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UAAP wars

2017-2018 UAAP Chess Championship (Men’s) 2nd Flr., QPAV Building, UST, España St., Manila Feb. 17-April 8, 2018 Final Standings 1. National University (NU), 41.5/56 Bd01 IM Paulo Bersamina 14/14,...

UAAP wars

2017-2018 UAAP Chess Championship (Men’s) 2nd Flr., QPAV Building, UST, España St., Manila Feb. 17-April 8, 2018 Final Standings 1. National University (NU), 41.5/56 Bd01 IM Paulo Bersamina 14/14,...

GM Evgeni Vasiukov (1933-2018)

GM Evgeni Andreyevich Vasiukov died last May 10, 2018 at the age of 85. He was one of the top players in the world...

Selangor Open

45th Selangor Open Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 27-May 1, 2018 Final Top Standings 1-3. IM Marcos Llaneza Vega ESP 2422, IM Haridas Pascua PHI 2441, IM Oliver Dimakiling...

Wesley’s games

2018 USA Championship Saint Louis, USA April 18-30, 2018 Final Standings 1. Samuel Shankland 2671, 8.5/11 2. Fabiano Caruana 2804, 8.0/11 3. Wesley So 2786, 6.5/11 4.-6. Hikaru Nakamura 2787, Aleksandr...

2018 US Championship

2018 USA Championship Saint Louis, USA April 18-30, 2018 Final Standings 1. Samuel Shankland 2671, 8.5/11 2. Fabiano Caruana 2804, 8.0/11 3. Wesley So 2786, 6.5/11 4-6. Hikaru Nakamura 2787, Aleksandr...

Unconscious mode

2018 USA Championship Saint Louis, USA April 18-30, 2018 Final Standings 1. Samuel Shankland 2671, 8.5/11 2. Fabiano Caruana 2804, 8.0/11 3. Wesley So 2786, 6.5/11 4-6. Hikaru Nakamura 2787, Aleksandr...

The Giri Curse

Vugar Gashimov Memorial Shamkir, Azerbaijan April 19-28, 2018 Final Standings 1. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2843, 6.0/9 2. Ding Liren CHN 2778, 5.5/9 3. Sergey Karjakin RUS 2778, 5.0/9 4-7. Teimour Radjabov...

Who is Vincent Keymer?

GRENKE Chess Open Karlsruhe, Germany March 29-April 2, 2018 Final Top Standings 1. IM Vincent Keymer GER 2403, 8.0/9 2-4. GM Anton Korobov UKR 2664, GM Dmitry Gordievsky RUS...

IM John Marvin Miciano

Asian Youth Chess Championship Under-18 Standard Time Control Chiangmai, Thailand April 2-9, 2018 Final Top Standings 1. FM John Marvin Miciano PHI 2260, 7.5/9 2. Daniel Quizon PHI 2228, 6.5/9 3-5....

IM John Marvin Miciano

Asian Youth Chess Championship Under-18 Standard Time Control Chiangmai, Thailand April 2-9, 2018 Final Top Standings 1. FM John Marvin Miciano PHI 2260, 7.5/9 2. Daniel Quizon PHI 2228, 6.5/9 3-5....

Grenke Chess Classic tourney

Grenke Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Germany March 31-April 9, 2018 Final Standings (8 of 9) 1. Fabiano Caruana USA 2784, 5.5/8 2-3. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2843, Nikita Vitiugov RUS...

Grenke Chess Classic

Grenke Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, Germany March 31-April 9, 2018 Final Standings 1 . Fabiano Caruana USA 2784, 6.5/9 2. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2843, 5.5/9 3-5. Levon Aronian ARM...

Games from Euro Championship

19th European Individual Championship Batumi, Georgia March 16-29, 2018 Final Top Standings 1. GM Ivan Saric CRO 2657, 8.5/11 2-8. GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2738, GM Sanan Sjugirov RUS...

Saric is European champ

19th European Individual Championship Batumi, Georgia March 16-29, 2018 Final Top Standings 1. GM Ivan Saric CRO 2657, 8.5/11 2-8. GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2738, GM Sanan Sjugirov RUS...

Caruana’s big win

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Berlin, Germany March 10-28, 2018 Final Standings 1. Fabiano Caruana USA 2784, 9.0/14 2-3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2809, Sergey Karjakin RUS 2763, 8.0/14 4. Ding Liren...

Caruana wins Berlin Candidate Tournament

FIDE Candidates Tournament Berlin, Germany March 10-28, 2018 Final Standings 1. Fabiano Caruana USA 2784, 9.0/14 2-3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2809, Sergey Karjakin RUS 2763, 8.0/14 4. Ding Liren CHN...

FIDE Candidates Tournament: two rounds to go

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Berlin, Germany March 10-28, 2018 Standings (12 of 14) 1-2. Sergey Karjakin RUS 2763, Fabiano Caruana USA 2784, 7.0/12 3-5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2809, Ding...

2018 Berlin Candidates

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Berlin, Germany March 10-28, 2018 Standings (9 of 14) 1. Fabiano Caruana USA 2784, 6.0/9 2. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2809, 5.5/9 3. Alexander Grischuk RUS 2767,...

Wesley So’s masterpiece

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Berlin, Germany March 10-28, 2018 Standings (6 of 14) 1-2. Fabiano Caruana USA 2784, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2809, 4.0/6 3-5. Ding Liren CHN 2769, Alexander...

