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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

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 6, 2017, 12:22 am
The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.
Posted: January 17, 2017, 12:51 am
Here’s looking at that pawn, kid. Answering questions about Bogart and chess, and the redwood atop city buildings.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 2:49 am
On his 26th birthday, Mr. Carlsen beat Sergey Karjakin in a series of high-speed tiebreakers, securing his reputation as a player with no weaknesses.
Posted: December 1, 2016, 1:05 am
It’s hard to follow the world chess championship and not go back in time to the epic contests of the Cold War.
Posted: November 29, 2016, 8:21 am
Mr. Taimanov was a classical pianist and former Soviet chess champion whose lopsided loss to Bobby Fischer in 1971 cost him his government salary.
Posted: November 29, 2016, 3:34 am
The two chess grandmasters finished the final regulation game in a draw, setting up a sudden-death game on Wednesday in the tournament, being held in Manhattan.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 9:49 pm
A Russian and a Norwegian are battling in a contest that is once again taking place during escalating tensions among Russia, the United States and Western Europe.
Posted: November 27, 2016, 9:45 pm
Karjakin continued to show himself as equal to Carlsen, the reigning champion and the heavy favorite, as he forced a draw in the 11th game of the match.
Posted: November 27, 2016, 1:20 am
Even fans of chess might struggle to connect with the cursory approach to this documentary’s subject, the prodigy Magnus Carlsen, and to the game itself.
Posted: November 17, 2016, 9:26 pm

Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: April 28, 2017, 8:01 am
From 20 to 25 April 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Kremenchuk, Poltava Region, Ukraine, by the Ukrainian Chess Federation, under auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Oleg Tovchyga (UKR), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Yuriy Gnyp (UKR). The lectures were in Russian language. 15 National Arbiters from Ukraine and [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 28, 2017, 12:19 am
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 23 to 27 May 2017 in Moscow, Russia, by the Moscow Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Russian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Russian State Social University in Moscow. The Lecturer will be IA [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 27, 2017, 11:30 pm
World Senior Team Championship 2017 Category 50+ and World Senior Team Championship 2017 Category 65+ are taking place from 24th April to 2nd May at the wonderful Creta Maris Resort in Hersonissos, Greece. Entitled to participate in the category 50+ are players who were born in the year 1967 or earlier. Entitled to participate in [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 25, 2017, 12:58 pm
Georgian Grandmaster Nana Dzagnidze is the winner of the 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which was held from 11-22nd April at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riga, Latvia. In the final decisive round Dzagnidze drew with Russian Natalija Pogonina, and emerged clear winner with 8,5/11 points. Second place was shared between two Russian players [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 23, 2017, 3:20 pm
The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 to be held at Hotel Park Plaza, Shahdara, New Delhi, India from 2nd-10th July 2017 organized by Delhi Chess Association. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 23, 2017, 1:16 pm
The 4th MindSports World Championships 2017 will be held from 19-27th August at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Doha, Qatar. The competitions in Scrabble, Chess, Go and Esports will offer a record prize fund of 200,000 USD. The chess programme will include: Bughouse – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 22, 2017, 6:39 pm
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 12 to 19 May 2017 in Koror, Palau, by the Palau Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Jamie Kenmure (AUS), FIDE Lecturer. The language of the Seminar will be English. The [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 22, 2017, 5:47 pm
Levon Aronian ist the winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic with one round to go. The Armenian grandmaster won in the sixth round against Hou Yifan. Fabiano Caruana tried everything to win his game against Matthias Blübaum, to keep a minimal chance to tie with Aronian after seven rounds alive, but he only got a [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: April 22, 2017, 9:48 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: April 21, 2017, 7:47 am

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