Grischuk and Vachier-Lagrave are now tied going into the last round.
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Feb 27
A week ago, an episode of The Simpsons, the long-running animated series, featured chess and a guest appearance by Magnus Carlsen. But it had many other references to real chess players. World Chess’s columnist explains.
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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave continue to lead after another day dominated by draws.
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A report from the United States Amateur Team Championships, where people truly play for love of the game.
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She won her semifinal match, but must await the winner of the other match, which will be decided Saturday in tiebreaker games.
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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave continue to lead, but the group just behind them includes five players after Ian Nepomniachtchi won in Round 6.
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A new chess league based on Chess.com has attracted the world’s best players
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Both players now only need to draw on Friday to advance to the finals.
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But after three other players won in Round 5, there are now four players within a half point of the leaders.
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Anna Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Tan Zhongyi are through. The fourth semifinalist will be decided by tiebreaker games on Wednesday.
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Mamedyarov won on Tuesday while Vachier-Lagrave drew in Round 4 of the year’s first Grand Prix.
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