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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 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.
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.
Dorsa Derakhshani is now playing for the St. Louis University chess team and officially registered to compete with the United States Chess Federation.
Besides his numerous ventures in the arts and media, Mr. Paulson also strove to make chess a popular spectator sport on television.
Both his supporters and his opposition talk about the president as if he’s a strategic genius, despite considerable evidence to the contrary.
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.
The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.
Here’s looking at that pawn, kid. Answering questions about Bogart and chess, and the redwood atop city buildings.
On his 26th birthday, Mr. Carlsen beat Sergey Karjakin in a series of high-speed tiebreakers, securing his reputation as a player with no weaknesses.
It’s hard to follow the world chess championship and not go back in time to the epic contests of the Cold War.

It was another match of demolition for Russia in the seventh round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad. This time the victim was Team Turkey. While the first board saw a quick draw between IM Sergei Lobanov and FM Deniz Ozen. On the fourth board, too, there was a not so special draw. On the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 17, 2017, 3:36 am
The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship took place on December 2-14 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). In the open event, Peter Svidler and Nikita Vitiugov scored 7 points out of 11 and had to play a tie-break for the 1st [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 15, 2017, 1:10 am
The fifth round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 was something the pundits were looking forward to, with saliva dropping from their mouth. First up was the Russia vs. Uzbekistan clash on the top table. IM Semen Lamasov, rated 2516, the Russian trump card on the top board lived up to his billing and [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 14, 2017, 11:56 pm
After 16 rounds
Author: chessdom
Posted: December 14, 2017, 9:33 am
Nihal and Praggnanandhaa walked into the tournament hall together. The young duo of India Greens is clearly the talk of the tournament hall. A young boy and his mother, playing for one of the South-East Asian teams walked up to them and requested for a photo with her son. That was the beginning. Players young [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:47 pm
Everything is set for the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship for 2017 which starts tomorrow in “Spodek” Sport and Entertainment Centre, in city of Katowice, Poland. The first on the schedule is European Blitz Chess Championship which will be played on 15th of December. 1138 players coming from 37 European federations registered for the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 13, 2017, 4:59 pm
Jamie Kenmure: Firstly, congratulations on winning the World Junior Girls Championship. We know it is a tough tournament to win so tell me how you felt after winning the event or when you found out that you won? Zhansaya Abdulmalik: Thank you! I’m very glad that I finally managed to win this Championship! Honestly, I [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 13, 2017, 4:18 pm
Two rounds were played on the second day of the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2017 being held at the Karnavati Club in Ahmedabad. After a comfortable first day for all the top seeds, the second day already witnessed some surprising turnarounds. In the second round, the top seeds India Green successfully fended off the Turkish [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:32 pm
The 4th ECU School Chess Teacher training course took place from 2nd-3rd December in PODIT Educational and Chess Center in Budapest, Hungary. The course comprised of two days of interactive presentations, group discussions and practical exercises with focus on the teaching aspects of chess. Participants, after completing the course, had to pass the online test [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 12, 2017, 9:50 pm
Four or five candidates may run for President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in the election to be held at the General Assembly of the organization in 2018, the President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) Andrey Filatov told R-Sport.
Author: Goran
Posted: December 12, 2017, 9:32 pm

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