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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 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
Karjakin continued to show himself as equal to Carlsen, the reigning champion and the heavy favorite, as he forced a draw in the 11th game of the match.
Posted: November 27, 2016, 1:20 am
Even fans of chess might struggle to connect with the cursory approach to this documentary’s subject, the prodigy Magnus Carlsen, and to the game itself.
Posted: November 17, 2016, 9:26 pm
The 76ers ended a 44-game losing streak in October and November that dated to Nov. 22, 2013.
Posted: November 12, 2016, 6:15 am

Aeroflot Open is set to take place from 21st February to 1st March at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow, Russia. One of the richest open tournaments will offer 140,000 EUR in prizes. Traditionally, the event consists of three sections: Open A, Open B and Open C, and a blitz tournament. The prize fund allocated for [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 19, 2017, 5:50 pm
The European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Monaco, from 20th to 24th October, 2017, in the Hotel Novotel, as the official venue of the events. The events are organized by the Monaco Chess federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The first on schedule is European – [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:38 pm
The first stage in the new World Chess Championship cycle – the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix – was opened tonight at the beautiful Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club, established in 2013. The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, head of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture, Youth, [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 17, 2017, 9:13 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: February 15, 2017, 11:59 am
Altibox Norway Chess, the chess super tournament, has managed to gather the world’s top 10 best players for the 2017 edition. The tournament aims to be amongst the top 3 strongest chess tournaments in the world. The 2017 tournament takes place from June 5 to 17 at the Clarion Energy Hotel and at the Stavanger [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 14, 2017, 1:21 pm
The third day of play at the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship is over and all the results of the first round are in. After the regular time control 21 matches out of 32 had been decided. The remaining 11 matches continued on Monday with quick-play tiebreaks. LIVE games with analysis Nine players were eliminated [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 14, 2017, 12:39 am
The opening ceremony of the Women’s World Chess Championship took place at the Espinas Palace Hotel at 6 pm on 10th of February. The ceremony was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the President of Moldova, President of Moldovan Chess Federation Igor Dodon and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of Iran Masoud Soltanifar. The [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 11, 2017, 1:16 pm
The 1st Montevideo Open “Copa Marcel Duchamp” 2017 is taking place from 9-15 February, at Montevideo City Hall, Montevideo, Uruguay. The event is a 9-round Swiss open tournament with top seed GM Sandro Mareco (ARG) 2645. Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: February 10, 2017, 11:28 am
The 1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled will take place from 22-29th June at the Park Inn Resort and Conference Center Orlando by Radisson in Orlando, USA. The official invitation to all eligible participants is approved by the FIDE Commission “Chess for the Disabled” (DIS). The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: February 9, 2017, 2:09 pm
World Champion Magnus Carlsen joined his sponsor Arctic Fund Management for the Chess & Drinks event. Carlsen played a simultaneous exhibition against 24 kids and delivered 23-1 result (one loss). Photo by @arcticfunds
Author: Goran
Posted: February 8, 2017, 10:10 pm

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