Many thanks to all the Chess.com members who entered the 2012 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler!
There were 18 chess related questions, and a total of 29 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly?
As always the standard of entries was excelle... | Read More
Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine won the 2012 AICF-AAI Cup in New Delhi.
The 6-player double round-robin tournament ran from 21-30 December and was claimed to be the strongest tournament ever held in India.
The Ukrainian finished with 6½/10... | Read More
The official January 2013 FIDE chess rating list has been published, confirming that Magnus Carlsen now has the highest ever recorded chess rating of 2861 Elo.
The 22-year old Norwegian overtakes the previous 2851 Elo record high of Garry Kasparo... | Read More
The great Viktor Korchnoi is reported to be in such poor health after a recent stroke that he may have played his last competitive game of chess.
At 81 years of age the legendary Viktor Korchnoi is the oldest active Grandmaster on the chess circu... | Read More
News has emerged that a Bulgarian chess player was "strip searched" after being suspected of cheating during a tournament in Zadar, Croatia held from 16-22 December.
There were 36 players in the tournament, including 16 Grandmasters, yet the 26-... | Read More
The team from Hoogeveen in the Netherlands has won the 2012 World Cities Chess Championship held from 22-28 December in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Hoogeveen were represented by Anish Giri, Ivan Sokolov, Sergey Tiviakov and Jan Smeets.
The... | Read More
Grandmaster Robin Van Kampen and International Master Benjamin Bok have confirmed their participation in Chess.com's 11th Blitz Death Match, to be held Saturday, February 2nd 2013 at 9am PST - 1PM EST. The two players will be competing for the $1,... | Read More
At last the wait is finally over, so without further ado, welcome to the 2012 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler!
What better way to entertain yourself over the holiday season than by trying to answer the questions in our fun seasonal chess quiz?
There... | Read More
PRESS RELEASE The team of Paris, France is top seed in the World Cities Chess Team Championship starting 21st December in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Twenty four strong teams shall vie for the Sheikh Zayed Cup and a total of $150,000 in cash pr... | Read More
Lev Aronian and Hou Yifan won the blindfold sections of the 2012 SportAccord Mind Games.
Lev Aronian took the gold medal with a score of 5½/7 points, with Hikaru Nakamura picking up a third silver medal to go with his rapid and blitz silvers! S... | Read More
The 'Old Hands" made a dramatic comeback to defeat the Snowdrops in the 2012 edition of this challenge in the Czech Republic.
The team of 4 young women players, the "Snowdrops", had enjoyed a significant 10-6 lead at the halfway stage of this dou... | Read More
Sergey Karjakin and Alexandra Kosteniuk won the blitz sections of the SportAccord Mind Games.
Karjakin dominated the blitz competition, scoring +12 =1 -2 to win with 12½ points, a full 1½ points clear of Hikaru Nakamura in second place. That's... | Read More
Laurent Fressinet and Kateryna Lahno won the rapid sections of the SportAccord Mind Games.
French GM Laurent Fressinet took the gold medal with 5½ points on superior tie-breaks from Hikaru Nakamura, who finished with a silver. Alexander Grisc... | Read More
The 20 year-old Italian-American Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana has expressed an interest in playing in the 2013 US Chess Championships.
Caruana was born in Miami but relocated to Europe with his family when he was 12. He is now rated #5 in the worl... | Read More
The 5th annual "Snowdrops versus Old Hands" tournament is currently taking place in the spa town of Poděbrady in the Czech Republic.
The event is organised by the Prague Chess Society with sponsors Czech Coal and pits a team of chess veterans... | Read More
The SportAccord Mind Games will take place from 12-20 December in Beijing, China.
SportAccord is an international association of sports federations whose stated mission is to unite, support and promote its members common aims and interests, whi... | Read More
The players of the 2012 London Chess Classic received their prizes at a ceremony and dinner held at the historic Simpson's-in-the-Strand, where they played simultaneous games against the invited guests!
Magnus Carlsen set the highest ever chess r... | Read More
Magnus Carlsen has won the 2012 London Chess Classic after an exceptional tournament that will live long in the memory.
His +5 performance in earning a third Classic title was enough to break the 13-year old Elo rating record of Garry Kasparov.
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The penultimate round of the London Chess Classic produced four more excellent games, and set-up the final round for a thrilling conclusion.
Vladimir Kramnik kept the contest for first place alive by beating Gawain Jones in their encounter. That ... | Read More
The 2012 London Chess Classic has really spoiled chess fans with hard-fought games and lots of decisive results.
Round seven provided yet more hard-fought chess, but there were no decisive results in today's games.
Judit Polgar and Vishy Anand a... | Read More
The clash between Vishy Anand and Mickey Adams in round 6 of the London Chess Classic looked to be heading for a draw when the world champion committed a huge blunder on the move after the time control.
The audience and commentators held their br... | Read More
Magnus Carlsen won yet another game at the London Chess Classic in the fifth round against Mickey Adams.
It was quite a recovery in the game for Carlsen who had been a pawn down and looked to be in trouble. Yet, in just a few moves the situatio... | Read More
If you were one of the many chess fans who tuned in for the live online broadcast of the opening ceremony of the London Chess Classic you will know that it started slightly later than advertised.
The reason for the delay was the London traffic ho... | Read More
When Magnus Carlsen won his fourth round game against Gawain Jones in the London Chess Classic today, he not only took the sole lead in the tournament - he also achieved the highest ever 'live' Elo rating.
It was a fighting display by the 2012 Br... | Read More
The 2012 FIDE Tashkent Grand Prix has ended with a 3-way tie for first place between Sergey Karjakin, Wang Hao and Alexander Morozevich on a score of 6½/11.
Alexander Morozevich and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov had led into the final round, but their ... | Read More