After three rounds GMs Laurent Fressinet and Jon Ludvig Hammer top the standings at the EnterCard Chess Qualifier for the 2015 Norway Chess tournament. GM Magnus Carlsen has a new role there: he is a commentator.
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GM Fabiano Caruana will switch federations from Italy to the USA. This was announced by the USCF and later confirmed by Caruana on Twitter.
Half a year after GM Wesley So changed federations to the USA, it... | Read More
“Arguably the best-ever chess-themed film,” wrote GM Ian Rogers about The Dark Horse, a film about courage and hope (and chess!) that is currently playing in European cinemas.
The Dark Horse (IMDB, 2014) is a New Zealand drama f... | Read More
GM Hikaru Nakamura and the "other" Kacparov, IM Kacper Drozdowski, tied for first with 7.5/9 in Titled Tuesday 9 today. Without a bit of fortune, or in Nakamura's case, misfortune, Nakamura would have been clear of everyone.
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“People are too inconsistent, but I don’t understand why,” said GM Magnus Carlsen yesterday in an interview with NRK. He still did not want to reveal his new second — a 2700 player who...plays decent basketball.
A p... | Read More