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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

The 8-year-old refugee who last week was thrilled to have a trophy suddenly has so much more.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:30 pm
Overcoming life’s basic truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
Posted: March 16, 2019, 6:30 pm
The stunning success of AlphaZero, a deep-learning algorithm, heralds a new age of insight — one that, for humans, may not last long.
Posted: December 26, 2018, 3:40 pm
The decision by the governing body for international chess is an image setback for the kingdom, which denied visas to Israeli players in 2017.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 1:18 am
Ms. Haring played for the national women’s team in five consecutive Olympiads and was later a rare woman to lead the United States Chess Federation.
Posted: December 3, 2018, 10:41 pm
In “The Grandmaster,” Brin-Jonathan Butler covers the 2016 World Chess Championship, which pit Norway’s Magnus Carlsen against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin.
Posted: November 30, 2018, 6:35 pm
After three weeks of draws failed to produce a winner, the players settled the title in rapid chess, with Carlsen retaining his title.
Posted: November 28, 2018, 6:23 pm
Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will meet one final day on Wednesday, and a champion will be crowned in a series of faster matches.
Posted: November 26, 2018, 6:45 pm
Chess is omnipresent in Norway, the home to the world champion Magnus Carlsen. And, somehow, it has become cool.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 7:00 am
The world chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana has completed eight of its 12 scheduled games. Every one has ended in a draw.
Posted: November 19, 2018, 6:53 pm

TCEC Cup starts Monday at 19:00 UTC
Author: chessdom
Posted: April 27, 2019, 12:39 pm
Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez Reading, UK and Maryland, USA Corresponding author: g.haworth@reading.ac.uk This is the latest in our series of analytical articles on past TCEC events. The main text can be read below on this webpage, and at the bottom you will find a link to the full layouted article in pdf [...]
Author: kanchess
Posted: March 12, 2019, 12:59 am
Season 15 of the Top Chess Engine Championship will begin this March 5th at 20:00 CET. It will feature a record number of engines to accommodate the booming sector and a record ELO of the participants. A total of 44 engines will face off in a division based system to determine the current status quo [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: March 5, 2019, 3:14 pm
Three NNs will play in TCEC S15
Author: chessdom
Posted: March 2, 2019, 8:25 pm
TCEC S14 was amazing! by GM Matthew Sadler
Author: kanchess
Posted: March 2, 2019, 12:56 am
Stockfish continues to dominate computer chess after defeating LCZero at the Superfinal of Season 14 of the Top Chess Engines Championship. This is a fourth consecutive title for the open source engine – after winning Season 11 of TCEC last April 2018, Stockfish never let go the title. This time, however, it was a really [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: March 1, 2019, 9:05 pm
First TCEC Superfinal tiebreak ever upcoming?
Author: chessdom
Posted: February 20, 2019, 8:42 pm
Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez Reading, UK and Maryland, USA This is the third in a new series of analytical articles on past TCEC events. The main text can be read below on this webpage, and at the bottom you will find a link to the full layouted article in pdf format, including [...]
Author: kanchess
Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:46 pm
Alexander Lyashuk: I expect NNs to dominate computer chess
Author: chessdom
Posted: February 6, 2019, 12:51 pm
The dominance of Stockfish in the Top Chess Engine Championship continues full steam ahead. The open source engine by Marco Costalba, Joona Kiiski, Gary Linscott and a huge community of contributors, won the Premier Division of Season 14 convincingly, not losing a single game along the way. With the victory Stockfish qualifies for the Superfinal, [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: February 4, 2019, 1:00 pm

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