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, 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 New York Times film critics review “The Magnificent Seven,” “”Queen of Katwe” and “The Dressmaker.”
Posted: September 23, 2016, 4:48 am
The five-member American team at the 42nd Chess Olympiad included three players who were recruited from other countries.
Posted: September 14, 2016, 12:50 am
Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and nonactors from Kampala star in Mira Nair’s movie, based on a true story about a girl whose life was changed by chess.
Posted: September 8, 2016, 7:05 pm
The tournament will be held at the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan starting in November, returning to the city for the first time in more than two decades.
Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:00 am
It is one of the vexing questions in the game: Why are boys and men so much more prominent than their female counterparts?
Posted: July 8, 2016, 8:56 pm
Mr. Korchnoi was widely considered one of the best players in history, though he never won a world championship. He defected from the Soviet Union in the 1970s.
Posted: June 7, 2016, 4:19 am
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

Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 29, 2016, 8:21 am
Six championships bring six different and thrilling plots. There are no primary and secondary events in Khanty-Mansiysk, however the most attention is naturally paid to the elder categories. A match between the main favorites of the Open 18 championship was scheduled for today – the moment of truth, I would say. In the Girls 18 [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: September 28, 2016, 11:52 pm
The first five rounds of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016 are now history, it means that there’s time to take a break and have some rest. Whereas grown-up chess players prefer to stand in their hotel rooms and get ready for their future rounds, children are not easy to be hold [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: September 28, 2016, 10:08 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 28, 2016, 5:40 am
The pairings for this year’s London Chess Classic, which is fast approaching, have been published. Unlike last year, there was no need for a draw: In order to ensure an even distribution of colours over the whole Grand Chess Tour 2016, the pairings are the reverse of the Sinquefield Cup, meaning LCC wildcard Michael Adams [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: September 26, 2016, 11:08 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 25, 2016, 8:48 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 22, 2016, 1:51 am
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: September 22, 2016, 1:15 am
The participants of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships have arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk, the capital of Ugra. The players and their accompanying persons were greeted in the airport in a traditional Russian way – with songs, accordion playing and local Siberian treats – nuts and cranberries. The official press-center of the tournament talked [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: September 21, 2016, 2:31 pm
The 1st Hainan International Chess Open Tournament will take place from 6th to 17th December in Danzhou, Hainan, China. The event consists of the Open section for players rated over 1900 FIDE and Amateur section under 1900. Open section will be played from 6-17th December in 9 rounds according to Swiss system. 1 hour 30 [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: September 21, 2016, 1:00 am

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