World Champion Magnus Carlsen singled out on the top of the standings after five rounds of play in the 2015 Qatar Masters Open. Carlsen defeated Li Chao B of China and is now on 4,5/5 points, half a point ahead of the chasing pack of eight players. Live games with analysis Vijay Kumar presents the [...]
After four rounds of play in the 2015 Qatar Masters Open Magnus Carlsen, Maxim Matlakov and Wesley So have caught up with Anish Giri and Li Chao B on the shared first place with 3,5 points each. In the biggest upset of the day IM N R Vignesh (2422) defeated GM Wei Yi (2730) with [...]
After three rounds of play in the 2015 Qatar Masters Open Anish Giri and Li Chao B maintain the perfect score and are paired to play each other on Wednesday. Full results below. Live games with analysis Vijay Kumar presents the round 3 video including interviews with Anish Giri, S.Mamedyarov, Alexander Ipatov, Pavel Tregubov, Sagar [...]
World champion GM Magnus Carlsen recovered from his round 1 stumble against IM Nino Batsiashvili and won his game with the black pieces against Chithambaram Aravindh.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen experienced a setback already in the first round of the 2015 Qatar Masters Open as he was held to a draw by the Georgian women’s champion IM Nino Batsiashvili. Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Wesley So and Sergey Karjakin won their respective games with ease. But later in the pairings Grandmasters Harikrishna, [...]
The 2015 Qatar Masters Open is organized by Qatar Chess Federation from December 19-30. The event is a 9-round Swiss open tournament for players rated over 2300. The hefty prize fund is in the amount of $130.000 including $27.000 top prize and $8.000 first women prize. The strong field is headed by World champion Magnus [...]
The cast and crew discuss which Sherlock character would win at Cluedo or chess, and why… Programme website: http://bbc.in/1IJbTBZ
Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan goes way back to the end of the longest reign in world championship history: Emanuel Lasker vs. José Raul Capablanca. The match was delayed for years due to The Great War and failed negotiations. Seirawan covers the pivotal Game 5.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen, fresh from winning the London Chess Classic and Grand Chess Tour, is starring in a new commercial video for telecommunications company Altibox. The commercial is a product of cooperation between Altibox and Play Magnus App, as well as between Altibox and Norway Chess Tournament. Norwegian news portal Aftenbladet reports that Altibox [...]
Videos of Stage 2 and Stage 3