Kostya Kavutskiy explores his complicated history of meeting the Open Sicilian and how he came to write a book on taking it head on with 3.d4.
Posted: April 16, 2015, 6:45 pm
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center is ecstatic to bring together the 13th World Chess Champion Kasparov and famed English GM Nigel Short for a two-day exhibition match at the end of April, as the first installment of its Battle of the Legends series.
Posted: April 15, 2015, 10:37 am
The US Chess Trust is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the Chess-Scholar Player Award: Jackson Chen, Rachel Gologorsky, Simone Liao, Akshay Malhotra Darwin Yang.
Posted: April 15, 2015, 10:19 am
GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush won the 2015 US Chess Championships and US Women's. At the closing ceremony, Jean Hoffman of the USCF announced that the 2016 events would also be in America's chess capital.
Posted: April 14, 2015, 4:40 pm
IM Akshat Chandra won clear first at the record-breaking National High School Championship in Columbus, Ohio (April 10-12) with 6.5/7. Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California won top team honors.
Posted: April 14, 2015, 2:08 pm
A strong and record-breaking High School Championships are underway in Columbus, Ohio.
Kesav Viswanadha leads the Open section, while top seed Akshat Chandra is a half point behind, along with another nine players.
Posted: April 11, 2015, 10:37 pm
A record 1506 players have registered for the National High School Championship in Columbus, Ohio to break a record previously set at SuperNationals in 2013!
Posted: April 10, 2015, 5:10 pm
Round eight was an important day for the
standings of the 2015 U.S. Chess Championships, with Nakamura (6/8)
taking clear first after his win over Troff while Nemcova continues to lead the Women's, half a point ahead of Krush.
Posted: April 9, 2015, 10:43 pm
The National High School Championships kicks off this weekend. The event promises to be tough, with IM Akshat Chandra of Quest to GM tying for first with Christopher Wu in tonight's blitz tournament.
Posted: April 9, 2015, 9:35 pm
The USCF announces qualifiers at the 2015 Pan American Youth
Festival Blitz scheduled for June 27 - July 4, 2015, in Cali, Columbia.
Posted: April 8, 2015, 9:16 pm
This weekend’s event in New York pits the top four chess teams from December’s Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 4:00 am
Readers sound off on the latest headlines in Sports.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:00 am
Jerald Times, who was one of the best black players in the world when he was in his 30s, is now trying to teach the style of chess he grew up with in Harlem to private school students.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:00 am
If an official program and a clandestine effort to recruit top players from other countries is successful, the United States chess team could be a favorite at the next Chess Olympiad.
Posted: March 11, 2015, 4:00 am
Metropolitan Diary: Watching a chess game in Washington Square Park, a family spoke quietly in Russian, trying to guess the next move.
Posted: February 19, 2015, 1:51 pm
After setting a United States record by becoming a grandmaster at 13, Sam Sevian is getting some help from the chess champion Garry Kasparov.
Posted: January 9, 2015, 5:00 am
Fabiano Caruana doesn’t play for the United States, but he is among a handful of players who could put high-level chess back in the spotlight.
Posted: December 14, 2014, 5:00 am
Five months after forcing Sonny Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, New York City has welcomed him back.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:00 am
The commotion this week over whether The Times’s chess column was being discontinued or might survive was a reminder of how many people follow our chess and bridge coverage.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 4:00 am
The World Amateur Chess Championships is held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. The dates are 13 April (arrivals, technical meeting) to 22 April 2015 (departures). The games will take place in the conference center of the 5-star Porto Carras Grand Resort, on the Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki, 100 km [...]
Posted: April 18, 2015, 12:45 pm
The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2863), Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2802), former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India, 2791), Anish Giri (Netherlands, 2790), Wesley So (USA, 2788), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2783), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France, 2762), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2754), Michael Adams (2746) and Rauf Mamedov [...]
Posted: April 18, 2015, 12:44 pm
The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Round 1 results: GM Anand Viswanathan – GM Carlsen Magnus 1/2-1/2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Caruana Fabiano 1/2-1/2 GM So Wesley – GM Giri Anish 1-0 GM Mamedov Rauf – GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 1/2-1/2 GM Kramnik Vladimir – GM [...]
Posted: April 18, 2015, 11:35 am
The 14th Open Heraklion, part of the Heraklion Grand Prix Series 2015, is taking place on 14-19th April, 2015 at the luxurious Hotel Astoria**** in Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, Greece. The event is organized by the Heraklion Chess Club in collaboration with Hersonisos Chess Academy, Neas Alikarnassou “Nei Irodotou” Sports Club, Heraklion N.G.C., Anogia Chess Club, [...]
Posted: April 18, 2015, 11:00 am
The 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2015 is taking place from 12-19th April at the Dusit Thani Pattaya, Thailand. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Top seeds are GM Hao Wang (China) 2713, GM Fransisco Vallejo Pons (Spain) 2708 and GM Nigel Short (England) [...]
Posted: April 18, 2015, 6:00 am
A new product is available at the Chessdom chess shop and it is dedicated to the World Champion Magnus Carlsen. All 1198 games played by Magnus Carlsen come in this download DVD program. 230 of the games are accompanied with commentary. Additionally, you can find 80 exercises: play like Carlsen and play against Carlsen. Only [...]
Posted: April 18, 2015, 1:15 am
Wesley So bounces in the best possible way
Posted: April 17, 2015, 2:04 pm
Video of the opening in Anand - Carlsen
Posted: April 17, 2015, 11:40 am
The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Live games with analysis Vijay Kumar presents the video of the opening ceremony and interviews with the players
Posted: April 17, 2015, 10:35 am
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized on 12 and 13 September 2015 in Le Mans, France, by the French Chess Federation National Arbiters Commission and the Ligue des Pays de la Loire, with Chess Club Le Mans, in cooperation with the French Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The Lecturer [...]
Posted: April 17, 2015, 10:13 am
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