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Sinquefield Cup – Round 8

Sinquefield Cup – Round 8

Round eight of the Sinquefield Cup did not bring any changes to the top of the leaderboard. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian all drew their games and remain ahead of the field by half a point. Sergey Karjakin had the only decisive result of the round and has joined Magnus Carlsen in the [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 7

Sinquefield Cup – Round 7

As we inch closer and closer to the grand finale, the competition for first place is getting close. As Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s preparation failed to bring him home the full point, he was joined by Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand, both of whom won their games. The three are leading the tournament with 4.5/7 and are [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 6

Sinquefield Cup – Round 6

The day after the rest day produced only one decisive game but quite a lot of action! Levon Aronian took advantage of Wesley So’s poor form and won the game in style, which improved his position in the standings. Magnus Carlsen, who is chasing the leader by half a point, gave his all to close [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 5

Sinquefield Cup – Round 5

Round 5 of the Sinquefield Cup was the final round before the day off and the players certainly gave their all. The most remarkable games were played by the current and former World Champions. Viswanathan Anand played a sparkling sacrifice, completely demolishing Fabiano Caruana and winning in style. Magnus Carlsen was able to shake off [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 4

Sinquefield Cup – Round 4

The hard-fought game between Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave produced the sole leader of the tournament for the first time. Far from the perfect, the game was a rollercoaster ride which started as advantageous for Carlsen but several mistakes later ended in Vachier-Lagrave’s favor. Clearly a heartbreaking loss for the World Champion, who needs to [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 3

Sinquefield Cup – Round 3

Today was the most peaceful round so far with all draws, but the results don’t tell the entire story! Maxime Vachier-Lagrave had a dominating position against Peter Svidler, but one slip allowed his opponent to solve all his problems tactically. Fabiano Caruana also had great winning chances against Ian Nepomniachtchi but the position was very [...]

Sinquefield Cup – Round 1

Sinquefield Cup – Round 1

Day one of the first classical event of the Grand Chess Tour was full of fighting chess and decisive results. Even with slower time controls, it is clear that the players came to play. Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Sergey Karjakin started the tournament off well as they defeated their opponents in a fine manner. [...]

FIDE World Cup 2017

FIDE World Cup 2017

World Chess Champion participates in the tournament for the first time in the history of the Chess World Cup.

Dortmund Chess 2017 LIVE!

Dortmund Chess 2017 LIVE!

Dortmund Chess 2017 will be an eight player single round robin event that will take place from 15-23rd July. It includes GM Vladimir Kramnik, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek, GM Dmitry Andreikin, GM Wang Yue, GM Vladimir Fedoseev, and GM Matthias Blubaum. Live games with analysis will be daily on [...]

Kramnik to take the number 1 spot from Carlsen in Dortmund?

Kramnik to take the number 1 spot from Carlsen in Dortmund?

Kramnik is showing his best chess

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