Chess News

After the rest day of the Sinquefield Cup, Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen lead. Test how well you've been following with a mid-tournament tactics quiz.
Posted: August 27, 2015, 11:10 pm
As we revel in the 100% decisive round one of the Sinquefield Cup, check out some thrilling tactics from previous editions of this event.
Posted: August 23, 2015, 9:46 pm
GM Cristian Chirila posits a theory on Carlsen's dominance, and gives us some practical psychological advice on how to improve our own games.
Posted: August 22, 2015, 10:23 am
The August Check is in the Mail features Game of the Month by Joel Levine in his third victory at the Victor Palciauskas tournament.
Posted: August 20, 2015, 2:35 am
Samir Sen writes about the US Chess School in Seattle, and what he learned from IM Greg Shahade and GM Greg Serper.
Posted: August 19, 2015, 11:31 pm
The USCF College Chess Committee has announced that the new bidding deadline for the 2016 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships is October 1, 2015.
Posted: August 19, 2015, 4:54 pm
Gata Kamsky took clear first in the 4th Annual Washington International with 6.5/7, earning the $4000 top prize. See the tournament summary and key games.
Posted: August 17, 2015, 10:25 pm
Test your tactics ability through puzzles from the U.S. Open and Denker Tournament of High School Champions, including a win by GM Shabalov over Anupama Rajendra.
Posted: August 14, 2015, 10:29 pm
Watch a video interview of elite Grandmaster Boris Gelfand, who began a new series of chess books, starting with Positional Decision Making in Chess.
Posted: August 13, 2015, 10:32 pm
IM Jay Bonin won the 2015 Cleveland Open held at the Cleveland Sheraton Airport Hotel from August 7th to 9th. See key games and details in the full report.
Posted: August 13, 2015, 10:29 pm

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
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

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, will take part in the competition. Top seed is GM Zoltan Almasi of Hungary (2700). [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 30, 2015, 3:20 pm
Sinquefield cup with triple engine analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: August 30, 2015, 3:00 pm
The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 continued on Thursday, August 27th with the fourth qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform. 40 players from 20 different countries took part in the event. The 23 years old IM/ WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) emerged a convincing winner with 10/11 points, leaving the runner-up, WIM [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:41 am
From 2nd to 15th of September Russia will host FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015. This event will be the second in 2015 and the 12th in the history of organization of international chess tournaments in Khanty-Mansiysk. The geography of the participating countries of the World Championships is quite extensive. Chess World Championships will gather [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:34 am
The 2015 Atlantis Open is taking place from August 27-30, in Groningen, the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. The event is 7-round Swiss open with top seed GM Sipke Ernst (2552). Tournament website/ Standings and statistics
Author: videnova
Posted: August 29, 2015, 7:29 pm
The 30th Schwarzacher Open 2015 took place from August 22nd to August 29th, in Schwarzach im Pongau, Land Salzburg, Austria. 45 players from 12 different countries took part in the event, including 10 GMs. The tournament was played in 9-round Swiss FIDE format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 moves + 30′ + 30″. Grandmasters Robert [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 29, 2015, 7:24 pm
The 76th Armenian Individual Championship is taking place from August 21st to September 3rd, 2015, in the Armenian capital Yerevan. The event is a 14-player round-robin tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Top seed is GM Hovik Hayrapetyan (2467). Tournament website/ Standings and statistics New: Starting August 21st, Season 8 of [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 29, 2015, 10:45 am
The 3rd Golden Apricot Chess Tournament is taking place from August 25-30, 2015, at the Ataturk Sports Hall, in Malatya, Turkey. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Top seed is Dutch player GM Sergei Tiviakov (2611). Tournament website/ Standings and statistics
Author: videnova
Posted: August 29, 2015, 9:30 am
The Top Chess Engine Championship TCEC Season 8 is in progress and eight rounds have already been completed. The reigning TCEC champion Komodo (3213) is shattering opposition. It has collected 7.0/8 points, leaving the nearest followers, Gull (3118) and Ginkgo (3066), a full point behind. This fact is especially interesting having in mind that Komodo plays this [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 29, 2015, 6:28 am
The Portugal Open 2015 is taking place from August 30th to September 5th, at Escola Secundária Sebastião e Silva, in Oeiras, Portugal. The event is a 9-round Swiss open with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. 110 players from 13 different countries will take part in the event. Top seed is Russian GM Vladimir [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: August 28, 2015, 9:50 pm

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