Chess

Magnus Carlsen dominated the round-robin portion of the Legends of Chess online tournament, winning all nine of his matches. (Image: Lennart Ootes/FIDE)

Perfect Carlsen Takes Top Seed in Legends of Chess Semifinals

Magnus Carlsen defeated former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik 3-1 on Wednesday to cap off a perfect 9-0 record in the round-robin portion of the Legends of Chess online tournament. Carlsen heads into the semifinals as the top seed after collecting 25 points, with only two wins that came in […]

Magnus Carlsen kept up his winning ways on Friday, beating Boris Gelfand to stay perfect in the Legends of Chess. (Image: AP)

Legends of Chess: Magnus Carlsen Perfect Through Four Rounds

Magnus Carlsen crushed Boris Gelfand 3-0 on Friday to book his fourth straight win in the Legends of Chess online tournament. Carlsen has won each of his first four matches in regulation, giving him the maximum 12 points as the tournament approaches the halfway mark of the round-robin portion. Carlsen […]

Former World Champions Vladimir Kramnik (left) and Viswanathan Anand (right) are both playing in the Legends of Chess tournament. (Image: Henning Kaiser/Getty)

World Champions, Fan Favorites Collide in Legends of Chess Tournament

Magnus Carlsen and the two previous World Chess Champions will join seven other top players in the Legends of Chess, the final event in the main portion of the online Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. Former champions Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand will both making their first appearance on the tour, […]

Magnus Carlsen defeated Anish Giri in straight sets to win the Chessable Masters final. (Image: Lennart Ootes/FIDE)

Magnus Carlsen Sweeps Anish Giri to Win Chessable Masters

Magnus Carlsen completed a dominating run through the Chessable Masters on Saturday, defeating Anish Giri in straight sets to win his second title on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. Carlsen orchestrated a brilliancy in Game 1 of Saturday’s match, then hung on to take the decisive set 2.5-1.5. Carlsen Survives […]

Anish Giri (pictured) will take on Magnus Carlsen in the finals of the Chessable Masters. (Image: Maria Emelianova/FIDE)

Chessable Masters: Magnus Carlsen Meets Anish Giri in Fans’ Dream Final

Anish Giri needed blitz tiebreakers to get past Ian Nepomniachtchi in their third set of games on Thursday and reach the finals of the Chessable Masters online chess tournament. Giri advances to face off against World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final, which begins on Friday. Giri Overcomes Game […]

Voyboy defeated Hutch in a thrilling final to win the championship bracket of the Pogchamps chess tournament. (Image: Chess.com/Twitch)

Voyboy Wins Pogchamps Chess Championship, Artemiev Leads Chessable Masters

Voyboy hung on by the smallest of margins to defeat Hutch in the Pogchamps championship bracket, winning the online chess tournament and its $10,000 first prize. Hutch won the first game of the final, handing Voyboy his first loss of the tournament. Pogchamps Finals Both Go to Tiebreakers Voyboy went […]

NymN grabbed the final Pogchamps championship semifinal spot by defeating Papaplatte 2-0 in their quarterfinal match. (Image: Chess.com/Twitch)

Pogchamps Bracket Update: Semifinals Set as NymN Downs Papaplatte

The Pogchamps online chess tournament has reached the semifinal round, with four players remaining in both the championship and consolation brackets. Wednesday saw the final quarterfinal matches played, with NymN taking on Papaplatte while Fuslie faced off against xQc. NymN Looks Solid in Pogchamps Quarterfinal Win NymN came into his […]

Pogchamps has reached its knockout stages, with the top eight players heading to the championship bracket beginning on Monday. (Image: Chess.com/Twitch)

Pogchamps Heads Into Knockout Rounds as Chess Reaches New Highs on Twitch

Eight Twitch streamers remain in contention for the $10,000 top prize in the Pogchamps online chess tournament, which wrapped up its group stage on Sunday. All 16 participants are still fighting for something, as the bottom two players from each pool have moved on to a consolation bracket with a […]

2018 World Rapid Chess Champion Daniil Dubov beat Hikaru Nakamura to win the 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. (Image: Lennart Ootes/FIDE)

Chess: Daniil Dubov Upsets Hikaru Nakamura to Win Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Russian grandmaster Daniil Dubov defeated Hikaru Nakamura in an Armageddon tiebreaker to win the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge on Wednesday. Dubov earned $45,000 for his victory and a spot in the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Grand Final. Dubov Dominates Armageddon to Secure Title Wednesday’s victory capped an impressive comeback by […]

Magnus Carlsen announced the formation of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour at a press conference in Oslo, Norway on May 14, 2020. (Image: Chess24.com)

Magnus Carlsen Launches Online Chess Tour with $1 Million Prize Fund

Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is building on the success of his first major online chess tournament by announcing the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, a series of four preliminary events and a final offering a combined prize fund of $1 million. The tour retroactively began with the Magnus Carlsen […]

Magnus Carlsen defeated Hikaru Nakamura in the final of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, winning $70,000. (Image: Maria Emelianova/FIDE)

Magnus Carlsen Wins Namesake Invitational, Sportsbooks Add More Online Chess Markets

Magnus Carlsen defeated Hikaru Nakamura 2.5-1.5 in a back-and-forth final to win the first-ever Magnus Carlsen Invitational. Carlsen earned the $70,000 first prize in the online chess tournament, which came together due to the COVID-19 pandemic eliminating live chess events. Carlsen Fends Off Nakamura in Back-And-Forth Final The final saw […]