The fifth game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw.
The score is 2.5-2.5; game six will be played tomorrow at 3 p.m. Sochi time (noon GMT, 7 a.m. EST).
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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov clinched the first prize at the Tal Memorial blitz tournament in Sochi, Russia. The Azerbaijani GM took home U.S. $20,000 for two fine days at the office.
Alexander Grischuk almost caught Mamedyarov in the la... | Read More
The fourth game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw. The score is 2-2.
For his second black game, Anand switched from 1...e5 to a 2...e6 Sicilian and it was no surpri... | Read More
There will be a Mikhail Tal Memorial after all this year. Alongside the Carlsen-Anand match, a blitz tournament with some of the strongest players in the world will be held on Thursday and Friday.
It will be a spectacular side event of the world... | Read More
Viswanathan Anand defeated Magnus Carlsen in the third game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia to level the score. It's 1.5-1.5 after three games.
In his second black game Carlsen switched to the Queen's Gambit Declined, ... | Read More
Alexander Grischuk easily won the Petrosian Memorial as he was able to draw his last-round game with Vladimir Kramnik, his closest rival, rather quickly.
In the final round Boris Gelfand and Levon Aronian jumped to shared third place i... | Read More
On Monday, Alexander Grischuk couldn't secure tournament victory at the Petrosian Memorial yet. While he drew with Levon Aronian, runner-up Vladimir Kramnik won against Alexander Morozevich.
The tournament will see the ultimate sh... | Read More
With two rounds to go, Alexander Grischuk has a dominating lead of 1.5 points at the Petrosian Memorial. On Monday, the Russian GM won again: he beat Peter Leko in 33 moves.
In the same round, Boris Gelfand won his first game; he ... | Read More
Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia. The world champion leads 1.5-0.5 after two games.
In a quiet Ruy Lopez (Berlin Defense) the Norwegian started an attack on the en... | Read More
All games in round four of the Petrosian Memorial ended in draws, and so Alexander Grischuk maintained his one-point lead over Vladimir Kramnik.
In some games, the players missed critical tactics.
While most chess fans focused on th... | Read More
The first game of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw.
The opening was a Grünfeld, 5.Bd2 variation. First Anand seemed to have an initiative, then C... | Read More
[This is a letter sent to Chess.com from former World Champion GM Garry Kasparov. We are reprinting it here in its entirety.]
Carlsen-Anand II and the Psychology of the Rematch
By Garry Kasparov
Last year’s first world championship mat... | Read More
Viswanathan Anand will be playing with the white pieces against Magnus Carlsen in game 1 of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia.
This was the result of the drawing of lots, performed during the opening ceremony held on Friday at the&nb... | Read More
UPDATE / EDIT: Contest is over! See full list of those who qualified here, and look for FM Mike Klein's preview post in a couple days!
PRESS RELEASE -- Chess.com LLC has partnered with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his compan... | Read More
In the third round, Alexander Grischuk continued his winning streak at the Petrosian Memorial. The Russian GM beat Alexander Morozevich and increased his lead to a full point.
Is he doing a Caruana? Well, the tournament lasts seven rounds, ... | Read More
This Saturday the World Championship Match starts in Sochi. Most chess fans think that Magnus Carlsen will keep his title, but what about the experts?
In our first preview we listed the match schedule and basics, and then we gave... | Read More
Alexander Grischuk also won his second game at the Petrosian Memorial, against Boris Gelfand, and now the Russian GM has a live rating of 2803.
Ernesto Inarkiev had a rough start; today he lost to Vladimir Kramnik who played a good gam... | Read More
The November FIDE Rating list sees two big changes for Wesley So. Not only has the Filipino grandmaster switched federations to the USA, he also entered the top 10 for the first time.
The new rating list sees few changes at the top. Magnus Carls... | Read More
Today yet another super tournament took off in Moscow: the Tashir Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian.
Alexander Grischuk beat Ernesto Inarkiev, and so he's the leader after round one.
The Petrosian Memorial can be seen as a &l... | Read More
What can we expect from the World Championship Match that starts this Saturday? Most predictions are educated guesses, so now might be a good time to get educated!
You already know the match schedule and basics, and below you'll find the histori... | Read More
Dmitry Andreikin has won the the second FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster drew quickly with Anish Giri in the final round, and his nearest rivals Hikaru Nakamura and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov didn't win thei... | Read More
Dmitry Andreikin has excellent chances to win the second FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster maintained his lead as all games in the penultimate round ended in draws.
Six draws doesn't sound too exciting but the p... | Read More
On Friday, Dmitry Andreikin put an end to Baadur Jobava's cinderella story at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster now tops the leaderboard with two rounds to go.
In the eighth round, there was one more winner:... | Read More
In a week from now the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will be opened in Sochi, Russia.
The first game will be played on Saturday, November 8. Here is a preview!
Last year, Magnus Carlsen gained ... | Read More
He played his last official game of chess in August 2006, but now he's back at the chess board: John Nunn. The English GM and acclaimed author is playing in the 50+ World Seniors in Katerini, Greece.
Image from the World Seniors Facebook page
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