Tag: Ian Nepomniachtchi

Sixteen grandmasters will compete for cash and Bitcoin in the FTX Crypto Cup, beginning on May 23, 2021. (Image: Champions Chess Tour)

World’s Best Chess Players Compete for Bitcoin in FTX Crypto Cup

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will look to win his second straight Champions Chess Tour event – and a fair amount of Bitcoin – when the online FTX Crypto Cup begins on Sunday. The FTX Crypto Cup features a prize pool of $220,000 in cash, as well as 2.1825 Bitcoin. […]

Anish Giri scored a critical win over Ding Liren to move within a half-point of Ian Nepomniachtchi at the FIDE Candidates Tournament. (Image: Lennart Ootes/FIDE)

Candidates Tournament: Giri Closes in on Nepomniachtchi with Round 11 Win

Anish Giri moved to within a half-point of the lead at the FIDE Candidates Tournament with a win over Ding Liren in Friday’s Round 11 action. The win put Giri right on the heels of leader Ian Nepomniachtchi, who scored a draw against former World Championship challenger Fabiano Caruana. Giri […]

Magnus Carlsen moved into the Skilling Open semfinals after turning back a strong challenge by Anish Giri. (Image: Maria Emelianova/FIDE)

Skilling Open Semifinals: Carlsen Battles Nepomniachtchi, Nakamura Faces So

Hikaru Nakamura came back from down a set, and then again down a game in blitz tiebreakers to get past Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and advance to the semifinals of the Skilling Open online chess tournament. Nakamura moved on to face fellow American Wesley So, while World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will […]