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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

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
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

The 45th Annual World Open will be held from June 29-July 4, 2017 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated. The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, 5-day tournament (June [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: June 28, 2017, 3:20 am
FIDE Deputy President, Georgios Makropoulos, together with ECU President, Zurab Azmaiparashvili and ECU General Secretary, Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, after an official invitation received, met with the Bulgarian Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev in Sofia to discuss the situation of the Bulgarian Chess Federation. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify the scale and [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: June 27, 2017, 11:05 pm
The Education Commission of European Chess Union launched its activities in a need of an organization representing the growing movement of using chess as a pedagogic tool to develop social and intellectual skills to children. The ECU introduced a Certificate for school chess teachers with requisite for recognizing the high standard of knowledge and skills [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: June 27, 2017, 10:43 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: June 27, 2017, 9:41 am
On June 26 in Khanty-Mansiysk games of the final 9th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played. Having defeated Poland 2.5 to 1.5, team China became men’s World Champions. Chinese chessplayers have won the title for the second time in a row. Poland won bronze medals. Team Russia walloped USA four to nothing [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: June 26, 2017, 5:37 pm
Round 3 of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled took place on June 24th, 2017. It featured a pairing between the two players, Griffin (USA) and Raphael (Germany). After a long fight of four (4) hours of play, Raphael was victorious. A nice game was played between Dorian and Paul where the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: June 26, 2017, 5:15 pm
Live games with analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:15 am
The final day of the Paris Grand Chess Tour brought all the drama and excitement that one could have hoped for. World Champion Magnus Carlsen started and finished the day ahead of the field, but the final standings can’t do justice to the roller coaster ride that was today. French chess fans were in for [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: June 26, 2017, 12:35 am
On June 23, the games of the 6th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s tournament the leaders, team Russia, defeated Poland 3 to 1. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladimir Fedoseev scored for the winner. China bested Ukraine 2.5 to 1.5 thanks to Ding Liren’s win over Ruslan Ponomariov [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: June 24, 2017, 10:24 am
World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the rapid portion of the Paris Grand Chess Tour with an impressive 14/18 score. Former Blitz World Champion Alexander Grischuk had a very strong showing in day three and is only a point behind Carlsen. Both players were impressive throughout the event, playing very high level chess even during the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: June 24, 2017, 10:11 am

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