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Firouzja Crushes Martinez In Junior Speed Chess Match  Chess.com

Alireza Firouzja was the clear favorite, and he proved it. The Iranian rising star crushed José Martinez of Peru 18-7 in their Junior Speed Chess Championship ...


Women's Speed Chess Championship Takes Off Today With Lagno-Danielian  Chess.com

The inaugural Chess.com Women' Speed Chess Championship starts today, with the first quarterfinals matchup between GM Kateryna Lagno (Russia) and GM ...


Chess Prodigy Firouzja Faces Martinez In Junior Speed Chess Tuesday  Chess.com

After the thrilling season opener Van Foreest-Tari, the Junior Speed Chess Championship continues on Tuesday with the Iranian rising star Alireza Firouzja ...


Wojtaszek Knocks Out Svidler From FIDE Moscow Grand Prix  Chess.com

After kicking out Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek also eliminated Peter Svidler from the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The other three quarterfinal ...


Valve is making its own version of 'Dota Auto Chess'  Engadget

Dota 2's hugely popular custom game mode Dota Auto Chess is set to get not one but two standalone spin-offs. Dota 2's publisher Valve made the ...


Arnold Schwarzenegger: "I Used To Play Chess At The Gym"  Chess.com

Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke of his passion for chess at the opening of the Arnold Chess Classic games in Johannesburg, South Africa. “I started when I was ...


World Fischer Random Championship: Qualified Players  Chess.com

Below is the full list of non-titled players who've qualified for the first-ever Fischer Random World Chess Championship. There is still time to register and be a ...


What Online Chess Taught One Teen About Digital Life  WIRED

High school is hard; the internet is messing with our self-esteem. Then my friends insisted I download Chess Time.


Nakamura, So Through To Round 2 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow  Chess.com

The American grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So both won their FIDE Grand Prix tiebreaks in the shortest way possible to reach the second round.


Animal Farm On The Chess Board  Chess.com

Animal Kingdom is a recent piece by the Italian contemporary artist Alessandro Gallo, who combines his usual style, where animals play an important role, with ...


Rogess: chess with roguelike combat  Boing Boing

Roguelike games (previously) are "a subgenre of role-playing video game characterized by a dungeon crawl through procedurally generated levels, turn-based ...


How To Play A King Hunt  Chess.com

We all love our ancient game for its beauty and inner logic, but have you thought about what attracts you most to chess? Some people would swear that there is ...


20th annual chess challenge at Hidden Oak Elementary  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- Checkmate! Hidden Oak Elementary held its 20th annual chess challenge today. In February, the Gainesville Chess Club began ...


Why IMSA had “Men's” not “Open” Chess  Chessbase News

Some press coverage of the 2019 IMSA World Masters tournament, including articles on ChessBase, mentioned a "Women's" section and an "Open" section.


Magnus Carlsen's hot chess play ranks with the game's great streaks  Washington Times

Magnus Carlsen is on a roll. The world's best player is also the world's hottest player, as the Norwegian world champ has run up a spectacular string of top-flight ...


Top GMs Exit Early After Bloody FIDE Grand Prix Day 2  Chess.com

Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Dmitry Jakovenko, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Nikita Vitiugov all had to leave the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow early ...


Junior Speed Chess Championship Takes Off Thursday With Van Foreest-Tari  Chess.com

The inaugural Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship starts Thursday, with the first matchup in the round of 16 between GM Jorden van Foreest ...


Chess: Magnus Carlsen sets another record despite ‘playing badly’  The Guardian

World champion overawes rivals at opening Grand Tour event in Ivory Coast with his new-look aggressive Sicilian style. Leonard Barden. Fri 17 May 2019 07.00 ...


Naples teen who once dreamed of playing in the NBA becomes top chess player  NBC2 News

He is ranked in the top five percent of all chess players and is on the verge of becoming a chess "master"


Feature Announcement: Mastery Chess Lessons Are Here  Chess.com

Chess.com is thrilled to announce the release of our "Mastery" series of chess lessons. On New Year's Day 2019, we released an update to Chess.com/lessons, ...


