Chess

The top women’s chess player in the world, Hou Yifan (left) and World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (right) will headline the field for the Goldmoney Asian Rapid. (Image: Eric van Reem/Chess.com)

Magnus Carlsen, Hou Yifan Highlight Field for Goldmoney Asian Rapid

Grandmaster Hou Yifan will become the first woman to compete in the Champions Chess Tour on Saturday when she joins an elite field of 16 players in the Goldmoney Asian Rapid online tournament. Hou comes in as a +5000 pick to win the Goldmoney Asian Rapid, according to online sportsbook […]

In 2014, (Image: Phil Parsons Racing)

NASCAR Cryptocurrency Sponsorships: Crashes and Cashes

NASCAR driver Stephan Parsons didn’t have much luck with his cryptocurrency-sponsored car. The “DogeCar” crashed on lap 71 during Saturday’s Xfinity race, but that won’t be the last of the DogeCar or NASCAR’s relationship with cryptocurrency. Cars have been sponsored by everything from adult diapers to rock bands. So, NASCAR’s […]

Magnus Carlsen needed a final round win to secure advancement to the FTX Crypto Cup quarterfinals. (Image: @ChampChessTour/Twitter)

Magnus Carlsen Sneaks Into FTX Crypto Cup Quarterfinals with Final-Round Win

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen barely avoided disaster on Tuesday, winning his final round-robin game to secure one of the eight quarterfinal slots in the FTX Crypto Cup. Carlsen ended the preliminary stage with 8.5 points after 15 rounds, securing the No. 6 seed heading into the quarterfinals. Carlsen relieved […]

Sixteen grandmasters will compete for cash and Bitcoin in the FTX Crypto Cup, beginning on May 23, 2021. (Image: Champions Chess Tour)

World’s Best Chess Players Compete for Bitcoin in FTX Crypto Cup

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will look to win his second straight Champions Chess Tour event – and a fair amount of Bitcoin – when the online FTX Crypto Cup begins on Sunday. The FTX Crypto Cup features a prize pool of $220,000 in cash, as well as 2.1825 Bitcoin. […]

Anish Giri scored a critical win over Ding Liren to move within a half-point of Ian Nepomniachtchi at the FIDE Candidates Tournament. (Image: Lennart Ootes/FIDE)

Candidates Tournament: Giri Closes in on Nepomniachtchi with Round 11 Win

Anish Giri moved to within a half-point of the lead at the FIDE Candidates Tournament with a win over Ding Liren in Friday’s Round 11 action. The win put Giri right on the heels of leader Ian Nepomniachtchi, who scored a draw against former World Championship challenger Fabiano Caruana. Giri […]