the final day, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was much too strong for Sam Shankland. The last day saw eight blitz...
Chess960 Showdown 4: Svidler the nearly man

Chess960 Showdown 4: Svidler the nearly man

On a final day with little intrigue in most of the matches, Peter Svidler came closest – both to beating Hikaru Nakamura, and to getting the chess960 position correct before analysing it for 29 minutes with Garry Kasparov! The former World Champion’s shock when he...