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Mamedyarov -- Caruana, Tata Steel 2016

Can Fabiano Caruana catch Carlsen? With three rounds to play, Fabiano Caruana stand one-half point behind Magnus Carlsen in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. In today's games, Carlsen has White against Hou Yifan. She opted for a Petroff Defense, which often functions well as a drawing weapon. Show More Summary

Navara -- Caruana, Tata Steel 2016

2 weeks agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

At the Tata Steel Masters Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, David Navara assisted Magnus Carlsen today. After an opening novelty, Navara maintained pressure against Fabiano Caruana throughout the game. Caruana had several opportunities toShow More Summary

Caruana -- Ding, Tata Steel 2016

2 weeks agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

After six rounds, three players shared the lead. Two play each other in round seven. Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Ding Liren shared first place with 4/6. In round seven, Caruana -- Ding was an important game.Caruana won the game!I...Show More Summary

Carlsen -- Tomashevsky, Tata Steel 2016

2 weeks agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

A London Model Game Magnus Carlsen does not have an ambitious opening repertoire. Rather, he consistently reaches a playable middlegame outside of any deep opening preparation of his opponent and then plays chess until there are no resources left in the position. Show More Summary

Magnus Carlsen: Champion of commercial success!

When Magnus Carlsen won the World Chess Championship from Viswanthan Anand, the chess world thought that the Norwegian would take chess to new heights of visibility. The truth is that while Carlsen has been on a number of television appearances and had a professional modeling gig, this has not translated into sponsors knocking down the […]

Carlsen wins London Classic…GrandTour!

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour by winning the London Chess Classic on tiebreaks. It was a rather austere series for Carlsen garnering an efficient +1 over the three events. He was helped by his high-scoring performances in Sinquefield and London. Indeed there were some disgruntled fans and […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #9)

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #9: Saturday, 13 December 2015 Anish Giri 1-0 Hikaru Nakamura Veselin Topalov ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Michael Adams Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Viswanathan Anand Carlsen essayed 1.Nf3, but the game ended up in a Sicilian. Grischuk missed his chances in the end when zeitnot came back to haunt […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #7)

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #7: Friday, 11 December 2015 Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Anish Giri Viswanathan Anand 0-1 M Vachier-Lagrave Michael Adams ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Levon Aronian 1-0 Veselin Topalov Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Hikaru Nakamura The world’s top ten is packed with only 20 Elo points between the 2-10 positions. Magnus Carlsen was still on top despite losing a […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #6)

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #6: Wednesday, 10 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ Levon Aronian Veselin Topalov ½-½ Michael Adams Alexander Grischuk 1-0 Viswanathan Anand M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Fabiano Caruana A very interesting scenario. Well done!Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Not the game of the round, but a classic shot.Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Games of […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #5)

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #5: Tuesday, 8 December 2015 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Anish Giri Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Viswanathan Anand 1-0 Veselin Topalov Michael Adams ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura Levon Aronian ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Anand played a nice game today against Veselin Topalov. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Games of Round #5 Standings after Round #5 1st-3rd: Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #4)

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #4: Tuesday, 7 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Levon Aronian Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Michael Adams Hikaru Nakamura 1-0 Viswanathan Anand Veselin Topalov ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Alexander Grischuk ½-½ M Vachier-Lagrave Girl plays 1.Nc3 for ceremonial move. Would Carlsen keep that move? Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. It is disrespectful to call Anand anyone’s ‘client’ but […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #3)

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #3: Sunday, 6 December 2015 Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Anish Giri Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 Veselin Topalov Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura Viswanathan Anand ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Michael Adams ½-½ Levon Aronian Former World Champion missed his chances against a Berlin. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. There are certain opening trends in top level chess. Over the […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #2)

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #2: Saturday, 5 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Michael Adams Levon Aronian ½-½ Viswanathan Anand Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ M Vachier-Lagrave Veselin Topalov ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Damp squib today in anticipated matchup. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Today’s games were easy to report on because there was not much action. Nakamura-MVL […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #1)

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Round #1: Friday, 4 December 2015 Veselin Topalov 0-1 Anish Giri Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Levon Aronian Viswanathan Anand ½-½ Michael Adams 2015 London Classic participants:...Show More Summary

Something incredibly rare happened at the biggest chess tournament in US history

The 2015 Sinquefield Cup is about to wrap up in St. Louis. It now looks like Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian, who narrowly lost the winner's trophy to current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen at the Sinquefield Cup in 2013, will take home home the crown. Aronian has a full point lead going into the round 9, the final round of classical chess. Show More Summary

Magnus Carlsen vs Wili Schlage

White to play Schlage - Ahues, Berlin 1921 So he’s on the way back. Carlsen’s win over Grischuk yesterday wasn’t the most convincing game he's played but I’m sure he’ll give not the slightest of shits about that. This was a case of any win will do. Show More Summary

24-year-old played 3 chess games at once, blindfolded, and still won them all

Magnus Carlsen is the No. 1 ranked chess grandmaster in the world. These three men are not. There's only so much preparation one can do to face off against Carlsen. Even after blindfolding him and cutting his time drastically (he played...Show More Summary

Watch 24-year-old chess champ Magnus Carlsen destroy three players simultaneously — while blindfolded

Twenty-four-year-old chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen destroyed three opponents simultaneously while playing blindfolded in a timed match earlier this month at the Sohn Conference in New York City. Carlsen's challengers included Wall...Show More Summary

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen told us how he decides to make a move, and it's not what we expected

I'd always heard that what makes a chess player great is an ability to "see" several moves ahead in their mind's eye. I always took this to mean that when a great player is about to make a move, something like a video would play in their...Show More Summary

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