Recap Articles

2023 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX - Day 3 Recap

by IM Kostya Kavutskiy

GM Sam Sevian won the 2023 Champions Showdown after a brilliant final day, where he defeated both Garry Kasparov and Fabiano Caruana to finish with 7.0/9 and take home the $37,500 first place prize.

Finishing in a three-way tie for second were GM Levon Aronian, GM Wesley So, and GM Sam Shankland, who each ended with 6.0/9 points.

2023 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX - Day 2 Recap

by IM Kostya Kavutskiy

Levon Aronian and Sam Sevian managed to overtake the lead after an exciting Day 2 in the 2023 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX, going into the final rounds tomorrow with 4.5/6. A full point behind the leaders are Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, and Sam Shankland, each with 3.5/6, while former World Champion Garry Kasparov stumbled after leading Day 1, scoring only 0.5/3 to end the day on 3.0/6.

2023 Champions Showdown: Chess9LX - Day 1 Recap

by IM Kostya Kavutskiy

Former World Champion Garry Kasparov stormed in to grab the lead on the first day of the 2023 Champions Showdown: Chess9LX, as he scored two wins against So and Robson along with a draw against Nakamura to end the day in clear first place with 2.5/3. Tied for second going into Day 2 were Levon Aronian and Sam Sevian, both half a point behind with 2.0/3.