After nine eventful rounds of play and lots of surrounding tumult, the 2022 Sinquefield Cup came to a conclusion on Sunday in Saint Louis. After four draws in the regulation games of round nine, a play-off, consisting of two rapid games, between GMs Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alireza Firouzja decided the winner of this year’s Sinquefield Cup.Read More →

NM Griffin McConnell earned the national master title on March 19, 2022, at the age of 17, after undergoing four brain surgeries. Despite having seizures since childhood and undergoing several operations—after various medications failed to help—he nevertheless became a chess expert (U.S. national rating: 2000) at age 13, was the best playerRead More →

GM Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa remains the sole leader of the event after day three with nine points and zero losses. He is followed in the standings by GM Magnus Carlsen with six points; after him, we find the GMs Jan-Krzysztof Duda with five, Anish Giri with four, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Le Quang Liem and Jorden van Foreest with three. GM Eric Hansen joined the others withRead More →

A “disgusted” GM Fabiano Caruana won his match on the second day of The American Cup from a hopeless position as GM Jeffery Xiong lost on time. GM Sam Sevian indeed reached a 2700+ live rating by drawing his second game with GM Wesley So, who has been relegated to the Elimination Bracket. GM Ray Robson used a pretty exchangeRead More →

GM Hikaru Nakamura won his fourth consecutive Arena Kings on April 20 with a score of 3.5-0.5 in the final and has continued a streak of winning every time he’s played in Season 9, seven in total. GM Vagur Rasulov finished as a finalist while IM Tuan Minh Le and GM Alan Pichot finished in the semifinals. ThisRead More →

GM Levon Aronian won week 10 of the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship presented by Coinbase, besting GM Alexander Grischuk in the knockout final. GM Hikaru Nakamura won the Swiss tournament and made it to the semifinals along with GM Fabiano Caruana. GMs Jeffery Xiong, Vidit Gujrathi, Dmitry Andreikin, and Jose Martinez made it to the quarterfinals. Participating in the event were 38 elite players from theRead More →

The most exciting matches so far of the 2022 Bullet Chess Championship presented by DigitalOcean were in full swing today, headlined by a clash between bullet titans GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Andrew Tang. With both players neck and neck until the final minutes, it was Nakamura who surged ahead to progress to the Grand Finals. InRead More →

GM Hikaru Nakamura seized first place in the fifth week of the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship presented by Coinbase, holding his nerve after a series of close matches against a number of the world’s best players. Nakamura finished second in the Swiss to qualify for the knockout and fought the winner of the Swiss tournament,Read More →

The second round of the Losers Bracket of the 2022 Bullet Chess Championship presented by DigitalOcean ended with four decisive winners: GMs Oleksandr Bortnyk, Arjun Erigaisi, Brandon Jacobson, and Jose Martinez. Notably, the less established 18-year-old Jacobson defeated GM Fabiano Caruana, although in truth, judging by his past performance in bullet, he was not a real underdog in thisRead More →

Drama on Sunday was taken care of courtesy of Group C, where both games found victors, most importantly by GM Richard Rapport, who is leading by a full point ahead of the last round. In Group A, two draws mean that GM Dmitry Andreikin and GM Sam Shankland maintain their lead. GM Anish Giri played unconvincingly butRead More →

The fourth round of FIDE Grand Prix Belgrade saw seven draws and only one win, nearly everything remained at a status quo. This means that GMs Sam Shankland and Dmitry Andreikin remain in the lead in Group A. In Group B, GM Anish Giri retains his full point lead. In Group C, GMs Vidit Gujrathi and Richard Rapport share the lead, whileRead More →