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 One More Return To The London Chess Classic The main event of the London Chess Classic finished on Sunday, but there's plenty of reason to return to the UK capital one more time. On Monday night the traditional prize-giving dinner at Simpson's-in-the-Strand was held, E... http://www.chess.com/news/one-more-return-to-london-chess-classic-6856 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:33:13 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/one-more-return-to-london-chess-classic-6856 Grischuk Also Wins Blitz At World Mind Games After winning the rapid, GM Alexander Grischuk also finished clear first at the World Mind Games blitz tournament. GM Hou Yifan won the women's section. The World Mind Games takes place December 11-17 in Beijing, China. It is&n... http://www.chess.com/news/grischuk-also-wins-blitz-at-world-mind-games-7008 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:05:52 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/grischuk-also-wins-blitz-at-world-mind-games-7008 Magnus Carlsen Wins 10 But Loses 1 In Chess.com Simul Playing at amazing speed, GM Magnus Carlsen crushed 10 opponents but was defeated once in a Chess.com simul on Sunday.  In what was the first-ever Chess.com event to feature the 24-year-old world champion, Carlsen played nine Chess.com memb... http://www.chess.com/news/swift-magnus-carlsen-beats-10-but-loses-1-in-chesscom-simul-5982 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:22:00 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/swift-magnus-carlsen-beats-10-but-loses-1-in-chesscom-simul-5982 Anand Beats Adams, Wins London Chess Classic On Tiebreak GM Viswanathan Anand won the 2014 London Chess Classic on Sunday. The 45-year-old Indian grandmaster edged out GM Vladimir Kramnik and GM Anish Giri on tiebreak. Anand's first place was based on number of wins with Black, and since there wa... http://www.chess.com/news/anand-beats-adams-wins-london-chess-classic-on-tiebreak-2427 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:19:32 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/anand-beats-adams-wins-london-chess-classic-on-tiebreak-2427 Nakamura Beats Adams, Moves To 3rd Place In London GM Hikaru Nakamura climbed two places in the leaderboard thanks to a win against English number one GM Michael Adams in the penultimate round of the London Chess Classic. The games Anand-Giri and Kramnik-Caruana ended in draws. Like r... http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-beats-adams-moves-to-third-place-in-london-8066 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:06:22 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-beats-adams-moves-to-third-place-in-london-8066 3 Draws In 3rd Round London Chess Classic All three games in the third round of the London Chess Classic ended in draws, and so GMs Anish Giri and Vladimir Kramnik continue to share the lead. Round four will be played on Saturday starting two hours earlier, at 2 p.m. GMT.... http://www.chess.com/news/three-draws-in-third-round-london-chess-classic-7894 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:05:59 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/three-draws-in-third-round-london-chess-classic-7894 World Youth U16 Starts Tomorrow A record-breaking World Youth U16 will take off on Saturday in GyÅ‘r, Hungary. Teams from at least 40 countries will participate. After she announced her retirement in August, Judit Polgar hasn't been sitting still. First there was the Polg... http://www.chess.com/news/world-youth-u16-starts-tomorrow-8173 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:22:10 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/world-youth-u16-starts-tomorrow-8173 World Mind Games: Grischuk, Gunina Win Rapid Alexander Grischuk and Valentina Gunina are the winners of the rapid chess tournament at the World Mind Games. Grischuk won the men's section with 5/7, half a point more than Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wang Hao, Levon Aronian and Shakhriy... http://www.chess.com/news/world-mind-games-grischuk--gunina-win-the-rapid-2665 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:10:48 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/world-mind-games-grischuk--gunina-win-the-rapid-2665 London R2: Adams Loses To Giri, Kramnik Crushes Nakamura On Thursday at the London Chess Classic tournament, leader GM Michael Adams lost to GM Anish Giri. The Dutch grandmaster now tops the standings together with Vladimir Kramnik, who crushed GM Hikaru Nakamura. Vishy Ana... http://www.chess.com/news/london-r2-adams-loses-to-giri-kramnik-crushes-nakamura-4381 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:58:54 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/london-r2-adams-loses-to-giri-kramnik-crushes-nakamura-4381 Let It Rainn Chess.com Members At Magnus Carlsen Simul The first ever Chess.com event to feature World Champion Magnus Carlsen will include nine Chess.com members, a celebrity, and a ChessKid! The simultaneous exhibition takes place this Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern (GMT-5), 10 a.m. Pacific, and will be... http://www.chess.com/news/let-it-rainn-chesscom-members-at-carlsen-simul-8123 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:42:56 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/let-it-rainn-chesscom-members-at-carlsen-simul-8123 London