Latest World Chess News

  • CrunchLabs Masters 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on July 19, 2024 at 9:44 pm

    The CrunchLabs Masters which is part of the online Champions Chess Tour takes place 19th to 24th June 2024. Players: Carlsen, Firouzja, Nepomniachtchi, MVL, Duda, Caruana, Andreikin and Wesley So play in the top group.

  • 57th Biel Chess Festival 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on July 16, 2024 at 6:54 pm

    The 57th Biel Chess Festival takes place 13th to 26th July 2024.

  • GCT SuperUnited Rapid and Blitz Croatia 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on July 15, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    The Grand Chess Tour continued with the SuperUnited Rapid and Blitz Croatia in Zagreb. Players: Ian Nepomniachtchi, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Ivan Saric, Wesley So, D Gukesh, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit and Alireza Firouzja. Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the event at the very last moment and the sad news of the passing of his mother soon followed. Fabiano Caruana was the clear winner of the event, he won the rapid by 1.5 points and finished 3rd 1 point off the leaders in the blitz

  • Superbet Romania Chess Classic 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on July 5, 2024 at 10:43 pm

    The Superbet Romania Chess Classic took place Tue 25th Jun to Sat 6th Jul 2024. Part of the Grand Chess Tour. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Dommaraju Gukesh, Wesley So, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Anish Giri, Alireza Firouzja, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Bogdan-Daniel Deac. Long time leader Fabiano Caruana lost in the final round to Anish Giri, this brought about a rapid tie-break with Alireza Firouzja, D Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa. Caruana mounted a remarkable recovery by beating all three of his opponents to win the event.

  • 4th Cairns Cup 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on June 12, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    The 4th Cairns Cup takes place Thu 13th Jun to Sun 23rd Jun 2024. Players: Zhongyi Tan, Mariya Muzychuk, Nana Dzagnidze, Anna Muzychuk, Harika Dronavalli, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Elisabeth Paehtz, Irina Krush, Alice Lee and Anna Zatonskih.

  • UzChess Cup 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on June 6, 2024 at 11:19 pm

    The UzChess Cup takes place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Thu 6th Jun 2024Fri 14th Jun 2024. There are three round robin event. The Masters: Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Parham Maghsoodloo, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, Alexander Grischuk, Richard Rapport, Yangyi Yu, Alexey Sarana, Javokhir Sindarov, Nodirbek Yakubboev. Challengers: Aleksandar Indjic, Jakhongir Vakhidov, Abhijeet Gupta, Maxim Matlakov, Alexander Donchenko, Shamsiddin Vokhidov, Alexandr Predke, Evgeny Romanov, Mustafa Yilmaz, Aydin Suleymanli. and Futures: Bardiya Daneshvar, Mukhammadzokhid Suyarov, Sergei Tiviakov, Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Vitaly Sivuk, Vugar Rasulov, Khumoyun Begmuratov, Saidakbar Saydaliev, Mukhiddin Madaminov, Mihail Nikitenko.

  • 61st World Juniors 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on June 6, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    The 61st World Juniors and 40th World Junior Girls take place 1st to 14th June 2024 in GIFT City in Gandhinagar.

  • 12th Norway Chess 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 26, 2024 at 10:48 pm

    The 12th Norway Chess tournament took place in Stavanger Mon 27th May to Fri 7th Jun 2024. Players: Carlsen, Caruana, Ding, Nakamura Praggnanandhaa and Firouzja. If any games were drawn there was an Armageddon played. This year there was also a women's tournament with the same format. Ju Wenjun, Lei Tingjie, Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Rameshbabu Vaishali and Pia Cramling played in that. Magnus Carlsen won the event ahead of Hikaru Nakamura. If conventional scoring had been chosen they would have tied for first and different tie-breaks would have produced different winners (SB vs most wins say). Ju Wenjun beat rival Lei Tingjie on the final day to take clear first in the women's event. The women's results would have been entirely unaffected had standard scoring been used.

  • 7th Sharjah Masters 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 22, 2024 at 9:36 am

    The 7th Sharjah Masters took place 14th to 22nd May 2024. Top seeds: Erigaisi, Maghsoodloo, Yu Yangyi, Radjabov, Tabatabaei, Sarana, Artemiev, Esipenko, Fedoseev, Sevian etc. Bardiya Daneshvar of Iran took first place on tie-break from Volodar Murzin, Sam Shankland and Shamsiddin Vokhidov, all scored 6.5/9. Deshmukh Divya won the Challengers ahead of Leya Garifullina and Sina Movahed on tie-break after all scored 7/9.

  • Casablanca Chess 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 19, 2024 at 10:29 am

    The Casablanca Chess tournament takes place May 18th-19th. This is part of the Morocco Chess Week. Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand and Amin Bassem play a double round robin rapid. The twist is the "players are given a position from a game that has already been played (or could also be imagined). However, this position must meet several well-defined criteria. First and foremost, the evaluation should be roughly equal (around 0.00, according to engines)."