Chess Breathtaking tie-breaks at the FIDE Grand Prix organized by World Chess

The tie-breakers of the first round unfolded very intensively. Two matches were decided in the last seconds. The first game of the second round of the FIDE Grand Prix organized by World Chess in Riga will take place on Monday. After Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Shak


Chess Riga Grand Prix: Round 1 Goes To Armageddon

Two matches in the Riga Grand Prix's first round went all the way to the Armageddon game to force a decision. Only Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov reached the second round without needing a tiebreak. With tiebreaks at both the W... Source


Chess Two players qualify directly to the second round of the Riga Grand Prix

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the sole winner on the second day of the FIDE Grand Prix organized in Riga by World Chess. He and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave advance directly to the second round, whereas twelve players will compete in tiebreak matches on Sunday. The second le


Chess Chess : Magnus Carlsen hoping to reach new heights at Sinquefield Cup

After eight consecutive tournament victories and a run of 79 classical games without defeat Magnus Carlsen has his sights on 2900, the record round number of rating points with echoes of Mount Everest’s height of around 29,000ft. Norway’s world chess champion p


Chess Chess world rocked by scandal after grandmaster pictured using phone on the toilet

The world of elite chess has been engulfed in a cheating scandal after a picture emerged of a top grandmaster sat on a toilet allegedly using a mobile phone to cheat. Police are investigating after Igors Rausis, who has represented Latvia, Bangladesh and the Czech


Chess FIDE launches a market research survey in cooperation with Nielsen

Last April, FIDE signed and agreement with Nielsen Holdings, a world leading company in the field of information, data and measurement.The aim of this cooperation is that Nielsen provides FIDE with worldwide research of the potential chess market, evaluates the siz


Chess TCEC S16 starts Sunday July 14th at 15:00 CEST

Season 16 of the Top Chess Engine Championship starts this Sunday July 14th at 15:00 CEST. A total of 18 engines will battle for six promotion spots in the newly formed Qualification Division. Among them are three Neural Networks – ScorpioNN, ChessFighterNN,


Chess PRO Chess League Summer Series: Group C Kicks Off With More Questions Than Answers

This Saturday, four new teams will enter the PRO Chess League Summer Series, as the Armenia Eagles, Moscow Wizards, and Mumbai Movers each will be looking to earn their spot in the Summer Series Championship. Alongside the Eastern Divisi... S


Chess Maghsoodloo Overpowers Sarana, Joins Junior Speed Chess Semis

Parham Maghsoodloo outfoxed Alexey Sarana in Thursday's Junior Speed Chess Championship quarterfinal match, with strong finishes in both the 5|1 and 3|1 segments. The Iranian grandmaster won 15-11 and will now


Chess Vachier-Lagrave Wins In 19 Moves In Riga Grand Prix

The FIDE Grand Prix cycle resumed today in Riga, Latvia. This is the second Grand Prix tournament, following the Moscow Grand Prix won by Ian Nepomniachtchi. Each Grand Prix is a 16-player knockout event in which the players play two classical gam... Source: Che


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