Russian Grandmaster Ivan Popov inched closer to the title after settling for a draw with Yuri Solodovnichenko of Ukraine in the ninth and penultimate round of the premier group of 14th Parsvnath Delhi International chess festival now drawing to a close here. After scoring seven victories on the trot, Popov did not take many chances [...]
World Champion Magnus Carlsen is reviewing the chess year 2015 in a 10-minute video recorded at the Play Magnus headquarters.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the Qatar Masters Chess Open 2015 after defeating the last year winner Yu Yangyi in tie-breaks. Carlsen continued the hot streak after his win in the London Chess Classics. Replay games with analysis Vijay Kumar presents the round 9 video including interviews with Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Surya Sekhar Ganguly [...]
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