Sensational Gukesh wins Gelfand Challenge on tiebreak

D Gukesh wins

Indian star D Gukesh came from behind to win by the smallest of margins in a thrilling end to the Gelfand Challenge. Team Polgar’s top player showed incredible fighting spirit to drag himself into joint top spot with three straight wins in the first three rounds today. Going into the final round of the Julius […]

Pragg and Nodirbek on the charge as lead changes several times


The two hot favourites in the Gelfand Challenge sit top of the leaderboard after a day of bloodthirsty chess. Indian wonderkid R Praggnanandhaa and his Uzbek rival Nodirbek Abdusattorov both had stormers to rack up 8/10 at the half-way point. The lead changed several times as Team Polgar’s Awonder Liang, the overnight front-runner, suffered a […]

One-hit Awonder? American tops the charts in Gelfand Challenge

American prodigy Awonder Liang is top of the charts in the Gelfand Challenge after a pitch-perfect performance on day one. The 14-year-old from Wisconsin had a storming start in second event of the $100,000 Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour. Awonder’s victims included the Tour leader and hot favourite Praggnanandhaa, Russia’s two-time World Girl’s champ Polina […]