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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, 6:30 pm
GM Alejandro Ramirez reports on the progress of Team USA in Porto Carras, Greece as the medal race intensifies.
Posted: November 3, 2015, 7:39 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, 6:29 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, 12:01 pm
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, 7:50 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, 5:13 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, 3:57 pm
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, 5:09 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 20, 2015, 4:03 am
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, 1:59 pm

This week we celebrate the victory of Google’s computer AI with a simple strategy challenge.
Posted: February 1, 2016, 5:00 pm
DeepMind, a research organization, said that a program combining two separate algorithms had soundly defeated a high-ranking professional Go player.
Posted: January 28, 2016, 5:00 am
The country’s grand mufti said the game was “the work of Satan,” like alcohol and gambling, despite its long history in the Middle East.
Posted: January 22, 2016, 5:00 am
Alice Dong, 17, is one of the best chess players in New Jersey, and she wants other girls to know what a confidence-booster the game can be.
Posted: January 17, 2016, 5:00 am
Organizations for chess, bridge and poker fill social and competitive needs for older adults.
Posted: December 5, 2015, 5:00 am
Fabiano Caruana is the No. 2 chess player in the United States. He has earned comparisons to Bobby Fischer, who won the World Chess Championship in 1972.
Posted: November 12, 2015, 5:00 am
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

European Blitz Champion GM Rauf Mamedov will participate in two events at the new Bay Area Chess office which is located at 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose 95131, USA. On 11th February Mamedov will give a lecture titled “The Secrets of Chess Strategy” and then he will hold a 25-board simultaneous exhibition. On 17th [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 5, 2016, 8:34 pm
The 76th Noteboom Chess Tournament is taking place from February 5-7, 2016, in the venue of CORPUS Congress Centre, at the Leiden city, in the Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with top seed Dutch player GM Benjamin Bok (2607). Official website/ Standings and statistics
Author: videnova
Posted: February 5, 2016, 6:16 pm
American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura has won the 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, which concluded at the Caleta Hotel on Thursday 4 February. Nakamura successfully defended the trophy that he won in the previous edition of the tournament. After the regular 10 rounds of the play Nakamura and French star Maxime Vachier-Lagrave tied for the first place [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 5, 2016, 5:20 pm
The International RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 is taking place from January 30 to February 7, in Moscow, Russia. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, stage of the Men’s Cup of Russia. A total of 169 players will be vying for the prize fund in the amount of RUB 1,500,000. Top seed is [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: February 5, 2016, 9:30 am
The International Open Chess Tournament dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the legendary chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili is scheduled to take place from 21-30th April, 2016, at the Chess Palace in Tbilis, Georgia. The tournament is organzied by the Ministry of Sport and Youth of Georgia, Tbilisi city Hall and Georgian Chess Federation. Sections: - [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 5, 2016, 1:44 am
The IIFL Wealth 1st Mumbai Junior Chess Tournament is taking place from January 28 to February 5, 2016, at Mount Litera School, in Mumbai, India. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE open tournament for boys and girls U13. A total of 30 category trophies (three in each category, separately for Boys & Girls) shall be awarded. [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: February 4, 2016, 11:21 am
Hikaru Nakamura vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave tiebreak
Author: videnova
Posted: February 4, 2016, 10:31 am
The European Amateur Chess Championship 2016 will be held in Ruzomberok, northern Slovakia, from June 5 (day of arrival) to June 12 (day of departure) 2016. The tournament will be held in the „Sports hall Koniaren“, and the official accommodating hotel is Hotel Kultura. The Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations, which [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 4, 2016, 8:50 am
The 21st HIT Open 2016 is taking place from January 29 to February 4, in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. The event is organized by Chess Club Nova Gorica in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format with prize fund in total of 6,000 EUR. Top seed is Hungarian player GM Tamas Banusz (2612). Official website/ Standings and statistics
Author: videnova
Posted: February 3, 2016, 7:25 pm
After four round of play in the Men’s Cup of Russia stage, the main event of the RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016, three players are in joint lead with perfect score – Urii Eliseev (Moscow), Vasiliy Korchmar (Saratov) and Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine). Thirteen participants follow on 3,5 points each, including the main favorites of [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 3, 2016, 2:49 pm

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