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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

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
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 7th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival is set to take place from 17-22nd August, 2017, at the Caleta Hotel, venue of the famous Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The number of participants is limited and only players rated under 2300 FIDE (1st May) are eligible to compete. The Festival will have two main sections: A) [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 23, 2017, 12:05 am
The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 2-12th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli won the previous [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 22, 2017, 5:28 pm
A chess festival will take place in Jurmala, Latvia, on March 25-26, featuring rapid tournament for seniors (55+) and juniors (under 15), and a friendly match between former World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) and Senior World Team Champion Evgeny Sveshnikov (Russia). The games of the match will be relayed live. Evgeny Sveshnikov will also hold [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 22, 2017, 12:18 pm
The 1st FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017 will be held in Minsk, Belarus, from 1st of June (arrivals) to 5th of June (departures) 2017. The championships will be held in Palace of Sport in Minsk, Belarus. Each federation can register unlimited number of players in each of the categories ‐ under [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 22, 2017, 11:30 am
A journalist investigation brings down Borislav Ivanov
Author: chessdom
Posted: March 20, 2017, 11:03 pm
The Chess Festival will take place from 18-25th June, 2017, at the “Kamin hall” of Restaurant Sidro and “Great hall” of Danubia Park Hotel on Silver Lake in Serbia.
Author: Goran
Posted: March 16, 2017, 6:15 pm
The Sharjah Chess & Culture Club is organizing the 1st Sharjah Masters international Chess Championship, which will be held at Sharjah Chess & Culture Club from 22nd March to 31st March 2017. The Masters is held under the Patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 16, 2017, 4:09 pm
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 22 to 26 July 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Ashot Vardapetian (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer. The venue of the Seminar will be the Schoolchildren’s [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 16, 2017, 12:32 am
Tan Zhongyi, who recently became a new Women’s World Chess Champion, was honored at the celebration organized by the State Sports General Administration of Chess Sports Management Center, China Chess Association and Shandong Province authorities and businesses. The champion received a 100,000 yuan reward and a valuable sapphire from the famous Shandong Jingzhi company. Tan [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 16, 2017, 12:16 am
A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 22 to 23 July 2017 in Melbourne, Australia, by the Chess Victoria, in cooperation with the Australian Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, Corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 15, 2017, 11:12 pm

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