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Postponed since March 2020, the event that determines the next challenger to World Champion Magnus Carlsen will resume Monday in Yekaterinburg,… Read More »
Fabiano Caruana Ian Nepo
World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana joins American GMs Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura in studded lineup featuring the top-10 chess players on the planet.Read… Read More »
Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi wins the 2020-21 FIDE Candidates Tournament
Chinese GM Wang Hao announces retirement, FIDE to revisit tiebreaker rules, and the promise of another Candidates Tournament in 2022 all marked the… Read More »
For the fourteenth and final installment of his “Candidates Game of the Day” series, GM Jacob Aagaard has analyzed GM Ding Liren's victory over GM… Read More »
For the thirteenth installment of his “Candidates Game of the Day” series, GM Jacob Aagaard has analyzed GM Ding Liren's victory over GM Kirill… Read More »
GM Ian Nepomniachtchi Nepo at the Candidates Tournament
The Russian No. 1 clinched the Candidates Tournament with a round to spare on Monday, and will next face Magnus Carlsen in a World Championship match… Read More »
Giri foreground; Caruana background
Who said classical chess was dead? With four decisive results in four games, the 12th round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament was as… Read More »
For the twelfth installment of his “Candidates Game of the Day” series, GM Jacob Aagaard has analyzed GM Fabiano Caruana's heartbreaking loss to GM… Read More »
For the eleventh installment of his “Candidates Game of the Day” series, GM Jacob Aagaard has analyzed GM Anish Giri's key win over GM Ding Liren as… Read More »
GM Anish Giri
GM Fabiano Caruana didn’t lose ground after his Round 11 draw with leader GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, but today’s result may have shut the door on his… Read More »
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