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 European Club Cup: SOCAR Takes Revenge, Batumi Leads Women's Section Last year it lost, but today SOCAR of Azerbaijan took revenge and beat Novy Bor of Czech Republic to grab sole lead at the European Clup Cup in Bilbao. In the women's section, Batumi of Georgia keeps on winning. Wednesday was a r... http://www.chess.com/news/european-club-cup-socar-takes-revenge-batumi-leads-womens-section-2371 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:50:45 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/european-club-cup-socar-takes-revenge-batumi-leads-womens-section-2371 Ponomariov Bounces Back in Bilbao; Novy Bor, SOCAR Lead European Club Cup After two losses with the black pieces, on Tuesday Ruslan Ponomariov defeated Francisco Vallejo Pons as White in round three of the Chess Masters Final in Bilbao. The Ukrainan grandmaster switched places with his opponent in ... http://www.chess.com/news/ponomariov-bounces-back-in-bilbao-1064 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:39:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/ponomariov-bounces-back-in-bilbao-1064 Bilbao: Anand Also Beats Vallejo, Ponomariov Loses Second to Aronian On Monday Viswanathan Anand also won his second game at the Chess Masters Final as he beat Francisco Vallejo Pons in 35 moves from a Ragozin Defense. Ruslan Ponomariov lost his second game in a row to Levon Aronian in a King's Indian. At the ... http://www.chess.com/news/bilbao-anand-also-beats-vallejo-ponomariov-loses-second-to-aronian-8374 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:13:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/bilbao-anand-also-beats-vallejo-ponomariov-loses-second-to-aronian-8374 Anand Grabs Early Lead in Masters Final, Upsets in European Club Cup | Update: VIDEO In the first round of the Chess Masters Final, Viswanathan Anand immediately grabbed the lead. In the clash between ex-world champions, Anand defeated Ruslan Ponomariov after 61 moves in a King’s Indian game. Francisco Vallejo Pons and Levon... http://www.chess.com/news/anand-grabs-early-lead-in-masters-final-upsets-in-european-club-cup-8471 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:56:06 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/anand-grabs-early-lead-in-masters-final-upsets-in-european-club-cup-8471 Masters Final, European Club Cup Take Off Tomorrow in Bilbao Two (three?) major chess events were opened on Saturday in Bilbao, Spain: the Chess Masters Final and the European Club Cup (open and women). Starting from Sunday, the full top 10, with the exception of world #1 Magnus Carlsen, will be active in t... http://www.chess.com/news/masters-final--european-club-cup-take-off-tomorrow-in-bilbao-7651 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:57:03 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/masters-final--european-club-cup-take-off-tomorrow-in-bilbao-7651 Two New Players in Death Match 28 Two of the most esteemed chess coaches in the world will compete in Death Match 28 on October 4. GM Simen Agdestein, former teacher of the current world champion, and GM Giorgi Kacheishvili, current teacher of the reigning U.S. women's champion,... http://www.chess.com/news/two-news-players-in-death-match-28-8657 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:46:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/two-news-players-in-death-match-28-8657 Chess.com to Host SportAccord's World Mind Games Online Chess Tournament Chess.com will host the chess section of the 2014 World Mind Games Online Tournament from September 15 to November 15. Along with bridge and go, this online chess event is held ahead of the fourth edition of the SportAccord World Mind ... http://www.chess.com/news/chesscom-to-host-sportaccords-world-mind-games-online-chess-tournament-5418 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:24:27 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/chesscom-to-host-sportaccords-world-mind-games-online-chess-tournament-5418 FIDE Grand Prix Participants Announced The new and clear world #2 in the live ratings, Fabiano Caruana, is the highest-rated player to participate in the 2014-2015 FIDE Grand Prix Series. The other top 10 players who said yes to FIDE's invitation are Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamu... http://www.chess.com/news/participants-fide-grand-prix-announced-4455 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:26:11 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/participants-fide-grand-prix-announced-4455 Mérida Wins Spanish Team Championship Ahead of Sestao On Wednesday, Mérida Patrimonio de la Humanidad clinched its first Spanish Team Championship title in Linares. The team led by Vassily Ivanchuk won in the last two matches to finish on 12 match points, one more than 2013 cham... http://www.chess.com/news/mrida-wins-spanish-team-championship-ahead-of-sestao-6967 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:15:13 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/mrida-wins-spanish-team-championship-ahead-of-sestao-6967 Lenderman Passes Wang Yue at the Finish in Death Match 27 Despite being more than a 130-point underdog, GM Alex Lenderman took out GM Wang Yue in Death Match 27 on Saturday. Wang edged his younger opponent in the first two time controls (5+1 and 3+1) but Lenderman won the final five games of bulle... http://www.chess.com/news/lenderman-passes-yue-at-the-finish-in-death-match-27-2811 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:59:39 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/lenderman-passes-yue-at-the-finish-in-death-match-27-2811 