Carlsen takes lead in tense New In Chess Classic final

Magnus Carlsen

A nerve-jangling start to the $100,000 New In Chess Classic final saw World Champion Magnus Carlsen take an overnight lead over Hikaru Nakamura. The World Champion broke through in game 3 after two close draws against his big rival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=madELtGZLsQ Then, with Nakamura needing a win in the final fourth game, the momentum appeared to […]

‘Lucky’ Levon takes quarter-final lead against Tour leader

Levon Aronian

Levon Aronian said he “got lucky” on Tuesday as he took down Tour leader Wesley So in the first set of the New In Chess Classic quarter-finals. The 38-year-old goes into the second day 1-0 up after a thrilling see-saw match against the in-form American. So got off to the worst possible start with a […]

Carlsen sends message to world title challenger with dominant display

Magnus Carlsen secured top seed status in the New In Chess Classic knockout stage on the day he found out who will challenge his world title. The World Champion showed he means business in the $100,000 event with a cool and calm display that stretched his unbeaten run to 15 games. It came immediately after […]