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Airthings Masters Chess Championship: P Harikrishna slips to 10th spot after one loss, three draws on day 2
The India number two now has 3.5 points and has three more games to attempt to finish in the top eight and qualify for the knockout phase.
Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So emerge joint winners in Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz; P Harikrishna finishes seventh
Harikrishna's solitary win on the final day of the tournament came against American Jeffrey Xiong, the lowest rated player in the field, as he suffered four losses to go with three draws. He was tied for seventh place with Xiong.
India's P Harikrishna maintains fifth place; Wesley So in top spot at Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz online chess tournament
The win allowed So to take the lead after nine rounds of the Rapid competition with two days of Blitz events to come. Carlsen crashed to a 46-move defeat at the hands of Russian Alexander Grischuk.
P Harikrishna slips to fifth spot after two defeats; Magnus Carlsen leads in Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz online chess tournament
Harikrishna, who shared the lead with Lev Aronian after three rounds, lost the fourth round of the Rapid event to Nepomniachtchi, then drew with Armenian Aronian before losing the sixth to Carlsen.
Given the nature of how chess tournaments are now possible to hold in an online format with the use of an ‘electronic system,’ it is, in essence, no different from an eSport. The chess tournaments held in an offline format could be considered the same as a LAN event type of tournament for other eSports.
As the global pandemic continues, American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is leading a renaissance in chess as thousands of viewers are tuning in on the livestream website Twitch.tv.
Tata Steel Chess: Magnus Carlsen builds up nigh unassailable lead; Viswanathan Anand remains in joint fifth-place
Reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen continued his dominating run as he took his lead to an almost unassailable five points
Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand starts well, world champion Magnus Carlsen grabs lead after Day One
Viswanathan Anand drew with Ding Liren of China and Wesley So of the United States before going down to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia on the first day of Tata Steel Chess tournament on Friday.
For Viswanathan Anand, it was a real chance to win his first game against USA's Fabiano Caruana but the Indian ace could not make use of his better position with an extra pawn.
Shamkir Chess 2019: Magnus Carlsen's dominance over the past decade strengthens claim to 'greatest of all time' title
Magnus Carlsen has now been world champion for five years since he defeated Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand in the latter’s own backyard of Chennai in November 2013.
World Blitz Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Kateryna Lagno clinch blitz titles; Nihal Sarin impresses with 11th place finish
After the dust of the battles had settled Magnus Carlsen and Kateryna Lagno had emerged as the world champions, remaining unbeaten through the course of the tournament.
World Rapid Chess Championship: Russia's Daniil Dubov clinches maiden title; Ju Wenjun wins in the women’s group
Russian Grandmaster Daniil Dubov finished clear first, half a point ahead of his nearest rival, and was crowned as the World Rapid Champion of 2018.
World Rapid Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen suffers early upsets; Viswanathan Anand undefeated after day one
In the inaugural round, before Carlsen had faced any real 'usurpers' like Nakamura, Mamedyarov or the reigning champion Anand, he suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev.
World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana set record for longest streak of draws after ninth successive stalemate
With just three more games remaining, the match seems to be inching towards a tiebreak. If this does happen to be the case, Magnus Carlsen will be a big favourite.
Isle of Man Masters: Michael Adams steps up the leaderboard beating Abhijeet Gupta; Viswanathan Anand retains second place
At the conclusion of the antepenultimate round of the Isle of Man Masters, English numero uno, Michael Adams added himself to the leading pack. On the seventh board, Adams defeated GM Abhijeet Gupta with the white pieces
Isle of Man Masters: Viswanathan Anand scores fine win over Daniel Fridman; Hikaru Nakamura topples Abhijeet Gupta
Viswanathan Anand, who was back to the board after taking a half point bye in the fifth round, scored a much needed victory against German GM Daniel Fridman
Sinquefield Cup: Fabiano Caruana books place in Grand Chess Tour finals after beating Wesley So in playoff
With his win over Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana joins Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final event in London.
Sinquefield Cup: Vishwanathan Anand finishes undefeated; Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana emerge joint winners
Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Vachier-Lagrave have qualified to play the Grand Chess Tour final event at London in December.
Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand tied sixth in standings after playing draw with Fabiano Caruana, remains unbeaten
The race to top four places of the Grand Chess Tour has become complicated as on date, with many theoretical possibilities depending on the outcome of the last round to be played on Monday.
Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand achieves a fighting draw against world champion Magnus Carlsen in fourth round
An intense battle between Viswanathan Anand and world champion Magnus Carlsen ended in a gripping draw after 54 moves in the fourth round of the Sinquefield Cup chess tournament