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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 [...]

Gawain Jones wins 2018 British Knockout Championship

Gawain Jones wins 2018 British Knockout Championship

Gawain Jones on Monday ensured his victory in the British Knockout Championship with 2 Rapid wins over fellow English GM Luke McShane, taking him to an insurmountable 17-3 lead without any need for points in the Blitz portion of the match. In the first Rapid game, McShane – desperately needing a win to get back [...]

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 [...]

Gawain Jones storms into lead in British Knockout Championship Final

Gawain Jones storms into lead in British Knockout Championship Final

Gawain Jones on Sunday stormed into a 6-point lead in the British Knockout Championship Final, dispatching Luke McShane with a neat combination starting with 25 Bxf7+ that left his fellow English GM a pawn down with a hopeless position. Out of an equal French Tarrasch, Jones as White banked on a well-placed central bishop to [...]

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 [...]

British Knockout Chess Championship

British Knockout Chess Championship

• Gawain Jones becomes the first player in the British KO Quarter-Finals to pull ahead with a smooth victory in Game 1 over IM Alan Merry. • England No. 1 Mickey Adams is held to a draw by Simon Williams in a sharp Queen’s Gambit. • David Howell barely escapes defeat at the hands of [...]

North American Open 2018

North American Open 2018

The 28th Annual North American Open will be held from 26-30 December, 2018, at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (December 26-30) with FIDE [...]

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