Giri hits top gear with Carlsen in hot pursuit as rivals face elimination

Anish Giri’s hot streak got even hotter today as he nailed down a place in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational’s KO stage with five rounds still to play. The Dutch No.1 scored 4/5 points for the second day in a row and was on a run of six consecutive wins at one point in the $220,000 event’s prelim […]

Giri leads as space-themed Magnus Carlsen Invitational lifts off

Anish Giri soared into an early lead as Magnus Carlsen’s space-themed online chess event blasted off in style. The Netherlands No.1 rounded off Day 1 of the $220,000 Magnus Carlsen Invitational with three wins in a row including a stunning triumph over Carlsen. The Norwegian had looked in fine form as his own event, the fourth leg […]