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  • Today, May 21st, 2024

  • Salamanca Chess Festival: Adams, Muzychuk and Ponomariov amid strong field (ChessBase News)

    The seventh edition of the Salamanca Chess Festival takes place on May 21-25 at the “Centro Internacional del Español” in the city’s prestigious university. The Masters Tournament, including Michael Adams, Mariya Muzychuk and Ruslan Ponomariov, kicks off on Wednesday. The tournament, featuring...

  • Sharjah: Daneshvar takes down Aravindh, Shankland beats Niemann (ChessBase News)

    Round 7 of the Sharjah Masters saw former sole leader Aravindh Chithambaram losing his game with white against Iranian GM Bardiya Daneshvar, the 50th seed in the event. Daneshvar thus leapfrogged Aravindh in the standings, as he is now sharing the lead with Sam Shankland. Shankland defeated his...

  • Yesterday, May 20th, 2024

  • Wild Ttmes in Sharjah (ChessBase News)

    In any sport, the win can be the result of a mistake, and a player's exploitation of it! The time has come to cut out the funny business, quit over-thinking, and go mate your opponent. There's no better way to claim a quick victory than an efficient, well-executed attack. But then you need to...

  • Magnus Carlsen triumphs in Casablanca Chess Variant Tournament (ChessBase News)

    Magnus Carlsen scored 4½/6 points to claim outright victory in the inaugural edition of the Casablanca Chess Tournament. On the second day of action, Carlsen beat Bassem Amin and signed draws against Hikaru Nakamura and Vishy Anand. Nakamura finished in second place with 3½ points. | Photo:...

  • Sunday, May 19th, 2024

  • Sharjah: Aravindh keeps sole lead, six players a half point back (ChessBase News)

    Draws on the top three boards in round 6 of the Sharjah Masters allowed Aravindh Chithambaram to keep the sole lead in the standings. Arjun Erigaisi and Alexey Sarana grabbed full points to join the chasing pack, which now includes six players. Meanwhile, fourth seed Teimour Radjabov obtained a...

  • Casablanca Chess: Carlsen beats Nakamura and Anand, leads (ChessBase News)

    Casablanca Chess made a strong impression on the first day of play in Morocco. The innovative format, where games start in positions selected from historical encounters, brought excitement to both participants and spectators. Following three rounds, Magnus Carlsen is leading with 2½ points after...

  • The Monthly Dragon - The curious move Ne4?! (ChessBase News)

    The Sicilian Dragon is full of options for White, after the first 8-12 moves have been played. One of them is, to place the Knight on e4. But is this a good idea for White? Chris Ward doesn't think so, and shows us a couple of ideas for Black to deal with this unusual progression. Luckily, a...

  • Sharjah: Aravindh sole leader after beating Salem (ChessBase News)

    Aravindh Chithambaram became the first sole leader at the 2024 Sharjah Masters after beating Saleh Salem in Saturday’s fifth round. The 24-year-old Indian GM has so far collected 4½ points and stands a half point ahead of a 4-player chasing pack consisting of Amin Tabatabaei, Hans Niemann, Sam...

  • Saturday, May 18th, 2024

  • A Heavy Theoretical Battle (ChessBase News)

    Two years ago Eftratios Grival, grandmaster and international chess trainer, published a large volume (520 pages, Thinkers Publishing), called ‘The Grivas Anti-Sicilian Bible’ – a necessary companion to ‘The Modernized Grivas Sicilian' (512 pages). In the 7th Sharjah Masters-Challengers Grivas...

  • Casablanca Chess - Live! (ChessBase News)

    Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand and Bassem Amin are testing the Casablanca Chess Variant in Morocco, as they play rapid games (15+10) starting from carefully selected positions derived from historical games. Rounds 1-3 take place on Saturday, while rounds 4-6 take place on...

  • Morocco Chess Week kicks off in Casablanca (ChessBase News)

    The 2024 edition of Morocco Chess Week started in Casablanca with the official opening ceremony at the Casablanca Stock Exchange. The main attraction is the Casablanca Chess Tournament, featuring Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, and Amin Bassem. They will try out the novel...

  • Friday, May 17th, 2024

  • Sharjah: Three co-leaders, Tabatatabei misses big chance (ChessBase News)

    Draws on boards 1-4 in Friday’s fourth round at the Sharjah Masters allowed Hans Niemann, Aravindh Chithambaram and Saleh Salem to remain as co-leaders atop the standings. Twelve players now stand a half point behind, including Arjun Erigaisi, Alexey Sarana and Vladimir Fedoseev, who all won in...

