It’s tough to beat the chess hustlers in New York City’s parks—unless you’re the best chess player in the world. Read more...
Magnus Carlsen takes on some unsuspecting chess hustlers, while Liv Tyler watches.
Norwegian grandmaster and world champion Magnus Carlsen was in New York and went to watch the old guys playing chess in the park. One of them beat his manager pretty badly, so Carlsen sat down and proceeded to checkmate in ten moves....Show More Summary
Stephen Morris (Letters, 17 September) claims that while backgammon requires great skill, as a dice game it also involves luck – unlike chess. But top chess players, including reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen, would beg to differ. Show More Summary
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, who has pretty much dominated international chess for several years and enjoys all but iconic status in his home country Norway, has stirred a controversy in the local media with his unexpected political statements.
With the World Champion Magnus Carlsen dropping out of the Grand Chess Tour to prepare for the World Championship in November and Vladimir Kramnik dropping out for what is presumed to be health issues, the Sinquefield Cup will be missing two legendary attractions, but will still be a powerful event. The American triad of Fabiano […]
magnus carlsen sings Payet chant, june 2016 Payet is King Dimitri Payet’s popularity transcends football at this point. He’s been making moves in the chess world too. You got that? Moves? He has. World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was literally singing his praises tonight. After Payet had smacked in a stunning winner for Les Bleus […]
When do you resign?I resign when I know that I could flip the board around and beat Magnus Carlsen. At that point, there is nothing left for me to learn from playing on.There are times when I might resign early, and other times when I might resign late. Show More Summary
Last year, Anish Giri wrote a book titled, “After Magnus: Who can detrone the World Chess Champion?” In this slender book, he gave profiles of 10 players whom he thought could possibly unseat Magnus Carlsen. There was one omission… no, not him. It was Sergey Karjakin! Perhaps many overlooked the Ukranian transplant and had Fabiano […]
Using behind-the-scenes footage shot over the past decade, Magnus is a feature-length documentary about reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen. From a young age Magnus Carlsen had aspirations of becoming a champion chess player. Show More Summary
The final and deciding chess games are today, 8 a.m. EST, with Caruana and Karjakin in the lead and fortuitously playing each other in the final round. The winner has the right to play Magnus Carlsen for the world championship in New...Show More Summary
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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
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
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]