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Levon Aronian (pictured) advanced to the finals of the Airthings Masters, where he’ll battle Teimour Radjabov for the title. (Image: Niki Riga)

Airthings Masters: Radjabov, Aronian Sweep Their Way Into Finals Showdown

Teimour Radjabov and Levon Aronian dominated their respective semifinal matchups at the Airthings Masters, leaving no doubt as to which two players deserved to compete for the first major title on the Champions Chess Tour. Radjabov won the first two games of the second match to finish off Daniil Dubov, […]

Wesley So (left) seeks a second straight Champions Chess Tour title at the Airthings Open, though he’ll have to contend with Magnus Carlsen (right) and others. (Image: Nick Barton/Manila Bulletin)

Airthings Masters Delivers Christmas Cheer for Champions Chess Tour Fans

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, Speed Chess Championship winner Hikaru Nakamura, and Skilling Open winner Wesley So lead the field of 12 grandmasters who will compete in the Airthings Masters beginning on Dec. 26. The Airthings Masters is the second event and the first major of the Champions Chess Tour, […]

Hikaru Nakamura (left) will face Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (right) in the final of the 2020 Speed Chess Championship on Saturday. (Image: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com)

MVL Upsets Carlsen, Faces Hikaru Nakamura in Speed Chess Championship Final

French grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave pulled off a major upset in the Speed Chess Championship on Friday, defeating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen 13-11 to reach the finals of the online blitz and bullet tournament. Vachier-Lagrave outscored Carlsen in both the five-minute and three-minute portions of the match, then held on […]

Kansas City TE Travis Kelce earns a Madden 21 rating of 99 after another historic season. (Image: AP)

KC TE Travis Kelce Joins Exclusive Madden Football 99 Club

The game designers at EA Sports upgraded their player ratings for Madden Football 21, and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce earned much-deserved bump to a 99 rating, thereby becoming the newest member of the exclusive 99 Club. Four players entered this season with a 99 rating for Madden […]

Activision Blizzard's new Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (Image: Activision)

Investing in Sports Betting and Esports Through Sector Funds

Two sports-related sectors have thrived this year, even in the midst of the pandemic. In many cases, investing in sports betting and esports companies produced outsized gains. Picking individual winners, however, can be tricky. But that’s where exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can help. ETFs are listed on major stock exchanges and […]

Hafu defeated TFBlade in their Pogchamps 2 semifinal after surviving a wild endgame in Game 2 of the match. (Image: Chess.com)

Pogchamps 2: Gripex, Hafu Turn Back Challengers to Reach Championship Final

Gripex survived a blitz tiebreaker and Hafu overcame her most difficult challenge of the tournament yet to set up a highly anticipated Pogchamps 2 final on Sunday. The two finalists won their spots on an action-packed Saturday that featured four matches, including both the championship and consolation semifinals. Gripex Overcomes […]

ItsHafu remains the player to beat in the Pogchamps 2 chess tournament after defeating Forsen 2-0 in the championship bracket quarterfinals on Friday. (Image: Chess.com)

ItsHafu, Zexrow Claim Pogchamps 2 Semifinals Berths With 2-0 Wins

ItsHafu confirmed her standing as the player to beat in Pogchamps 2 after reaching the championship bracket semifinals with a dominant victory over Forsen on Friday. Hafu defeated Forsen 2-0 in impressive fashion, calculating well and remaining calm under pressure in both games against one of her most dangerous opponents […]

Itshafu defeated Easywithaces 2-0 in Tuesday’s marquee Pogchamps matchup. (Image: Chess.com)

Pogchamps Update: ItsHafu, Wagamama Qualify for Championship Bracket

Two of the top players in Pogchamps won again on Wednesday, as both Itshafu and WagamamaTV showed why they are considered favorites to win the online chess tournament. Itshafu turned back a strong challenge from Easywithaces, while Wagamama easily defeated Connoreats, both by 2-0 scores. Thor Hammers AustinShow for First […]

Cizzorz was among the winners in Monday’s set of Pogchamps group stage matches. (Image: Chess.com)

Pogchamps: Gripex90 Takes Group A Lead, David Pakman Gets First Win

League of Legends streamer Gripex90 defeated Swedish gaming legend Forsen to take the lead in Group A of the Pogchamps online chess tournament on Monday. The matchup featured two of the top players in the field, both of whom could still factor in the Championship Bracket later in the tournament. […]