June 2022

2022 FIDE Candidates Round 11, Nepomniachtchi-Firouzja
With a big win against Alireza Firouzja in round 11, Ian Nepomniachtchi’s smile is almost wider than his lead. GM Jacob Aagaard provides his daily...
2022 FIDE Candidates, Ian Nepomniachtchi walks through the playing hall
After the round 10 games today for the 2022 FIDE Candidates Tournament, Ian Nepomniachtchi is floating further forward from the pack. GM Jacob Aagaard...
Chess Underground Gopal Menon
Shrek vs. Beth Harmon in a 24-game match; a philosophical discussion of chess Twitter; psychology, mind games, and stare-downs; and the return of...
2022 FIDE Candidates, Round 9, Nepo Looks On
Round after round, Ian Nepomniachtchi is proving to be an immovable object. Today, while he held his lead with a draw against second-place Fabiano...
2022 FIDE Candidates, Hikaru Nakamura
The game that garnered most of the attention this round was Nakamura-Caruana, a complicated slugfest which also had the biggest effect on the...
2022 FIDE Candidates Round 8
Here are annotations provided by GM Jacob Aagaard of the games from Round 8 of the 2022 FIDE Candidates Tournament. See our full coverage here and see...
2022 Candidates, Round 7, Fabiano Caruana
Quite a round today. We’re at the halfway point and, to everyone’s amazement, Ian Nepomniatchi just keeps winning. With 5½ points out of seven rounds...
2022 FIDE Candidates Round 7
Here are annotations provided by GM Jacob Aagaard of the games from Round 7 of the 2022 FIDE Candidates Tournament. See our full coverage here and see...
Candidates Recap w/ Jacob Aagaard
Join GM Jacob Aagaard and Chess Life Editor John Hartmann for a special recap of the first six rounds of the 2022 FIDE Candidates tournament. https:/...
Nepomniachtchi
The pack is beginning to separate. GM Ian Nepomniachtchi leads the 2022 FIDE Candidates as we head into the second rest day, having defeated GM Jan...
Hikaru Nakamura
When Caïssa offers a gift, one must accept it. For the goddess is often vengeful towards those who fail to take advantage of her largesse. The fifth...
Ladies Knight June 2022
This month, Jennifer is joined by Yosha Iglesias, a multi-talented chess professional. Not only is Yosha a FIDE Master, composer, coach and YouTuber...

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