Magnus vs. History: Sinquefield Cup starts Saturday

Magnus vs. History: Sinquefield Cup starts Saturday

World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be dreaming of setting new chess records when he starts the 11-round Sinquefield Cup against Anish Giri on Saturday. He goes into the event, featuring all of the world’s top 9 players, on a rating of 2882, matching the peak he set...
Jan’s Opening Clinic 24: Part 3

Jan’s Opening Clinic 24: Part 3

This week our chess openings guru Jan Gustafsson explains why not to play the Traxler Gambit, answers a couple of questions on the King’s Indian Defence and tackles the easy topic of how to meet White’s 6.Bg5 in the Najdorf! He also gives some...
Join ChessKid And Judit Polgar To Set A World Record!

Join ChessKid And Judit Polgar To Set A World Record!

Young chess fans from all over the world now have a chance to become a world-record holder. ChessKid and GM Judit Polgar are teaming up to set the all-time record for the world’s largest online chess tournament. To achieve this, we need as many kids as...
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz Winners & Losers

St. Louis Rapid & Blitz Winners & Losers

Levon Aronian has won the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz for a second time after a nerve-wracking final round in which Yu Yangyi could have forced a playoff if he’d found a win in the final position. Instead the Chinese star took a draw and finished half a point back,...
STL Rapid & Blitz 3: MVL is rapid world no. 1

STL Rapid & Blitz 3: MVL is rapid world no. 1

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost to Magnus Carlsen at the start of Day 3 of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, but by the end of the day he’d snatched the world no. 1 spot from Magnus and caught Levon Aronian in the lead. Magnus lost a 4th game of the event, to Sergey...
STL Rapid & Blitz 3: MVL is rapid world no. 1

STL Rapid & Blitz: MVL is rapid world no. 1

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost to Magnus Carlsen at the start of Day 3 of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, but by the end of the day he’d snatched the world no. 1 spot from Magnus and caught Levon Aronian in the lead. Magnus lost a 4th game of the event, to Sergey...