R1: Adams Beats Caruana in Rollercoaster Game After winning the blitz on Monday, GM Michael Adams got off to a great start at the London Chess Classic. In a rollercoaster game he defeated GM Fabiano Caruana. Both Nakamura-Giri and Kramnik-Anand ended in draws. Round two will ... http://www.chess.com/news/london-classic-r1-adams-beats-caruana-in-rollercoaster-game-7336 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:20:58 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/london-classic-r1-adams-beats-caruana-in-rollercoaster-game-7336 Nakamura vs So In Death Match 30: Better, Faster, Stronger With apologies to Daft Punk, the next Chess.com Death Match will be better, faster and stronger than ever before. The top two Americans (and top-10 world players) GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Wesley So will face off on January 3, 2015 at 9am P... http://www.chess.com/news/better-faster-stronger-death-match-30-is-nakamura---so-1957 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:59:20 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/better-faster-stronger-death-match-30-is-nakamura---so-1957 London Classic Blitz: Adams Wins On Tiebreak GM Michael Adams won the London Chess Classic Blitz tournament on Monday evening. The English number one edged out GM Vladimir Kramnik and GM Hikaru Nakamura on tiebreak. More and more tournaments are doing away with the drawing of lot... http://www.chess.com/news/london-classic-blitz-adams-wins-on-tiebreak-2298 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:49:08 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/london-classic-blitz-adams-wins-on-tiebreak-2298 “Stonking Performance” For Nakamura At London's Super Rapidplay Open GM Hikaru Nakamura whipped the field at the London Chess Classic Super Rapidplay Open held over the weekend. The American GM won the two-day tournament with a stunning 9.5 score. He only conceded a draw to English GM Matthew Sadle... http://www.chess.com/news/stonking-performance-for-nakamura-at-londons-super-rapidplay-open-1615 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 01:38:15 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/stonking-performance-for-nakamura-at-londons-super-rapidplay-open-1615 Lysyj & Gunina Winners 2014 Russian Championship GM Igor Lysyj won his first Russian Championship on Sunday in Kazan, Tatarstan with a score of 5.5/9. After a nerve-wracking final round GM Valentina Gunina won the women section. The Superfinal of the 67th Russian Championship was a m... http://www.chess.com/news/lysyj--gunina-winners-2014-russian-championship-superfinal-2157 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:57:21 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/lysyj--gunina-winners-2014-russian-championship-superfinal-2157 Not Giri, Not Kramnik, But Yu Yangyi Wins First Qatar Masters Open With two rounds to go, nobody thought that someone else than Anish Giri or Vladimir Kramnik would win the first Qatar Masters Open. But Yu Yangyi defeated both to clinch the $25,000 first prize! It was a most surprising end that gave the fi... http://www.chess.com/news/not-giri-not-kramnik-but-yu-yuangyi-wins-first-qatar-master-open-6111 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 01:08:28 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/not-giri-not-kramnik-but-yu-yuangyi-wins-first-qatar-master-open-6111 London Chess Classic Kicks Off Tomorrow This Saturday, Dec. 6, the London Chess Classic kicks off at Olympia in Kensington with the Super Rapidplay Open. Six top GMs will be crossing swords with amateurs. The London Chess Classic has never shied away from innovations, and for ... http://www.chess.com/news/london-chess-classic-takes-off-tomorrow-9312 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:40:59 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/london-chess-classic-takes-off-tomorrow-9312 Lysyj Beats Karjakin, Leads Russian Championship Just past the midway point in the Russian Championship, also called the Russian Superfinal because of these qualification steps, surprise frontrunner GM Igor Lysyj leads a bunched-up field with 3.5/5 after a fifth-round win over top-rank... http://www.chess.com/news/lysyj-beats-karjakin-leads-russian-championship-8506 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:59:14 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/lysyj-beats-karjakin-leads-russian-championship-8506 Kramnik Stops, Catches Giri in Qatar Top seed Anish Giri started with a massive 6.0/6 score at the Qatar Masters Open in Doha but was then defeated by Vladimir Kramnik. The two GMs share the lead with two rounds to go. The first prize is $25,000. Like in Troms&osla... http://www.chess.com/news/kramnik-stops--catches-giri-in-qatar-5402 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 02:10:26 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/kramnik-stops--catches-giri-in-qatar-5402 Millionaire Chess Announces Next Move Millionaire Chess, the groundbreaking open event co-organized by GM Maurice Ashley and partner Amy Lee in October, announced Monday that the second edition will return to Las Vegas in October, 2015. Exact dates and host location have not yet bee... http://www.chess.com/news/millionaire-chess-announces-next-move-2787 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:44:37 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/millionaire-chess-announces-next-move-2787