Levon Aronian needed just two games and under an hour and a half of play to clinch victory over Vladislav Artemiev and take the $30,000 top prize in the Goldmoney Asian Rapid. Levon’s spectacular final win was a fitting end to an event where he’d also won the Preliminary stage, to take home the maximum number of tour points. The fight for 3rd place was also one-sided, but with a twist. Ding Liren hit back to win the second day’s rapid chess 3:0 before Magnus Carlsen took over in blitz to clinch the match.

Levon Aronian is set to switch to the United States Chess Federation after the FIDE World Cup, so it was appropriate that he won his first event on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour on US Independence Day. Magnus Carlsen would later joke when asked if he was happy for his friend.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Goldmoney Asian Rapid and will stick around for all the other chess action coming up!

See also:

  • Champions Chess Tour website
  • All the Goldmoney Asian Rapid games with computer analysis: Prelims, Knockout
  • Hou Yifan joins Magnus Carlsen for Goldmoney Asian Rapid
  • Carlsen starts Goldmoney Asian Rapid against Firouzja, Hou Yifan & So
  • Goldmoney Asian Rapid Day 1: Carlsen hits back after Firouzja stumble
  • Goldmoney Asian Rapid Day 2: Aronian and Ding lead
  • Goldmoney Asian Rapid Day 3: Aronian triumphs, faces 17-year-old Erigaisi
  • Goldmoney Asian Rapid Day 4: Carlsen & Artemiev lead
  • Goldmoney Asian Rapid Day 5: Carlsen & Aronian scrape into semis after playoffs
  • Goldmoney Asian Rapid Day 6: Carlsen & Ding strike
  • Goldmoney Asian Rapid Day 7: Aronian & Artemiev stun Carlsen & Ding
  • Goldmoney Asian Rapid Day 8: Aronian leads final
Jan 20, 2024

Tata Steel chess tournament Round 6

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The 86th edition is held from 12 – 28 January 2024. 13 – 29 january 2023

Tata Steel chess tournament Round 6:

Alireza Firouzja is trailing Anish Giri by half a point again after Friday’s Round 6 of the Tata Steel Masters. While the tournament leader missed several chances to beat Parham Maghsoodloo, Firouzja did score the full point against Wei Yi. Erwin l’Ami had a tough day at the office against Anton Korobov, but after 109 moves, the Dutch grandmaster saved the half point by the skin of his teeth and kept his lead in the Challengers, while IM Eline Roebers won another game.


The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The 86th edition is held from 12 – 28 January 2024. 13 – 29 january 2023

Jan 27, 2019

Magnus Carlsen ground out a 71-move at Tata Steel 2019

Magnus Carlsen ground out a 71-move, 6.5-hour win over Jan-Krzysztof Duda to take a half-point lead into the last round showdown with Anish Giri. It could have been a full point, but just when Giri was wondering what to say about defeat in the post-game interview Teimour Radjabov offered a draw. Elsewhere Sam Shankland bounced back to beat Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladimir Kramnik picked up a second win in a row against Vladimir Fedoseev. In the Challengers Vladislav Kovalev remains the heavy favourite after beating Elisabeth Paehtz to take the lead.

The final round of Tata Steel Chess begins 1.5 hours earlier than usual at noon, and needless to say you don’t want to miss Giri-Carlsen. If Anish can win the game he’d not only win the tournament but start February as an official member of the 2800 club.

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
  • Tata Steel 2019, 11: Shankland commits hara-Giri
Oct 04, 2019

For the FIDE World Cup title and $110,000 top prize

Ding Liren and Teimour Radjabov will play tiebreaks on Friday for the FIDE World Cup title and $110,000 top prize after their final classical game ended in a cagey draw. Magnus Carlsen and Peter Svidler are set to join Jan Gustafsson to commentate on that battle here on chess24, and they’ll also be able to kibitz MVL-Yu Yangyi, after a 4th draw in the 3rd place match. “I don’t really care anymore!” was Maxime’s half-joke when asked for a prediction of how it would go, with all the players ready to end their month in Siberia.

Thoughts, of course, turned immediately to tiebreaks, with $30,000 at stake – the difference between $110,000 and $80,000 – and of course a piece of chess history in winning one of the toughest events in chess. How are they feeling in advance? Well, Radjabov felt that by this stage you can’t expect too much of the players:
Already I don’t know which kind of games are suitable for us, but maybe bullet – we would play like 100 games to decide. Or Fischer Random or something – 10 games maybe would be fine and fun as well! It’s a normal thing, especially here, so just generally also we’ll try to rest and play the match tomorrow.

For chess fans it should be great fun, and to help ensure that we have Jan Gustafsson commentating with some high-powered help! At the moment the plan is to have 8-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler commentating on the first rapid game and then a certain World Champion Magnus Carlsen commentating on the second. After that we’ll see what happens… Tune into all the World Cup action for one last time live here on chess24 from 12:00 CEST!

See also:

  • Official website
  • All the 2019 World Cup games with computer analysis on chess24
  • Khanty World Cup 1.1: Rise of the teen stars
  • Khanty World Cup 1.2: A Svidler masterpiece
  • Khanty World Cup Round 1 Tiebreaks: Shankland & Adams out
  • Khanty World Cup 2.1: Nakamura and Wei Yi lose
  • Khanty World Cup 2.2: Naka out as Firouzja stars
  • Khanty World Cup Round 2 Tiebreaks: Giri survives Armageddon
  • Khanty World Cup 3.1: Seven on the brink
  • Khanty World Cup 3.2: No way back
  • Khanty World Cup Round 3 Tiebreaks: Xiong knocks out Giri
  • Khanty World Cup 4.1: A bad day for the USA
  • Khanty World Cup 4.2: So, Svidler and Nepo out
  • Khanty World Cup Round 4 Tiebreaks: Xiong wins thriller
  • Khanty World Cup QF 1: Who wants to win an exchange?
  • Khanty World Cup QF 2: Ding & Radjabov reach semifinals
  • Khanty World Cup QF Tiebreaks: Aronian & Vitiugov crash out
  • Khanty World Cup SF: Radjabov crushes MVL’s dream
  • Khanty World Cup SF Tiebreaks: Ding Liren does it again
  • Khanty World Cup Final 1: A normal day
  • Khanty World Cup Final 2: Ding Liren strikes