Russian Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi won the acclaimed World Champion-ship Candidates Chess Tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia, last week with a round to spare and claimed the right to challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen for his title.
As the World Champion-ship Candidates Tourna-ment continued, Russia’s number one chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi defeated his countryman Kirill Alekseenko in 31 moves in a Catalan setup with a fianchettoed king’s bishop in Round 10, which was played on Wednesday last.
The Candidates Tournament to select the most suitable chess player to oppose world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway resumes tomorrow.
Last month, March, represented 110 years since the suave Cuban chess player Jose Raul Capablanca won the great San Sebastian Chess Tournament.
The second half of the World Chess Federation’s (FIDE) 2020/2021 Candidates Tournament begins on April 19 with seven rounds to go.
Anish Kumar Giri, 26, a Dutch chess grandmaster, was declared the winner of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational Rapid/Blitz Online Tournament last Sunday and pocketed US$60,000 for his efforts.
The idea that chess should only be played by a select minority is to be abhorred.
Internationally, chess is progressing; seemingly it is overcoming the hindrances that resulted from COVID-19.
Once elections are held the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) may wish to begin addressing chess for the Essequibo coast in a regulated format.
Before the end of the first quarter of 2021, a strenuous effort should be made for the election of office bearers of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) to be held.
With 6½ points from seven games World Chess Federation (FIDE) national master Taffin Khan emerged victorious in the recently concluded 2020 National Chess Champion-ship.
With one day of games left to be played in the delayed 2020 National Chess Championship, World Chess Federation (FIDE) national master Taffin Khan was on Thursday leading the scores with 5½ points after six games.
Dutch player Jorden van Foreest won the prestigious 2021 Tata Steel Masters Tournament last Saturday, at Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands.
The senior 2020 National Chess Championship of Guyana, which had been postponed since March last year, began yesterday at the National Stadium, Providence.
Today will see Round Eight in the annual Tata Steel Tournament being played in Dorpshuis de Moriaan, Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.
Mikhail Tal (1936-1992), a Soviet/Latvian chess player, was an interesting man.
The column expresses its optimism for chess in 2021. The production of a vaccine to temper the spread of COVID-19 is music to our ears as we anticipate a healthier year and a rosier future for local and international chess.
“You can’t ignore it and you can’t explain it” – Agatha Christie describing intuition.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
A senior official of the International Chess Federation, known by its French acronym FIDE, once noted that perhaps the game of chess was devised by aliens.