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FIDE Candidates Homework

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, May Fourth, 2021 The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020-2021 in Yekaterinburg, Russia was a notable event not just because of the long pause in the action but also because of the exciting and hard fought chess games between theContinue reading “FIDE Candidates Homework”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 14

Final Round Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, April 27 2021. We have made it to the final round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament! Although we know that Nepo won, we will continue analyzing and learning from all these fascinating games.  The final roundContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 14”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 13

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Monday, April 26 2021. Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Monday, April 26 2021. Thirteen was the lucky number for Ian Nepomniachtchi who managed to clinch victory by drawingContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 13”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 12

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Sunday, April 25 2021. Round 12 of the 2020-2021 FIDE Candidates was truly historic with all games finishing with decisive results. GM Anish Giri’s impressive victory with the black pieces eliminated Fabiano Caruana from contention but the tournament leaderContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 12”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 11

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Saturday, April 24 2021. Round 11 had two decisive games and two draws which is a welcome turn of events. Ian Nepomniachtchi continues to lead with half a point over Anish Giri. Meanwhile, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Lost ground after succumbingContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 11”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 10

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Thursday, April 22 2021. Another day of the fight to challenge Magnus Carlsen concludes! Ian Nepomniachtchi continues to dominate the standings with Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Anish Giri all sharing second place behind him by a point. Let’sContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 10”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUNDS 8 & 9

The FIDE Candidate Chess Tournament resumed on April 19th after a 389 day long! The winner of the tournament plays Magnus Carlsen for the World’s Chess Crown at the end of the year. When play resumed, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Ian Nepomniachtchi were in the lead with 4 and a half out of 7. Let’s takeContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUNDS 8 & 9”

2020-2021 FIDE Candidates Tournament: Who Are You Rooting For?

THE FIDE CANDIDATES’ TOURNAMENT RESUMES IN JUST 4 DAYS

On April 19th, the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament is set to resume in Yekaterinburg, Russia The first half of the tournament was held there from March 17 to 25, 2020, but FIDE was forced to call it off halfway due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, after a 389 day long break, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Ian Nepomniachtchi,Continue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES’ TOURNAMENT RESUMES IN JUST 4 DAYS”