Where can you see Magnus Carlsen at his best one week, scoring a perfect 4-0 against a team of mostly grandmasters, and at his worst another, blundering his queen to a one-move knight fork?
Magnus Carlsen captured clear 1st at the Chess.com Isle of Man Masters with 7.5 points out of 9 games. Surprisingly, this is Carlsen’s first classical tournament victory in over a year.
Four-time U.S. Women’s Champion Anna Zatonskih is having a spectacular tournament at the Isle of Man Open – with a 2600+ performance rating and a victory over GM Boris Gelfand.
This year’s IOM Masters field is particularly strong, featuring 5 players from the World’s top 10, including the 3 most recent world champions.
Round 3 has left the chess world in shock as many favorites and top 10 players have been knocked out, including Magnus Carlsen. Out of the five Americans that entered the round, only Wesley So has made it the next stage.
Test your tactical skills with puzzles from the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship.
Levon Aronian clinched clear 1st in the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz with a dominating 24.5 score, 3 points ahead of his closest competitors. Here are a few of the tactical highlights from the action-packed blitz segment.
After 9 captivating rounds of rapid chess, Levon Aronian is the clear leader with 5 impressive victories.
Here are a few of the most interesting tactical, positional, and endgame moments that have occurred in the event so far.
The Sinquefield Cup, the strongest tournament in the country, begins tomorrow. This year’s field features the return of World Champion Magnus Carlsen to the Grand Chess Tour, 7 players from the world’s top 10, and a 2788 average rating.
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