Chess Sinquefield Cup Round 2 Recap

At the end of a marathon 88-move game, Magnus Carlsen emerged as the only victor of the round, joining Mamedyarov and Aronian in a tie for first place. Four out of the five games ended in draws within the first three hours of the day, but the World Champion was


Chess European Youth Championships 2018

The European Youth Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-29 August 2018 in Riga, Latvia. Players compete in six age groups from U8 to U18, with Open and Girls sections. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 m


Chess Carlsen Wins ‘Throwback’ Game To Join Sinquefield Leaders

Magnus Carlsen wanted to know what constituted a draw; he just didn't want one himself. After more than 6.5 hours of pressing, he finally edged Sergey Karjakin in the dwindling seconds of the game. Long before that, prior to the start of the sec... Source


Chess Sinquefield Cup Round 1 Recap

Day one of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup produced two early leaders: Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. While Aronian is no stranger to success in Saint Louis, having won the Sinquefield Cup in 2015 and the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz in 2017, Mamedyarov is ma


Chess Conca della Presolana Open 2018

38th Conca della Presolana is held from 18 to 26 August in Bratto, Italy. The tournament is divided in 5 sections. In Masters group 49 players are taking part, among them 11 GMs. MASTER: for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating equal to or more than 2


Chess Mamedyarov, Aronian Lead After Sinquefield Cup Opener

Goodbye shirt films, hello "The Godfather." After today's transition to classical chess, the final game took 36 times as long as blitz thanks to some long, technical endings. Better get a bigger tub of popcorn. The opening round produced two ear...


Chess Chess : Fabiano Caruana ready for final Magnus Carlsen meeting before world-title clash

The big clash is approaching. Magnus Carlsen and his US challenger Fabiano Caruana will meet next Saturday in round seven of the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis for the final time before their €1m, 12-game world title series starts at The College in Southampton Row,


Chess 54th Rubinstein Memorial 2018

The 54th Akiba Rubinstein Memorial is taking place in Polanica Zdr?j, Poland from 18-26 August 2018. The 9-round Swiss open is split into six sections, with the A group for players rated 1800 and above. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minute


Chess Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins

Three Grand Chess Tour events are in the books, and one book just came out. A lot has happened in the last 48 hours in St. Louis since Hikaru Nakamura won his second leg of the GCT season to lead the tour standings. To wit: The Saint Louis C... Source: Che


Chess Carlsen Arrives, Sinquefield Cup Underway Saturday

Three Grand Chess Tour events are in the books, and one book just came out. A lot has happened in the last 48 hours in St. Louis since Hikaru Nakamura won his second leg of the GCT season to lead the tour standings. To wit: The Saint Louis C... Source: Che


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