December 30, 2016

Sergey Karjakin and Anna Muzychuk are World Blitz Champions 2016

The World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships took place in Doha 26th to 30th December 2016. Sergey Karjakin wins the title on tie-break from Magnus Carlsen with a win in the final round vs. Jobava after both scored 16.5/21.  Anna Muzychuk scored a double triumph in both rapid and blitz in the women’s section. Sergey Karjakin, born 12 January 1990 is a […]
December 28, 2016

Vassily Ivanchuk is new World Champion in Rapid Chess

The World Rapid Championships in Doha, Qatar, had a dramatic finish. Before the last round five players shared the lead. Three of these five players won in the last round: Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, and Vassily Ivanchuk. The tie-break had to decide – in this case, the Elo-average of the opponents. And here Ivanchuk was best and became World Rapid […]
December 24, 2016

Magical move – Last rank checkmate

It does look like White will be checkmated with next Black move Qg2, or he will lose his Queen. However, White has magical move in his sleeve! How can White exploit last rank weaknesses?    
December 19, 2016

Wesley So, winner of the London Chess Classic and Grand Chess Tour 2016

Wesley So is a double winner in London. On Sunday he also secured first place at London Chess Classic, and he won 295.000 $ in total. Fabiano Caruana couldn’t catch up with his compatriot. Veselin Topalov finally managed to win a game in the last round against Aronian Levon, and Anish Giri finished with 9/9 draws. Here is the final standings table: […]