Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Reveals His Move Of Withdrawal, Calls Niemann Cheater
Chess champion Magnus Carlsen, who became news headlines for his behaviour of leaving a virtual match in between, has now accused his contender Hans Niemann of cheating. On September 27, Carlsen tweeted his reason for withdrawal mid-game. "I believe that Neimann has cheated more and more recently than he has publically admitted." Magnus added, "This game contributed to changing my perspective". He also asked for enhanced security, to avoid… read-more
Tags: Magnus Carlsen, Hans Niemann, Chess Champion, Cheating, Twitter
Magnus Carlsen Resigns, Turn Off Camera From Live Chess Match
Shortly after making his first move, world champion Magnus Carlsen resigned from an online chess match against fellow grandmaster Hans Niemann. On September 20, the pair were playing in the Julius Baer Generation Cup when Carlsen turned off his screen and left the match without explanation. "We're going to try and get an update on this," said commentator Tania Sachdev in a live broadcast of the match on chess24.
Tags: Chess Match, Magnus Carlsen, resigns, live match, sports
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Viswanathan Anand Finishes Third In Norway Chess Tournament
Viswanathan Anand won third place in the Norway Chess tournament on June 11. The Indian Grandmaster defeated Norway's Aryan Tari in the ninth and final round of the Classical section. Anand won the Armageddon round after the classical match ended in a 22-move draw. Anand finished the event in third place, behind Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, with 14.5 points.
Tags: Chess, Viswanathan Anand, Norway Chess tournament, Aryan Tari, Magnus Carlsen
Viswanathan Anand Defeats Maxime Vachier-Lagrave In Norwegian Chess Tournament
In the opening round of the Norwegian Chess Tournament's classical segment, Viswanathan Anand beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The Indian GM earned three points after defeating the French player late on May 31. Anand had stunned the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in match seven of the blitz tournament held before the Classical, finishing fourth.
Tags: Chess, Viswanathan Anand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Norwegian Chess Tournament, Magnus Carlsen
Courtesy: India Today
Viswanathan Anand Defeats Magnus Carlsen In One-Day Blitz Tournament
In a one-day blitz event prior to the 10th edition of the Norway Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand beat world No.1, Magnus Carlsen. Anand, however, lost in the fourth and ninth rounds to Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) to end with 5 points in the 10-player blitz tournament on May 31. The Indian GM won the blitz against Aryan Tari of Norway before tying with So in round two.
Tags: Chess, Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Norway Chess Championship, Anish Giri
Courtesy: India today
Magnus Carlsen Bags 10th Title in 2020 After Winning Norway Tournament
World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the Altibox Norway GM Chess tournament 2020 title one round before the end, after taking down the 17-year-old Iranian prodigy Alireza Firouzja. Firouzja's nervousness due to time pressure led to a blunder in the simple pawn ending game. Reportedly, Carlsen marked his 10th major title win of the year, and won a cash prize of $63,000.
Tags: Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Alireza Firouzja, FIDE
Courtesy: The Times of India
Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So Shares St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Chess Title
Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Phillipine's Wesley So shared the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz title on September 20 after scoring a tie of 24 points. Both Grandmasters received a cash prize of $45,000 each. The World champion ranked first in the Blitz category while So stood first in the rapid category. The 10-player grandmasters' tournament was held online by The St. Louis Chess Club from September 15 to 19, 2020.
Tags: Chess, Magnus Carlsen, tournament, Wesley So