Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Nigel Short Wins First PokerStars Isle of Man International 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... http://www.chess.com/news/nigel-short-wins-first-pokerstars-isle-of-man-international-3554 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:55:34 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/nigel-short-wins-first-pokerstars-isle-of-man-international-3554 Monthly Titled Tournaments and Cash Prizes to Start on Chess.com 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... http://www.chess.com/news/monthly-titled-tournaments-and-cash-prizes-to-start-on-chesscom-7889 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:45:20 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/monthly-titled-tournaments-and-cash-prizes-to-start-on-chesscom-7889 Vachier-Lagrave to Duel Andreikin in Death Match 29 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), ... http://www.chess.com/news/andreikin-and-vachier-lagrave-duel-in-death-match-29-2515 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:02:59 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/andreikin-and-vachier-lagrave-duel-in-death-match-29-2515 Univé Chess: Giri-Shirov, Jobava-Timman and the Open 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. Matches Anish Giri has made an excellent impression so far in his home count... http://www.chess.com/news/univ-matches-open-underway-in-hoogeveen-7826 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:23:14 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/univ-matches-open-underway-in-hoogeveen-7826 Wesley So Wins 6-Figure Check in Millionaire Chess You don't have to be Fabiano Caruana to win $100,000 in a tournament. Being in the world top ten does help, though. A few weeks after Caruana, the world number two, earned six-figures for his demolition of the Sinquefield Cup, GM Wesley So earne... http://www.chess.com/news/millionaire-chess-concludes-with-6-figure-check-to-wesley-so-7896 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:06:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/millionaire-chess-concludes-with-6-figure-check-to-wesley-so-7896 Simuls, Rubik and a Guinness Record at 8th Polgar Chess Festival On Saturday, October 4 the 8th Aquaprofit Polgar Chess Festival was held in the Palais of Arts in Budapest, and Chess.com was present! Several hundred children, parents and special guests attended the 8th Polgar Chess Festival, organized by Judi... http://www.chess.com/news/simuls-rubik-and-a-guinness-record-at-8th-polgar-chess-festival-6786 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:44:31 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/simuls-rubik-and-a-guinness-record-at-8th-polgar-chess-festival-6786 Caruana, Gelfand Share First Place in Baku They were leading together for most of the tournament and eventually finished shared first at the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan: Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand. They drew in the final round, and kept their half-point lead. ... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana--gelfand-share-first-place-in-baku-1250 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:46:58 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana--gelfand-share-first-place-in-baku-1250 Caruana, Gelfand Bounce Back in Baku With one round to go, the situation at the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan is back to what it was before: Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand are tied for first place after beating Leinier Dominguez and Teimour Radjabov respectively. On anothe... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-and-gelfand-bounce-back-in-baku-2793 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:47:20 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-and-gelfand-bounce-back-in-baku-2793 Baku GP: Caruana, Gelfand Both Lose; 6-Way Tie for First In a spectacular 9th round at the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, both Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand lost. The leaders of the tournament went down to Alexander Grischuk and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov respectively. Hikaru Nakamura won qu... http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-caruana-and-gelfand-both-lose-six-way-tie-for-first-5945 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:27:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-caruana-and-gelfand-both-lose-six-way-tie-for-first-5945 Laznicka-Rapport Thrilling Till The End Richard Rapport defeated Viktor Laznicka in a 6-game match in Novy Bor, where a blitz playoff was needed to force a winner. The match finished last week already but definitely deserves to be mentioned here! This match between Czech number t... http://www.chess.com/news/laznicka-rapport-thrilling-till-the-end-4566 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:16:10 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/laznicka-rapport-thrilling-till-the-end-4566 Baku GP: Svidler Beats Dominguez; Caruana, Gelfand Maintain Lead With three round to go Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand are still topping the standings at the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan. Peter Svidler defeated Leinier Dominguez for the first time in his life. Svidler is now trailing the leaders by ... http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-svidler-beats-dominguez-caruana-and-gelfand-maintain-lead-3599 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:41:29 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-svidler-beats-dominguez-caruana-and-gelfand-maintain-lead-3599 Baku GP: Caruana Loses but Still Leads With Gelfand Today at the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan Fabiano Caruana surprisingly went down against tail-ender Dmitry Andreikin. It was Caruana's first loss since the end of August. Boris Gelfand rejoined the Italian GM in the lead after drawin... http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-caruana-loses-but-still-leads-with-gelfand-9948 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:26:25 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-caruana-loses-but-still-leads-with-gelfand-9948 Caruana Grabs Sole Lead in Baku GP Round 6 Fabiano Caruana defeated Peter Svidler in round 6 of the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan. With five rounds to go the Italian GM is topping the standings alone with 4.5/6.  Boris Gelfand is trailing by half a point after drawing with Ser... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-grabs-sole-lead-in-baku-gp-round-6-5124 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:48:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-grabs-sole-lead-in-baku-gp-round-6-5124 All Draws in Round 5 in Baku For the first time at the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan all games ended in draws. After a peaceful fifth round, Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand continue to lead with six more rounds to go. During the rest day some players joined an excur... http://www.chess.com/news/all-draws-in-round-5-in-baku-2450 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:37:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/all-draws-in-round-5-in-baku-2450 Baku GP R4: Caruana Beats Mamedyarov, Joins Gelfand in the Lead Fabiano Caruana joined Boris Gelfand in the lead in round 4 of the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Italian grandmaster was attacked by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov but calculated well and refuted his opponent's sacrifices. The other five ga... http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-r4-caruana-beats-mamedyarov-joins-gelfand-in-the-lead-9025 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 18:11:26 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-r4-caruana-beats-mamedyarov-joins-gelfand-in-the-lead-9025 Agdestein Wins Final Game to Take Death Match 28 By virtue of winning a four minute and 15 second final bullet game, GM Simen Agdestein broke the deadlock to beat GM Giorgi Kascheishvili in Death Match 28 on Friday. The final score of 12.5-11.5 was notable in many respects. The two played the ... http://www.chess.com/news/agdestein-wins-final-game-to-take-death-match-28-8526 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 04:04:34 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/agdestein-wins-final-game-to-take-death-match-28-8526 Baku GP: Gelfand in Sole Lead as Grischuk Loses on Time With some help from his opponent Boris Gelfand took sole leadership in round 3 of the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Israeli grandmaster is the only player on 2.5/3 as Alexander Grischuk lost on time in what was a drawn rook ending. In the... http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-gelfand-in-sole-lead-as-grischuk-loses-on-time-1671 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:41:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-gelfand-in-sole-lead-as-grischuk-loses-on-time-1671 Baku GP: Nakamura, Svidler Winners in Round 2 On the second day at the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan there were also two winners: Hikaru Nakamura and Peter Svidler. In a Dutch Leningrad, Nakamura outplayed Dmitry Andreikin of Russia, who also lost yesterday. Svidler defeated Shakhriyar Ma... http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-nakamura--svidler-winners-in-round-2-5388 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:47:16 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/baku-gp-nakamura--svidler-winners-in-round-2-5388 Caruana, Gelfand Start With Wins in Baku Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand are the co-leaders at the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan after the first round. Caruana beat Sergey Karjakin, who blundered in timetrouble, while Gelfand crushed Dmitry Andreikin in just 23 moves. The other... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana--gelfand-start-with-wins-in-baku-2274 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:24:17 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana--gelfand-start-with-wins-in-baku-2274 Baku Grand Prix Officially Opens, GP Series Takes Off Today the 2014-2015 FIDE Grand Prix series takes off with its first event, the Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan. Top seed Fabiano Caruana has black against Sergey Karjakin in the first round. The winner and runner-up of the overall Grand Prix will... http://www.chess.com/news/baku-grand-prix-officially-opened-gp-series-takes-off-8837 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:33:22 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/baku-grand-prix-officially-opened-gp-series-takes-off-8837