Chess

Magnus Carlsen is the favorite to win his fifth Norway Chess title after the first round of the tournament on Tuesday. (Image: Norway Chess)

Magnus Carlsen Favorite to Win Fourth Straight Norway Chess Title

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has won four Norway Chess titles, including the past three in a row. He’s the favorite to win the tournament again in 2022, despite failing to get a classical win in the first round on Tuesday. Carlsen rates as the -155 favorite to win Norway […]

Magnus Carlsen (right) and Jan-Krzysztof Duda (left) will meet up in the finals of the Charity Cup online chess tournament. (Image: FIDE)

Champions Chess Tour: Carlsen, Duda Square Off in Finals of Charity Cup

The developing rivalry between World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and Polish grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda will take center stage again on Friday as they battle in the finals of the online Charity Cup chess tournament. The Charity Cup is the second event of the 2022 Champions Chess Tour, and is supporting […]

Magnus Carlsen (left) and Sergei Karjakin (right) played to a quick draw on Wednesday at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. (Image: Jurrian Hoefsmit/Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022)

Carlsen Leads Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Giri Still in Contention

Magnus Carlsen holds the solo lead at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament heading into the final three rounds, but three players are within one point and still hold realistic hopes of catching the World Champion in Wijk aan Zee. Carlsen held a draw with Black against Sergei Karjakin in Wednesday’s […]

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 […]