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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

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
The 12-game match pits the champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, against the Russian challenger, Sergey Karjakin. And Woody Harrelson was there too.
Posted: November 12, 2016, 1:39 am

The 2016 London Chess Classic starts on Friday, 9th December at Olympia Conference Centre in London, England. The event features all the world’s Top 10 players, except the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. London Chess Classic is one of the four events in Grand Chess Tour series, played in 9 rounds with the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 8, 2016, 11:15 pm
The Ukrainian Men’s Chess Championship 2016 is taking place from December 6-17, in Rivne. The event is a round-robin tournament in 11 rounds. The tempo of play is 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. Participants: GM Anton Korobov (2692), GM Alexander Areshchenko (2678), GM Alexander Moiseenko (2657), GM Yuriy Kuzubov (2651), GM Zahar Efimenko (2651), GM [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: December 8, 2016, 10:06 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:44 am
The 2017 World Amateur Chess Championships for men and women with a FIDE rating under 2300 will be held from 1-9th April in the Rocca Albornoziana in Spoleto, Italy. There will be separate championships for categories Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. In each rating section, a separate championship for women shall be organized only if there [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 6, 2016, 2:29 pm
The Tunisian Secretary of State for Sport welcomed African Chess Confederation President Lewis Ncube who is on a working visit to the country on the occasion of the conclusion of the African Junior Championship that took place from November 25 to December 4, 2016 in Hammamet. The meeting was attended by the Director General for [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: December 6, 2016, 1:26 pm
World Championship challenger Sergey Karjakin took a ceremonial kick-off in the football match of his favourite Spartak Moscow and Rubin Kazan on the Otkrytie Arena. Rubin was in the lead but Spartak turned the score and won by 2-1. In 2013 Magnus Carlsen started the match Real Madrid-Valladolid.
Author: Goran
Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:26 pm
Stockfish defeats Houdini 54,5 - 45,5 in the Superfinal
Author: chessdom
Posted: December 5, 2016, 9:56 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: December 5, 2016, 8:01 am
With Houdini 5 and a complete set of tools
Author: chessdom
Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:28 am
With Houdini 5 PRO inside
Author: chessdom
Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:19 am

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