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World Championships ...

The World Chess Championship 2023 is taking place from 7 April to 30 April.

Current champion Magnus Carlsen has decided not to defend his title and therefore Ian Nepomniachtchi, the winner of the qualifying Candidates Tournament, will play second-place finisher in the Candidates event. Ding Liren, for the title.

This will be the first world chess championship since 1948 in which the incumbent champion would not participate (not including the unofficial 1993–2005 FIDE championships).
31 December 2022

Magnus Carlsen has confirmed his position as the best overall chess player in the world by adding both the World Rapid and World Blitz titles to the Standard Play Championship he has held since 2012.  China's Tan Zhongi won the women's rapid event with Bibisara Assaubayeva of Kazakhstan the women's blitz chanpion.

Details can be found via these links ...  

21 July 2022

Current world champion Magnus Carlsen has announced he will not defend his title in 2023 which 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 competitng for the title.  Click onto the following links for more information .. 
4 July 2022

Ian Nepomniachtchi has won the FIDE Challengers event and has  qualified for the second time to play for the World Championship.  

Details from the event can be found via this link ....

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

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

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.



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.

30 December 2021

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

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