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
Four players are tied for first place at the Rilton Cup with three rounds to go: GM Michal Krasenkow, GM Nils Grandelius, GM Michael Roiz and GM Tiger Hillarp Persson.
The Rilton Cup is named after Tore Rilton, who was born July 18, 1904 in Goth... | Read More
Without playing a game, GM Magnus Carlsen (2862) saw his lead in the world rankings increase to 42 Elo points. GM Fabiano Caruana lost nine points but is still the world #2.
After winning his match with Vishy Anand in November in Sochi, Mag... | Read More
It's the time of holiday celebrations, and traditionally lots of chess players can be found behind the chess board. Here's a round-up of Christmas tournaments that have finished.
North American Open: Wesley So
GM Wesley So is now a top-10... | Read More
The first two Titled Player Tuesdays saw two world-class GMs rattle off eight wins at the start to cruise to victory. This time, there was final-round drama.
Chess.com weekly columnist GM Daniel Naroditsky lost in round four but won his other ei... | Read More
In 2013, one of the strongest open tournaments sadly disappeared from the chess calendar.
In 2015, it will be back: the Aeroflot Open.
Tournaments come and go, but few of them return. It's great to see a big, strong event with a long tradition... | Read More
In a field of 151 players where fully two-thirds held FIDE titles and more than one-quarter were grandmasters, 28th-ranked Georgian GM Gaioz Nigalidze topped the Third Annual Al Ain Chess Classic.
The tournament ran from December 19-26 at the Al... | Read More
GM David Navara won the European Blitz Championship last Friday in Wroclaw, Poland. Two days later, local hero GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda won the rapid section.
Navara's victory was very convincing: he finished on a splendid 19.0/22; two points ... | Read More
Chalk one up for experience over speed.
A team of four former world greats squeezed by a quartet of up-and-comers at the Nutcracker Match of the Generations in Moscow on Christmas Day.
GM Peter Leko, once only a draw away from becoming the wor... | Read More
Led by a pair of super-GMs and two other strong grandmasters, the St. Louis Arch Bishops topped the expanded United States Chess League in 2014. The chess capital of the U.S. now boasts its strongest team thanks to a tiebreak win over the Dallas D... | Read More
Despite eight decisive games, the score is still equal at the Nutcracker Match of the Generations after four rounds of classical chess.
In the third round, the “Kings” took the lead once more with a 2.5-1.5 win, but t... | Read More
Make sure you're free January 3, 2015 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern, 6 p.m. Central Europe). Have things to do? Cancel them.
Reserve your best chair and have your drinks and snacks ready for the battle between U.S. #1 GM Hikaru Nakamura&n... | Read More