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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

He was among the world’s best chess players for more than 15 years, but his career was eclipsed by better-known and more talented contemporaries.
Posted: May 11, 2018, 8:57 pm
Mr. Lein was a star in the Soviet Union before leaving for the United States, where he remained a top competitor.
Posted: March 6, 2018, 10:56 pm
My old team cared more about the scarf covering my hair than the brain under it.
Posted: December 29, 2017, 11:20 am
The team’s seven players are demanding financial compensation after being unable to obtain the visas they needed to attend the competitions.
Posted: December 26, 2017, 9:01 pm
The Bronx-born Mr. Lombardy was among the top players of his generation, but he gave up chess almost entirely to join the priesthood, which he later renounced.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:30 am
And: the friend who won’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; sharing one’s rape story with a boyfriend; the old “throw out some dates” gambit.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Dorsa Derakhshani is now playing for the St. Louis University chess team and officially registered to compete with the United States Chess Federation.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:47 pm
Besides his numerous ventures in the arts and media, Mr. Paulson also strove to make chess a popular spectator sport on television.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 3:26 pm
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, 11:00 am
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 5, 2017, 11:22 pm

The 2018 Croatian Women’s Championship is 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in Zagreb, Croatia from 23-29 May. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:40 pm
Polish-Hungarian friendship chess championship was held on the week-end of 5-6 May 2018. The 600 players from ten countries participated in 6th edition chess event. 9-round Rapid Swiss open took place in the International Congress Center in Katowice city in Poland. The time control was 15 minutes per player, with a 10-second increment for each [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 23, 2018, 2:55 pm
Czech Olympiad Qualification is a double round-robin tournament of six top Czech players taking place from 25 May to 3 June in Prague. Winner of the tournament will join David Navara, Viktor Laznicka and Zbynek Hracek as fourth member of this year’s Czech Chess Olympiad team. Last, fifth player, will be selected by the team [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 23, 2018, 6:30 am
The 2018 Romanian Championship was a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place from 14-22 May in Băile Olănești. 53 players took part in the tournament. Before the last round Marian Tiberiu Georgescu was leading with a half point and all the top boards have finished draw. After 9 rounds the winner is GM Marian Tiberiu [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 23, 2018, 6:24 am
TCEC Premier Division – the strongest round robin championship for chess software – is going to start this Wednesday, May 23rd, at 20:00 CET. The eight strongest computer chess programs in the world with over 3300 ELO will compete in the 12th edition of the highest division of the Top Chess Engine Championship. TCEC Premier [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: May 22, 2018, 2:22 pm
The tournament starts with blitz chess matches on May 27th and the last round is June 7th. The 6 first rounds are played at Clarion Hotel Energy before the last 3 rounds, 5th-7th. June is played at Stavanger Concert Hall. We are pleased to present a fantastic field of players to Altibox Norway Chess 2018! [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 22, 2018, 2:12 pm
The 3rd Kolkata International Grandmaster Open Chess Tournament was held from 14 to 22 May in Kolkata. Venue was The New Town School. Tournament was organised by Dibyendu Barua and Allsport Foundation. 200 players took part in the tournament. After 9 rounds, the winner is GM Srinath Narayanan, who drew in the last round against [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 22, 2018, 12:44 pm
The “Tournament of the Champions” was a 10-player round-robin tournament which took place from 14-21 May 2018 in Pleven, Bulgaria. All the strongest Bulgarian women have played, except Antoaneta Stefanova. IM Iva Videnova took by storm the tournament with 8,5 points out of 9. She gained 27 rating points also. The competition was for the [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 22, 2018, 7:05 am
The Mongolian Women’s Championship is a 12-player round-robin tournament taking place from 19-27 May 2018 in Arkhangai, Mongolia. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 22, 2018, 5:55 am
The Mongolian Championship is a 12-player round-robin tournament taking place from 19-27 May 2018 in Arkhangai, Mongolia. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 22, 2018, 5:49 am

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