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Tata Steel 2019

Tata Steel 2019

The first super tournament of the year is about to start

GM Leinier Domínguez Joins US Chess Federation

GM Leinier Domínguez Joins US Chess Federation

The US Chess Federation is pleased to announce that Grandmaster (GM) Leinier Domínguez, originally from Cuba and currently living in Miami, Florida, has successfully switched federations from the Cuban Chess Federation and will now play under the United States flag. Domínguez says, “I am very excited about this new stage in my career and I [...]

Nakamura wins Grand Chess Tour Final with dramatic last-round blitz victory

Nakamura wins Grand Chess Tour Final with dramatic last-round blitz victory

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura defeated Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the London Chess Classic and Grand Chess Tour Final by the super-slim margin of 15-13 – the win of a single blitz game – after a nail-biting sequence of seven draws. After several rapid and blitz games where the difference between the two players hardly ever [...]

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura draw game 2, setting up Rapid and Blitz showdown

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura draw game 2, setting up Rapid and Blitz showdown

Accurate defensive play and good endgame technique once again featured in the second Classical Game of the London Chess Classic Final, with Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave drawing after 53 moves of an evenly-contested Ruy Lopez Berlin Wall variation. As in Game 1, Black demonstrated full equality in a well-trodden main line of the queenless [...]

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura tie game 1 of Final

Vachier-Lagrave & Nakamura tie game 1 of Final

• France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and American Hikaru Nakamura split the honours in a keenly contested Main Line Grunfeld in Game 1 of the London Chess Classic Final, the concluding event of the Grand Chess Tour, which was played at the Olympia Conference Centre. • The result ratchets up the tension for Game 2, which will [...]

Nakamura & Vachier-Lagrave qualify for Grand Chess Tour final

Nakamura & Vachier-Lagrave qualify for Grand Chess Tour final

• Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave qualify for the London Chess Classic Final, the concluding event of the Grand Chess Tour, after a pulsating day of Rapid and Blitz, beating Fabiano Caruana and Levon Aronian, respectively. • Nakamura and MVL both take the lead in the Rapid games, then clinch their places in the Final [...]

Caruana narrowly misses #1 spot

Caruana narrowly misses #1 spot

• World Championship challenger Fabiano Caruana is held to a draw by Hikaru Nakamura in the first semi-final game of the London Chess Classic, the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour, despite coming close to a decisive kingside attack on multiple occasions. • The result leaves Caruana still just short of World Champion Magnus [...]

British Knockout Championship semi-finals

British Knockout Championship semi-finals

• England top 4 Mickey Adams, David Howell, Gawain Jones and Luke McShane all negotiate their way through a tough quarter-final stage to qualify for the British Knockout Championship semi-finals. • David Howell triumphs eventually over IM Ravi Haria in a rapid playoff, despite almost coming to grief in the first Classical game. • Semi-Finals [...]

Pro-Biz Cup: Caruana & Kasparov head star-studded line-up

Pro-Biz Cup: Caruana & Kasparov head star-studded line-up

This prestigious event will feature World Championship Challenger Fabiano Caruana, back in action in London just days after his gripping match with Magnus Carlsen.

London Chess Classic 2018

London Chess Classic 2018

Fans eager for more fabulous top-class chess after the World Championship in London need look no further than the London Chess Classic, where the valiant challenger, Fabiano Caruana, will be back in town for a showdown with three of the world’s most exciting players from December 11-17, thanks to support from our new sponsor, The [...]

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