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 […]

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:

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:

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/

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 […]