Chess News

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

Kindergartners and first graders from Public School 77 on the Upper East Side came from behind on Sunday to win at a three-day tournament in Nashville.
Posted: May 9, 2016, 4:59 am
Chess is enjoying a boom in the New York area, much of it because schools have brought the game to very young players.
Posted: April 22, 2016, 10:00 am
The American Fabiano Caruana’s failure to win a Moscow tournament was a blow to those hoping to turn the World Chess Championship in New York into a huge spectator event.
Posted: March 30, 2016, 5:37 pm
The World Chess Candidates tournament in Moscow this month afforded the sport the opportunity to show a more glamorous side.
Posted: March 30, 2016, 5:37 pm
Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, who have New York roots, are among those competing to oppose Magnus Carlsen in the first world chess championship in New York since 1995.
Posted: March 17, 2016, 5:00 pm
Why it matters that Google’s program defeated the world’s best Go player.
Posted: March 16, 2016, 8:21 am
After a long fight to stay in his home in Stuyvesant Town, William J. Lombardy, 78, one of America’s greatest chess players, may be giving up.
Posted: March 14, 2016, 8:31 pm
What the legendary matches between supercomputer Deep Blue and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov reveal about today’s artificial intelligence and machine learning fears.
Posted: March 7, 2016, 3:24 am
The reigning champion, Magnus Carlsen, a 25-year-old Norwegian, will defend his title in November, though the site of the tournament has not been announced.
Posted: March 1, 2016, 7:24 pm
A new show of the artist Darren Bader’s work includes a 15-by-15-foot board where pawns and rooks are replaced by shoes, flowers, microphones — and people.
Posted: February 9, 2016, 8:02 pm

Russian Grandmaster Ernesto Inarkiev won the 2016 European Individual Chess Championship in a convincing fashion, concluding the race with 9 points from 11 rounds. Inarkiev entered the final round with a full point advantage ahead of the chasing pack and duly drew with black pieces against Kacper Piorun to secure the title. Igor Kovalenko from [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: May 24, 2016, 2:11 am
Strong players join the Ikaros 2016 event
Author: chessdom
Posted: May 23, 2016, 5:02 pm
On May 23, Anatoly Evgenyevich Karpov, the 12th World Champion, RCF Vice-President, and Russian State Duma Deputy, turned 65. Anatoly learned chess at the age of 4, like Capablanca. At 15 he became the youngest chess master in USSR. In 1969 the 18-year-old Karpov became junior world champion, confirming his status as of the biggest [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: May 23, 2016, 1:15 pm
Stockfish, Nirvana, Andscacs, Fire, Critter,
Author: chessdom
Posted: May 23, 2016, 1:07 pm
Grandmaster Timur Gareyev aka. Blindfold King made an impressive score in the simultaneous blindfolded chess exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday night. He won 9 of 10 games – and the most difficult task he had to beat was the pedals on the spinning bike – because both broke during the event! Gareyev had this [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: May 23, 2016, 4:57 am
The Women’s Commission (WOM) of the World Chess Federation is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Caissa award is Ms. Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine). She is 23 years old and has already achieved a number of significant results. 2015 was a very successful year for Maria. Some of her key highlights include: - [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: May 23, 2016, 4:43 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: May 21, 2016, 9:15 am
A rapid tournament dedicated to the memory of GM Igor Kurnosov will be held from 26-28th May at the congress hall of the World Trade Center in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The stage of the Russian Rapid Grand-Prix is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, Chelyabinsk Chess Federation and Chelyabinsk Sports Ministry. The tournament format is 11-round [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: May 21, 2016, 7:05 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: May 20, 2016, 8:11 am
Direct battle for 1st between Komodo and Houdini
Author: chessdom
Posted: May 20, 2016, 7:21 am

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