Anish Giri

Anish-GiriAnish Giri (1994-) is a Russian-Dutch chess Grandmaster. Anish was Dutch Chess Champion four times. He received the chess Grandmaster title from FIDE in 1994 at the age of 14.

Magnus Carlsen

Dead Position and Stalemates at Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland

The 2024 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland ended May 12, with Magnus Carlsen, the number one player in the world, winning first place and $40,000. The total prize fund was $175,000. Over five days, 10 competitors played nine rounds of rapid games followed by eighteen rounds of blitz, for a total of 135 games. The rapid time control was game in 25 minutes plus a 10-second increment. The blitz time control was game in 5 minutes plus a 2-second increment. More ūü°Ę

Hans Niemann

Is Hans Niemann the second-best classical chess player of 2022?

Imagine a ranking system in which defeating the World Chess Champion trumps other considerations. In this system, Hans Niemann would be #2 for 2022. Niemann is the only player with a classical chess win over World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. This imaginary system is more like sports rankings than chess rankings and is loosely based on the Morphy number. More ūü°Ę

Tolstoy playing chess with the son of Vladimir Chertkov

Leo Tolstoy, Anish Giri, and Chess

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) named Anish Giri its ‚ÄúPerson of the Day‚ÄĚ for September 13, 2021. Giri had just won the Tolstoy Cup, a nine-round, all-play-all rapid chess event with a time control of 15 minutes plus a 10-second increment per move.¬†Games won by Leo Tolstoy (in 1906) and by Anish Giri (in 2021) are explored. More ūü°Ę

Anish Giri: Grandmaster, Comedian, Lyricist

Anish Giri: Grandmaster, Comedian, Lyricist

Grandmaster Anish Giri is ranked 10th in the world in chess. Giri also tells jokes and writes lyrics. Understanding his games and other creations usually requires an insider‚Äôs knowledge of chess. More ūü°Ę