For the third major tournament in a row, a member of the American “Big Three” grandmasters was the winner. This time, it was Hikaru Nakamura’s turn.
Wesley So is not only currently the sole leader, but he got there with 5 decisive games out of 6 rounds.
The 2018 Grand Chess Tour has kicked off in Belgium with Your Next Move, a rapid and blitz tournament. Wesley So currently leads convincingly with 18 points after the finish of the rapid and 9 rounds of blitz.
So far, Magnus Carlsen is looking like his peak self. After only 3 games, he’s gained a full point lead on the field.
What makes Norway the self-proclaimed “World’s Strongest Tournament”? The event will feature the reigning World Champion, the Challenger, 8 players from the world top 10, and a 2791 average rating.
Just weeks after becoming the newly crowned US Champion, Sam Shankland won the 2018 Capablanca Memorial by a convincing 1.5 point margin.
Congratulations to Ju Wenjun, who became the 17th Women’s World Champion on Friday, May 18!
Trailing by 2 points to Ju Wenjun at the halfway mark, Tan Zhongyi struck back in round 6 with a 125-move display of determination.
The Women’s World Championship has been a lively match so far, loaded with king attacks and tactical combinations–with 80% of the games ending decisively!
Sharpen your tactics with puzzles from the games of the top 3 finishers of the US Women’s Championships, Nazi Paikidze, Annie Wang, and Irina Krush!
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