He loves to play in Reykjavik and this time it's going really well for GM Erwin l'Ami. With two rounds to go the amiable Dutch grandmaster is a full point clear of the pack.
Every morning around 9 a.m., IM Alina l'Ami enters the top floor ... | Read More
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The Women's World Championship will be opened tomorrow in Sochi, Russia. In this 64-player knockout reigning world champion GM Hou Yifan is not defending her title.
The Women's World Championship will run 17 March-7 April. The reason for th... | Read More
World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen visisted the Reykjavik Open today and joined the Chess.com live show for almost 45 minutes.
After six rounds GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, GM Erwin l'Ami and GM Alexander Fier are tied for first place.
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The annual Reykjavik Open is under way in the capital of Iceland. After four rounds, six players are tied for first place, including top seed GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
GM Pavel Eljanov, GM Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson, IM Jacek Stopa, GM&... | Read More
China defeated India in a friendly match between the two countries held in Hyderabad. The final score was 18-14.
The Olympic champions were the favorites against the bronze medal winners in Tromsø, and lived up to the ... | Read More
The second edition of Shamkir Chess, the memorial for GM Vugar Gashimov, has been officially announced.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen is again the top-seeded player; world #2 GM Fabiano Caruana will return to Shamkir as well.
It was anno... | Read More
Lots of strong grandmasters gathered in Jurmala, Latvia over the weekend to play in the Vladimir Petrov Memorial.
GM Vladimir Malakhov of Russia won the blitz section; GM Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine clinched first prize in the rapid.
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GM Evgeny Najer only needed a draw to clinch the European Championship title on Sunday. The Russian grandmaster finished on 8.5/11.
Najer was close to winning against GM Denis Khismatullin, but could comfortably accept a draw offe... | Read More
After five of eight rounds in total China leads 10.5-9.5 vs India in a friendly match in Hydebarad. Two 2700s play, both for China: GM Ding Liren and GM Wei Yi.
The match between India and China can be seen as a preparation for bo... | Read More
GM Evgeny Najer leads alone at the European Championship in Jerusalem, where the final round will be played on Sunday. GM Denis Khismatullin was absolutely brilliant today.
Evgeny Najer, the sole leader after round 10
The Europe... | Read More
In the closest qualification month in history, GM Georg Meier barely eclipsed GM Tamir Nabaty on the final day to earn the right to compete against GM Sam Shankland. The two will square off Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. PST. The Death Match will be... | Read More
Playing fast in all his games, on Wednesday GM Ian Nepomniachtchi became the sole leader at the European Championship in Jerusalem.
The Russian GM might not remember everything (as his surname suggests), but he surely knows how t... | Read More
The more things change at Chess.com's Titled Tuesday, the more they stay the same.
Despite switching to the first Tuesday of the month, three players ended with 7.5/9 for the second straight week to again share first place in Chess.com's mo... | Read More
The Zurich Chess Challenge ended 1.5 weeks ago; GM Hikaru Nakamura won the tournament after he beat GM Viswanathan Anand in an Armageddon game.
Below you can watch a video about the tournament, produced by the author of these lines. Main sponsor... | Read More
In the March 1 FIDE Rating list for the first time in 26 years GM Judit Polgar (2675) is not the number one female player anymore. GM Hou Yifan tops the list with 2686.
When Viswanathan Anand was about to lose his world title to Magnus Cars... | Read More
GM Anton Korobov is the only player left with a perfect score at the European Championship in Jerusalem. The two-time Ukrainian Champion leads with 4.0/4.
A group of eight players is half a point behind the leader: GM Evgeny ... | Read More
Like the day before, all games in the final round of the Tbilisi Grand Prix ended in draws.
Behind winner GM Evgeny Tomashevsky, who had secured first place yesterday, GM Dmitry Jakovenko ended second and GM Teimour Radjabov third. The... | Read More
Nothing changed in the standings after six draws on Thursday, and so GM Evgeny Tomashevsky won the Tbilisi Grand Prix with a round to spare.
In a round with many missed chances, the Russian GM kept his 1.5-point lead over GM ... | Read More
It cannot go wrong anymore, can it? After the rest day GM Evgeny Tomashevsky won yet another game at the Tbilisi Grand Prix to increase his lead to 1.5 points with two rounds to go.
In the only other decisive game, GM Baadur Jobava heroicall... | Read More
The first round of the European Championship, held in Jerusalem, saw several upsets. The biggest was Israeli Champion GM Viktor Mikhalevski losing to Itay Westreich, rated 1929!
The 2015 European Championship takes place February 24-March 8... | Read More
It wasn't quite as clean as his first three titles, and this time he had to share the winner's check.
GM Baadur Jobava won his fourth Titled Player Tuesday event but shared this crown with two others, GM Eltaj Safarli and GM Jose Carlos Ibarra J... | Read More
GM Evgeny Tomashevsky increased his lead to a full point again at the Tbilisi Grand Prix by winning the rare NBB vs R ending against GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
One more game ended decisively in round eight: GM Baadur Job... | Read More
GM Dmitry Jakovenko defeated GM Anish Giri in round seven of the Tbilisi Grand Prix and is now half a point behind GM Evgeny Tomashevsky.
GM Baadur Jobava won his second game as GM Leinier Dominguez erred in time trouble, wh... | Read More
In Saturday's sixth round GM Peter Svidler & GM Teimour Radjabov scored their first wins at the Tbilisi Grand Prix. GM Evgeny Tomashevsky is still a point ahead of the pack.
All photos courtesy of FIDE.
There's still five ro... | Read More