Speedy Caruana can’t break through Carlsen’s defences: Our Round 2 report

The thrills and spills of Round 1 were, unfortunately, long gone. In comparison, Game 2 of the Magnus Carlsen Vs Fabiano Caruana World Chess Championship match proved to be a bit of a damp squib. It was “insipid”, the chess journalist John Saunders told Your Correspondent, perhaps a little harshly. While yesterday’s dicey draw lasted […]

Magnus Carlsen net worth: How much has the chess champ earned?

He’s the world’s greatest chess player with an earning power that dwarfs his rivals. But what is Magnus Carlsen net worth? Carlsen, the undisputed cash king of chess, hasn’t ever revealed exactly how much he has earned from the game. But the latest estimates usually start at around $10 million in prize money. How Much […]

Thrills from Carlsen, and spills from Woody: Our Round 1 report

The first game of the 2018 World Chess Championship ended in an epic 115-move draw lasting seven hours as Norway’s “Mozart of chess” Magnus Carlsen missed a clear chance to win. There was a real buzz of excitement in the air as the 12-round title match, the first to be held in London since 2000, […]

Magnus Carlsen jokes: ‘Women hate me, I repel them’

Sometimes it’s the most disarming of questions that elicit the best answers, and so it was at the World Chess Championship pre-match press conference today. The contenders, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana were asked, while sat in the full glare of a hoard of media, whether they have any female support behind them for the […]

Carlsen-Caruana: The key World Chess Championship stats you need to know

Fabiano Caruana takes on Magnus Carlsen for the World Chess Championship

The two highest-rated players in the world lock horns this week for the eagerly-awaited Carlsen-Caruana World Chess Championship match. As difficult as it is to imagine, the top two fighting it out is unusual for a world title match. In fact, it hasn’t happened since 1990 when Anatoly Karpov tried – and failed – to wrestle back […]

Can Fabiano Caruana beat Magnus Carlsen? We asked 7 chess masters

Fabiano Caruana takes on Magnus Carlsen for the World Chess Championship

We all know the big match is approaching – but can Fabiano Caruana beat Magnus Carlsen? The winner-takes-all World Chess Championship is without a doubt the game’s prestige event. Last time, when Carlsen faced the Russian Sergey Karjakin, the Norwegian champ was taken to tie-breaks, but no-one seriously thought he would lose. >> Try our […]

Will there be trash-talking with Magnus? Oh yeah, no doubt, says Fabiano Caruana

We couldn’t help ourselves. Less than 24 hours after Fabiano Caruana won the Candidates tournament in Berlin to secure a world title tilt against Magnus Carlsen we were onto him. Most of all we wanted to know when the trash-talking would start! But also what the new World Chess Championship challenger’s relationship with the champion […]

Candidates Tournament 2018: The Ultimate Preview

As the players arrive in Berlin for the start of the 2018 Candidates Tournament, our writer BRYAN CASTRO brings us his ultimate tournament preview: Finding a Challenger From March 10, eight of the top players in the world will be battling it in the Candidates Tournament to see who will face Magnus Carlsen for the […]