Computer Chess Engines: A Quick Guide  Chess.com

Chess has been fascinating players and spectators for nearly 2000 years. With the technological revolution of the last 100 years, computers have become an ...


Van Foreest Beats Tari In Last Game Of Match  Chess.com

It came down to the wire. Jorden van Foreest led for most of the match, but his opponent Aryan Tari come back and took over the lead in the bullet before van ...


Arena Kings Returns For Season 4  Chess.com

Chess.com and Twitch will partner once again for season four of the new Arena Kings chess tournament series starting on Monday, May 13. As in season three, ...


Chess: what is the move that Garry Kasparov missed?  Financial Times

Magnus Carlsen will seek to enhance his already legendary reputation when the 28-year-old world champion competes in Scotland this weekend. All his six ...


Anish Giri Interview: 'Chess Is Extremely Psychological'  Chess.com

Anish Giri tells David Cox about the multicultural upbringing that shaped his chess talent, why social media has been huge for the game and the moments when ...


Learn how to play chess (For beginners) | Rules and strategies  KreedOn

Step by step guide with basic rule, castling rules, en passant, pawn promotion, each piece's moves and more on how to play chess for beginners.


Unknown Chess Players Who Won A Prize  Chess.com

WHO ARE THEY? Everyone wants to win a brilliancy prize, but few get to experience it. In this article, I've found several “unknown players” who actually were ...


The U.S. Is Outplaying Iran in a Regional Chess Match  Yahoo News

In the first two weeks of May, U.S.–Iran tensions appeared to be careening toward war. In an escalating series of warnings, the U.S. asserted that an attack by ...


PRO Chess League Semifinals Preview: Beyond The Board  Chess.com

The PRO Chess League Finals are this weekend, with action beginning Saturday, May 4 and a champion crowned on Sunday, May 5. Once again, the Folsom ...


Carlsen Wins Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz  Chess.com

Magnus Carlsen had no trouble securing a win at the Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz in Abidjan, as he had the tournament in his pocket with two rounds to spare.


Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Nakamura Advance In FIDE Grand Prix  Chess.com

Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Hikaru Nakamura won their tiebreaks today and qualified for the third round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow.


Girls move into male-dominated sport with Philly chess event  WHYY

The 11th annual Philly Girls Play Chess tournament brings young women together to compete in a game usually dominated by boys. They also gain confidence ...


Carlsen Leading The Way At Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz  Chess.com

Scoring another 2.5/3 on the final rapid day, Magnus Carlsen goes into the blitz with a three-point lead at the Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


Jennings chess team unites refugees with American kids and wins across the state  Akron Beacon Journal

Charles Jones rested his chin against his left hand, stared down at the chessboard in front of him and patiently plotted his next move in silence.His opponent ...


FIDE Grand Prix Starts Friday In Moscow  Chess.com

It's the beginning of the new world championship cycle, and it's starting tomorrow. The first leg of the 2019 FIDE Grand Prix series will be officially opened on ...


Carlsen Unstoppable At Ivory Coast Rapid & Blitz  Chess.com

Another close-to-perfect score in day two gave Magnus Carlsen a two-point lead in the Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz in Abidjan, with three more rapid rounds to ...


Snowballs, Arch Bishops Advance To PRO Chess League Finals  Chess.com

There is indeed a "Snowballs chance" of winning a PRO Chess League championship, but will have to go through some Arches. After the Baden-Baden ...


How Chess Games Can End: 8 Ways Explained  Chess.com

There are many ways to end a chess game. Sometimes the result is clear. However, there are situations when some players have questions about the result or ...


Elina Danielian Wins Women's Speed Chess Qualifier  Chess.com

Elina Danielian won the 2019 Women's Speed Chess Championship qualifier on Wednesday. The Armenian grandmaster earned $750 and a spot in the first ...


On Chess: First Stop Of Grand Chess Tour Brings World Champion Fifth Major Win In 2019  St. Louis Public Radio

The 2019 Grand Chess Tour (GCT) kicked off in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The best chess players from all over the world assembled in the coastal city to fight.


