Sam Shankland resigned in a drawn position in Round 11 of the Tata Steel Masters, enabling Anish Giri to catch Magnus Carlsen with only two rounds to go. The other big result for the title race was Ian Nepomniachtchi beating Vladimir Fedoseev to move into clear second place. Vladimir Kramnik finally picked up his first win of the event against Jorden van Foreest, but Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is still winless and has plummeted out of the 2800 club and dropped to world no. 5 after losing to Vidit with the white pieces.

That leaves the standings as follows with just two rounds to go:

See also:

  • Official website
  • All the games with computer analysis on chess24: Masters | Challengers
  • Tata Steel Chess 2019 Preview
  • Tata Steel 2019, 1: Nepo and Anand snatch early lead
  • Tata Steel 2019, 2: The Dutch strike back
  • Tata Steel 2019, 3: Nepo beats Kramnik to lead
  • Tata Steel 2019, 4: Giri and Vidit win
  • Tata Steel 2019, 5: Magnus breaks the streak
  • Tata Steel 2019, 6: Carlsen and Giri hit the front
  • Tata Steel 2019, 7: Insane chess
  • Tata Steel 2019, 8: Carlsen and Anand take the lead
  • Tata Steel 2019, 9: Nepo catches Magnus and Vishy
  • Tata Steel 2019, 10: Vintage Carlsen beats Anand
Jun 11, 2020

Clutch Chess USA final

“It’s a great feeling – it’s like falling in love!” said Levon Aronian of winning the final clutch game on demand to beat Alexander Grischuk and set up a semifinal against World Champion Magnus Carlsen. The other quarterfinal saw all four normal games won by Black, leaving Leinier Dominguez knowing that all he needed to do was win one of the clutch games to win the match. Both games were drawn, however, and it’s Fabiano Caruana who goes on to play Wesley So in a repeat of the recent Clutch Chess USA final.

The winner of Caruana-So will play the winner of Carlsen-Aronian in the final, with a long weekend of chess action starting on Thursday. Tune in for all the action from 20:00 CEST.

See also:

  • Official website
  • All the Clutch Chess International games with computer analysis here on chess24
  • Carlsen tops Clutch Chess International field
  • Clutch Chess Day 1: Xiong hits back against Carlsen
  • Clutch Chess Day 2: Levon takes late-night lead
  • Clutch Chess Day 3: Carlsen and So reach semifinals


Nov 24, 2017

1st European Corporate Chess Championship

Twenty eight (28) teams have already registered for the 1st European Corporate Chess Championship 2017 which will take place in the Town Hall of Honour of the City of Asnières, Paris/France, 24 – 25 November 2017. Among them some well known World brands. The first registrations follow:

Banque of France, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt (Germany), Gazprom (Russia) – 2 teams, Echesspedia (Belgique), KAISSA (France), Leonard (France), Oracle (France), Ville d’Asnières (France), A L’Abri (France), Sberbank (Russia) – ENGIE (France) 2 teams, Abyss Propreté (France), Corsica Flash (France), Champs d’Echecs (France), Kaspersky Lab (Russia), University of Science Amsterdam (Netherlands), Kids Up (France), Opinion Internationale (France), Event Consulting (Greece), Academy Paris (France), Comite ol Paris (France), OCDE1 (France)…

The tournament will be played as a Swiss Open in 9 rounds, with time control 15 minutes per game + 3 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Each team shall be composed of 4 players + 1 substitute player. The team can’t have more than one player over 2400 ELO but should have at least one player below 2000 ELO.

LIVE Games

Any corporate entity is allowed to register up to two teams. Chess Clubs, Chess Associations, and Chess Federations are not allowed to participate in the Championship. For each round at least one player of the team shall have a commercial relation with the company with which he is playing for. Players shall be in rating order in team’s composition (November ratings).

The registration deadline is Thursday 2nd November 2017.

Schedule of the Championship:

Friday, November 24: Rounds 1 – 4 from 3 pm to 7 pm.

Saturday, November 25: Rounds 5 – 9 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Saturday, November 25 at 7.30 pm:  ECU Gala Dinner and award ceremony of the 1st European Corporate Championship.

The total prize fund is 6 000 EUR, including special awards and individual medals. The winning team will be awarded with 3 000 EUR, second team with 2 000 EUR, and the third team with 1 000 EUR.

The organizers have negotiated a special price for the accommodations in the following hotels during the event: Hôtel Residence Europe***, Atypik Hôtel*** and Hôtel Princesse Caroline***.

The invitation is addressed directly to corporate entities, but we kindly ask the National Federations to assist us promote the event in order to strengthen our relations with the business community.

LIVE Games

Official Website

Contact information

In French: Jean-Claude MOINGT +33 6 03 00 47 79

In English and Russian: Deia ARENAS +33 7 70 88 65 28

The Official Invitation can be downloaded below or here

ECU Chess Corporate Championship_2017

Apr 14, 2016

Who’s the US no. 1? US Championship preview

Fabiano Caruana starts his first ever US Championship today in St. Louis and will be looking to cement his place as the US no. 1 on the FIDE rating list. Defending Champion Hikaru Nakamura and fellow Top 10 star Wesley So are among those who will have other ideas. In the women’s event Irina Krush and her arch-rival Anna Zatonskih both play, while none other than Garry Kasparov will join the party for a post-tournament blitz showdown.

The US Championships are being held in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis for an 8th consecutive year, and we’re guaranteed the usual fantastic show with Yasser Seirawan, Jennifer Shahade and Maurice Ashley. Both tournaments are 12-player round-robins, with $194,000 on offer in the open tournament ($50,000 for first prize) and $100,000 in the women’s ($25,000), with $64,000 up for grabs for anyone who pulls off Bobby Fischer’s incredible 11/11 result.


Official Website: