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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, 6:30 pm
GM Alejandro Ramirez reports on the progress of Team USA in Porto Carras, Greece as the medal race intensifies.
Posted: November 3, 2015, 7:39 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, 6:29 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, 12:01 pm
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, 7:50 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, 5:13 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, 3:57 pm
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, 5:09 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 20, 2015, 4:03 am
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, 1:59 pm

Fabiano Caruana is the No. 2 chess player in the United States. He has earned comparisons to Bobby Fischer, who won the World Chess Championship in 1972.
Posted: November 12, 2015, 5:00 am
Mr. Browne was an aggressive, animated grandmaster and six-time United States champion who dazzled spectators with his world-class ability at speed chess.
Posted: June 28, 2015, 4:00 am
The addition of Caruana, part of a concerted effort by American chess officials to lure top talent, makes the Americans the favorite to win next year’s Chess Olympiad.
Posted: May 14, 2015, 4:00 am
Hedge fund managers and investors marveled at an exhibition of chess by Magnus Carlsen, the world champion from Norway, who played blindfolded.
Posted: May 6, 2015, 4:00 am
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
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
Readers sound off on the latest headlines in Sports.
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

The 11th Governor’s Cup Yugra is taking place from November 22 to December 2, 2015, in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. The event is a 9-round Swiss open tournament with prize fund of 1.210.000 RUB (nearly 22.000 €). Top seed is Russian prodigy GM Vladislav Artemiev (2676). Official website/ Standings and statistics/ 10th Governor’s Cup Yugra 2015 Do [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: December 1, 2015, 5:00 am
Grandmaster Timur Gareev stormed through the 9th Festival Internacional de Xadrez da Figueira da Foz to take a clear first place with 8,5/9 points and the top prize of 1200 EUR. Point and a half behind the winner is GM Krzysztof Jakubowski from Poland. The 9th Festival Internacional de Xadrez da Figueira da Foz was [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 30, 2015, 7:17 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: November 30, 2015, 12:10 pm
The Turkish Chess Championship is taking place from November 27 to December 10, 2015, in Adana, a major city in southern Turkey. The event is a 14-player single round-robin tournament for the title 2015 Turkish chess champion. Participants: GM Dragan Solak (2628), GM Alexander Ipatov (2624), GM Baris Esen (2565), GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu (2471), IM [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 30, 2015, 12:04 pm
Final score 50,3 - 46,5, Gold medal for Komodo
Author: chessdom
Posted: November 30, 2015, 10:15 am
The 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship Final took place in Rome on November 26th 2015. The venue was the prestigious Circolo Canottieri Aniene in Rome, Italy, made available by its president, Giovanni Malago, who is also the president of the Italian Olympic Committee. The event was the culmination of the massive qualification process [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 30, 2015, 8:27 am
The 4th Central Asia Chess Cup of the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was held from 21-29th November at the Grand Hotel Tien Shan in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The tournament was organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation and FIDE. Entitled to participate were chess players from the Central Asian countries – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 29, 2015, 7:54 pm
The popular chess club “Studentski Grad” held its annual blitz championship in the central library of the Studenski Grad campus in Belgrade, Serbia. The club invited its current and former members and supporters. Three players participated through the online platforms from distant Australia, France and Surgut (Ugra) Russia. After 11 rounds of the Swiss pairings [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 29, 2015, 5:47 pm
The Heusenstamm Sparkassen Open 2015 is taking place from November 26-29, in Heusenstamm, Germany. The event is a 7-round Swiss open tournament with first prize in the amount of 1,000 EUR. Top seed is GM Konstantin Landa (2625) from Russia. Official website/ Standings and statistics
Author: videnova
Posted: November 29, 2015, 4:08 pm
The 2015 Belgrade Trophy International Chess Tournament is taking place from November 24-December 2, in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia. The event is a 9-round Swiss open tournament with time control 90′/ 40 moves + 30′ + 30″. GM Tamir Nabaty (2603) heads the field of 179 players from 13 different countries. Tournament website/ [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 29, 2015, 3:00 pm

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