Tag: chess

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. […]

The Pogchamps standings are starting to take shape now that all players have competed in their first round of matches in the online chess event.

Pogchamps 2: Standings, Highlights, and Favorites After First Round Matches

All 16 players in Pogchamps have played their first matches, and favorites are already emerging in the second edition of the online chess tournament. Twitch streamers competed in two-game mini-matches, combining competitiveness, drama, and sheer entertainment throughout the weekend. Group A: Pogchamps Veteran Forsen Takes Early Lead Pogchamps 2 opened […]

WFM Alexandra Botez, GM Hikaru Nakamura, and IM Daniel Rensch (left to right) will provide commentary and coaching for the Pogchamps 2 online chess tournament. (Image: Chess.com)

Pogchamps 2: Twitch Chess Tournament Returns with New Players, Improved Format

The second edition of the Pogchamps online streaming chess tournament begins on Friday with 16 of the most popular Twitch streamers on the planet battling it out for bragging rights and a $10,000 grand prize. While the tournament shares many similarities with the first Pogchamps event, the sequel also features […]

Magnus Carlsen struck back on Monday to draw level with Hikaru Nakamura in the Tour Final. (Image: FIDE)

Carlsen Levels Chess Tour Final at Two Sets Each vs. Nakamura

Magnus Carlsen took advantage of a tactical error in the third game of his match against Hikaru Nakamura on Monday, allowing him to win the set 2.5-1.5 and to even up the series at two sets apiece. The World Champion nearly broke through in the first game of the match, […]

Magnus Carlsen (left) and Hikaru Nakamura (right) will renew their rivalry with a best-of-seven clash in the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final. (Image: Lennart Ootes)

Carlsen Finishes Off Ding, Sets Up Clash with Nakamura in Chess Tour Final

Magnus Carlsen stumbled along the way, but was able to pull out a victory in blitz tiebreakers on Wednesday to eliminate Ding Liren and advance in the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final. Carlsen won Wednesday’s match by a 3.5-2.5 score, winning the overall semifinal with Ding three sets to one. […]

Hikaru Nakamura swept Daniil Dubov in three sets to advance to the finals of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final. (Image: Lennart Ootes/Saint Louis Chess Club)

Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals: Nakamura Sweeps Dubov, Carlsen Takes 2-1 Lead

Hikaru Nakamura finished off a straight-sets victory over Russian grandmaster Daniil Dubov on Tuesday to book his place in the championship match of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals. Nakamura took Game 3 of Tuesday’s mini-match, winning as Black to put Dubov on the verge of elimination. Nakamura Avenges Lindores […]

The Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals begin on Sunday, with four grandmasters vying for a $140,000 first prize. (Image: Chess24.com)

Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Concludes with Four-Player Final

Many of the world’s top grandmasters competed in the four events of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, bringing elite chess online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the tour’s top four players will battle for a $300,000 prize pool in the tour finals beginning on Sunday. The winner will take home […]

Magnus Carlsen won the Legends of Chess tournament to pick up a third title on his namesake online chess tour. (Image: Maria Emelianova/FIDE)

Carlsen Dominates Nepomniachtchi to Win Legends of Chess

Magnus Carlsen overpowered Ian Nepomniachtchi on Tuesday, defeating the Russian grandmaster 2.5-0.5 in the second set of their finals match to win the Legends of Chess online tournament. Carlsen won a $45,000 first prize, and claimed his third title in four events on his Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. Carlsen Finishes […]

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 […]