Tag: chess

At least one bettor scored big when World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda in Round 5 of Norway Chess. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Betting Flourishes Alongside Online Events During COVID-19 Pandemic

When Jan-Krzysztof Duda defeated World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the fifth round of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament on Oct. 10, it caused a sensation in the chess world. The victory ended Carlsen’s 125-game unbeaten run in classical play, the longest known streak in chess history. The result also […]

Magnus Carlsen defeated Alireza Firouzja in Round 9 to win Norway Chess with a full round to spare. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Bets: Carlsen Wins Norway Chess, Firouzja Takes Second

Magnus Carlsen tricked Alireza Firouzja in a theoretically drawn endgame to win their Round 9 encounter and clinch first place at Norway Chess with a round to spare. Carlsen would go on to lose his final game to Levon Aronian – his second classical loss of the tournament, after his […]

Magnus Carlsen plays blindfold chess during the rest day after Round 4 of Norway Chess. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Bets: Norway Chess Round 5 Odds and Picks

Magnus Carlsen is asserting himself at Norway Chess, taking the tournament lead after defeating his closest rival, Fabiano Caruana, in the fourth round of the super tournament. Carlsen now leads Norway Chess on nine points, with Levon Aronian just one point back, while Caruana and Alireza Firouzja sit just two […]

Fabiano Caruana started strong at Norway Chess, beating Aryan Tari with Black in his Round 1 game. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Altibox Norway Chess)

Chess Bets: Caruana, Firouzja Strike First at Norway Chess

Fabiano Caruana and Alireza Firouzja both won classical games with Black in the first round to take the early lead in the Altibox Norway Chess tournament on Monday. World Champion Magnus Carlsen also picked up a victory with Black, but needed an Armageddon game to get past Levon Aronian after […]

Magnus Carlsen (right) deserves to be the favorite at Norway Chess, but Fabiano Caruana (left) could provide significant value for bettors. (Image: Lennart Ootes)

Chess Bets: Fading Magnus Carlsen in Norway Chess

Live chess is back! Norway Chess begins on Monday, and the return to over-the-board action means no more disconnects, no more mouse slips, and maybe fewer disqualifications due to computer cheating. Most importantly, it means more chances for us to bet on chess. And after going with the chalk last […]

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. […]