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Four players remain in contention in the championship bracket, as Rainn Wilson faces Benjyfishy and Sardoche takes on Ludwig in the PogChamps 3 semifinals. (Image: Chess.com)

Rainn Wilson, Ludwig Advance to PogChamps 3 Championship Semifinals

Four players remain in contention in the championship bracket heading into the PogChamps 3 semifinals, which will take place on Friday and Saturday. Ludwig will battle Sardoche in the first semifinal, while Rainn Wilson will battle BenjyFishy for the other spot in the PogChamps 3 final. Two tiebreakers highlight PogChamps […]

Wesley So picked up his second Champions Chess Tour title, beating Magnus Carlsen again in the final of the Opera Euro Rapid. (Image: Chess24/YouTube)

Wesley So Beats Magnus Carlsen in Final to Win Opera Euro Rapid

Wesley So picked up his second title on the Champions Chess Tour Sunday, beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen to win the Opera Euro Rapid. So previously defeated Carlsen in the final of the Skilling Open, making this the second time he has denied the Norwegian a chance to earn […]

Pogchamps 3 begins on Sunday, Feb. 14, with a mix of Twitch streamers and mainstream celebrities battling for a $100,000 prize pool. (Image: Chess.com/Twitter)

PogChamps 3: Players, Groups, Format and Prizes for Twitch Chess Tournament

The PogChamps 3 online chess tournament begins Sunday, Feb. 14 with a whole new lineup of players, but a format that will be somewhat familiar to those who followed the first two versions of the streaming sensation. This time around, the prize money has grown significantly, and a few mainstream […]

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So will renew their rivalry in the finals of the Opera Euro Rapid tournament. (Image: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com)

Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So Reach Opera Euro Rapid Final

Magnus Carlsen needed an Armageddon tiebreak yet again, but found a way to get past Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and reach the finals of the Opera Euro Rapid online chess tournament. The World Champion will take on Wesley So, who finished off Teimour Radjabov in their semifinal to advance. Carlsen Advances Despite […]

Magnus Carlsen headlines the field of 16 grandmasters competing in the Opera Euro Rapid chess tournament. Image: Champions Chess Tour/Twitter)

Magnus Carlsen Looks to Regain Form as Opera Euro Rapid Begins on Saturday

Sixteen of the world’s top grandmasters will compete for a $30,000 first prize in the Opera Euro Rapid online chess tournament, with round-robin action starting on Saturday. World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen comes into the tournament as a +150 favorite to grab the title, according to Unibet, despite the Norwegian’s […]

Anish Giri (right) held a draw against Magnus Carlsen (left) to maintain his half-point lead at the Tata Steel Masters. (Image: Jurriaan Hoefsmit/Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021)

Tata Steel Masters: Giri Maintains Lead Ahead of Saturday Showdown with Firouzja

Anish Giri held off World Champion Magnus Carlsen on Friday, doing enough to secure a draw and maintain his half-point lead at the Tata Steel Masters heading into a critical clash with Alireza Firouzja in Saturday’s penultimate round. Giri drew comfortably with Black against Carlsen, leaving him a half-point ahead […]

Anish Giri picked up another win on Wednesday, vaulting him into the lead at the Tata Steel Masters. (Image: Jurriaan Hoefsmit/Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021)

Anish Giri Takes Lead at Tata Steel Masters Heading into Final Rest Day

Dutch grandmaster Anish Giri defeated Radoslaw Wojtaszek on Wednesday to take the solo lead at the Tata Steel Masters, but three players are within a half-point of him with just three rounds left to play. Giri sits at 7 points after 10 rounds heading into Thursday’s final rest day in […]

Four players share the lead at the Tata Steel Masters, but Magnus Carlsen is not among them after drawing for the sixth straight round on Saturday. (Image: Jurriaan Hoefsmit/Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021)

Tata Steel Masters: Four Share Lead as Carlsen Limps to Sixth Straight Draw

Five of seven games provided decisive results on Saturday in a bloody seventh round of play at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The results knocked Nils Grandelius out of the lead and left four players tied for first, while World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen continues to struggle to find points […]