  • Grivas on Underdog Crushes! (ChessBase News)

    It is a great way to study chess: follow the notes of a world-class coach, analysing an exciting game from a running event, click on the notation to get a special replayer, where you can start an engine that will assist you in your own analysis, and study the strategy that brought about the final...

  • Magnus Carlsen will play in the German Bundesliga! (ChessBase News)

    In Germany, the name FC St. Pauli has a special ring to it. Located near Hamburg's famous red light district, the club has a reputation for having a strong social culture and is one of Germany's most famous football clubs. Last season, St. Pauli's footballers and chess players enjoyed great...

  • Thursday, May 16th, 2024

  • Sharjah: Salem beats Fedoseev in wild encounter (ChessBase News)

    Hans Niemann, Aravindh Chithambaram and Saleh Salem have perfect scores after three rounds at the 88-player Sharjah Masters. In Thursday’s round 3, Niemann got the better of Nikolas Theodorou (who came from upsetting Arjun Erigaisi), Aravindh beat Marcin Krzyzanowski, and Salem defeated ninth...

  • FIDE International Chess Day Art Contest announced (ChessBase News)

    The World Chess Federation FIDE, which stands for Fédération Internationale des Échecs, was founded on 20 July 1924 in Paris, France, and is celebrating its centenary this year - with many interesting events. One of them is the "International Chess Day Art Competition". It takes place on FIDE's...

  • Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

  • Firouzja takes down Carlsen to win Chess.com Classic (ChessBase News)

    Alireza Firouzja beat Magnus Carlsen to claim overall victory in the second event of the 2024 Champions Chess Tour, the Chess.com Classic. Since Firouzja reached the deciding match from the lower bracket, beating Carlsen in the 4-game Grand Final only forced a Reset — which the youngster went on...

  • Sharjah Masters - Live! (ChessBase News)

    From Dubai to Sharjah - many of the grandmasters who played in the Dubai Open have made their way to Sharjah and are now taking part in the Sharjah Masters, which has an even stronger line-up. Arjun Erigaisi leads the starting rank in a tournament including over 80 participating grandmasters. The...

  • Sharjah Masters: Erigaisi starts with a win to become India's number one (ChessBase News)

    Defending champion Arjun Erigaisi tops the seeding list at the 7th Sharjah Masters and in the opening round on Tuesday he defeated Eltaj Safarli. With this win Erigaisi overtook Gukesh in the live rankings and is now India's new number one - at least for one day. | Photos: ChessBase India

  • Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

  • Chess.com Classic: MVL beats So in exciting confrontation, wins Division II (ChessBase News)

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave prevailed in an exciting pair of matches against Wesley So to win Division II of the Chess.com Classic. So reached the Grand Final by winning the losers’ bracket, which meant he needed to beat MVL twice to claim the title. The US grandmaster did win the first 4-game match...

  • Monday, May 13th, 2024

  • Your chance: Everything 25% off on Discount Day May 2024 (ChessBase News)

    Today we are offering you a 25% price reduction on everything. That includes software, services, video courses, the ChessBase Account – everything, (except prints, vouchers and ducats)!. There are some very interesting new products, like the newly published standard work on opening theory: the...

  • Sunday, May 12th, 2024

  • Carlsen astonishes: 10 wins in a row grant him Superbet Poland triumph (ChessBase News)

    Magnus Carlsen did it again! Despite entering the final day of blitz at a 2½-point distance from sole leader Wei Yi, the Norwegian scored 7 wins in a row (he had finished Saturday’s session with 3 consecutive wins) to overtake the Chinese GM and eventually claim outright victory at the Superbet...

  • Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A miniature in the Trompowsky (ChessBase News)

    In his new Fast & Furious episode, Robert Ris analyses a 21-move miniature obtained out of a Trompowsky Attack. The game was played in Warsaw between R Praggnanandhaa and Anish Giri. | Fast & Furious is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

  • Saturday, May 11th, 2024

  • Superbet Poland: Wei widens the gap in two-horse race (ChessBase News)

    Wei Yi had yet another imposing performance on day 4 of the Superbet event in Poland, as he now stands a full 2½ points ahead of second-placed Magnus Carlsen in the tournament table. Wei scored 7½/9 in the first half of the blitz section, despite starting the day with a loss against D Gukesh....

  • Svitlana's Smart Moves - Best tactics from Biel (ChessBase News)

    Svitlana and Arne will participate in the Biel International Chess Festival this year! Last year, the masters section had some stunning tactics on the board, and Svitlana picked some of her favourites for your delight. Le Quang Liem, who won the last two events consecutively, has played the...

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