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 Big Scores For Granda (Andorra), Howell (Leiden) On Sunday GM Julio Granda Zuniga won the Andorra Open with 8.0/9, while 1100km up north GM David Howell did even better, scoring 8.5/9 in Leiden, The Netherlands. Andorra Open The 33rd Andorra Open took place 18-26 July in the St Gothard Hotel... http://www.chess.com/news/big-scores-for-granda-andorra-howell-leiden-5999 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:47:21 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/big-scores-for-granda-andorra-howell-leiden-5999 Historic Chess Footage Revealed As AP, Movietone Launch YouTube Channels A large collection of historic chess footage has been made available as part of two YouTube channels launched earlier this week by the Associated Press (AP) and British Movietone. Last Wednesday it was announced that news agency Associated ... http://www.chess.com/news/historic-chess-footage-revealed-as-ap-movietone-launch-youtube-channels-3065 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:14:27 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/historic-chess-footage-revealed-as-ap-movietone-launch-youtube-channels-3065 Navara Loses To Adams; Three Leaders In Biel David Navara only lost to Michael Adams in the first half in Biel, and it happened again in round six. The Czech GM still leads but was caught by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Radek Wojtaszek; the latter beat Richard Rapport. It's ve... http://www.chess.com/news/navara-loses-to-adams-three-leaders-in-biel-3246 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 02:09:54 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/navara-loses-to-adams-three-leaders-in-biel-3246 Missed Chances In Biel Round 5; Navara Leads Halfway David Navara continues to lead in Biel after the fifth round saw three draws. Mickey Adams had chances for more against Radek Wojtaszek, whereas Pavel Eljanov missed a clear win against Richard Rapport. “I'm trying... http://www.chess.com/news/missed-chances-in-biel-round-5-navara-leads-halfway-9483 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:02:24 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/missed-chances-in-biel-round-5-navara-leads-halfway-9483 Biel R4: King David Marches To Sole Lead David Navara stole the show in round four of the Biel Chess Festival's Grandmaster Tournament with an amazing king walk. The Czech GM beat Radek Wojtaszek and leads alone. Mickey Adams lost again, this time to Pavel Eljanov. This year'... http://www.chess.com/news/biel-r4-navara-marches-to-sole-lead-6091 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 01:50:33 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/biel-r4-navara-marches-to-sole-lead-6091 3 Leaders After Exciting Biel Round 3 An exciting third round of the Biel Chess Festival's Grandmaster Tournament saw three decisive games, and three leaders at the end of the day: GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Radek Wojtaszek and GM David Navara.  As if the first two... http://www.chess.com/news/three-leaders-after-exciting-third-round-in-biel-8947 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 02:44:21 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/three-leaders-after-exciting-third-round-in-biel-8947 Duda Strongest Rising Star At Lake Sevan In a group of young, talented players it was GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda who proved the strongest. 6.0/9 was enough for the 17-year-old Polish grandmaster to finish in clear first place at the Lake Sevan tournament in Martuni, Armenia. ... http://www.chess.com/news/duda-strongest-rising-star-at-lake-sevan-9671 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:14:35 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/duda-strongest-rising-star-at-lake-sevan-9671 Biel R2: An Original King's Gambit; A Beautiful Tactic GM David Navara recovered well from his first-round loss and beat GM Pavel Eljanov with the black pieces in round two of the Biel Chess Festival's Grandmaster Tournament. GM Richard Rapport yet again claimed the spotlight with his opening c... http://www.chess.com/news/biel-r2-an-original-king-s-gambit-and-a-beautiful-tactic-3437 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:18:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/biel-r2-an-original-king-s-gambit-and-a-beautiful-tactic-3437 Adams Takes Early Lead At Biel GM Tournament GM Michael Adams started with a win at the Biel Chess Festival's Grandmaster Tournament. The English GM beat Czech number-one David Navara. The traditional summer chess festival in Biel, Switzerland is organized for the 48th edition this year. T... http://www.chess.com/news/adams-takes-early-lead-at-biel-gm-tournament-6374 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:17:51 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/adams-takes-early-lead-at-biel-gm-tournament-6374 China Beats Russia 29-21 In Ningbo, Women's Team Impresses Host country China defeated Russia at the Yin Zhou Cup in Ningbo with a score that left no doubt: 29-21. The Chinese women won both their matches in the last two rounds 4-1.  