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Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019

Tata Steel chess

World champion Magnus Carlsen, who is currently defending his title in London, will once again participate in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament next January, the organisation announced today.

Carlsen – Caruana 2018 game 6 LIVE!

photo by Niki RigaHello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA).

UTD Fall FIDE Open 2018 LIVE!

The UTD Fall FIDE Open 2018 is going to take place November 16 – 21. A total of 36 players from 14 countries will participate. Top seeded are GM Anton Kovalyov, GM Timur Gareyev, GM Li Ruifeng, GM Razvan Preotu, GM Ori Kobo, GM Gil Popilski, GM Danny Raznikov, etc.

The event will be a round robin of 9 rounds, with time control 90 min. +30 seconds increment from move 1

Live games with analysis daily on Chessdom.com with the TCEC champions Stockfish, Komodo, and Houdini.

Caruana – Carlsen 2018 game 5 LIVE!

photo by Niki RigaHello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA).

Interview with Alexander Morozevich

It is not the first time for one of the strongest chess players of his generation to work as a commentator at a major event, and he always approaches this job creatively. Here is the interview by the official website of the Women World Championship with GM Alexander Morozevich.

More: Live games / Quarterfinal tiebreaks

Caruana’s approach to 1.c4 e5 Explained in an Opening Database by GM Boris Avrukh

Every chess player has faced the dilemma of how to meet the English opening. Caruana had to face it himself at the World Chess Championship and  GM Boris Avrukh has provided a detailed explanation at Modern Chess opening database here

1.c4 is objectively a weaker move than 1.e4 or 1.d4, but it is by far the trickiest option for White on move 1. With so many transpositions, different setups and move orders, White has plenty of options to turn the game into the desired setup.

Alexandra Kosteniuk and Mariya Muzychuk advance to the Semi-final

The Quarterfinals of the Women’s World Championship were concluded on November 14 with two tie-breaks: Alexandra Kosteniuk defeated Anna Muzychuk, and Zhansaya Abdumalik lost to Mariya Muzychuk.

Kosteniuk played the first game with White and obtained a promising position after the opening. Then Black managed to activate her pieces and got a strong counterplay. However, being under heavy time pressure, Muzychuk made several mistakes, giving Kosteniuk a decisive advantage.

Carlsen – Caruana 2018 game 4 LIVE!

photo by Niki RigaHello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA).

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