Chess helps US Open tennis champion

The winner of the US Open, Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz admitted that chess helps him improve his game. “Chess helps me to be faster mentally, to observe plays, the strategy… To be focused all the time. In chess, like tennis, you get lost for a moment and the game is allready mixed up.”

Four rounds played in the Portuguese Championship

After four rounds, Paulo Diaz, André Sousa and Francisco Veiga are in the lead with 3 points each. The only grandmaster Antonio Fernandeы is one point behind, Sergio Rocha and Pedro Rego have 1.5 points each, Jose Guilherme Santos and Bruno Martins have 1 point, Pedro Gil Silva and Andre Neves Fidalgo have 0 points.

A young chess player left a letter on Alekhine’s grave

Chess enthusiast Ludger Bröring discovered a letter from a young fan left on August 20 at the grave of Alexander Alekhine in Paris. The letter says: “For the greatest chess player of all time. From your most ardent admirer who would love to follow in your footsteps. Aurélien, 11 years old 20/08/22”.

Two-time champion of Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky about the Superfinal

As part of the press conference, Tomashevsky shared his expectations for the upcoming championship. “I am very happy to be here. For me, this is the twelfth Superfinal of the Russian Championship. I won my previous two titles in Izhevsk and Chita, respectively, at the Republican Game Center, I will be glad if the tradition…

Kasparov congratulated Firouzja on winning the Sinquefield Cup

Garry Kasparov compared Alireza Firouzja with the wave of young talent that’s hitting the top of world chess right now — plus some shots were fired at Wesley So, who could have won the Sinquefield Cup and Grand Chess Tour with a couple of accurate moves in the penultimate round! “Here we saw that it’s…

The Global Chess Championship commenced on Wednesday

The participants of the championship held their first matches 1/32. Matches consist of four games with control 15+2, in case of equality of points, Armageddon is played. The prize fund of the championship is $1.000.000. Results of the first gaming day: Ding Liren – Tuan Minh Le 2.5-1.5 Vladimir Kramnik – Hrant Melkumyan 3-0 Nihal…

World Youth Chess Championships continue in Romania

Among boys under 14 years old, Ilamparthi from India and Seemann from Poland share 1-2 places with 7.5 out of 9 each. 4 participants are half a point behind. Among girls under 14, Nurgaliyeva from Kazakhstan is ahead with 7.5 points. Half a point behind Shvedova, who competes under the FIDE flag, Vasiljeva from Latvia…

Fourth round games played at Russian Championship Superfinals

In the open tournament Dubov defeated Nesterov with black, the games Tomashevsky – Artemiev, Sjugirov – Rakhmanov, Matlakov – Chigaev, Iljushenok – Najer and Esipenko – Murzin ended in a draw. Standings after the 4th round: 1-2. Vladislav Artemiev, Daniil Dubov – 2.5, 3-11. Maxim Chigaev, Evgeniy Najer, Maxim Matlakov, Sanan Sjugirov, Ilia Iljushenok, Volodar…

Fischer Random chess tournament begins in St. Louis

After three rounds Ian Nepomniachtchi leads the Fischer Champions Showdown with 3 points. Fabiano Caruana has 2.5 points, Levon Aronian, Alireza Firouzja – 2, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Shahriyar Mamedyarov, Wesley So – 1.5, Hikaru Nakamura – 1, Garry Kasparov, Peter Svidler – 0.