Chess News

FM Cameron Wheeler of California won the 2015 Cadet Championship in Rockville, MD. He earns a scholarship to the University of Maryland Baltimore County for this feat.
Posted: July 31, 2015, 6:23 pm
As the US Open approaches in Phoenix, Arizona, take a look at the highlights of this storied competition, as well as predictions for this year's event.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:05 am
The Denker tournament of high school champions, the Barber tournament of K-8 champs and the National Girls Invitational will coincide with the US Open (Phoenix, August 1-9).
Posted: July 28, 2015, 1:42 pm
This year's Southern California Champion is seventeen-year-old FM Michael Brown. I love chess simply because of its complexity. I can never sit still! See his key victory over IM John Bryant.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 12:52 am
Claudia Muñoz writes about her journey to the 2015 North American Junior Championships, which runs in Kitchener, Canada from July 26 - 30.
Posted: July 25, 2015, 10:55 pm
Ashritha Eswaran earned a gold medal at the Pan-American Junior Girls Championship in El Salvador while Andrew Tang earned silver in the Open section.
Posted: July 23, 2015, 1:49 pm
The Castle Chess Grand Prix in Atlanta ended in dramatic fashion with GMs Irina Krush and Alonso Zapata tied for first with IM Kassa Korley (pictured).
Posted: July 22, 2015, 9:29 pm
The Maryland Chess Association hosts the US Cadet Championship this year from July 25-29 at the Rockville Hilton.
Posted: July 22, 2015, 8:59 pm
Gata Kamsky won the New York International with 7/9. Bryan Quick writes about key match-ups and drama at the 8th edition of this star-studded tourney.
Posted: July 21, 2015, 11:47 pm
US Chess School camper David Brodsky writes about the 29th edition of the camp in New York, led by founder IM Greg Shahade and GM Alexander Stripunsky. Test yourself in some intuition exercises , designed to be solved in 30 seconds or less.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 8:06 pm

Mr. Browne was an aggressive, animated grandmaster and six-time United States champion who dazzled spectators with his world-class ability at speed chess.
Posted: June 28, 2015, 4:00 am
The addition of Caruana, part of a concerted effort by American chess officials to lure top talent, makes the Americans the favorite to win next year’s Chess Olympiad.
Posted: May 14, 2015, 4:00 am
Hedge fund managers and investors marveled at an exhibition of chess by Magnus Carlsen, the world champion from Norway, who played blindfolded.
Posted: May 6, 2015, 4:00 am
This weekend’s event in New York pits the top four chess teams from December’s Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 4:00 am
Readers sound off on the latest headlines in Sports.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:00 am
Jerald Times, who was one of the best black players in the world when he was in his 30s, is now trying to teach the style of chess he grew up with in Harlem to private school students.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:00 am
If an official program and a clandestine effort to recruit top players from other countries is successful, the United States chess team could be a favorite at the next Chess Olympiad.
Posted: March 11, 2015, 4:00 am
Metropolitan Diary: Watching a chess game in Washington Square Park, a family spoke quietly in Russian, trying to guess the next move.
Posted: February 19, 2015, 1:51 pm
After setting a United States record by becoming a grandmaster at 13, Sam Sevian is getting some help from the chess champion Garry Kasparov.
Posted: January 9, 2015, 5:00 am
Fabiano Caruana doesn’t play for the United States, but he is among a handful of players who could put high-level chess back in the spotlight.
Posted: December 14, 2014, 5:00 am

The 11th Gazi-Heraklion Open 2015 is taking place from July 25 to August 1, at the Apollonia Beach & SPA Hotel*****, at the Greek island of Crete. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, open for players with Elo rating over 1500. Top seed is Bulgarian player GM Aleksander Delchev (2606). Tournament website/ Standings and [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 31, 2015, 1:50 pm
On behalf of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, the Kyrgyz Chess Federation has the honor to invite all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 2015 Asian Junior Chess Championships under 20 from 2nd (arrival) to 12th October (departure) 2015 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Championships will be played according to [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 31, 2015, 10:07 am
The 16th Obert d’Escacs Ciutat d’Olot was held on 26th July at the Casino Olotí in Olot, Spain. The 9-round Swiss event with the time control 15′+5” was organized by the Club d’Escacs Olot and gathered 90 participants. Grandmaster Fernando Peralta from Argentina emerged clear winner with 8,0/9 points to claim the top prize of [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 31, 2015, 9:41 am
The 24th Open International de Martigny is taking place from 31st July to 3rd August at the Hotel Vatel in Martigny, Switzerland. The tournament is organized by the Cercle de l’Echiquier de Martigny and supported by Commune de Martigny, Etat du Valais, Fonds du sport and Hôtel Vatel Martigny. The playing format is 7-round Swiss [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 31, 2015, 7:37 am
The 2015 Turkish Chess Premier League is taking place from July 25-31, in Rixos Hotel Konya, 22 teams play in the 9-round Swiss team championship. Top seed is İSTANBUL DARÜŞŞAFAKA SPOR KULÜBÜ with an average Elo rating 2329. Tournament website/ Play chess online/ Chess Arena Video Channel
Author: videnova
Posted: July 31, 2015, 2:12 am
The Politiken Cup 2015 is taking place on July 25 – August 2, in Helsingor, a city in Denmark, known internationally for its castle Kronborg, where William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is set. The event is a 10-round FIDE Swiss tournament, open to all players. 433 players from 25 different countries, including 27 GMs, 18 IMs [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 31, 2015, 1:04 am
The 102nd British Chess Championship is held from 25th July to 8th August, 2015, in the University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, The event is an 11-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. The recent winner of the 9th Leiden Open 2015, GM David Howell, will be defending the title in [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:00 pm
The 48th Biel/ Bienne International Grandmaster Tournament is taking place from July 18-31, 2015, in Biel/ Bienne, a town in Switzerland. The tournament has an average of 2720 Elo points (Category 19) and will be held according to the Double Round Robin System with the strong participation of: Michael Adams, ENG (2740), Radoslaw Wojtaszek, POL [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:20 pm
The 4th “Lviv Tradition” chess tournament is taking place from July 27, through August 1, 2015, at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine. The event is a 10-player round-robin tournament, valid for FIDE rating and norms. The average Elo rating is 2230. Participants: IM Dmitry Mischuk (2337), Piotr Sabuk (2335), FM Bebel Arkadiusz (2307), IM  Vadim Bondarets (2303), IM Evgenyi Odnorozhenko [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:00 pm
The 26th Czech Open 2015 International Chess and Games Festival is taking place from July 24 through August 1, in Pardubice, a city in the Czech Republic. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. 289 players from 35 different countries take part in the event, including 34 [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 30, 2015, 11:07 am

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