Goryachkina On Fire, Expands Women’s Candidates’ Lead

Goryachkina On Fire, Expands Women’s Candidates’ Lead

After nine rounds of play, there is one name dominating the women’s candidates’ tournament in Kazan, Russia: GM Aleksandra Goryachkina. With a magnificent score of 7.5/9 and a 2804 rating performance, she holds a 2.5-point-lead over her closest rival and compatriot GM Kateryna Lagno. In a tournament where only first place counts, things are looking very promising […]

Udemy Class Review: Chess For Everyone!

Udemy Class Review: Chess For Everyone!

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In this new series of online class reviews, we’ll first take a look at Udemy’s Chess For Everyone ($9.99) video course. This is one of the shorter courses offered by Udemy, with a total length of 2.5 hours spread out […]

Altibox Norway Chess, Round 5: All games go to Armageddon

Altibox Norway Chess, Round 5: All games go to Armageddon

by ChessBase 6/9/2019 – The 2019 Altibox Norway Chess Tournament is a ten-player single round robin taking place on June 3rd-15th in Stavanger. Every single game will have a winner, as, in case of a draw, an Armageddon game will be played. Round five saw all classical games drawn. Magnus Carlsen defeated Maxime […]

Women’s Candidates: Goryachkina A Surprise Leader

Women’s Candidates: Goryachkina A Surprise Leader

Aleksandra Goryachkina leads the women’s candidates’ tournament in Kazan, Russia with the score of 5/6. Eight more rounds will be played. Goryachkina, a 20-year-old grandmaster from Russia, is the youngest player in the field and the lowest seed.  Many cultures have folklore about dragons, and in the sport city of Kazan, it is the mythical Zilant […]

A chess holiday | ChessBase

A chess holiday | ChessBase

by Georgios Souleidis 6/7/2019 – S´Arenal in Mallorca. A place where others spend their holidays was the venue for the 8th edition of the Llucmajor Open. ChessBase author Georgios Souleidis travelled from Hamburg to Llucmajor, hoping to enjoy sunny days and win rating points. A travel report. | Photo: Tournament Organisation […]

Chess player Yuzvendra Chahal Chahal likes to out think his opponents

Chess player Yuzvendra Chahal Chahal likes to out think his opponents

India’s Yuzvendra Chahal, left, celebrates the dismissal of South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen during the Cricket World Cup match at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. Image Credit: AP Southampton: It was nice to know directly from Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s star performer against South Africa on Wednesday, on the influence of chess on his cricket. […]