One of the most exciting aspects of an open tournament is the upsets. Everyone loves an underdog story, and opens are filled with them!
While most of the favorites continued smoothly in round two at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, a few ... | Read More
Not Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand, nor Pavel Eljanov. The winner of the Keres Memorial rapid tournament, held last weekend in Tallinn, was won by Igor Kovalenko.
The Keres Memorial was held 8-10 January in the Park Inn by Radisson ... | Read More
With a score of 8.0/9 Wang Hao became the convincing winner of the Al Ain Chess Classic in the United Arab Emirates. The Chinese player finished 1.5 points ahead of the pack.
Wang Hao victorious in Al Ain. | Photo WGM Emkhtuul Altan Ul... | Read More
Some parts of Qatar received up to 25mm of rainfall on Friday's rest day, but that didn't lead to many storms on the top boards when action resumed at the 2015 Qatar Masters Open.
After a draw between GM Wesley So and tournament leader GM M... | Read More
If the opening rounds of the 2015 Qatar Masters Open resembled cat-and-mouse with lower-rated opposition, so too did the beginning of World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen's fifth-round game. He waited and waited for ...Be6, then pounced with Nf4 ... | Read More