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 Lenderman 1st On Tiebreak At World Open On Sunday, GM Aleksandr Lenderman won the World Open on tiebreak. The 25-year-old grandmaster from Brooklyn beat GM Rauf Mamedov in an Armageddon playoff and earned $5462.50. The 43rd edition of the World Open took place June 30-J... http://www.chess.com/news/lenderman-first-on-tiebreak-at-world-open-4392 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:56:11 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/lenderman-first-on-tiebreak-at-world-open-4392 5-Game Winning Streak, 3rd Dortmund Title For Caruana GM Fabiano Caruana started with 0.5/2 but then won five games in a row to win the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the third time. In the last round he defeated GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu with a beautiful combination. GM Wesley So play... http://www.chess.com/news/5-game-winning-streak-3rd-dortmund-title-for-caruana-1350 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:44:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/5-game-winning-streak-3rd-dortmund-title-for-caruana-1350 Caruana Sole Leader In Dortmund Before Final Round GM Fabiano Caruana has excellent chances to win the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the third time. On Independence Day the new U.S. grandmaster grabbed sole lead by beating GM Hou Yifan — his fourth win in a row. GM Vladimir K... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-sole-leader-in-dortmund-before-final-round-2795 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:58:26 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-sole-leader-in-dortmund-before-final-round-2795 Caruana Beats Kramnik To Share Lead with Nisipeanu In Dortmund On Friday GM Fabiano Caruana stopped GM Vladimir Kramnik's winning streak as it was his turn to win his third game in a row at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. With two rounds to go, Caruana leads with GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. GM Wesley... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-beats-kramnik-to-share-lead-with-nisipeanu-in-dortmund-2548 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:40:41 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-beats-kramnik-to-share-lead-with-nisipeanu-in-dortmund-2548 Wei Yi Plays 21st-Century Immortal Game GM Wei Yi might just have played the 21st-century version of the Immortal Game. The Chinese super-talent beat Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon just brilliantly today in Danzhou. Yesterday the sixth edition of the annual tournament in Danzhou sta... http://www.chess.com/news/wei-yi-plays-21st-century-immortal-game-2240 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/wei-yi-plays-21st-century-immortal-game-2240 Kramnik Wins Again In Dortmund, Catches Nisipeanu On Wednesday GM Vladimir Kramnik won his third game in a row at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting and caught GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in first place. The ex-world champion beat GM Georg Meier with Black. One more win and we might have... http://www.chess.com/news/kramnik-wins-again-in-dortmund-catches-nisipeanu-6757 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/kramnik-wins-again-in-dortmund-catches-nisipeanu-6757 2800+ Ratings For Anand, Topalov, Nakamura On July List Besides Magnus Carlsen, three players are rated above 2800 in the FIDE July 1 rating list: Hikaru Nakamura (in fourth place at 2814), Veselin Topalov (third with 2816) and Vishy Anand (second, also with 2816). The J... http://www.chess.com/news/2800-ratings-for-anand-topalov-nakamura-on-july-list-1028 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/2800-ratings-for-anand-topalov-nakamura-on-july-list-1028 Commonwealth: Gupta Doing A Caruana; Koneru, Sachdev Doing A Carlsen On Tuesday GM Abhijeet Gupta won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in New Delhi. The 25-year-old Indian grandmaster “did a Caruana” as he won his first seven games. GM Humpy Koneru withdrew at the end of round four ... http://www.chess.com/news/commonwealth-gupta-doing-a-caruana-koneru-sachdev-doing-a-carlsen-9745 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:53:47 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/commonwealth-gupta-doing-a-caruana-koneru-sachdev-doing-a-carlsen-9745 Nisipeanu Still Tops Dortmund After Wild 3rd Round The Sparkassen Chess Meeting is just three rounds old but has seen many great games already. After another spectacular round, GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu still leads. Photo courtesy of Sparkassen Chess. What a tournament has this ... http://www.chess.com/news/nisipeanu-still-tops-dortmund-after-wild-third-round-7435 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:58:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/nisipeanu-still-tops-dortmund-after-wild-third-round-7435 Harikrishna Strongest At Edmonton International On Sunday GM Pentala Harikrishna won the Edmonton International in Edmonton, Canada. The 29-year-old Indian grandmaster finished a point ahead of GMs Wang Hao, Sury Ganguly and Vassily Ivanchuk. All photos courtesy of the official website. ... http://www.chess.com/news/harikrishna-strongest-at-edmonton-international-6763 