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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

Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, a women’s chess champion, said she would not attend next year’s women’s world competition because religious law would require her to wear a hijab.
Posted: October 7, 2016, 6:39 pm
Outsiders may think they know best. That’s at the heart of what’s worst about policing how Muslim women dress.
Posted: October 7, 2016, 2:05 pm
An always-on computer like the one on “Star Trek” could pose privacy concerns, said a NASA engineer and “Star Trek” aficionado.
Posted: October 3, 2016, 9:04 pm
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

Pogonina catches up with Kosteniuk. Six players remain on top in the men's Superfinal.
Author: Goran
Posted: October 22, 2016, 4:06 am
Six men on top in Novosibirsk. Kosteniuk leads the women's Superfinal despite losing today.
Author: Goran
Posted: October 20, 2016, 9:18 pm
Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras & Minister of Sports Aristides Baltas received the World U18 Girls Champion Stavroula Tsolakidou and congratulated her on the third world title (U14, U16 and U18). The representatives of the Greek Chess Federation also attended the meeting. “Stavroula Tsolakidou is an important example of confidence for the country’s future” [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 20, 2016, 1:11 am
I think what the director, Mira Nair, did that other chess movie directors didn’t was bringing the camera real close to the characters.
Author: Goran
Posted: October 19, 2016, 4:09 pm
Grigoriy Oparin joins the leaders in Superfinal. Alexandra Kosteniuk wins a fourth game in a row.
Author: Goran
Posted: October 19, 2016, 4:04 pm
Kosteniuk and Girya leading In Novosibirsk. Svidler, Riazantsev, Fedoseev, and Goganov are on top in the men's championship.
Author: Goran
Posted: October 18, 2016, 3:19 pm
The fourth edition of the Pro-Biz Cup will once again give you the opportunity to team up with one of your chess heroes. On Thursday 8 December the Pro-Biz Cup will take place at the prestigious locale of the Royal Automobile Club in London, from 10am to 3.30pm. The Royal Automobile Club has a long [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 18, 2016, 12:53 pm
The second round of the Russian Superfinal was played on October 17 in Novosibirsk. Dmitry Jakovenko suffered a disappointing loss in the men’s championship. Having White against Aleksey Goganov, he obtained a significant advantage out of the opening and developed it methodically. However, prior to the first control Jakovenko missed the strongest continuation, wrongly offering [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 17, 2016, 3:53 pm
The first round of the Russian Superfinals was played on October 16 in Novosibirsk. Sergey Akhapov, Head of the Physical Culture and Sports Department of Novosibirsk Region, Honored master of sports in underwater swimming, made a ceremonial first move in Svidler-Inarkiev. The 7-time Russian champion, playing White, scored a victory in a nice attacking style. [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 17, 2016, 3:26 pm
The 2016 European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from December 14-18, 2016. The competition venue will be Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel. The Championship, dedicated to Paul Keres 100 Memorial, is open to all players representing Chess Federations which are ECU members (FIDE zones 1.1. [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 12, 2016, 10:46 pm

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