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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 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
Mr. Cardo’s phantasmagorical paintings and collages offered compelling commentary on war, social issues and Freudian psychoanalysis.
Posted: October 30, 2018, 11:02 pm
Stung by divorce, a high-earning professional tries to recast herself in the dating world as a woman in need of male protection.
Posted: October 26, 2018, 4:00 am

The second edition of TCEC Cup, the minor trophy of the Top Chess Engine Championship, is going to start this January 21st. It will be a knockout competition involving the 32 world’s best chess engines. See the announcement article here. TCEC Cup 2 consists of a total of 32 matches divided into sixteenth-final (aka round [...]
Author: kanchess
Posted: January 19, 2019, 12:51 pm
The second edition of TCEC Cup, the minor trophy of the Top Chess Engine Championship, is going to start this January 17th. It will be a knockout competition involving the 32 world’s best chess engines. TCEC Cup 2 consists of a total of 31 matches divided into sixteenth-final, eighth-final, quarter-final, semi-final and final. For an [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: January 12, 2019, 4:01 pm
In a brief post FIDE announced that a bank account is opened with Caixa Bank, one of the largest banks in Spain. The normal operation is resumed 11 months after the Swiss bank UBS closed the FIDE accounts due to then FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov being on the US sanctions list. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov refused to [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 11, 2019, 10:40 am
The first super tournament of the year is about to start
Author: chessdom
Posted: January 10, 2019, 6:39 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: January 10, 2019, 6:37 am
The Portuguese Chess Federation will hold the Portugal Open from 2-10th February 2019 at the Pavilhão Casal Vistoso in Lisbon. The tournament will be a 9-round Swiss system, rated for FIDE, and valid for title norms. The tournament is included in the national Classical Chess Circuit. On 10 February, there will be an (optional) rapid [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 9, 2019, 10:00 pm
The 19-years old Grandmaster Bai Jinshi from China has won the 28th Annual North American Open that was held from 26-30th December, 2018, at Bally’s Casino Resort in Las Vegas, USA. Bai Jinshi completed the event with 7,5/9 points to earn 10200 USD top prize and clear-winner bonus. IM Dionisio Aldama (Mexico) and IM Zhaozhi [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: January 1, 2019, 9:23 pm
The King Salman World Blitz Chess Championship concluded today in the Manege, St. Petersburg, with Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Kateryna Lagno (Russia) emerging champions of their respective sections. After missing the podium in the Rapid Championship, Magnus Carlsen played much better in the Blitz event, holding the top position from the very beginning and securing [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: December 30, 2018, 6:14 pm
FIDE and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov have concluded a Settlement Agreement, which was approved by the FIDE Ethics Commission and by the CAS Panel. On 12 July 2018, the FIDE Ethics Commission unaminously decided that Mr Ilyumzhinov is guilty of the violation of art. 2.2.3, 2.2.10 and 2.2.11 of the FIDE Code of Ethics. The FIDE Ethics [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: December 30, 2018, 6:00 pm
The King Salman World Rapid Championship 2018 concluded today in St.Petersburg with Russian young star Daniil Dubov claiming the gold medal with 11/15 points. The 22-years old, seeded only 25th before the start of the event, completed the race undefeated with 7 wins and 8 draws. The key game was his victory against Wang Hao [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: December 28, 2018, 9:25 pm

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