It wasn't the most convincing victory but it counts: GM Magnus Carlsen won the Grenke Chess Classic on Monday after beating GM Arkadij Naiditsch in a blitz playoff.
The playoff was necessary after both players drew their games in the f... | Read More
After two unfortunate losses, GM Viswanathan Anand was the only winner in the penultimate round of the Grenke Chess Classic on Sunday.
The Indian grandmaster defeated GM David Baramidze with the white pieces in what was the longest gam... | Read More
GM Magnus Carlsen defeated GM David Baramidze on Saturday and is now the co-leader at the Grenke Chess Classic together with GM Arkadij Naiditsch.
GM Viswanathan Anand was doing well against GM Levon Aronian but again stumbled as he mi... | Read More
There must be something in the water in Baden-Baden, as today's round of the Grenke Chess Classic once again featured some fascinating struggles and daring play.
Without a doubt the most anticipated matchup of the round was the reprise of the 20... | Read More
Drawing his final two games didn't stop GM Hikaru Nakamura from finishing clear first at the Gibraltar Masters. The American GM also won the tournament eight years ago.
Photo John Saunders
Nakamura finished on 8.5/10 (and earned £2... | Read More
Although today's round of the Grenke Chess Classic featured three (!) decisive games, the most exciting by far was Magnus Carlsen's wild affair against GM Arkadij Naiditsch.
The Norwegian world champ continued his experimentation with the ... | Read More
Despite a field of more than 250 players in the "masters" section of the 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, GM Hikaru Nakamura (7.5/8) is looking to shrink the 10-round Swiss into a 9-round affair.
By winning today in round seven over... | Read More
Magnus Carlsen scored the first win of the 2015 Grenke Chess Classic super tournament today in Baden-Baden, Germany.
Carlsen notched the tournament’s only full point in round two, defeating English GM Michael Adams in -- appropriatel... | Read More
Americans aren't supposed to be comfortable at "The Rock." The nickname for Alcatraz Island, formerly an impenetrable prison, luckily is also the moniker for another tiny landmass's most distinguishing feature.
American GM Hikaru Nakamura surely... | Read More
GM Hikaru Nakamura started with 5.0/5 at the Gibraltar Masters. He leads alone at the half-way point.
The Masters section of the 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival took off on Tuesday, January 27th — only two days after the Tata Steel... | Read More
The second edition of Millionaire Chess will return to Las Vegas from October 8-12, 2015 and now there are newer and cheaper ways to play for the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize fund.
Organizers GM Maurice Ashley and Amy Lee have adopted "satellite"... | Read More
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