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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

Besides his numerous ventures in the arts and media, Mr. Paulson also strove to make chess a popular spectator sport on television.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:26 pm
Both his supporters and his opposition talk about the president as if he’s a strategic genius, despite considerable evidence to the contrary.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 12:00 pm
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.
Posted: April 6, 2017, 12:22 am
The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.
Posted: January 17, 2017, 12:51 am
Here’s looking at that pawn, kid. Answering questions about Bogart and chess, and the redwood atop city buildings.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 2:49 am
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.
Posted: December 1, 2016, 1:05 am
It’s hard to follow the world chess championship and not go back in time to the epic contests of the Cold War.
Posted: November 29, 2016, 8:21 am
Mr. Taimanov was a classical pianist and former Soviet chess champion whose lopsided loss to Bobby Fischer in 1971 cost him his government salary.
Posted: November 29, 2016, 3:34 am
The two chess grandmasters finished the final regulation game in a draw, setting up a sudden-death game on Wednesday in the tournament, being held in Manhattan.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 9:49 pm
A Russian and a Norwegian are battling in a contest that is once again taking place during escalating tensions among Russia, the United States and Western Europe.
Posted: November 27, 2016, 9:45 pm

The fourth leg of the Grand Chess Tour wrapped up in Saint Louis with Levon Aronian dominating the field. He won the tournament with two rounds to spare and three points ahead of his closest rivals, Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura. He collected $37,500 and 13 GCT points and is now in third place overall [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 19, 2017, 3:09 am
Live from the opening ceremony, rapid and blitz
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 18, 2017, 1:16 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 18, 2017, 6:36 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 18, 2017, 6:32 am
After day one of the blitz, Levon Aronian extended his lead to two points over his closest rival, Hikaru Nakamura. Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura entered the day tied for second place only a point behind Aronian, but Nakamura had a more solid day; whereas Caruana had more decisive results, but also too many losses. [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 18, 2017, 5:06 am
Levon Aronian emerged as the winner of the rapid portion of the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz. He is being closely chased by Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, who are only a point behind him. Ian Nepomniachtchi, who entered day three tied with Aronian, lost his last round game to Hikaru Nakamura and is two [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:27 am
The eventful second day of the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz finally produced a sole leader. Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, who is the only player so far to have defeated Garry Kasparov, is leading the tournament with 8 points. Nepomniachtchi is being closely followed by a pack of players who are only a point behind. [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 16, 2017, 3:46 am
The highly anticipated Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz kicked off today and marked the return of chess legend Garry Kasparov. Chess fans gathered at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis early to once again watch the legendary World Champion at the chess board. Even though Kasparov drew all his games, the intensity [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 15, 2017, 1:19 am
The standing tradition of the Sinquefield Cup of no repeat winners remained as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave emerged as the winner of the 2017 tournament! Entering the round, the eventual winner was tied with Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian with Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin just half a point behind them. The day started off well for [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 12, 2017, 3:14 am
Round eight of the Sinquefield Cup did not bring any changes to the top of the leaderboard. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian all drew their games and remain ahead of the field by half a point. Sergey Karjakin had the only decisive result of the round and has joined Magnus Carlsen in the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: August 11, 2017, 2:31 am

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