World Championships ...

21 July 2022

Current world champion Magnus Carlsen has announced that he will not defend his title in 2023 which probably means that the championship match scheduled for then will see the top two players in the recent FIDE Challengers event, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Liren Ding facing each other for the title.  Click onto the following links for more information .. 
4 July 2022

Ian Nepomniachtchi has won the FIDE Challengers event and has therefore qualified for the second time to play Magnus Carlsen next year for the World Championship.  The two players met in the last World decider in 2021 which Carlsen won 7.5 - 3.5 to retain the title he has held since 2012.

The latest news from the event can be found via this link ....

The current standings can be seen here ...


10 December 2021

Defending chess world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway has retained his title with a 7.5 - 3.5 victory Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia and was Carlsen's fourth successful defence of the championship since he first achieved the honour in 2012.

The photograph shows the two players earlier in the year when joining forces at table football and with their efforts able to be seen by going to our "Videos" section (via the drop-down box of our main "Chess Links" page.

Nepo Carlsen
Magners Carlsberg .. Probably the best chess player in the world

28 December 2021

17 year old Nodirbek Abdusattarov of the Ukraine has become the world rapidplay champion while Ian Nepomniachtchi had to once again settle for being runner-up following his defeat to Magnus Carlsen in the main World Championship decider earlier in the month.

In the women's section Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia won the title thus gaining her first world championship.

The links below show a report on the rapidplay event as well as a video of Abdusattarov defeating Carlsen on his way to winning the title.

30 December 2021

Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Legrave won the world blitz championship while the womens' title went to  Bibisara Assaubayeva of Kazakhstan.



On the same day Magnus Carlsen won the 2018 World Championship, two players from 3Cs were also victorious for the club's second team in their Manchester League game against Altrincham - namely Mitchell Burke and Kevin Ye.


Why particularly mention these two players from the team of seven ?


Magnus, Mitchell and Kevin all celebrate their birthday on the same date - 30 November.

24 January 2020


Defending champion Ju Wenjun of China has retained her women's World Championship title by defeating Russia's Aleksandra Goryichkina in a rapiplay tie-break after the pair had drawn 6-6 durig the regular series of games.


The tie-break was of four rapidplay games but while three were drawn Wenjun gained victory in the third game to stay top of the women's game.

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