Tournaments

  • 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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  • After 2023 World Open, a new chess era unfolding

    A few weeks ago, Fidel Corrales Jimenez won the 2023 World Open with an undefeated 7.5/9 beating out eight others (including GM Hans Niemann) by a half-point. A strong performance was put in by 17-year-old IM Justin Wang who earned a GM norm in the pack of players ending on…

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  • 2023 Women’s World Championship (Shanghai/ Chongqing, China)

    2023 World Chess Championship Shanghai/Chongquing, China (July 4th-24th)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 pts. Ju Wenjun ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ Lei Tingjie ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½…

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  • Interview with Chess Connector, Adia Onyango

    Adia Onyango is known as the “Chess Traveler” for her voyages to chess venues around the world. She frequents overseas locations but is also a mainstay in major U.S. tournaments. Long a chess promoter, she granted an interview with The Chess Drum during the 2023 Chicago Open and told us…

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  • Oleiny Linares at 2023 Chicago Open

    Oleiny Linares Napoles is a four-time national champion of Cuba (2010, 2016, 2019, 2023) and competed in the U.S. for the first time at the Chicago Open in Wheeling, Illinois. A Woman Grandmaster (WGM) since 2010, she is one of the most featured women players on The Chess Drum. After…

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  • Zhou Jianchou wins 2023 Chicago Open

    The Chicago Open has become a marquee tournament in the U.S. circuit and since 2008 has taken place in the city of Wheeling at the Westin Hotel. In the 15th edition, Zhou Jianchou won first with superior tiebreaks in a three-way tie with GMs Awonder Liang and Emilio Cordova. GM…

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  • Ding Liren is the new World Chess Champion

    2023 World Chess Championship Astana, Kazakhstan (April 7th-May 1st)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 pts. Ding Liren ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 7 Nepomniachtchi ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0…

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