July 20 is the International Day of Chess, be... http://www.chess.com/news/china-beats-russia-29-21-in-ningbo-8186 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:42:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/china-beats-russia-29-21-in-ningbo-8186 Kovalenko Wins Najdorf Memorial With 2902 Performance GM Igor Kovalenko won the Najdorf Memorial in Warsaw, Poland most convincingly. The 26-year-old Ukrainian-born Latvian GM scored 8.0/9, good for a 2902 performance rating and the € 5,000 ($5,500) first prize. Photo courtesy of the... http://www.chess.com/news/kovalenko-wins-najdorf-memorial-with-2902-performance-3002 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:11:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/kovalenko-wins-najdorf-memorial-with-2902-performance-3002 Ding Liren Beats Boris Gelfand 3-1 In Friendly Match GM Ding Liren defeated GM Boris Gelfand 3-1 in a friendly match held in Wenzhou, China. The four-game match started with two draws, but then the Chinese grandmaster won two games in a row. Officially called the “City of Wenzhou Olympic Cup... http://www.chess.com/news/ding-liren-beats-gelfand-3-1-in-friendly-match-4744 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:47:16 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/ding-liren-beats-gelfand-3-1-in-friendly-match-4744 China Leads 16-14 Vs Russia In Ningbo Scheveningen Match After three rounds of classical chess China leads 16-14 vs Russia in the Yin Zhou Cup, the traditional Scheveningen-style match that is currently under way in Ningbo, China.  Every year, since 2001, China and Russia face each other in ... http://www.chess.com/news/china-leads-16-14-vs-russia-in-ningbo-scheveningen-match-3877 Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:01:17 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/china-leads-16-14-vs-russia-in-ningbo-scheveningen-match-3877 Chilean Government, FIDE Sign Social Chess Initiative Agreement The Chilean Ministry of Social Development and the World Chess Federation (FIDE) have signed an agreement to facilitate the integration of children, youth and vulnerable senior citizens through the game of chess. The project involves a U.S. $85,00... http://www.chess.com/news/chilean-government-fide-sign-social-chess-initiative-agreement-1930 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:44:22 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/chilean-government-fide-sign-social-chess-initiative-agreement-1930 Akshat Chandra Wins U.S. Juniors, Qualifies for 2016 U.S. Championship “It will be an incredible honor,” said Akshat Chandra, who might face 2800-GMs at next year's U.S. Championship in St. Louis. The 15-year-old IM from Iselin, New Jersey qualified by winning the U.S. Junior Championship on Wednesda... http://www.chess.com/news/akshat-chandra-wins-u-s-juniors-qualifies-for-2016-u-s-championship-2433 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:20:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/akshat-chandra-wins-u-s-juniors-qualifies-for-2016-u-s-championship-2433 Attractive Chess By Future Stars At Lake Sevan Lots of young, talented players have been invited to the Lake Sevan tournament in Martuni, Armenia where GMs David Anton and Santosh Vidit are tied for first place after three rounds. The seventh international Lake Sevan tournamen... http://www.chess.com/news/attractive-chess-by-future-stars-in-lake-sevan-3836 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:31:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/attractive-chess-by-future-stars-in-lake-sevan-3836 Strong Najdorf Memorial Underway In Warsaw Four rounds have been played at the Najdorf Memorial, a strong open tournament in Warsaw, Poland. GMs Ivan Cheparinov, Igor Kovalenko and Andrei Volokitin are the top seeds. The Najdorf Memorial takes place July 10-18 in... http://www.chess.com/news/strong-najdorf-memorial-under-way-in-warsaw-1675 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:44:31 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/strong-najdorf-memorial-under-way-in-warsaw-1675 Giri, Haast 2015 Dutch Champions On Sunday a quick draw was enough for GM Anish Giri to clinch his 4th Dutch national title. His main rival GM Loek van Wely, who could still force a playoff, lost instead. WGM Anne Haast repeated as Dutch women's champion.... http://www.chess.com/news/giri-haast-2015-dutch-champions-3036 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:23:27 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/giri-haast-2015-dutch-champions-3036 Wang Yue Returns To Former Greatness, Shines In Danzhou In round 2 of the Danzhou tournament GM Wei Yi played that brilliant game, but it was GM Wang Yue who reminded everyone of how strong a player he used to be. The 28-year-old grandmaster from Taiyuan won the tournament with 7.0/9 and a ... http://www.chess.com/news/wang-yue-returns-to-former-greatness-shines-in-danzhou-3826 Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:40:02 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/wang-yue-returns-to-former-greatness-shines-in-danzhou-3826 Karpov Beats Sveshnikov 4-2 In Rapid Match This week GM Anatoly Karpov was back at the chess board in Riga, Latvia for a rapid match with GM Evgeny Sveshnikov. The 12th world champion won 4-2 and claimed the 178th victory in his long career. Two chess legends met for ... http://www.chess.com/news/karpov-beats-sveshnikov-4-2-in-rapid-match-1380 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:41:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/karpov-beats-sveshnikov-4-2-in-rapid-match-1380