It took more than six hours today, but "Groundhog Day" in St. Louis is over.
At the 2016 Candidates' Tournament, GM Anish Giri went a perfect 14-for-14 on draws. For 2.9 rounds, the field of 10 at the 2016 Sinquefield Cup unintentional... | Read More
Many cultures have nationally popular strategy games, but rarely do top chess players "cross the streams" and take other games seriously.
That's not true of GMs Tiger Hillarp Persson and Alexander Morozevich, who long ago claimed ... | Read More
The spell has been broken. Today, Hikaru Nakamura finally managed to beat Magnus Carlsen in a classical game, at the Bilbao Masters. As the other two games were drawn, Nakamura leads the tournament.
For the ninth time, Bilbao is h... | Read More
Starting this Wednesday, Magnus Carlsen will be back at the chessboard in Bilbao, Spain where he will face five tough rivals: Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Sergey Karjakin and Wei Yi.
After two quiet weeks, there's plenty of ... | Read More
In a performance that silenced all doubters (if any existed), Magnus Carlsen scored a mountain of unanswered points to win his quarterfinal Blitz Battle match against Tigran Petrosian 21 to 4.
Lest anyone think that Petrosian was not a... | Read More