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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

Mr. Lein was a star in the Soviet Union before leaving for the United States, where he remained a top competitor.
Posted: March 6, 2018, 10:56 pm
My old team cared more about the scarf covering my hair than the brain under it.
Posted: December 29, 2017, 11:20 am
The team’s seven players are demanding financial compensation after being unable to obtain the visas they needed to attend the competitions.
Posted: December 26, 2017, 9:01 pm
The Bronx-born Mr. Lombardy was among the top players of his generation, but he gave up chess almost entirely to join the priesthood, which he later renounced.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:30 am
And: the friend who won’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; sharing one’s rape story with a boyfriend; the old “throw out some dates” gambit.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Dorsa Derakhshani is now playing for the St. Louis University chess team and officially registered to compete with the United States Chess Federation.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:47 pm
Besides his numerous ventures in the arts and media, Mr. Paulson also strove to make chess a popular spectator sport on television.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 3:26 pm
Both his supporters and his opposition talk about the president as if he’s a strategic genius, despite considerable evidence to the contrary.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 11:00 am
Mr. Bisguier learned to play chess when he was 5 by watching games between his older sister and a cousin. He was frustrated by failures against Bobby Fischer.
Posted: April 5, 2017, 11:22 pm
The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.
Posted: January 17, 2017, 12:51 am

Live games with computer analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: March 16, 2018, 3:46 pm
The new Bulgarian champion about his future plans
Author: videnova
Posted: March 16, 2018, 3:39 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: March 16, 2018, 6:15 am
The 2018 Serbian Women’s Championship is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 17-24 March in Kragujevac. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Live games with analysis will be provided daily on with the best [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: March 15, 2018, 1:55 pm
The 50th International Women’s Day Grandmaster Tournament was held from 3 to 13 March 2018 in Belgrade. It was 12 players round-robin tournament. The winner is WGM Jovana Rapport with 8 points out of 11. Second is WIM Jovana Eric with 7,5 points and third is IM Iva Videnova with 7 points out of 11. [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: March 15, 2018, 11:15 am
The Serbian Championship was held from 6 to 14 March in Novi Sad. It was round-robin tournament with 10 players. It was undoubtedly a contented and exciting Championship. In the last round, Indjic drew with black against Robet Markus. He had to wait for the result of the game that directly decided the champion of [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: March 15, 2018, 11:02 am
The 8th HDBANK Cup International Open Chess Tournament was held from 9th to 16th March 2018 in HaNoi, VietNam. The venue was Army Hotel. 130 players took part in the tournament. Before the last round they were 3 players with 6,5 points out of 8. Two of them met and drew- IM Minh Le Tuan [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: March 15, 2018, 10:41 am
GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 was held from 6 to 14 March. This time the tournament was dedicated to the Chess – King Bobby Fischer. 248 players took part in the tournament. Before the 8th round it was announced that GAMMA will be renewing their sponsorship deal for another three years! It is also clear that [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: March 15, 2018, 10:10 am
The Open Iraqi Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 14-19 March 2018 in Baghdad. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: March 14, 2018, 3:13 pm
About The Thinkers and chess photography
Author: videnova
Posted: March 12, 2018, 1:01 pm

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