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America’s Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis

America’s Rising Chess Stars Converge in Saint Louis

The skilled and competitive new generation of chess talent will compete for the U.S. Junior and U.S. Girls’ Junior Chess Championship titles at the Saint Louis Chess Club from July 11-21, 2018. The two 10-player fields are filled with young prodigies who are ready to test their mettle in 9 rounds of classical chess. For [...]

Hikaru Nakamura showed off his nerves of steel today and emerged as the winner of the 2018 Paris Grand Chess Tour. The American is no stranger to the winner’s circle as he has previously won the 2016 edition a full point ahead of Magnus Carlsen. He earned $37,500 and 13 tour points for his efforts. [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 3 Recap

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 3 Recap

Wesley So won the rapid portion of Paris Grand Chess Tour after drawing all his games today. However, unlike in Leuven where he had a three-point lead over the field going into the blitz, he only has a one-point lead now, thus putting himself in a more vulnerable position. Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura are [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2 Recap

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2 Recap

After three more days of rapid, Wesley So emerged as the sole leader of the tournament. He is now a full point ahead of the field, with Levon Aronian and Sergy Karjakin trailing him closely. Both So and Karjakin had an excellent showing today, scoring 2.5/3 points. The Russian grandmaster expressed that his rival is [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap

Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap

Three days after the conclusion of Your Next move, the players continued on to Paris for the second leg of Grand Chess Tour. The wildcard for this event is former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, who was also a wildcard in last year’s edition. After three rounds of rapid, Wesley So, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour 2018

Paris Grand Chess Tour  2018

The Paris Grand Chess Tour is the 2nd of 5 stages of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, in which 9 of the world’s best players and wild cards will play for a total prize fund of $1.2 million. Wesley So won the first event in Leuven. The Paris event takes place in the studios of [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 1 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 1 Recap

There was a big shake up in the standings after a full day of blitz. Wesley So still leads the tournament but his lead has narrowed to only one and a half points. The 2016 World Blitz Champion Sergey Karjakin dominated the day by scoring 6.5 points out of 9. He is now tied for [...]

US Olympic Teams Set: “I Like Our Chances to Repeat”

US Olympic Teams Set: “I Like Our Chances to Repeat”

The 2018 US Olympic teams are set, with a formidable Open squad featuring three of the top ten players in the World, including World Championship Challenger Fabiano Caruana. Two years ago, the team captured gold medals in Baku, for the first time since 1976. Team captain IM John Donaldson told US Chess: I like the [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2 Recap

Day two of Your Next Move was all about Wesley So, as the American keeps showing excellent form and has extended his lead to two points. Levon Aronian had a strong showing and is the next closest to the leader. He is one win away from catching So and is a full point ahead of [...]

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap by Tatev Abrahamyan The first leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, Your Next Move, kicked off in Lueven, Belgium today with three rapid games. After three rounds, Wesley So emerged as a clear leader with two wins and one draw. Interestingly enough, last year [...]

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