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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 […]

Magnus Carlsen (left) and Hikaru Nakamura (right) will face off in the final of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational. (Image: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova)

Magnus Carlsen Invitational: Nakamura, Carlsen Overcome Adversity to Reach Finals

The two most prolific speed chess players in the world will meet in the finals of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, as Hikaru Namakura and Magnus Carlsen each advanced after tightly contested semifinal matches. Both players dealt with frustrating moments in their semifinals matches before advancing. Nakamura Prevails in Blitz Tiebreaker […]

The Magnus Carlsen Invitational semifinals begin on Friday, starting with a matchup between Americans Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana. (Image: Chess24.com)

Hikaru Nakamura Leads Final Four into Magnus Carlsen Invitational Semifinals

American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in an Armageddon tiebreak to secure the top seed heading into the semifinal round of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational. Nakamura will next face off against countrymate Fabiano Caruana, who lost to Anish Giri 2.5-1.5 in his Round 7 matchup. Carlsen Punished for Offbeat […]