Carlsen, Wei Lead Ivory Coast Rapid & Blitz After Day 1  Chess.com

As the tournament name suggests, the race is to the swift at the Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz. One day into the rapid section of the tournament, Magnus Carlsen ...


PRO Chess League Summer Series: 16 Teams, 16 Stories  Chess.com

In just a few weeks, PRO Chess League action will be heating up as the PRO Chess League Summer Series start on June 1. Fans of 16 PCL teams will join top ...


Yasir topples Fahad in Jr chess  newagebd.net

Yasir Ali Khan Evan was crowned as the undefeated champion in the 39th Walton National Junior Under-20 Chess Championship after beating defending ...


Bridge City Chess Championship wraps up second day in Saskatoon  Global News

The fifth and final round of the Bridge City Chess Championship in Saskatoon takes place on Monday.


2019 Junior Speed Chess Championship Power Rankings  Chess.com

The Junior Speed Chess Championship kicks off on May 16 and will feature 16 of the top players in the world age 21 and under. The players are seeded by their ...


"Scary" Win: Carlsen-Aronian At Grenke Chess Classic  Chess.com

Magnus Carlsen kept his full-point lead at the Grenke Chess Classic with a win vs Levon Aronian on Saturday. The only player trailing him by a point is Fabiano ...


How To Play Positional Chess  Chess.com

What exactly is positional chess? I find some players get confused by the difference between tactical and positional chess, especially because both skills are ...


Dota Auto Chess  Rock Paper Shotgun

Dota Auto Chess, the most popular mod in Dota 2 these days (and which has nothing to do with chess), is becoming a standalone game made by Valve ...


Ivanchuk Wins His 8th Capablanca Memorial  Chess.com

Former top grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk showed his class in Havana this week where he won the Capablanca Memorial for the eighth time. The Ukrainian GM ...


When Your Chess Pieces Betray You  Chess.com

We've all heard the cliche that chess is war on 64 squares. So, if it is a war between two armies, then I assume that the chess pieces are soldiers. And just like in ...


FHS Valedictorian: Life is like a game of chess  Canon City Daily Record

Forget the box of chocolates – life is like a game of chess. At least this is true according to Florence High School Class of 2019 Valedictorian ...


2020 World Chess Championship: 14 Games, Double The Prize Fund  Chess.com

FIDE has increased the length of the next world championship match from 12 to 14 classical games, and now recommends a prize fund of two million euros.


The Chess Prodigy vs Magnus Carlsen  Chess.com

The recent Grenke chess tournament turned out to be a one-person show, since everyone was watching and talking about Magnus Carlsen. The world ...


Fan-Driven PRO Chess League Summer Series Coming In June  Chess.com

Beginning this June, the chess action will be heating up in the PRO Chess League Summer Series. Fans of 16 PCL teams will join forces with some of the ...


Gawain Jones Leads As Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament Takes Off  Chess.com

As the only winner of the first round, Gawain Jones took an early lead at the Tepe Sigeman & Co Tournament in Malmo, Sweden. You can follow this tournament ...


'Neural Nakamura' Analyzes Top Computer Chess Games  Chess.com

Hikaru Nakamura, *fresh* off his 2019 U.S. chess championship, is back streaming chess on his popular channel. Today, Nakamura reviews the best games ...


Elite Chess Training!  Chessbase News

5/16/2019 – What would you do if you could have a different chess training regimen every day of the week? Beginning Monday with Openings and finishing ...


Arch Bishops Capture 2nd PRO Chess League Title  Chess.com

Buoyed by strong days from their top and bottom boards, the Saint Louis Arch Bishops captured another PRO Chess League title by easily defeating the ...


Carlsen Slips But Still Ahead In Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz  Chess.com

Magnus Carlsen is still first in the Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz after one day of blitz. However, not everything went according to the script for the world champion, ...


Who Is The James Holzhauer Of Chess?  Chess.com

James Holzhauer is rewriting the Jeopardy record books on a nightly basis. The professional sports gambler from Las Vegas is playing the trivia game show at ...