Top GMs Back to Linares, Playing in the Spanish League The Spanish Team Championship is under way in Linares, the city that hosted the “Wimbledon of Chess” for many years. Some very strong grandmasters can be found on the top boards, such as Anish Giri, Etienne Bacrot, Vassily Ivanchuk, Pe... http://www.chess.com/news/top-gms-back-to-linares-playing-in-the-spanish-league-6542 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 03:46:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/top-gms-back-to-linares-playing-in-the-spanish-league-6542 Hou Yifan Wins Women's GP, Shares First in Sharjah With Ju Wenjun Hou Yifan of China became the winner of the overall 2013-2014 Women's Grand Prix, finishing 85 GP points ahead of Humpy Koneru of India. She has now secured a place in the 2015 women's world championship match, no matter how she will score in... http://www.chess.com/news/hou-yifan-wins-women-gp-shares-first-in-sharjah-with-ju-wenjun-2929 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:18:18 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/hou-yifan-wins-women-gp-shares-first-in-sharjah-with-ju-wenjun-2929 BREAKING: Carlsen Signs World Championship Contract World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen has signed the contract to defend his title according to his manager, Espen Agdestein. The match will take place as scheduled in Sochi, Russia from November 7-28, 2014. Both Carlsen and Agdestein are in St. Lou... http://www.chess.com/news/breaking-carlsen-signs-world-championship-contract-3044 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:11:16 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/breaking-carlsen-signs-world-championship-contract-3044 Caruana Completes Unbeaten Sinquefield, Carlsen Second GM Fabiano Caruana completed his dream tournament at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup with a repetition refusal then quick draw offer. Unlike GM Magnus Carlsen's draw refusal in the final round of the 2013 edition, much less was riding on Caruana's brav... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-completes-unbeaten-sinquefield-carlsen-second-9605 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:17:29 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-completes-unbeaten-sinquefield-carlsen-second-9605 All Draws in Rd. 9 in St. Louis | Update: VIDEOS After eight rounds of streaks and subplots, the results calmed today in St. Louis. It didn't have to be that way. For the first time all event, no one broke through for a win in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. In round 9 both GM Magnus Carlsen and GM ... http://www.chess.com/news/all-draws-in-rd-9-in-st-louis-3024 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:39:01 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/all-draws-in-rd-9-in-st-louis-3024 "The Streak" Ends, but Caruana Draws Carlsen to Clinch | Update: VIDEOS So GM Fabiano Caruana is human. He also happens to be a $100,000 richer human. In the most hyped game of his budding career, Caruana went for the gusto against GM Magnus Carlsen. The game ended drawn, which stops Caruana's winning run at seven, ... http://www.chess.com/news/the-streak-ends-but-caruana-clinches-first-9290 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:17:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/the-streak-ends-but-caruana-clinches-first-9290 Touchdown! Caruana Wins Again for 7-0 Score | Update: VIDEOS GM Fabiano Caruana's rout of the world's best players at the Sinquefield Cup continued in round seven. After GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave became a victim for the second time in the double round robin, GM Vladimir Chuchelov shook MVL's hand, shrugge... http://www.chess.com/news/touchdown-caruana-makes-score-7-0-8651 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:44:49 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/touchdown-caruana-makes-score-7-0-8651 Hou Yifan Close to Winning GP; Will She Pass Judit Polgar? Hou Yifan of China is on the verge of winning the overall 2013-2014 Women's Grand Prix. With three rounds to go, she tops the standings of the Sharjah GP together with her compatriot Ju Wenjun. More important, Hou Yifan is 3 points ahead of... http://www.chess.com/news/hou-yifan-close-to-winning-gp-will-she-pass-judit-polgar-1141 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:00:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/hou-yifan-close-to-winning-gp-will-she-pass-judit-polgar-1141 Caruana Demolishes Topalov, Increases Lead Again | Update: VIDEO Start counting on your other hand. GM Fabiano Caruana's run at the strongest tournament in history now stands at 6-0. Sinquefield Cup commentator GM Ian Rogers had a request for Caruana after today's game: "At least equal the chances and give us... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-demolishes-topalov-increases-lead-again-8004 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:21:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-demolishes-topalov-increases-lead-again-8004 Fire, Water, Sport During Sinquefield Rest Day The 2014 Sinquefield Cup's lone "rest day" was just a clever name for most of the field. Interviews, athletics and one spectacular artistic exhibit filled the day. What do you do if you're playing the perfect tournament? GM Fabiano Caruana began... http://www.chess.com/news/fire-water-and-sport-during-sinquefield-rest-day-4522 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:46:52 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/fire-water-and-sport-during-sinquefield-rest-day-4522