IM John Watson

Alireza Firouzja following his playoff win at the 2022 Sinquefield Cup. Photo: Ootes/SLCC
Alireza Firouzja won the 2022 Sinquefield Cup in a two-game Rapids tiebreak playoff with Ian Nepomniachtchi. There were no decisive games in the… Read More »
2022 Sinquefield field after Carlsen withdrawl
What a first week for the 2022 Sinquefield Cup! Not only did chess once again appear in all the world’s major media, there were actually a lot of… Read More »
GM Gukesh D
There’s no way around it: this was a very disappointing day for the pre-tournament favorites. Open Image… Read More »
Playing Hall Round 5 FIDE Olympiad 2022. Photo: Ootes
The U.S. team beat Israel 2½ - 1½ this round to stay close to the leaders, but it wasn’t easy. Read More »
GM Fabiano Caruana
The second round of the 2022 FIDE Olympiad produced few surprises in the team results in either the Open or Women’s sections. In the Open section,… Read More »
Abhi Mishra
The 2022 Girls Junior Championship was where the most dramatic action was on Saturday, including some spectacular games that came down to the wire.… Read More »
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