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Hi! Today’s annotated game takes us back to the year 1998. It features an early game of one of the most popular players on the chess circuit today. David Navara, of the Czech Republic, is one of the most humble and pleasant players one can meet. One shouldn’t be fooled [...check it out!]
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With Magnus Carlsen’s win over Ian Nepomniachtchi in round seven of the Croatia Grand Chess Tour, only one player remained, who had an unbeaten record over the World Champion. Ding Liren, of China, has managed to split the point with Magnus in each of their seven encounters so far. This [...check it out!]
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Considering the long list of achievements that Magnus Carlsen has with regards to his chess career, it can be rather surprising when something comes up that he hasn’t managed yet. One such milestone remaining elusive for him, is a win over Ian Nepomniachtchi … in classical chess anyway. By contrast, [...check it out!]
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The first rest day of the Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2019, saw a three-way-tie at the top of the standings. With six of the eleven rounds played, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Magnus Carlsen, were setting the pace with 4.0/6. Nepomniachtchi will be kicking himself, however, a loss for him [...check it out!]
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Hi! For today’s annotated game, we look at an encounter between two of the most well known personalities in chess. Yasser Seirawan is perhaps best known these days for his top class online commentary during chess events. The fact that Yasser is a fund of knowledge when it comes to [...check it out!]
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The Croatia Grand Chess Tour got underway on Wednesday, in Zagreb. It is the second of 8 tournaments, making up the Grand Chess Tour 2019. The first, the Cote d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz, took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in May. It was won by Magnus Carlsen. The [...check it out!]
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Hi there again! Today we are not going back very far for our annotated game. It was played during the 2013 World Team Championships, in Astana, Kazakhstan. In the 4th round, two of the great forces in chess, China and Russia, faced each other and this saw the board-1 match [...check it out!]
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If you have been following the Norway Chess Tournament, it will have been hard to miss the beautiful Norway Chess watches. These unique timepieces, featuring chess notation on the watch face and Richard Reti’s 11-move checkmate over Savielly Tartakower engraved on the back, have been exclusively designed and produced for [...check it out!]
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It is that time of year again, dear reader — Norway Chess has begun! The tournament will be held in Stavanger, Norway, the picturesque coastal city, that has been its home since it was first held in 2013. This 7th edition, will see it divided between two locations: The Clarion [...check it out!]
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The final of the FIDE Moscow Grand Prix 2019, will be an all-Russian affair, between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexander Grischuk. The two emerged the victors in their semi-finals, against Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Hikaru Nakamura respectively. Grischuk made rather light work of things in his match against Nakamura. He wrapped things [...check it out!]

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