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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 tournament will be held at the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan starting in November, returning to the city for the first time in more than two decades.
Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:00 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

Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 26, 2016, 6:45 am
Houdini 5 dev impresses in Stage 3 of TCEC
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 25, 2016, 6:57 am
The 20th Vienna Chess Open concluded with the victory of the Austrian top player GM Markus Ragger (2686), who was in the same time the top seed of the event. The local star drew in the last round with GM Evgeny Vorobiov (RUS 2586) and triumphed with 8,0/9 points to earn top prize of 2500 [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 24, 2016, 3:18 pm
The 10th and last player to join the line-up of the 8th London Chess Classic is none other than England’s number one, Michael Adams. The Cornishman has been the country’s leading player since 1999 and was once ranked number 4 in the world. Adams has consistently recorded outstanding performances and been a member of the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 24, 2016, 1:24 am
Live games with computer analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 23, 2016, 6:31 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 22, 2016, 6:15 am
In the Open section of 2016 World Junior Championship, GM Jeffery Xiong was held to a draw in the final round by Iran’s Masoud Mosadeghpour. Xiong had dominated the competition throughout and already won the event with a round to spare. At 16, the American is amongst the youngest World Junior Champions in chess history. [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 21, 2016, 11:13 pm
The Fiji Chess Federation organised the 2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament, incorporating the Oceania Seniors and Oceania Juniors Championships, which was played from the 14th of August until the 17th of August. The venue was the Radisson Blu in Denarau which is about 20 minutes from Nadi. The tournament was a 7 round championship [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 21, 2016, 4:39 am
The 6th Split Chess Open 2016, organized by the Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation, was held on 13-20th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. 191 players from 25 countries competed in the 9-round Swiss event with the prize fund of 7500 EUR. Local Grandmasters Saša Martinović and Zdenko Kožul [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 21, 2016, 4:25 am
The 18th International Chess Open de Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta is taking place from 19-28th August 2016 at the Auditori del Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants in Barcelona, Spain. The tournament format is 10-round Swiss. There are three playing groups: Open A (all players eligible), Open B (U2100) and Open C (U1800). [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 19, 2016, 11:05 pm

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