June 10, 2021

World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship 2021 will be a chess match between reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi to determine the World Chess Champion. It will be held under the auspices of FIDE, the world chess federation, and played in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between 24 November and 16 December 2021. The match was originally scheduled for the latter half of 2020, but was […]
March 18, 2020

Candidates chess tournament 2020

The Candidates Tournament ‘worth half a million euros’ kicked off today in Yekaterinburg with first-round games being played. In 14 rounds, each will play with everyone, both white and black, to determine who will come out in a match with Magnus Carlsen for the World Title Match. According to the propositions, players from the same federation meet at the beginning […]
May 6, 2019

FIDE Ratings May 2019

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has gained 40 Elo points in the 27 games of his last three tournaments. But the Grenke Chess Classic unfortunately did not make the cut-off for FIDE’s May ratings. Still, at 2875 he’s put considerable distance between himself and #2 Fabiano Caruana. Hou Yifan and Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun retain a huge lead in the […]
November 29, 2018

Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana to retain World Chess Championship title

For 20 days between 9 and 28 November 2018 the world’s two best Grandmasters sat in a soundproof studio in central London, with only a chessboard, their thoughts, and each other for company. But finally, after 15 games, 12 regular and 3 rapid, 773 moves and 51 hours of simmering tension, the Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen held his nerve, […]