Chess24 : US
14h12 03  mars
Praggnanandhaa, Gukesh & co. in Vidit Chess Tour Finals
The Vidit Chess Tour Finals start Thursday with Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa and Raunak Sadhwani, who all became grandmasters before the age of 14, among those fighting it out for 8 places in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Indian qualifier later this year. The 16 players in the knockout, to be played...
Try out the new chess24 Playzone
Today we opened up the new chess24 Playzone to all Premium members. It’s by no means a finished product, but we’d love to have your feedback on what we hope will be a much faster, more enjoyable experience. There’s dark mode, resizable boards, a much improved mobile experience as...
Carlsen’s 117th time as world number one as Van Foreest & Esipenko join 2700 club
The Tata Steel Chess Masters was among the few events to count towards FIDE’s March 2021 Rating List that was published on Monday. Ratings winners Jorden van Foreest ( 30 to 2701) and Andrey Esipenko ( 24 to 2701) are new entries in the 2700 club, while Magnus Carlsen’s disappointing 6th place led...
10h50 01  mars
Checkmate The Queen’s Gambit & Anya Taylor-Joy win Golden Globes
The Queen’s Gambit Netflix series has won the Golden Globe for the Best TV Limited Series while Anya Taylor-Joy, who starred as chess prodigy Beth Harmon, took home her first Golden Globe as Best Actress. Anya, who faced stiff competition from Cate Blanchett (Miss America) and Nicole Kidman ...
rdquo; Thank you very much’: David Anton and Anish Giri win chess24 vote to play in next Tour even
Anish Giri and David Anton are the names chess24 members chose to play in the next event on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The pair won the Premium vote and will lock horns in the 16-player tournament, stage four of the Tour, when it gets under way on March 13.
12h45 28  février
Magnus Carlsen: ” I just want to win one more tournament ’
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen hasn’t won a tournament since Altibox Norway Chess in mid-October, and even then a last-round loss to Levon Aronian took some of the gloss off the win. In the aftermath of losing the final of the Opera Euro Rapid to Wesley So, Magnus talked to Ilya Levitov...
08h40 27  février
Estonian GM Ottomar Ladva wins partypoker Super High Roller, turning 530 into 525,089
23-year-old grandmaster and 4-time Estonian Champion Ottomar Ladva just won partypoker’s Super High Roller after beating one of the best poker players in the world, Justin Bonomo, in the heads-up final
08h59 26  février
Levon Aronian switches to the USA
World no. 6 Levon Aronian has confirmed the bombshell news that he’s going to switch to the USA, relocating to Saint Louis with support from Rex Sinquefield. The Armenian star, who led his nation of just 3 million people to an incredible trio of Olympiad victories in 2006, 2008 and 2012,...
21h34 25  février
Carlsen & Firouzja back for Norway Chess in May
Magnus Carlsen will be out to defend his Altibox Norway Chess title just 7 months after the 2020 tournament ended, with the organisers planning to return to a 10-player global event in May with the likes of Ding Liren and Wesley So back in Stavanger. There are more World Champions in action, with...
2021 Chess Calendar
The 2020 Chess Calendar was laid to waste by the coronavirus epidemic, though the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour and other online events rose from the ashes. 2021 is guaranteed to see the 1.5 million Champions Chess Tour played out in monthly events until the Grand Final in September, but if the virus...
13-year-old Marc Maurizzi scores 2nd GM norm
It’s been a tough year for chess prodigies, but 13-year-old Corsican Marc’Andria Maurizzi is one good result away from the grandmaster title after finishing unbeaten on 6.5 9 in the Barcelona GM Tournament held from 16-24 February. That saw him take 2nd place behind 2016 French Champion Matthieu...
08h41 24  février
Anish Giri: ’People are taking the World Champion title too seriously’
Dutch no. 1 Anish Giri was in fine form when he played Banter Blitz yesterday, both with his blitz chess - he won all 16 games against chess24 users - and with his banter, where topics ranged from humour in chess to the likely future World Chess Champion and whether the title still matters....
15h54 23  février
Chigorin’s Checkmates
Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908) is one of the founding fathers of Russian chess. He lost two matches for the World Chess Championship title against the first official champion Wilhelm Steinitz, in 1889 and 1892. A highly creative player, he enjoyed a long and successful chess career, despite dying at...
21h53 22  février
Grenke Bank win World Corporate Chess Championship
Alina Kashlinskaya and Inna Agrest grabbed the wins as Grenke Bank, led by Georg Meier, overcame Ian Nepomniachtchi’s SBER on Sunday to win the 1st FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship. 288 teams had been whittled down to just eight before the final day, and in the end the top two...
ChessBase’s Fat Fritz 2 condemned as ” rip-off’ Stockfish clone
Stockfish and Leela Chess Zero developers have joined together with Lichess to condemn what they see as false advertising by ChessBase of the recently released Fat Fritz 2 chess software. The promotional material suggests the chess engine included with the software is “the new number 1”...