What's an instant cure to a last-place finish at Tata Steel Chess? Turn right around and win the fourth Titled Player Tuesday event on Chess.com -- and thanks to some issues with Chess.com's live chess server, win one more!
Pocketing $1,000... | Read More
The Gibraltar Chess Festival is under way with GM Veselin Topalov, GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Peter Svidler as the top seeds. Not a bad lineup at all.
It's the 13th edition of the annual chess festival at “The Rock.” It... | Read More
After some tense moments in the final round, GM Magnus Carlsen did win the 2015 Tata Steel masters alone. GM Wei Yi clinched first prize in the challengers group.
A slightly shaky draw with GM Ivan Saric meant a 9.0/13 score for Carlsen.&nb... | Read More
GM Wesley So suffered his first loss at the 2015 Tata Steel masters today. He was beaten by GM Anish Giri, who is now second behind GM Magnus Carlsen.
The difference between Carlsen and Giri is only half a point, so the tournament is far fr... | Read More
GM Wesley So beat GM Ivan Saric on Friday and is now only half a point behind GM Magnus Carlsen with two rounds to go at the 2015 Tata Steel masters.
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Anish Giri and GM Ding Liren are half a point... | Read More
The first Death Match using the new format will take place in March.
GM Sam Shankland has accepted his spot as the invited player, but any Chess.com member can qualify to be his opponent.
Shankland will also try to buck the recent trend o... | Read More
“This is not chess, this is just nonsense.”
GM Magnus Carlsen wasn't happy with his quick draw with GM Vassily Ivanchuk, but still leads the 2015 Tata Steel masters.
With three rounds to go, GM Wesley So and GM Maxime Va... | Read More
After a slow start, GM Magnus Carlsen is storming through the 2015 Tata Steel masters. The Norwegian beat GM Teimour Radjabov today to score his sixth straight win.
Photo Alina l'Ami.
In a Berlin Ruy Lopez (but not the endi... | Read More
Many of Europe's strongest grandmasters will compete next month in Jerusalem, Israel.
Good news (which also serves as a disclaimer for Chess.com's agreement with the organizers): the European Championship will be covered live on the official web... | Read More
It's time for that question again. Will he do a Caruana?
GM Magnus Carlsen also defeated GM Baadur Jobava at the Tata Steel masters, and now leads alone.
Again it wasn't a smooth victory from start to finish, but it was the fif... | Read More
In the battle between world champions, GM Magnus Carlsen beat GM Hou Yifan to catch GM Vassily Ivanchuk in the lead at the Tata Steel masters.
GM Wei Yi and GM David Navara continue the lead the challengers group.
Photos Alina l'Ami.... | Read More
In round six of the Tata Steel masters, GM Magnus Carlsen beat GM Fabiano Caruana, Carlsen's third win in a row. GM Vassily Ivanchuk still leads.
Carlsen now ties for second place, half a point behind Ivanchuk, toge... | Read More
The fifth round of the Tata Steel masters was held in Rotterdam, where GM Vassily Ivanchuk managed to maintain his lead.
The Ukrainian grandmaster drew quickly with one of the two players trailing by half a point: GM Ding Liren. The ot... | Read More
The first supertournament of 2015 has just started. The second was announced a few days ago: the Grenke Chess Classic.
The 2015 Grenke Chess Classic will be held February 2-9 in the Kulturhaus LA8 in Baden-Baden, Germany. It is the same loc... | Read More
After four rounds it's GM Vassily Ivanchuk, the oldest participant in the Tata Steel masters in Wijk aan Zee, who tops the standings.
The 45-year-old Ukrainian defeated GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave on Tuesday to reach 3.5/4 (and a 3059 p... | Read More
In a spectacular third round of the Tata Steel masters in Wijk aan Zee, two former winners lost: GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Levon Aronian, to GM Radek Wojtaszek and GM Wesley So respectively.
GM Vassily Ivanchuk, who beat GM Lo... | Read More
GM Fabiano Caruana is the only player on 2.0/2 at the Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee. On Sunday he defeated GM Ivan Saric.
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and GM Vassily Ivanchuk are trailing the Italian grandmaster by half a point.... | Read More
In the first round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, GM Fabiano Caruana won against GM Ding Liren, GM Vassily Ivanchuk beat GM Baadur Jobava and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated GM Hou Yifan.
The day before the start, to... | Read More
In the first round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen will play with the black pieces against GM Anish Giri.
The 77th edition of the annual super tournament in Wijk aan Zee was opened on Friday a... | Read More
After our preview of the Tata Steel tournament today we focus on one participant of the challengers: GM Sam Sevian, the youngest grandmaster in the world.
The news was covered by the New York Times, but not here on Chess.com yet (shame on u... | Read More
The first super tournament of 2015 will be opened on Friday: the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.
The Tata Steel tournament starts before you know it! This year it will be held January 9-25. ... | Read More
Three strong open tournaments have come to an end: the Basel Chess Festival, the Hastings Chess Congress and the Rilton Cup.
Here's a final report on all three.
Let's start with the shortest tournament of the three, and the one that was... | Read More
Like his compatriot GM Zhao Jun in Hastings, GM Ni Hua started with six straight wins at the Australian Open.
At the start of the new year Australia sees one of its strongest events of the calendar: the Australian Open. It takes place Janua... | Read More
In a battle of the top two Americans, GM Hikaru Nakamura's better start and superior bullet chess skills proved too much for the younger GM Wesley So, a recent transfer to the U.S. Chess Federation.
Like the previous Death Match, this 30th editi... | Read More
Will he do a Caruana? Chinese GM Zhao Jun won his first six games at the Hastings Masters.
Next week the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament starts — the second longest running chess tournament in the world. The oldest is the Hastings Chess C... | Read More