Kashlinskaya Wins European Women's Chess Championship  Chess.com

IM Alina Kashlinskaya of Russia won the European Women's Championship in Antalya, Turkey. Kashlinskaya had the best tiebreak among a group of five ...


Chess club meets weekly at Sydney library  Cape Breton Post

The McConnell Knights Chess Club hosts a weekly learn-to-play afternoon at the McConnell Library in Sydney on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. Bernie Buschell sat ...


Keymer Scores 1st Win In Grenke Chess Classic Round 5  Chess.com

After four losses, two of which were somewhat unnecessary, IM Vincent Keymer scored his first win at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsuhe, Germany.


On Chess: Fortune Cookie Predictions Come True For St. Louis Arch Bishops  St. Louis Public Radio

The Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League is comprised of teams from around the world who compete online at chess.com . This year's finals took.


Carlsen Takes Big Lead At Grenke Chess Classic  Chess.com

Magnus Carlsen is suddenly leading the Grenke Chess Classic by a full point. The Norwegian grandmaster defeated Georg Meier and saw co-leader ...


On Chess: Tough Battles And High-Quality Chess At The Grenke Classic In Germany  St. Louis Public Radio

The Grenke Chess Classic, one of the top chess events in the world, is underway in Germany. The tournament runs April 20-29. The event is a round-robin,


Chess at Breakfast Isn't Trying to Start a Revolution  Westword

Singer and guitarist Caleb McFadden, bassist Justin Daggett and drummer Mike Davis of the Fort Collins prog-rock band Chess at Breakfast don't have health ...


Two Oregon students named Presidential Scholars  OregonLive.com

The U.S. Department of Education announced two Oregon Presidential Scholars this month, including a Portland chess master and a Lake Oswego scientist ...


Giri Wins Shenzhen Masters After Final Round Turnaround  Chess.com

Anish Giri won the $20000 first prize at the Shenzhen Masters in China after beating Dmitry Jakovenko in the final round and seeing tournament leader Pentala ...


Grenke Chess Classic: Carlsen Checkmates Svidler; Caruana Still In the Race  Chess.com

Magnus Carlsen goes into the final round of the Grenke Chess Classic with a one-point lead. He checkmated Peter Svidler on Sunday but Fabiano Caruana ...


Chess: can you crack the mate in two?  Financial Times

Magnus Carlsen is the first reigning world champion to compete in Africa.


What is Dota Auto Chess: a beginner’s guide  Polygon

Auto Chess is a new, popular mod for Dota 2 that's nothing like chess or Dota. It's complicated but rewarding to play. This guide will help you understand the ...


USA vs Yugoslavia  Chess.com

The Introduction The U.S.S.R team totally demolished the U.S.A. team in a Radio Chess Match played from Sept.1-4, 1945. Not only did this event shine a ...


(Why) are men better chess players than women?  Chessbase News

Men in chess have higher ratings then women. Is this due to more male players being involved in serious chess? Or is there an innate difference between the ...


APEPDCL wins Inter-Circle Chess Tourney  The Hans India

Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) team won first place in Inter-Circle Chess Tournament 2019-20 of AP Electricity ...


Harikrishna, Jones Lead At Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament  Chess.com

Gawain Jones and Pentala Harikrishna are sharing the lead at the Tepe Sigeman & Co Tournament in Malmo, Sweden with two rounds to go. Both players are ...


Chess: supreme Magnus Carlsen targets his own world record after Grenke win  The Guardian

Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian world champion, can contest the title of greatest of all time with the legendary Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov in the wake of ...


Carlsen vs So Today As Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Ivory Coast  Chess.com

Magnus Carlsen is the first world champion in the history of chess to officially play in a tournament in the African continent. The Norwegian star is ready to begin ...


Check out the World Chess Hall of Fame, a nod to the game in St. Louis  Columbia Missourian

Visitors can do the play game on chess boards inside, move life-sized chess pieces around the front patio and buy all kinds of chess merchandise.


