Peter Svidler and Jan Gustafsson will be commentating live on chess24 as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and eight more of the world’s top players are in action in the Altibox Norway Chess blitz opener on Monday 3rd June. The main event starts Tuesday, and this year it’s all change, with the Stavanger supertournament experimenting with a system where every match-up must end with a winner. If the fast classical game ends in a draw, a 10 vs. 7 minute Armageddon game will be played for another point.

Norway Chess, now in its 7th edition, is one of the highlights of the chess calendar, and some things about the format are completely unchanged. For instance, we’ve once again got ten of the world’s very best players:

The blitz action in Norway starts at 18:30 CEST, but there’s plenty of blitz to enjoy before that. Jan will be playing Banter Blitz on his own at 13:00, then he’ll be joined by Peter at 16:30. Everyone is very welcome to watch the shows, while of course if you’re a Premium member you can also challenge our commentators to a game!

  • Banter Blitz with Jan Gustafsson (13:00 CEST)
  • Banter Blitz with Jan & Peter (16:30 CEST)

And of course that’s followed at 18:30 CEST by the Altibox Norway Chess Blitz. Watch all the action LIVE here on chess24!

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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


Apr 07, 2017

US chess Championship round 7: Zherebukh stuns Caruana

23-year-old Yaroslav Zherebukh has joined Wesley So in the US Championship lead after outplaying world no. 3 and defending champion Fabiano Caruana. Elsewhere it was the day of the veterans, with Alexander Shabalov simply needing to remember computer analysis to beat Jeffery Xiong, while Daniel Naroditsky paid a heavy price for taking Gata Kamsky into a Ruy Lopez line the former World Championship Challenger had been playing all his life.

Last year Fabiano Caruana won the US Championship with an unbeaten +6. This year’s tournament has been very different, with a Round 7 disaster knocking Fabi back to 50%.


See also:

  • Official website
  • The US Chess Championships on chess24: Overall | Women
  • US Chess Championship, Round 1: So and Nakamura strike first
  • US Chess Championship, Round 2: Fighting chess
  • US Chess Championship, Round 3: So survives Caruana scare
  • US Chess Championship, Round 4: Wesley’s gamble pays off
  • US Chess Championship, Round 5: Kamsky shocks Xiong
  • US Chess Championship, Round 6: So’s close shave
Feb 20, 2023

WR Chess Masters

World no. 2 Ian Nepomniachtchi will get a chance to warm-up for the World Championship match as a new classical supertournament, the WR Chess Masters, starts in Dusseldorf, Germany today. He’ll face Tata Steel Masters winner Anish Giri, runner-up Nodirbek Abdusattorov, and the same army of kids that didn’t quite dominate in Wijk aan Zee.

The tournament is tailor-made for Ian Nepomniachtchi to get some practice at classical chess before he starts his World Championship match against Ding Liren on April 9th.  It’s the first time Ian has played classical chess since the Sinquefield Cup in December, and the long time control is exactly the one that will be used in Kazakhstan, including the absence of an increment before move 61.

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