• 2021 FIDE World Cup: Round #1

    Round 1, Game 1 Monday, 12 July 2021 Sizzling start at the 2021 World Cup in Sochi!Chile’s Salinas uncorks brilliancy… Egypt’s Moaataz upsets Ushenina 25…Qg1+! 26.Nxg1 Nxh2# wrapped up a beautiful game! #c24live #FIDEWorldCup — (@chess24com) July 12, 2021 With 78 games today in the open, there…

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  • 2021 FIDE World Cup (Sochi, Russia)

    Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE President Photo by Eric Rosen Today is a big day for the chess world as 309 players (206 open, 103 women) from 93 federations have assembled in Sochi, Russia to compete in the World Cup tournament. This will be the first event involving all federations since the…

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  • Candidates 2020 postponed halfway through

    The players competing for the berth to challenge Magnus Carlsen will be playing the “COVID Gambit” during the second-half of the 2020 Candidates tournament. A decision was made by Russian organizers to hold the event since the government was still allowing mass gathering. Less than a month later, the organizers…

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  • 2020 World Candidates Tournament (Yekaterinburg, Russia)

        For the past couple of months, the world has been facing a global pandemic dubbed as the “coronavirus.” It has resulted in scores of tournaments being canceled and rendering travel difficult and even impractical. There was a discussion about the fate of the Candidates tournament after the eight…

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  • As Candidates 2020 approaches, Coronavirus rocks chess world

    The chess world gasped as Azerbaijan’s Teimour Radjabov suddenly withdrew from the Candidates tournament with less than two weeks remaining before the opening round. Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who had barely missed out qualifying, will replace him (per FIDE regulations… articles 2.2 and article 2.1.E). While this will certainly shake things…

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  • After Tata victory, Caruana eyes Candidates 2020

    Fabiano Caruana After Fabiano Caruana won the 2020 Tata Steel Tournament, there was recurring buzz about whether the American would get another shot at wresting the world title away from Magnus Carlsen. In fact, he bested an elite field that included the champion. Next month (March 15th-April 5th), he will…

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  • Ju Wenjun beats Goryachkina… retains world crown!

    2020 Women’s World Chess ChampionshipJanuary 3rd-11th, 2020 (Shanghai, China & Vladivostok, Russia)   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 pts. Ju Wenjun ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 6 Goryachkina ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½…

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  • Aleksandra Goryachkina wins on demand against Ju Wenjun, forcing the rapid tiebreaks

    2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #12

    Goryachkina 1-0 Ju20th January 2020 What a game! Aleksandra Goryachkina wins on demand against Ju Wenjun, forcing the #WomenChessMatch to rapid tiebreaks tomorrow! — US Chess (@USChess) January 23, 2020 In a thrilling comeback, Aleksandra Goryachkina equalizes the match with in the 12th game. After playing 1.d4, Ju Wenjun…

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  • 2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #11

    Ju ½-½ Goryachkina22nd January 2020 Ju Wenjun got nothing with the white pieces and is having problem getting the type of positions she wants. One of her wins came when Aleksandra Goryachkina overpressed, but in many of the games, Ju has not shown many ideas. Ju had won two games…

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  • This game had many subtleties and not easy to play, but Goryachkina should have been able to secure the draw.

    2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #10

    Goryachkina 0-1 Ju20th January 2020 Black scores the first victory of the match and it is a crucial one indeed. Ju asserted her authority in a Queen’s Gambit Declined and repeated the game from a couple of games ago when Ju played Ne4. That game did not turn out well…

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