Tag: Ian Nepomniachtchi

Magnus Carlsen (left) has opened up a two-game lead over Ian Nepomniachtchi (right) in the 2021 World Chess Championship. (Image: Ali Haider/EPA)

World Chess Championship Odds: Carlsen Wins Twice, Takes Firm Control of Match

For the first five games of the 2021 World Chess Championship, fans and commentators lamented the lack of decisive results, wondering aloud whether it’s even possible to see fighting chess in a high-level match anymore. But two wins from Magnus Carlsen not only flipped that narrative, but have put challenger […]

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 […]