2018 Berlin Candidates

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Berlin, Germany March 10-28, 2018 Standings (3 of 14) 1. Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2800, 2.5/3 2-3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2809, Fabiano Caruana USA 2784, 2.0/3 4-5....

Anand is still rapid king

11th Tal Memorial Moscow, Russia March 2-4, 2018 Final Standings 1. Viswanathan Anand IND 2776, 6.0/9 2-4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2809, Sergey Karjakin RUS 2763, Hikaru Nakamura USA 2787,...

2018 Aeroflot Open

2018 Aeroflot Open “A” Moscow, Russia Feb. 20-28, 2018 Final Top Standings 1. GM Vladislav Kovalev BLR 2641, 7.0/9 2-3. GM SP Sethuraman IND 2646, GM Dmitry Gordievsky RUS...

2018 Aeroflot Open

2018 Aeroflot Open “A” Moscow, Russia Feb. 20-28, 2018 Final Top Standings 1. GM Vladislav Kovalev BLR 2641, 7.0/9 2-3. GM SP Sethuraman IND 2646, GM Dmitry Gordievsky RUS...

New ways to attack

Back in the ’70s almost every other game was a Sicilian, and out of that nearly half is a Najdorf. Nowadays there are very...

Wesley So’s secrets

I wrote last week that Wesley So has recently authored two DVD’s in the Chessbase shop: My Secret Weapon: 1.b3, and My Black Secrets in the...

Jewels from Gibraltar

Gibraltar Masters 2018 Caleta, England Jan. 22-Feb. 1, 2018 Final Top Standings 1-7. GM Hikaru Nakamura USA 2781, GM Richard Rapport HUN 2700, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2793,...

The Old and The New

Gibraltar Masters 2018 Caleta, England Jan. 22-Feb. 1, 2018 Final Top Standings 1-7. GM Hikaru Nakamura USA 2781, GM Richard Rapport HUN 2700, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2793,...

Gibraltar Masters 2018

Gibraltar Masters 2018 Caleta, England Jan. 22-Feb. 1, 2018 Final Top Standings 1-7. GM Hikaru Nakamura USA 2781, GM Richard Rapport HUN 2700, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2793,...

Games from Wijk aan Zee

80th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands Jan. 12-28, 2018 Final Standings 1-2. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2834, Anish Giri NED 2752, 9.0/13 3-4. Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2787, Shakhriyar...

Quo vadis Hou Yifan?

80th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands Jan. 12-28, 2018 Final Standings 1-2. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2834, Anish Giri NED 2752, 9.0/13 3-4. Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2787, Shakhriyar...

Games from Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

80th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands Jan. 12-28, 2018 Final Standings 1-2. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2834, Anish Giri NED 2752, 9.0/13 3-4. Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2787, Shakhriyar...

Magnus Carlsen again

80th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands Jan. 12-28, 2018 Final Standings 1-2. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2834, Anish Giri NED 2752, 9.0/13 3-4. Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2787, Shakhriyar...

Wesley’s journey

80th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands Jan. 12-28, 2018 Final Standings 1-2. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2834, Anish Giri NED 2752, 9.0/13 3-4. Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2787, Shakhriyar...

Wesley’s miracle win

80th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands Jan. 12-28, 2018 Current Standings (9 out of 13 rounds) 1. Anish Giri NED 2752, 6.5/9 2-3. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2834,...

The rise of Mamedyarov

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (born April 12, 1985 in Sumqayit, Azerbaijan) will be playing in the Candidates Tournament this March in Berlin. He has a lot...

Best Endgame of 2017

The Chessbase Web site (www.chessbase.com) has announced the results of their poll on the 2017 Endgame of the Year. The Chessbase editors came up...

The best of 2017

The Chessbase Web site (www.chessbase.com) has announced the results of their poll on the 2017 Player of the Year, Female Player of the Year,...

Tata Steel starts today

The first super tournament of the year, the Tata Steel Masers to be held in the historic seaside resort in Wijk aan Zee, will...

World Top Ten

WORLD TOP TEN FIDE Rating List January 2018 World Top 10 1. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2834 2. Fabiano Caruana USA 2811 3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2804 4. Levon Aronian ARM 2797 5....

World Rapid Championship

World Rapid Chess Championship Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dec. 25-30, 2017 Final Top Standings 1-3. Viswanathan Anand IND 2758, Vladimir Fedoseev RUS 2771, Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2780,...

Anand is Rapid King

World Rapid Chess Championship Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dec. 25-30, 2017 Final Top Standings 1-3 Viswanathan Anand IND 2758, Vladimir Fedoseev RUS 2771, Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2780,...

Miciano gets IM norm

9th Penang Heritage City Open Red Rock Hotel, Penang, Malaysia Dec. 4-9, 2017 Final Top Standings 1-2. IM K Rathnakaran IND 2307, GM Karen H Grigoryan ARM 2571,...

2017 Russian SuperFinals

70th Russian Chess SuperFinal 2017 St. Petersburg, Russia Dec. 3-15, 2017 Final Standings 1-2 Peter Svidler 2765, Nikita Vitiugov 2722, 7.0/11 3-4 Daniil Dubov 2683, Vladimir Fedoseev 2718, 6.5/11 5-7...

2017 London Classic

9th London Classic 2017 London, England Nov. 29-Dec. 11, 2017 Final Standings 1-2. Fabiano Caruana USA 2799, Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2729, 6.0/9 3-5. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2837, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave...