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Final 2018 GCT Participants and Playing Schedules (for Paris and Leuven)

Final 2018 GCT Participants and Playing Schedules (for Paris and Leuven)

Final 2018 GCT Participants and Playing Schedules (for Paris and Leuven) The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is pleased to release the names of the nine (9) players that have signed full GCT Tour contracts for the 2018 GCT Tour. GM Viswanathan Anand (IND) GM Levon Aronian (ARM) GM Fabiano Caruana (USA) GM Alexander Grischuk (RUS) [...]

2018 Berlin Candidates LIVE (blog and updates)

2018 Berlin Candidates LIVE (blog and updates)

Live blog from Berlin

33rd GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 – Bobby Fischer Memorial live

33rd GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 – Bobby Fischer Memorial live

The 33rd GAMMA Reykjavik Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 6-14 March 2018. The event gathers together around 250 players, including 2700 players Eljanov and Rapport. The top prize is €5,000. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second [...]

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

The players for this years GRENKE Chess Classic were revealed. The tournament will be held from 31 March-09 April, 2018. Venue: Schwarzwaldhallte Karlsruhe (Round 1 to 3), Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden (Round 4 to 9) Time control: 100 min/40 moves + 50 min/20 moves + 15 min/rest of the game with a 30 sec increment from [...]

2018 Candidates Tournament

2018 Candidates Tournament

The 2018 Candidates Chess Tournament will take place 10-28 March in Berlin. The prize fund will total €420,000, or an estimated $500,000 at the current exchange rate. In addition to €420,000, the prize will also include 10% of the pay-per-view revenues from the event. The winner will get a chance to fight for the World [...]

2018 Grand Chess Tour Participants

2018 Grand Chess Tour Participants

The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is pleased to announce the list of players that have been invited to participate as full tour participants for the 2018 GCT. The 2018 GCT event dates and tour point regulations have also now been finalized and are detailed below. A total of 10 players have been offered full tour [...]

Tata Steel Chess 2018 LIVE!

Tata Steel Chess 2018 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Start of 80th edition Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Start of 80th edition Tata Steel Chess Tournament

The 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament has started today. The jubilee event has a strong field of participants, which should yield exciting and surprising matches. The only two grandmasters ever to win the tournament five times, world champion Carlsen and his predecessor Anand, are both participating. The latter has just won the [...]

Fabiano Caruana wins London Chess Classic

Fabiano Caruana wins London Chess Classic

The overall winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour was none other than World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who won a clutch game with black pieces against Levon Aronian. This is his second Grand Chess Tour win.

London Chess Classic – Round 8

London Chess Classic – Round 8

Round eight of the London Chess Classic started slowly with three early draws but then took a dramatic turn of events that changed the nature of the tournament. Tournament co-leader Fabiano Caruana felt comfortable with his draw believing that a plus two score is needed to at least tie for first. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who needs [...]

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