Latest World Chess News

  • 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)."

  • Chess.com Classic 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 15, 2024 at 9:04 pm

    The Chess.com Classic which is part of the Champions Chess Tour took place Fri 10th to Wed 15th May 2024 on Chess.com. The format is Double Elimination Knockout. Carlsen, Ivic, Lazavik, Nepomniachtchi, Firouzja, Duda, Keymer and Sarana play for the title in Division 1. There were two further divisions which had qualification places for the division above. Alireza Firouzja overcame a loss to Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the first round to progress through the losers half and then beat Magnus Carlsen twice in a row in the Grand Final and its reset to take the title.

  • Superbet Poland Rapid & Blitz 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 12, 2024 at 4:47 pm

    The Superbet Poland Rapid & Blitz took place in Warsaw 6th to 13th May 2024. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Wei Yi, Arjun Erigaisi, Vincent Keymer, Kirill Shevchenko, Dommaraju Gukesh, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu and Anish Giri. Magnus Carlsen just edged out Wei Yi with a dominant 7/7 blitz start to the final day including beating Wei Yi. Wei Yi won the rapid, half a point clear of Carlsen. Carlsen won the blitz by 1.5 points from Wei Yi, both were miles clear of everyone else. Wei Yi has been a well known figure for at least 10 years becoming a GM at 13, now at 24 he finally seems to be living up to his undoubted potential.

  • 57th Capablanca Memorial 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 8, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    The 57th Capablanca Memorial takes place 3rd to 12th May 2024. Ruslan Ponomariov, Aryan Chopra, Luis Ernesto Quesada Perez, Evgeny Romanov, Carlos Daniel Albornoz Cabrera and Mads Andersen play.

  • 28th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 3, 2024 at 9:15 pm

    The 28th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament took place in Malmo 27th April to 3rd May 2024. Players: Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Arjun Erigaisi, Vincent Keymer, Peter Svidler, Nils Grandelius, Anton Korobov, Marc'Andria Maurizzi and Ju Wenjun. There was a three way tie on 4.5/7. Nodirbek Abdusattorov emerged the winner over Arjun Erigaisi in a second tie-break, Peter Svidler lost to both these players in the first tie-break.