Today yet another super tournament took off in Moscow: the Tashir Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian.
Alexander Grischuk beat Ernesto Inarkiev, and so he's the leader after round one.
The Petrosian Memorial can be seen as a &l... | Read More
What can we expect from the World Championship Match that starts this Saturday? Most predictions are educated guesses, so now might be a good time to get educated!
You already know the match schedule and basics, and below you'll find the histori... | Read More
Dmitry Andreikin has won the the second FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster drew quickly with Anish Giri in the final round, and his nearest rivals Hikaru Nakamura and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov didn't win thei... | Read More
Dmitry Andreikin has excellent chances to win the second FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster maintained his lead as all games in the penultimate round ended in draws.
Six draws doesn't sound too exciting but the p... | Read More
On Friday, Dmitry Andreikin put an end to Baadur Jobava's cinderella story at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster now tops the leaderboard with two rounds to go.
In the eighth round, there was one more winner:... | Read More
In a week from now the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will be opened in Sochi, Russia.
The first game will be played on Saturday, November 8. Here is a preview!
Last year, Magnus Carlsen gained ... | Read More
He played his last official game of chess in August 2006, but now he's back at the chess board: John Nunn. The English GM and acclaimed author is playing in the 50+ World Seniors in Katerini, Greece.
Image from the World Seniors Facebook page
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After clinching Chess.com's first Titled Tuesday on a Wednesday, Baadur Jobava duly continued winning.
The Georgian grandmaster defeated Boris Gelfand in round eight of the Grand Prix in Tashkent, and is now tied for first place w... | Read More
What would you do if it were midnight and you were a last-minute replacement to compete for world championship qualification? If you're GM Baadur Jobava, you log on to Chess.com and crush the field in the first "Titled Tuesday."
For the top Geor... | Read More
Fabiano Caruana got back to 50 percent today at the Grand Prix in Tashkent as Boris Gelfand blundered a double attack. Sergey Karjakin bounced back after two losses, and beat Anish Giri.
After round 5, Caruana said: “A lot o... | Read More
Anatoly Karpov was the center of attention at the Cap d'Agde chess festival held last week. The 12th world champion did not disappoint.
Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Cap d'Agde, the French seaside resort on the Mediterranean sea, host... | Read More
Sergey Karjakin got crushed today at the Grand Prix in Tashkent by Dmitry Andreikin, who now leads the pack together with Hikaru Nakamura, who drew with Fabiano Caruana.
The theme of the sixth round seemed to be calculating in tim... | Read More
A new leader has emerged at the Grand Prix in Tashkent: Hikaru Nakamura. The U.S. grandmaster is the only player on 3.5/5 after beating Boris Gelfand since Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost to Dmitry Jakovenko.
Baadur Jobava won his second g... | Read More
Magnus Carlsen will soon feature in the Norwegian Donald Duck magazine. The Norwegian chess player will be part of a story in the magazine to be released in November. This was reported by NRK.
This nice story was picked up by Chessbase ... | Read More
In round 4 all games at the Grand Prix in Tashkent ended in draws. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is still half a point ahead of Hikaru Nakaura, Sergey Karjakin and Dmitry Andreikin.
Six draws, and so nothing changed in the standing... | Read More
After one year of absence, Magnus Carlsen will be back in Wijk aan Zee for the 77th Tata Steel chess tournament.
Another super tournament, though, will start November 3: the Petrosian Memorial.
In chronological order, this... | Read More
On Thursday, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave drew with Teimour Radjabov but continues to lead the Tashkent Grand Prix after three rounds of play.
Sergey Karjakin (vs Dmitry Jakovenko), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (vs Boris Gelfand) and Baadur Jo... | Read More
Hou Yifan of China won the 18th Corsica Masters on Wednesday, beating Sergey Fedorchuk of Ukraine in the final. In the semi-finals, Fedorchuk had eliminated none other than Viswanathan Anand.
The traditional Corsica festival in October... | Read More
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave leads the pack at the Tashkent Grand Prix after beating local hero Rustam Kasimdzhanov on Wednesday.
All other games ended in draws, but Fabiano Caruana came especially close to a win against... | Read More
Less than a week after the first Grand Prix in Baku, the second one has started today in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In the first round Fabiano Caruana went down against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Dmitry Andreikin and Hikaru Nakamura were the o... | Read More
At the Univé Chess festival in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands, Anish Giri and Baadur Jobava won their matches against Alexei Shirov and Jan Timman respectively. In both cases the final score was 4.5-1.5.
Victor Mikhalevski emerged as the... | Read More
Nigel Short won the first PokerStars Isle of Man International. “I am ecstatic. So pleased with my result,” tweeted the 49-year-old English grandmaster after finishing on 7.5/9, a full point ahead of the pack.
Between 3 and 12 O... | Read More
PRESS RELEASE -- Starting October 28th, Chess.com will launch "Titled Tuesdays": Live tournaments open to titled players only, with cash prizes will be held on the last Tuesday of every month.
Do you love playing in live chess? Now everyon... | Read More
This is the one you've been waiting for: the Death Match that promises to go faster than any other.
Two world top-30 players, who also excel at blitz, will step into the ring for Death Match 29 on Saturday, November 22 at noon Eastern (GMT -4), ... | Read More
The traditional Univé Chess festival in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands is under way with two 6-game matches (Giri-Shirov and Jobava-Timman) and an open tournament.
Anish Giri has made an excellent impression so far in his home count... | Read More