Malcolm Pein on…Nepomniachtchi the Challenger

Ian Nepomniachtchi is the new challenger for the World Chess Championship. Malcolm Pein adds the detail in his latest report on the FIDE Candidates Tournament in today’s Daily Telegraph column. Malcolm Pein on…Nepomniachtchi the Challenger Russian number one Ian Nepomniachtchi will challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world title after he won the Candidates tournament with a round to spare on home soil […]

Malcolm Pein on…Nepomniachtchi’s Huge Step

Malcolm Pein continues his coverage of the FIDE Candidates Tournament in today’s Daily Telegraph column, with news of a huge step for Ian Nepomniachtchi on his road to the World Championship. Malcolm Pein on…Nepomniachtchi’s Huge Step Russian number one Ian Nepomniachtchi took a huge step towards claiming a shot at the world title when he won a fifth game to […]

Malcolm Pein on…The Flying Dutchman

Malcolm Pein returns to the FIDE Candidates Tournament in today’s Daily Telegraph column, with an excellent game featuring Anish Giri, The Flying Dutchman. Malcolm Pein on…The Flying Dutchman Anish Giri led the pursuit of Ian Nepomniachtchi after a classy win over an out-of-form Ding Liren in round 11 of the Candidates. The 26-year-old Dutch number one outplayed […]

Malcolm Pein on…The Cautious Candidate

It’s back to the FIDE Candidates Tournament in today’s Daily Telegraph column, as Malcolm Pein resumes his coverage of the important event. Malcolm Pein on…The Cautious Candidate The wild card to the Candidates, given to Kiriil Alekseenko of Russia, was controversial at the time as he became by far the lowest-rated participant. The organising country has the right […]

Malcolm Pein on…A Curiosity, a Problem and Two Puzzles

In today’s Daily Telegraph column, Malcolm Pein presents the results of his research into a recent game and presents one problem and two puzzles. Malcolm Pein on…A Curiosity, a Problem and Two Puzzles Last week I gave a brilliancy from Andrey Esipenko played in the European Online Club Cup. While researching the line of the […]