The ASX want to replace its CHESS system but what will that mean for investors?  Stockhead

In two years time, the ASX anticipates that its CHESS (Clearing House Electronic Subregister System) will be replaced. CHESS is the system through which ...


Chess: Magnus Carlsen becomes marathon man in battle for Grenke title  The Guardian

World champion averages 69 moves and 5hr 18min playing time in first five games but is unable to establish dominance in standings.


Grenke Chess Classic: Anand Stops Carlsen, Svidler Joins Lead  Chess.com

Viswanathan Anand was in his own words "close to lost for most of the game," but defended brilliantly to hold Magnus Carlsen to a draw. This gave Peter Svidler, ...


History, Brilliant Chess Tactics And You!  Chess.com

Well, I'm back with six chess puzzles, with each game being given a brilliancy prize. However, a little secret: I like the little bios as much as the puzzles! Anyway ...


SMART MOVES: As students learn to play chess, they learn lessons, too  Greenfield Daily Reporter

NEW PALESTINE — The students are learning mental and strategic skills — things they'll be able to use for a lifetime. And here's the kicker: The teaching tool ...


Edging Towards Japan: The 'queen' of the board's shifting status in chess and shogi - The Mainichi  The Mainichi

By Damian Flanagan A couple of years ago, I taught my 8-year-old son to play chess. But a few days later he startled me with his personal reinvention.


The Myth of the Endgame  Slate

“We will survive whatever you have planned because we … are … endgame,” Camila Mendes declares in an ad for the latest season of Riverdale. She plays ...


Chess season draws to a dramatic close! | News  Glamorgan Gem

The penultimate week of the East Glamorgan Chess League season saw a further three matches for the Barry Chess Club.


Chess board turned into wonderfully nerdy coat rack  Boing Boing

Volker Rieck transformed vintage old chess boards into fantastically nerdy coat racks to sell on his Etsy shop CreativeHolz. Chess club bonus points for the ...


Chess Club and other Longmont-area events May 7, 2019  Longmont Times-Call

Today. Chess Club — Every First and Third Monday, 7 to 8 p.m. Players of all levels are welcome. Best for ages 7 and up. Come discover how fun chess can be!


Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4  Chess.com

On Tuesday Vishy Anand swapped places with Peter Svidler to join Magnus Carlsen in the lead at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany. Whereas ...


Chess: this looks a very easy puzzle to solve, so what’s the catch?  Financial Times

Gawain Jones takes over as England No1 with career-best victory in Malmo.


Jus’ what kind of pie is chess pie?  The Takeout

The first pie I ever baked came together last fall. I'd finally fulfilled a promise to myself that I'd turn an orchard sojourn into something more than Instagram ...


The best (and worst) countries to be a female chess player  Chessbase News

Australian Grandmaster and Ph.D. in Economics DAVID SMERDON recently published a thorough analysis regarding how female participation rates differ ...


Englewood students win big at National Junior High School Chess Championship  WLS-TV

Six students from Earle STEM Elementary School in Englewood brought home several trophies from the national junior high school chess championship.


Chess: Guildford extend unbeaten run to record 79 matches  The Guardian

Guildford kept their monopoly on the 4NCL title by defeating an ambitious challenge from the Isle of Man, extending their unbeaten run to 79 matches.


Semifinalists set after high-tension playoffs  Chessbase News

Three semifinalists were decided Wednesday in the Moscow Grand Prix as Hikaru Nakamura of the United States, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexander Grischuk, ...


The UpShot: They call this chess king ‘The MateMaster’  Philly.com

West Philly's Clark Park is known by those in the city's thriving chess community as an egalitarian place where players of all skills gather. On this sunny spring ...


Challenging world chess champion Magnus Carlsen  BBC News

The Travel Show's Mike Corey meets the Norway chess grand master Magnus Carlsen.


Chess calendar: May 2019  Chessbase News

The month of May is only slightly quieter than April with wide-range of events from the Grand Chess Tour's first African foray to the new FIDE Grand Prix, and the ...


Chess and whisky  Chessbase News

On the last weekend of May an unusual tournament will be played in Scotland. Four top players, Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Ding Liren, and a fourth ...