4/6/2019 – Topalov bounced back from his fifth round loss and scored his first win over Mamedyarov. Karjakin pressed Anand in an endgame and eventually was successful. moving him into a tie with Carlsen. Giri vs Navara, Grischuk vs Radjabov and Ding vs Carlsen were all drawn. | Live games and video from 12:00 UTC (13:00 CEST / 7:00 AM EDT) and daily round-up show at 20:00 UTC (21:00 CEST / 3 PM EDT)
World Champion Magnus Carlsen heads the field in the 6th edition of the Shamkir Chess tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov, a 10-player round-robin from March 31st to April 9th. He'll be joined by Ding Liren, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Viswanathan Anand, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Veselin Topalov and David Navara.
Live at 20:00 UTC (21:00 CEST / 3 PM EDT
The tournament is once again a 10-player round-robin and sports a total prize fund of €100,000, with €30,000 for first place. The time control is a leisurely 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 seconds per move increment starting from move 61. If there is a tie, we'll see a rapid playoff match decide the winner. Read more...