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The Internet Chess Club (ICC) and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) are delighted to announce the start of USCF online rated tournaments on the ICC.
Posted: August 12, 2019, 2:52 am
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

As she endured a difficult recovery from Covid-19, the grandmaster Irina Krush thrived in competition and found familiar support from others in the game.
Posted: May 27, 2020, 7:00 am
The world’s top chess players are competing online with in-person tournaments shut down. Millions of amateurs are joining in, too.
Posted: May 8, 2020, 8:23 pm
How to use video conferencing to play traditional, real-life board games with people who are sheltering in different places.
Posted: April 14, 2020, 7:56 pm
A former model, she stood out in the chess world for her glamour in what is often thought of as an unglamorous game.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 9:08 pm
Smartphones, buzzers, even yogurt — chess has nearly seen it all in both live and online tournaments. And just as in baseball, technology only makes it harder to root out.
Posted: March 15, 2020, 7:00 am
American embassies appeared to sympathize with an Iranian woman who feared returning to Iran after an image of her looking like she was not wearing a hijab circulated online.
Posted: February 1, 2020, 6:42 pm
Shohreh Bayat said she was afraid of returning to Iran after an image of her at a chess tournament abroad seemed to show her not wearing a hijab.
Posted: January 15, 2020, 10:32 pm
Chess helps answer the perennial human question, “What should I do next?”
Posted: November 4, 2019, 11:00 am
In 1970 Mr. Benko qualified for the world chess championship cycle but, past his peak as a competitive player, ceded his place to the much younger Mr. Fischer.
Posted: August 26, 2019, 9:08 pm
Mr. Lyman was a high-ranked player who was drafted to provide live commentary of the celebrated chess match in 1972. The show became an improbable hit.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 9:00 am

World champion Magnus Carlsen will once again be one of the participants when the Tata Steel Chess Tournament starts in January 2021. It is the first over the board tournament in which Carlsen will participate since reaching the age of 30. And it is only the second international classical chess tournament to be held since [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: December 10, 2020, 4:34 pm
The directors of Tata Steel have announced that the 83rd edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in January. The COVID-19 crisis has led to the cancellation of many events, also in the world of chess. After thorough consultation with the Dutch Chess Association, NOC*NSF (Dutch Olympic Committee – Dutch Sports Federation) [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: December 7, 2020, 10:06 pm
The Champions Chess Tour, launched by the Play Magnus Group, replaces the hugely-popular Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour put on earlier this year.
Author: Editor
Posted: November 26, 2020, 10:24 pm
The Italian Chess Federation organised the Open, Women and Junior Individual Online Chess Championships in the period from 13th-23rd November 2020, and announced the respective winners: Valsecchi Alessio, Zimina Olga, Di Benedetto Edoardo and Raccanello Marianna. The event consisted of three stages: Qualification stage played within 2 groups whose winners proceeded to Semifinals and eventually [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: November 24, 2020, 11:04 pm
22-years old Grandmaster Sanal Vahap defended the title of the Turkish Chess Champion, in the recently played Turkish Chess Championship, which took place from 13-21 November 2020 in Kemer, Antalya. Sanal Vahap won the event convincingly, as the top seed, scoring 7 points out of 9 played games. Second place came to IM Melih Yurtseven [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: November 24, 2020, 10:45 pm
The Champions Chess Tour, launched by the Play Magnus Group, replaces the hugely-popular Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour put on earlier this year.
Author: Editor
Posted: November 22, 2020, 2:51 pm
Ukrainian Open Chess Championship 2020 consisting of Classical, Rapid and Blitz events, currently is ongoing in Omelnyk, Ukraine, with participation of 38 players among the Ukrainian top. The event takes place from 17th-19th November and after three played rounds, seven players tie fro the top, scoring 2.5 points each. The first on the ranking list [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: November 21, 2020, 6:12 pm
Opening ceremony of the 1st FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities took place yesterday. FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich emphasised that he is happy to open such an event for People with Disabilities and greeted all the participants with a special message: “Chess is winning against obstacles and challenges. You already won against your challenges, [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: November 21, 2020, 4:57 pm
Serbian International master, FST Trainer and Coach of the national team of Serbia, IM Miodrag Perunovic (the Butcher) released his first book – an Opening course at a superpopular platform for chess players – chessable.com, part of the Play Magnus and chess24.com family. Chessable.com was firstly developed as a simple private opening memorisation tool, but [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: November 20, 2020, 3:18 am
The 27th edition of Russian Team Chess Championship and the 21st Russian Women’s Team Championship started in the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, in Sochi, following all health protocols of Krasnodar region. The event takes place from 18-29 November, and teams of Mednyi Vsadnik from Saint Petersburg and Ugra defend the title of the Russian National Team [...]
Author: Editor
Posted: November 19, 2020, 9:11 pm

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