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Congrats to our August 2015 CL cover star Carissa Yip, who earned a silver medal at the World Youth in Greece. Congrats also to Justin Wang, David Peng and Agata Bykovtsev, who all earned bronze medals.
Posted: November 5, 2015, 12:30 pm
GM Alejandro Ramirez reports on the progress of Team USA in Porto Carras, Greece as the medal race intensifies.
Posted: November 3, 2015, 1:39 pm
The tenth annual transatlantic match between UT Dallas and University of Belgrade goes down on Friday, November 6th. The match features six GMs on the UTD side, including UTD board #1 Aleksandar Indjic ,who will be facing IM Nikola Nestorovic.
Posted: November 3, 2015, 12:29 pm
GM Alejandro Ramirez, one of the coaches at the World Youth Championship in Greece, writes about the first couple rounds of the intense competition, and some Dragon preparation that worked out perfectly.
Posted: October 27, 2015, 7:01 am
130 players from across the United States have arrived in Halkidiki, Greece, for the 2015 World Youth Chess Championships, October 24 - November 6. The US has the largest delegation for this event which has attracted 1600 players from 91 countries.
Posted: October 26, 2015, 2:50 am
The largest World Youth delegation in US Chess history is arriving in Greece this weekend for ten days of intense competition.
Posted: October 24, 2015, 12:13 am
In the first stage of the Women's Grand Prix in Monaco, Hou Yifan took a commanding lead. Vanessa West looks at key moments from her triumph.
Posted: October 23, 2015, 10:57 am
GM Ian Rogers writes about the pleasures of chess by train, a tournament which began in 2011. This year's edition was won by GM Lars Karlsson, while US GM Julio Sadorra was the top seed.
Posted: October 22, 2015, 12:09 pm
GM Cristian Chrila ruminates on the second edition of Millionaire Chess in Las Vegas, illustrated with beautiful portraits from David Llada and key moments from Chirila's games.
Posted: October 19, 2015, 11:03 pm
Brilliant tactician, International Master and 5-time Armed Forces Champion Emory Tate died on October 17, 2015 at a chess tournament in California. He is remembered by peers and fans for his outlandish attacks and inspiring post-mortems.
Posted: October 19, 2015, 8:59 am

He was among the world’s best chess players for more than 15 years, but his career was eclipsed by better-known and more talented contemporaries.
Posted: May 11, 2018, 8:57 pm
Mr. Lein was a star in the Soviet Union before leaving for the United States, where he remained a top competitor.
Posted: March 6, 2018, 10:56 pm
My old team cared more about the scarf covering my hair than the brain under it.
Posted: December 29, 2017, 11:20 am
The team’s seven players are demanding financial compensation after being unable to obtain the visas they needed to attend the competitions.
Posted: December 26, 2017, 9:01 pm
The Bronx-born Mr. Lombardy was among the top players of his generation, but he gave up chess almost entirely to join the priesthood, which he later renounced.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:30 am
And: the friend who won’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; sharing one’s rape story with a boyfriend; the old “throw out some dates” gambit.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Dorsa Derakhshani is now playing for the St. Louis University chess team and officially registered to compete with the United States Chess Federation.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:47 pm
Besides his numerous ventures in the arts and media, Mr. Paulson also strove to make chess a popular spectator sport on television.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 3:26 pm
Both his supporters and his opposition talk about the president as if he’s a strategic genius, despite considerable evidence to the contrary.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 11:00 am
Mr. Bisguier learned to play chess when he was 5 by watching games between his older sister and a cousin. He was frustrated by failures against Bobby Fischer.
Posted: April 5, 2017, 11:22 pm

The 6th World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ took place from the 7th to the 15th of July 2018 in Radebeul near Dresden in Germany. Venue was Radisson Blu Parkhotel, Nizzastraße 55. In the group 65 + Open section 61 teams took part. Team Russia was too strong for the rest. Consistently, every encounter was [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 16, 2018, 9:24 am
The Slovakian Championship – GM wass a 10-player round-robin tournament which took place from 7-15 July 2018 in Banska Stiavnica. The winner is GM Christopher Repka with 6,5 points. Second is IM Tomas Petrik and third is IM Marian Jurcik, both with 5,5 points. Final standings 1 Repka Christopher 6,5 2 Petrik Tomas 6 3 [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 16, 2018, 8:57 am
The Baltic Zonal-Liepaja was a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place from 9-15 July 2018 in Liepaja, Latvia. This is the third of three Baltic Zonal tournaments and the overall winner qualifies for the 2019 Chess World Cup. Liepāja Stage in the Baltic Zone Tournament ended in Liepāja on Sunday. At 7 points out of [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 16, 2018, 8:36 am
The tournament will be held from 18 – 25 July 2018, in Paleochora town, Crete. Organizers: Municipality of Kantanos – Selino, Chania Chess Academy CO – Organizers: Perfecture of Crete – Region of Chania, Greek Chess Federation Tournament Venue: Paleochora Community Centre Mode: 9 rounds, Swiss System. FIDE title norms are possible! Timetable: Registration confirmations [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 16, 2018, 7:47 am
The 2018 Norwegian Championship took place in Sarpsborg from 6-14 July. It was divided in 2 groups. The Elite group was intended for players rated above 2350, and has 24 players. After 9 rounds the winner is GM Jon Ludvig Hammer with 7.5 points. Second is GM Aryan Tari with 6,5 and third is FM [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 15, 2018, 9:37 am
38th Benasque Chess Open was a 10-round Swiss tournament which took place from 5-14 July 2018 in Benasque, in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. 431 players took part in the tournament. After 10 rounds the winner is GM Peter Prohaszka with 8,5 points. Seven players have shared second place with 8 points. Second is [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 15, 2018, 8:54 am
Paracin Open was held from-July 6th -13th 2018 at Hotel “Petrus” in Paracin. It was divided in 3 sections. In the A group 150 players took part. The winner is IM Justin Tan with 7.5 points. The Australian earns his final GM norm and breaks 2500. Second is GM Denis Kadric with 7 points and [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 14, 2018, 5:57 pm
The Czech Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 12-28. July in the Tipsport Arena in Pardubice as part of the massive International Chess and Games Festival. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. There [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 13, 2018, 8:37 pm
Pursuant to the authorization provided by the FIDE Presidential Board by virtue of its decision at the 2018 1st Quarter Presidential Board meeting held 6 – 9 April, in Minsk, Belarus, a Report has been submitted to the FIDE Ethics Commission against FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov under the provisions of the FIDE Code of [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 13, 2018, 10:04 am
Within the specified deadline the Confederation of Chess for Americas (CCA) Secretariat has received only the Continental Ticket of Mr. Jorge Vega, nominated by 21 national federations. The ticket consists of: Jorge Vega GUA – President Darcy Lima BRA – Deputy President Russell Smith TTO – Secretary General Allan Herbert BAR – Treasurer Ricardo Dos [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 13, 2018, 12:17 am

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