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:31:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/harikrishna-strongest-at-edmonton-international-6763 2nd Win For Nisipeanu In Dortmund After just two rounds, GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu is already a full point ahead of the field at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. In the second round, the German GM beat GM Arkadij Naiditsch. The field in Dortmund is a very... http://www.chess.com/news/second-win-for-nisipeanu-in-dortmund-2938 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:35:30 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/second-win-for-nisipeanu-in-dortmund-2938 Dlugy Is Blitz King In Death Match 32 The final game of Death Match 32 decided everything, but in the end GM Maxim Dlugy held off IM Yaacov Norowitz and his perceived advantage in bullet chess late Saturday night. Dlugy won both the first and final segments to take the ... http://www.chess.com/news/dlugy-is-blitz-king-in-death-match-32-2943 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:38:16 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/dlugy-is-blitz-king-in-death-match-32-2943 Yu Yangyi Wins Capablanca Memorial With Round To Spare Yu Yangyi won the Elite Group of the 50th Capablanca Memorial in Havana, Cuba. The 21-year-old Chinese grandmaster secured victory in the penultimate round and finished on 7.0/10. José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera passed away 8 ... http://www.chess.com/news/yu-yangiy-wins-capablanca-memorial-with-round-to-spare-8352 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 02:26:09 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/yu-yangiy-wins-capablanca-memorial-with-round-to-spare-8352 Kramnik, So Go Down In First Round Dortmund Both GMs Vladimir Kramnik and Wesley So suffered a loss in the first round of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund, Germany. Kramnik went down against GM Arkadij Naiditsch whereas So lost to GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. Photo courtesy of ... http://www.chess.com/news/kramnik-so-go-down-in-first-round-dortmund-7158 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/kramnik-so-go-down-in-first-round-dortmund-7158 Topalov Wins Norway Chess After Quick Draw With Anand “Sometimes you have to be practical,” said GM Veselin Topalov after his quick draw with GM Vishy Anand that clinched the $75,000 first prize at Norway Chess. GM Hikaru Nakamura caught Anand in second place with a last-roun... http://www.chess.com/news/quick-draw-seals-victory-for-topalov-at-norway-chess-9874 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:56:42 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/quick-draw-seals-victory-for-topalov-at-norway-chess-9874 GM Walter Browne, 1949-2015 The chess world is suddenly without one of its most illustrious and longtime stars. GM Walter Shawn Browne, a six-time U.S. champion, died in his sleep Wednesday at the age of 66. He was perhaps the most dominant U.S. player after the Fischer er... http://www.chess.com/news/gm-walter-browne-1949-2015-3134 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:08:49 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/gm-walter-browne-1949-2015-3134 Norway Chess Not Yet Decided As Anand Wins, Topalov Loses | Update: VIDEO GM Veselin Topalov hasn't secured victory at Norway Chess yet. Today the Bulgarian GM lost to GM Anish Giri, while his opponent in the last round, GM Vishy Anand, is trailing by half a point after beating GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Shortly ... http://www.chess.com/news/norway-chess-not-yet-decided-as-anand-wins-and-topalov-loses-3916 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/norway-chess-not-yet-decided-as-anand-wins-and-topalov-loses-3916 5 Draws At Norway Chess; Topalov Maintains 1.5-Point Lead The seventh round of the Norway Chess tournament saw five draws, and so GM Veselin Topalov kept his lead of 1.5 points with two rounds to go. Before starting the report on the seventh round, first an update on how Joachim Ber... http://www.chess.com/news/five-draws-at-norway-chess-topalov-maintains-1-5-point-lead-5500 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/five-draws-at-norway-chess-topalov-maintains-1-5-point-lead-5500 Topalov Beats Grischuk, Now 1.5 Points Ahead Of Pack With three rounds to go, GM Veselin Topalov is the big favorite to win the Norway Chess tournament. Adding another win to his score, vs GM Alexander Grischuk, the Bulgarian is now 1.5 points ahead of the pack. GM Vishy Anand rathe... http://www.chess.com/news/topalov-also-beats-grischuk-now-15-points-ahead-of-the-pack-5174 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:36:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/topalov-also-beats-grischuk-now-15-points-ahead-of-the-pack-5174 "KingLoek" Van Wely King At Dutch Lightning Championship GM Loek van Wely won the revived Dutch Lightning Championship last week in his home town Tilburg, The Netherlands. The Dutch GM beat GM Daniel Fridman 2-0 in a playoff. About eight, nine years ago it was held several times, and after a long brea... http://www.chess.com/news/kingloek-van-wely-king-at-dutch-lightning-championship-9318 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:10:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/kingloek-van-wely-king-at-dutch-lightning-championship-9318