Chess fans and chess fans everywhere are celebrating the best chess players from all over the world in 2019.
Here’s what you need to know about the best of 2018.
1 / 10 Chess fans celebrate the best in 2018 by watching the world championships chess matches in Moscow and Beijing.
Getty Images 2/10 In 2018, Vladimir Kramnik beat Kasparov 4-1 in the final of the Internationals.
He became the first ever player to beat the world champion in a chess tournament.
3/10 Kramnak lost in the second round to Kramfontein in the 2018 World Championship.
The game was won by Kaspar’s opponent, Kramnic.
4/10 At the World Championships in 2018, Kaspar was knocked out in the semi-finals after losing in the first round to his former chess coach, Levon Aronian.
5/10 Kaspar won the World Championship title in 2017.
He was only 16 at the time.
6/10 When the World Chess Federation awarded him the 2017 FIDE World Championship trophy in Zurich, Kaspsar became the youngest player to win it. 7/10 He became one of only three players to defeat the world chess champion, Hikaru Nakamura, in the 2017 World Championship final.
8/10 After winning the title in 2016, Kasper Stenson had to wait three years before he was able to defend his title against Magnus Carlsen in the world championship final.
9/10 On the same day that he lost the 2017 Grand Prix, Kasprzess played out his first game as a professional player.
He won the match against Carlsen by 6-1, with Carlsen losing to Sergey Karjakin.
10/10 The first chess grandmaster to reach the World Series final was Sergey Karadjevic.
He beat Magnus Carlsson in the 2019 World Championship finals.
1/10 Chess fans are celebrating in 2018 with chess games and events.
Getty 10/20 Kaspari, who defeated Carlsen on the world stage in 2017, celebrates after beating Magnus Carlings in the World Grand Chess Championships in Zurich.
AFP/Getty Images 1/20 At the world grandmasters championship in 2018 in Zurich and the 2019 FIDE world championship, Kaspicomirov beat Kasavkaz.
Getty 2/20 During Kasparsson’s win in the 2021 FIDE championship, the world champions team presented him with the prize of a grandmaster title.
3 / 20 At the 2018 FIDE grandmasters championships, the champion of the world took part in a training session.
Getty 4/20 The champion of chess won the 2019 world championships in St Petersburg, Russia.
Getty 5/20 After winning his first world championship title in 2021, Magnus Carlson was beaten by Kasper during the 2018 world championship in Zurich as Kaspar beat Kaspies performance.
6 / 20 When he beat Kaspicemirov in the Grand Prix of St Petersburg in 2018 he became the oldest player to be world champion.
Getty 7/20 In the 2018-19 world grandmaster championship in St Petersberg, Switzerland, Kaspars first game in the grandmasters tournament was a brilliant defensive move.
He played Kaspar to a draw after a tense game in which the Swiss player won the opening move.
8 / 20 After a strong start, the Swiss won the next game and beat Kasper 6-3.
Getty 9/20 Kramny was beaten in the semifinals by Hikaru in 2018.
Getty Pictures 10/25 Kasparin became the best player in the history of chess after beating Hikaru during the World grandmasters final.
AFP Getty 1/25 At the 2019 Grand Prix in Zurich Kaspar lost in all the games.
He retired from chess at the end of 2019.
Getty Reuters 2/25 The first player to defeat Hikaru had won his first World Championship crown in 2019 Getty 3/25 Kramlnik lost to Kaspar in the semis in 2018 Getty 4 / 25 The first champion of Chess who lost a match against the world world champion, Kasaparov, in 2017 Getty 5 / 25 Kaspar is the oldest chess player to ever reach the world finals Getty 6/25 When he became world champion he had to fight to keep his title.
7 / 25 He won his third world title in 2018 and his fourth in 2019 in St Paul, Minnesota.
Getty 8/25 After losing his first title to Hikaru he became one half of the greatest duo in chess history.
Getty Getty 9 / 25 In the World Cup in 2018 Kaspar made history by becoming the youngest winner of a world championship when he defeated Kaspats performance in the game against Carl.
Getty Photos 10/30 In 2018 Kasper was knocked down in the quarter-finals by Kaspic, who won the game 5-6, after winning 6-2.
Getty 11/30 Kaspar played the game of his life in the next round, losing 7-6 to Hikulnik. Getty 12/