Chess News

The Internet Chess Club (ICC) and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) are delighted to announce the start of USCF online rated tournaments on the ICC.
Posted: August 12, 2019, 2:52 am
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

In 1970 Mr. Benko qualified for the world chess championship cycle but, past his peak as a competitive player, ceded his place to the much younger Mr. Fischer.
Posted: August 26, 2019, 9:08 pm
Mr. Lyman was a high-ranked player who was drafted to provide live commentary of the celebrated chess match in 1972. The show became an improbable hit.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 9:00 am
A look at one of the entries from last week’s puzzles that stumped our solvers.
Posted: July 1, 2019, 3:39 pm
Chess and Go were child’s play. Now A.I. is winning at capture the flag. Will such skills translate to the real world?
Posted: May 30, 2019, 6:00 pm
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

Season 16 of the Top Chess Engine Championship starts this Sunday July 14th at 15:00 CEST. A total of 18 engines will battle for six promotion spots in the newly formed Qualification Division. Among them are three Neural Networks – ScorpioNN, ChessFighterNN, and Stoofvlees. Their main competitors are the seasoned engines Rodent, Wasp, chess22k, and [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: July 13, 2019, 12:24 pm
TCEC Season 16 is going to start Sunday July 14th at 15:00 CEST with the participation of the strongest computer chess software. For the first time ever a Neural Network – Leela Chess Zero aka Lc0 – will defend both a league title and a Cup title. TCEC Season 16 will feature a new format. [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: July 3, 2019, 1:28 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: June 23, 2019, 12:46 am
The Russian chess player Aleksandra Goryachkina won the Women Candidates Chess 2019 with two rounds to spare. The youngest participant of the tournament finished with 9.5 points out of 14 and secured the right to play the Women’s World Championship Match against the Women`s World Champion Ju Wenjun (China). The prize fund of the coming championship match is 500,000 [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: June 18, 2019, 10:37 pm
Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez Reading, UK and Maryland, USA [Corresponding author: g.haworth@reading.ac.uk] This is the next article in our series of analytical articles on past TCEC events. The main text can be read below on this webpage; to view the full layouted article in pdf format, including the important tables, graphs and [...]
Author: kanchess
Posted: May 30, 2019, 11:08 am
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

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