After a shaky first day, top seed GM Hikaru Nakamura, dug deep in his back pocket and found his form in day two of the Ultimate Blitz Challenge. Scoring 6.0/9, Nakamura finished a clear point ahead of the field and further cemented his r... | Read More
With a crushing victory over Vladimir Kramnik, Magnus Carlsen increased his lead at the Altibox Norway Chess to a full point on Wednesday. Levon Aronian, Carlsen's opponent tomorrow, joined the group of players who tie for second place b... | Read More
It was not a good day to be the king, or queen, at the 2016 U.S. Championship. The two 2015 title winners, GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Irina Krush, both drew, and saw the visage of the leaders get a little fuzzier at day's end.
Nakamura had t... | Read More
Using a setup popularized by Alexander Morozevich, Pentala Harikrishna came close to beating Nils Grandelius, but at the end of the day all games at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament ended in draws.
The stand... | Read More
Update: Video interviews with Caruana and Krush added.
It's hard to say which was more declarative Sunday at the 2016 U.S. Championship: GM Fabiano Caruana's play, or his manager's praise.
The U.S. number one and new world number two, Car... | Read More