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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

Is reading them a form of plagiarism?
Posted: August 23, 2018, 2:35 pm
Shreyas Royal’s father said the British authorities had decided to allow him to apply for a new work visa based on his son’s talent.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 6:40 pm
The family of Shreyas Royal, who was born in India, is fighting to stay in Britain once the father’s work visa runs out.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 3:55 pm
He was among the world’s best chess players for more than 15 years, but his career was eclipsed by better-known and more talented contemporaries.
Posted: May 11, 2018, 8:57 pm
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

The 40th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Memorial, a stage of the Russian Cup, finished in Kazan. 108 chess players from 7 national chess federations, including 20 grandmasters, took part in the tournament. Vladislav Artemiev from Kazan won the tournament having scored 7 points out of 9 and edged out Tigran Harutyunian (Armenia) who took the second place. [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: September 22, 2018, 9:59 am
At an ECF Board meeting held on 20th September the ECF Board decided by a clear majority to support the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos in the FIDE Presidential elections to be held alongside the Chess Olympiad at Batumi on 3rd October. The Board felt it was paramount to support a strong ticket with English [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: September 22, 2018, 9:05 am
For the first time in history, World Championship with neural network
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 22, 2018, 6:09 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with members of Russian national chess teams who are currently training in Sochi ahead of the Chess Olympiad. The President wished the players success at the upcoming 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi. They also had a short conversation about promoting chess in Russia and training a new generation of chess [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:52 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 21, 2018, 7:44 am
Live games with computer analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 21, 2018, 7:38 am
European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 5th-9th December 2018, in hotel Aleksandar Palace, in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia. The event will start with European Blitz Chess Championship 2018, which will take place on 6th and 7th of December, and will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 paired rounds, with [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: September 20, 2018, 8:34 am
Over four days of exciting Chess 960, also known as Fischer Random, fans enjoyed watching ten of the strongest chess players in the world dazzle with their creativity and skill during 6 rapid and 14 blitz games. During the event, each player faced the same opponent in head-to-head matches, including former world champions Garry Kasparov [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: September 19, 2018, 5:21 pm
Houdini ahead in the race for silver
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 19, 2018, 1:01 pm
International chess festival “M.Chigorin Memorial”, part of the Russian Cup Stage, will be held from October 26 – November 5. The venue is “Park” hotel (metro station “Krestovsky ostrov”, Severnaya doroga 12, St. Petersburg, Russia). Prize fund is 1650000 RUR. Time control: 90 minutes and 30 seconds increment per move from move 1. Last year [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: September 18, 2018, 11:52 am

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