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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

It is one of the vexing questions in the game: Why are boys and men so much more prominent than their female counterparts?
Posted: July 8, 2016, 8:56 pm
Mr. Korchnoi was widely considered one of the best players in history, though he never won a world championship. He defected from the Soviet Union in the 1970s.
Posted: June 7, 2016, 4:19 am
Kindergartners and first graders from Public School 77 on the Upper East Side came from behind on Sunday to win at a three-day tournament in Nashville.
Posted: May 9, 2016, 4:59 am
Chess is enjoying a boom in the New York area, much of it because schools have brought the game to very young players.
Posted: April 22, 2016, 10:00 am
The American Fabiano Caruana’s failure to win a Moscow tournament was a blow to those hoping to turn the World Chess Championship in New York into a huge spectator event.
Posted: March 30, 2016, 5:37 pm
The World Chess Candidates tournament in Moscow this month afforded the sport the opportunity to show a more glamorous side.
Posted: March 30, 2016, 5:37 pm
Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, who have New York roots, are among those competing to oppose Magnus Carlsen in the first world chess championship in New York since 1995.
Posted: March 17, 2016, 5:00 pm
Why it matters that Google’s program defeated the world’s best Go player.
Posted: March 16, 2016, 8:21 am
After a long fight to stay in his home in Stuyvesant Town, William J. Lombardy, 78, one of America’s greatest chess players, may be giving up.
Posted: March 14, 2016, 8:31 pm
What the legendary matches between supercomputer Deep Blue and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov reveal about today’s artificial intelligence and machine learning fears.
Posted: March 7, 2016, 3:24 am

The 2016 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational was held from 23-28th July at the SPICE Building at Luhr Library Building, Webster University in Saint Louis. Over 600 photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/116302832360230031699/6311345900046843313 # Name Rtng Club Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot 1-4 Alice Dong 2112 NJ W35 W28 W27 L5 W19 [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 29, 2016, 1:55 am
A wonderful tournament on the Italian Adriatic coast will take place from 30th July to 6th August. The Summer Chess Festival ‘Mare di Fano’ will run for the fifth time, bringing together amateur and professional players. In the middle of the summer, chess aficionados will have an opportunity to enjoy sea, delicious Italian food and [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 28, 2016, 5:23 pm
Each such invoice coming from Vladimir Sakotic contains the same bank account: A Banka DD Ljubljana, Slovenska 50, Ljubljana, Slovenia; European Chess Union, 16192 Coastal Highway, Lewis Delaware.
Author: Goran
Posted: July 28, 2016, 2:07 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: July 28, 2016, 5:15 am
Fide Master (FM) Mohammad Fahad Rahman of Bangladesh crowned himself this year’s champion of the 14th Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament – Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup following an exciting final-round victory over the UAE’s Candidate Master (CM) Omran Al Hosani on Tuesday at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Official website Rahman’s English Opening [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 27, 2016, 7:58 pm
Schachgesellschaft Riehen from Switzerland is the first club to have completed the registration for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. Schachgesellschaft Riehen lineup: GM Heimann Andreas GM Cvitan Ognjen IM Georgiadis loannis IM Brunner Nicolas IM Buss Ralph Schmidt-Schaeffer Sebastian Erismann Peter – captain The 2016 European Chess Club Cup (open and women) will be [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 27, 2016, 12:15 pm
Following the police investigations in Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia and in connection with bank accounts in Slovenia and chess offshore companies in Delaware, the question of corruption in chess will apparently be raised in Serbia too. According to the information from Serbia, a second criminal charge against the former president of Serbian Chess Federation Miroslav Kopanja [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 27, 2016, 11:23 am
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 3 to 9 October 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece, by the Chess Club of “Galaxias” and the Chess Academy of Sykeon-Neapolis, in cooperation with the Greek Chess Federation and the Thessaloniki-Halkidiki Chess Clubs’ Union and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Viron [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 27, 2016, 11:00 am
Live games with computer analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: July 27, 2016, 5:30 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: July 26, 2016, 10:54 am

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