Grischuk Defeats Nepomniachtchi In Exciting Speed Chess Battle – Chess.com


IM Minh Le Wins August Titled Tuesday

Popular Chess.com speed chess player IM Minh Le, @wonderfultime achieved a convincing victory in the August Titled Tuesday, scoring 9/10 and besting many excellent speed chess players.
Minh Le started off hot with a beautiful finishing move in h…

Grischuk Defeats Nepomniachtchi In Exciting Speed Chess Battle

GM Alexander Grischuk showed his formidable blitz skill by defeating his compatriot GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in the most brilliant and complicated Speed Chess Championship match of the season.
The match outcome was a triumph of statistics: 65 perce…

Fallen Soldier Honored; Chess Legend Sits Out; Cost Of Caruana's Computer

The chess news is most certainly not taking the summer off. This next edition of “In Other News” didn’t take long to fill. Today there are seven more news stories about our royal game that you may have missed, from a chessic tribute to a fallen so…

Adams Wins British Championship After Epic Final Day

For the sixth time in his career, Michael Adams won the British Championship today in Hull, England. He beat Luke McShane in an exciting playoff after both had finished on 7/9.
The 105th British Championship took place July 28-August 5 in the Ci…

Iran Sweeps Asian Nations, China Dominates Women's Section

Iran Green (Iran’s A team) convincingly won the Asian Nations Cup 2018, three match points ahead of second-place India in the open section. China won the women’s section, with a round to spare.
The Asian Nations Cup 2018 was …

Visa Battle In U.K. Over Indian Chess Prodigy

The family of a chess prodigy from India that lives in the U.K. might have to return to India, due to the expiration of the father’s visa. The story has reached mainstream media in the country, and this week the family got support from two me…

Yu Yangyi Wins In Danzou As Shankland's Streak Ends

In what was a tense and hard-fought Danzhou Super GM Tournament, Chinese grandmaster Yu Yangyi ended up winning the $24,000 first prize. Sam Shankland’s undefeated streak came to an end after 62 games.
The ninth edition of the super-GM tour…

Bullet 'Beast' MVL Beats Dominguez 19-12 In Speed Chess Match

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave reached the 2018 Speed Chess Championship quarterfinals by beating Leinier Dominguez 19-12 on Thursday. The French GM put away an initially close-fought match with a stirring performance in the bullet section….

GM Suri Surprising Winner In Biel Master Tournament

The Indian GM Vaibhav Suri was the surprising winner of the Biel Master Tournament (MTO) held alongside the Accentus Grandmaster Tournament in Biel, Switzerland.
The Biel Master Tournament (MTO) is a part of the Biel Chess Festiva…

Carlsen-Caruana World Chess Championship Venue Set

The venue for the November world chess championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will be The College in Holborn, London. This was announced Wednesday by World Chess.
In a live stream on Facebook, World Chess director Ilya Mer…

Carlsen Finishes 2nd Behind Mamedyarov In Biel

Magnus Carlsen finished in clear second place at the Biel Chess Festival after profiting from an endgame blunder by Nico Georgiadis today. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov had already secured victory in the penultimate round.
When a game ends in …

Egypt's GM Amin Victorious In Grand Chess Tour-Style Tournament

The Egyptian GM Bassem Amin won the first edition of a rapid and blitz tournament held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The tournament was supported by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and held in Grand Chess Tour style.
Is chess a sport for the crowd…

Mamedyarov Beats Carlsen, Wins Biel With Round To Spare

An excellent tournament turned into a brilliant tournament for Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who today beat Magnus Carlsen for the first time in a decade and won the Biel Chess Festival with a round to spare. 
For the last time Mamedyarov bea…

Fun Chess Opening Helps Mamedyarov Closer To Biel Victory

Although he needs to survive his game with Magnus Carlsen today, three draws on Monday brought Shakhriyar Mamedyarov a small step closer to victory at the Biel Chess Festival. The Azerbaijani GM played the rare and entertaining Dilworth …

Wesley So Trounces Wei Yi In Tactical Speed Chess Match

On Sunday, Wesley So was the first player from the right half of the bracket to reach the quarterfinals of the 2018 Speed Chess Championship. The American GM dominated a match full of nice tactics, and beat Wei Yi of China 18.5-9.5.
Althoug…

Mamedyarov Increases Lead In Biel As Carlsen Draws Again

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov increased his lead at the Biel Chess Festival to a full point after grinding down David Navara in a rook endgame. Magnus Carlsen was in trouble but held Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to a draw, whereas …

Nakamura Smashes Speed Chess Records, Defeats Hou Yifan

Expectations for Hikaru Nakamura, the top seed in the Speed Chess Championship, were high against Hou Yifan, the world’s highest-rated female player. Even so, he shattered those expectations, scoring 27.5-2.5, continually putting pressure on Hou Y…

Mamedyarov Wins Again, Grabs Sole Lead In Biel

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the sole leader at the Biel Chess Festival during the rest day. In round six, he beat Nico Georgiadis as Black whereas co-leader Magnus Carlsen drew with David Navara. Saturday is a rest day.
It was a…

Aloyzas Kveinys, 1962-2018

Aloyzas Kveinys, Lithuania’s highest-rated grandmaster, a five-time Lithuanian champion, a former member of the national team and chess trainer, died on Thursday at the age of 56. His death, caused by a heart attack, was confirmed by the Lith…

Arkady Dvorkovich: 'FIDE Is Not In The Position To Fulfill Its Role'

Last week, Chess.com sat down with FIDE presidential candidate Arkady Dvorkovich, to find out his plans for the future of chess. The recent allegations of bribery was an important topic.
All photos © Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

MVL Gets 1st Win In Biel As Georgiadis Misses Double Attacks

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won his first game at the Biel Chess Festival. The French GM was about to convert a pawn-up endgame when his opponent Nico Georgiadis suddenly dropped a full rook.
At half-time, Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mame…

Georgiadis Sacs Exchange, Holds Carlsen In Biel

Three straight losses didn’t prevent Nico Georgiadis from playing aggressively, sacrificing material and eventually holding Magnus Carlsen to a draw. The other two games in round four of the Biel Chess Festival were drawn as well. …

Aronian Smashes Caruana In Speed Chess Rout

GM Fabiano Caruana had a good first 10 minutes of the opening match of the 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship season, then had a completely forgettable final 170 minutes. He didn’t even get his second win until around the second half of the m…

Mamedyarov Beats MVL, Catches Carlsen In Biel

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in round three of the Biel Chess Festival to catch Magnus Carlsen in first place. The world champion drew quickly with Peter Svidler. Nico Georgiadis also lost his third ga…

Carlsen Wins Study-Like Endgame, Moves To 2/2 In Biel

Magnus Carlsen is the only player on 2/2 at the Biel Chess Festival after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a double rook ending that, at the end, looked like an endgame study. Nico Georgiadis is on 0/2 as he lost to Peter Svidler.
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