8-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler gives a one-on-one coaching session to Tanitoluwa Adewumi in a CoChess sponsored event accompanying the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour.

Jan 16, 2022

Tata Steel Masters 2022

Magnus Carlsen will be hunting a record 8th title in the Wijk aan Zee top group when the Tata Steel Masters starts at 14:00 CET on Saturday 15th January. 2020 winner Fabiano Caruana and local hero Anish Giri are likely to provide the toughest competition, as 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa makes his supertournament debut. Another Indian, 18-year-old Arjun Erigaisi, is perhaps the player to watch in the Challengers, while the dream team of Peter Svidler and Jan Gustafsson will be back here on chess24!

Magnus Carlsen missed a chance to get revenge for last year’s loss to Andrey Esipenko when he took a 21-move draw in Round 1 of the 2022 Tata Steel Masters. Fabiano Caruana and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov also spoilt winning positions against Sergey Karjakin and Daniil Dubov, allowing three players to snatch the early lead. Jan-Krzysztof Duda entered the live Top 10 with a win over Richard Rapport, defending champion Jorden van Foreest beat Nils Grandelius, and Vidit won the day’s longest game as he ground down Sam Shankland in a six-hour marathon.

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Oct 27, 2016

Next month, the World Chess Championship will be played in NY

Next month, the World Chess Championship will be played in New York City between the reigning champ, 25-year-old Magnus Carlsen, and 26-year-old Sergey Karjakin, who still holds the record as the youngest person to become a grandmaster at the age of 12. At stake? A prize pool of over $2 million dollars.

Not bad for a game that’s over 1,500 years old.

It was nearly 20 years ago that Garry Kasparov, the then World Champion of Chess and by consensus the dominant player in the world at the time, resigned in game 6 of his famous match versus IBM’s Deep Blue. The “Man vs. Machine” contest had ended in victory for the machine. And since then, computers have only gotten better.

You might think computer dominance would be the beginning of the end of chess, but you’d be wrong. Chess is undergoing something of a renaissance, and that’s thanks to – not in spite of — the ability of computers to beat the toughest human opponents.

“Cars can outrace humans but humans still run against each other,” Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley told me. “I think people are thrilled to watch humans play each other. Part of that thrill is the errors — it’s not about perfection. It’s about how to come back from mistakes.”

To avoid those mistakes, people are taking advantage of the power of computers to train them to play better chess.


Nov 18, 2018

Brilliant defence from the World Champion

Fabiano Caruana outplayed Magnus Carlsen from a seemingly dead position in Game 6 to come within a whisker of scoring the first full point of the match. Computers, and some chess fans, were screaming mate-in-36 for the US challenger, but the endgame win was one Peter Svidler didn’t think it was “humanly possible to find” in the time available. Instead the 80-move, 6.5-hour draw could be chalked up as brilliant defence from the World Champion, who confessed to having been “way too casual” earlier in the game. The match is level at 3:3 at the halfway point.

See also:

  • Official website
  • All the games with computer analysis on chess24
  • Our special Carlsen-Caruana World Chess Championship page
  • Grischuk and Giri join our Carlsen-Caruana show
  • Carlsen and Caruana true to form in press opener
  • Game 1: Magnus lets Fabi off the hook
  • Game 2: Full grovel mode
  • Game 3: Caruana squanders opening edge
  • Game 4: Prep, lies and videotape
  • Game 5: Magnus can’t match his idol