Malcolm Pein on…Cool Carlsen
Malcolm Pein continues his coverage of the Opera Euro Rapid Tournament in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column, with a cool Carlsen beating one of his major rivals with a game to spare. Malcolm Pein on…Cool Carlsen Magnus Carlsen secured victory over Daniil Dubov in the best-of-four first leg of their Opera Europe Rapid quarter-final on Chess24 after just three games. Dubov must win […]
Malcolm Pein on…Galvanising Magnus Carlsen
Malcolm Pein starts his coverage of the Opera Euro Rapid Tournament in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column, explaining how an early defeat only succeeded in galvanising Magnus Carlsen. Malcolm Pein on…Galvanising Carlsen Wesley So did his fellow competitors no favours when he defeated Magnus Carlsen in the opening round of the preliminaries of the Opera Rapid on Chess24. The defeat […]
Malcolm Pein on…The Entertaining Bullet
Before getting back to his coverage of the Tata Steel Masters, Malcolm Pein turns his attention to an entertaining Bullet chess game in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column. Bullet games – with just one minute on each clock – wouldn’t normally merit a place in either newspaper column or in a blog post, but this […]
Who is the Real Beth Harmon of Chess?
Chess has enjoyed a surge in popularity since The Queen’s Gambit debuted on Netflix in late October, 2020, with reports of chess sets selling out and record numbers googling how to play chess. The combination of rags-to-riches drama, 1960s aesthetic, and fine acting from lead Anya Taylor-Joy, amongst others, helped make The Queen’s Gambit both […]
2020 FIDE Candidates Tournament: Everything you need to know about the most competitive event in chess
Get ready for the fast-approaching 2020 Fide Candidates tournament – the penultimate stage of the World Chess Championship cycle and, without doubt, the most exciting until the final showdown. This is an all-play-all tournament to decide who has the right to challenge the king of chess, Magnus Carlsen. It is the nearest chess gets to […]
Chessable joins Play Magnus and chess24 – yes, it’s true!
Today is simply unbelievable! We are delighted to announce that Chessable has become part of the Play Magnus & Chess24 family
Magnus Carlsen crushes Fabiano Caruana to win World Chess Championship in tie-breaks
It has been the longest staredown in history – 12 long drawn-out games. But after 50 nerve-shredding hours of play, one black-eye, and an embarrassing data leak, the world chess champion has been crowned in London. Norway’s rock star of chess Magnus Carlsen held onto his title in commanding style on Wednesday as he crushed […]
World Chess Championship 2018: A quick round-by-round summary
The World Chess Championship 2018 has been an enormous amount to take in – however much of a superfan you are. By our (rough) calculations, there have been 637 moves and around 48 hours of chess in total. Not to mention novelties, shocks, surprises and the odd celebrity. So to make it easier to get a handle […]
Squeaky-bum time as World Chess Championship goes to tie-breaks: Our Game 12 report
Another draw. The final scheduled game, Game 12, of the 2018 World Chess Championship ended in a draw. That’s an incredible TWELVE in a row. Perhaps this is what we expected, with Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana separated by just three rating points going into the match. But while for some today’s game had an air of […]
What happens now? After Carlsen-Caruana Game 12 ends in a draw, here’s the tie-break rules
Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana have draw all 12 of their classical World Chess Championship games – and now the match goes to tie-breaks. The two have been battling away in London for three weeks now and are all-square. We are now entering overtime. The match has been one of the most fiercely contested in […]
Sergey Karjakin: Magnus needs to invent something new in chess to be the strongest again
Sergey Karjakin, the former World Chess Championship challenger, has said Magnus Carlsen is weaker now than he was at the last title match and needs to reinvent himself to be the strongest again. Speaking to Chessable during Game 11 of Carlsen’s match against Fabiano Caruana, Karjakin said: Carlsen was stronger when I played him in […]
Fabiano Caruana Net Worth: How Rich is the Chess Superstar?
How Much Is Fabiano Caruana Worth? Born on July 30, 1992, Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana has solidified himself as the greatest American chess player since Bobby Fischer and one of the top players in the world. But how much is the chess prodigy worth? American’s new chess superstar was seriously in the money after his world […]