Tournaments

  • UAE to host 2028 Chess Olympiad

    FIDE General Assembly determined that the 2028 Chess Olympiad will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Some 42 years after UAE hosted arguably the best Olympiad in history in 1986, the country seeks to host the world’s most important chess event. This event includes all member federations, and concurrent sessions…

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  • Carlsen wins 2023 FIDE World Cup!

    Magnus Carlsen added another accolade to his already storied career by winning the World Cup. He overcame a wonderful performance by Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. “Pragg” defeated both Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana to qualify for the final and became the youngest player to have made a World Cup final. The 18-year-old…

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  • 2023 FIDE World Cup: Semifinals/Finals

    Praggnanandhaa beats Caruana, will play Carlsen in the Final! This World Cup tournament has been one of big upsets, but Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana were headed on a collision course as the two highest seeds from each bracket. That is until one of the Indian prodigies had other ideas.…

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  • 2023 FIDE World Cup: Quarterfinals

    Semifinals set… Carlsen-Caruana favorites… Goryachkina faces phenom We are winding down the World Cup and it’s been an exciting ride. Only four players remain in the Open section and the top two players in the world are still in the hunt. In fact, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana and headed…

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  • 2023 FIDE World Cup: Round 5

    Carlsen, Caruana through… four Indians make the quarterfinals In the fifth round of the World Cup, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana the two top-rated players on the live list advanced to the quarterfinals. Both are in different brackets and could possibly meet in the final. However, a lot is being…

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  • 2023 FIDE World Cup: Round 4

    Favorites ousted (not Carlsen)… Indian prodigies soar There were some shocking outcomes at the 2023 World Cup with both Hikaru Nakamura and Ju Wenjun being eliminated from the competition. Wesley So was also upset by Alexander Sarana ending what seemed to be a tournament where the Filipino-American was off-form. While…

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  • 2023 FIDE World Cup: Round 3

    Top Three Seeds Go Through, but a Few Surprises In a trend where the youngest stars are shining at the World Cup, some of the veterans are still showing that experience is an enduring quality in the knockout system. Besides Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura winning their matches, both Peter…

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  • 2023 FIDE World Cup: Round 2

    Gukesh: The New Indian #1 Lots of historic landmarks happened during the second round of the FIDE World Cup with the top players joining in on the action after getting a first-round bye. One of the top players not participating was the 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand who spoke on…

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  • 2023 FIDE World Cup: Round 1

    In a hall of great splendor, players from 86 countries have trekked to Baku, Azerbaijan for the 2023 FIDE World Cup. A total of 206 players assembled for the open section and 103 for the women’s section are competing for a record prize fund and three spots for the Candidates…

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  • 2023 World Cup (Baku, Azerbaijan)

    The World Cup chess tournament will start tomorrow and all of the world’s biggest stars will assemble in Baku, Azerbaijan for the massive knockout tournament. Just about everyone will be there including representatives nominated by smaller federations. There are a lot of headliners including Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura (wildcard), Fabiano…

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