Today the Qatar Masters open takes off in Doha, Qatar.
The top seeds are the Dutch #1 Anish Giri, the 14th world champion Vladimir Kramnik and the Tal Memorial blitz winner Shakhriyar Mamedyarov!
The tournament is one of the strongest, if not ... | Read More
After the first two games were both taken by White, games three and four of the GM Levon Aronian versus GM Hikaru Nakamura match both ended in draws.
The match, dubbed as the "Showdown in St. Louis," is hosted by the Chess Club and Scholast... | Read More
In the fourth Ruy Lopez, Berlin Variation of the 2014 FIDE World Championship, GM Magnus Carlsen finally broke through the Berlin Wall against former title holder GM Viswanathan Anand.
A mistimed exchange sacrifice was the Indian's de... | Read More
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Top American GM Hikaru Nakamura and world number five GM Levon Aronian are knotted at one win apiece in th... | Read More
The best French player of all time narrowly held off the late charge of a recent FIDE Grand Prix winner in Death Match 29.
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave survived a scary attack in the penultimate game and drew the final bullet game to beat GM Dmitry... | Read More
Chess.com hosted the 2014 World Mind Games Online Tournament from September 15 to November 18, and it was the largest tournament in Chess.com history.
Nearly 3,000 total participants gathered here on Chess.com to compete in the ga... | Read More
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On Friday GM Viswanathan Anand used up one of his two remaining turns with White at the 2014 FIDE World Champio... | Read More
As easy as GM Magnus Carlsen held as Black yesterday, the draw came even easier today for GM Viswanathan Anand in game nine of the 2014 FIDE World Championship Match.
Carlsen protected his lead, now at 5.0-4.0, but did little else.
Thursday's ... | Read More
Dutch GM Sipke Ernst won the invitation group of the biannual Remco Heite Chess Tournament, also known as “the tournament with the horse.”
Ernst won a crucial (and crazy) game in the last round against GM Loek van Wely. The open tour... | Read More
GM Viswanathan Anand produced only a modicum of pressure in game eight of the 2014 FIDE World Championship on Tuesday. He could not net the full point as White against the champion GM Magnus Carlsen.
White got nothing from his pressure on t... | Read More
On Monday GM Magnus Carlsen played his second game in a row with the white pieces in Sochi. GM Viswanathan Anand played an extensive, prepared line in the Berlin Defense of the Ruy Lopez and the game ended in a draw after a lengthy defense. ... | Read More
The final Death Match of 2014 will also be the highest-rated in history.
Death Match 29 features GM Dmitry Andreikin, winner of Death Match 24, against GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who is often in the world's top 10. Their average Elo is nearly 27... | Read More
On Saturday Magnus Carlsen won a dramatic sixth game at the world championship match in Sochi, Russia. In a better ending he blundered, but Viswanathan Anand did not see it.
The score is 3.5-2.5; game seven will be played on Monday at ... | Read More
The fifth game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw.
The score is 2.5-2.5; game six will be played tomorrow at 3 p.m. Sochi time (noon GMT, 7 a.m. EST).
Ca... | Read More
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov clinched the first prize at the Tal Memorial blitz tournament in Sochi, Russia. The Azerbaijani GM took home U.S. $20,000 for two fine days at the office.
Alexander Grischuk almost caught Mamedyarov in the la... | Read More
The fourth game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw. The score is 2-2.
For his second black game, Anand switched from 1...e5 to a 2...e6 Sicilian and it was no surpri... | Read More
There will be a Mikhail Tal Memorial after all this year. Alongside the Carlsen-Anand match, a blitz tournament with some of the strongest players in the world will be held on Thursday and Friday.
It will be a spectacular side event of the world... | Read More
Viswanathan Anand defeated Magnus Carlsen in the third game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia to level the score. It's 1.5-1.5 after three games.
In his second black game Carlsen switched to the Queen's Gambit Declined, ... | Read More
Alexander Grischuk easily won the Petrosian Memorial as he was able to draw his last-round game with Vladimir Kramnik, his closest rival, rather quickly.
In the final round Boris Gelfand and Levon Aronian jumped to shared third place i... | Read More
On Monday, Alexander Grischuk couldn't secure tournament victory at the Petrosian Memorial yet. While he drew with Levon Aronian, runner-up Vladimir Kramnik won against Alexander Morozevich.
The tournament will see the ultimate sh... | Read More
With two rounds to go, Alexander Grischuk has a dominating lead of 1.5 points at the Petrosian Memorial. On Monday, the Russian GM won again: he beat Peter Leko in 33 moves.
In the same round, Boris Gelfand won his first game; he ... | Read More
Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia. The world champion leads 1.5-0.5 after two games.
In a quiet Ruy Lopez (Berlin Defense) the Norwegian started an attack on the en... | Read More
All games in round four of the Petrosian Memorial ended in draws, and so Alexander Grischuk maintained his one-point lead over Vladimir Kramnik.
In some games, the players missed critical tactics.
While most chess fans focused on th... | Read More
The first game of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw.
The opening was a Grünfeld, 5.Bd2 variation. First Anand seemed to have an initiative, then C... | Read More
[This is a letter sent to Chess.com from former World Champion GM Garry Kasparov. We are reprinting it here in its entirety.]
Carlsen-Anand II and the Psychology of the Rematch
By Garry Kasparov
Last year’s first world championship mat... | Read More