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The Champions Chess Tour will return in 2022 with an increased prize funds and new, streamlined rules to encourage aggressive play. (Image: Twitter/Chess24.com)

Champions Chess Tour Coming Back with New Format for 2022, $1.6M Prize Pool

The Magnus Carlsen Invitational launched the era of elite online chess competition in 2020 during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. That continued in 2021 as the Champions Chess Tour launched with more events and more prize money. Now, the tour is returning for a second season, with tweaks […]

Magnus Carlsen (left) has opened up a two-game lead over Ian Nepomniachtchi (right) in the 2021 World Chess Championship. (Image: Ali Haider/EPA)

World Chess Championship Odds: Carlsen Wins Twice, Takes Firm Control of Match

For the first five games of the 2021 World Chess Championship, fans and commentators lamented the lack of decisive results, wondering aloud whether it’s even possible to see fighting chess in a high-level match anymore. But two wins from Magnus Carlsen not only flipped that narrative, but have put challenger […]

Magnus Carlsen finished off his victory at the Champions Chess Tour Finals with a 2.5-0.5 win over Wesley So on Monday. (Image: Meltwater Champions Chess Tour)

Carlsen Wins Champions Chess Tour Finals; Radjabov Rises to Second Place

Magnus Carlsen didn’t exactly dominate the Champions Chess Tour Finals, but the World Chess Champion did more than enough to capture the year-end title in the online series’ inaugural season. Carlsen ended the tournament with a crushing 2.5-0.5 win over American grandmaster Wesley So, finishing the Tour Finals with his […]

PogChamps 4 features a combination of veteran and new players who are participating in the Twitch streaming chess tournament. (Image: Chess.com)

PogChamps 4: The Twitch Celebrity Streaming Chess Tournament Returns

Sixteen popular online celebrities will take to the 64 squares beginning on Sunday as they battle for $100,000 in prize money in PogChamps 4, the latest edition of the popular Twitch streaming chess tournament. Several returning players are joined by new streamers for the latest edition of PogChamps. PogChamps veterans […]