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 14-year-old Jeffery Xiong Shocks Field At Chicago Open 14-year-old IM Jeffery Xiong (photo courtesy U.S. Chess Champs) shocked the field at the Chicago Open, finishing clear first with 7.0/9, ahead of several strong grandmasters. The 24th Chicago Open was held over Memorial Day Weekend, May 21-25, i... http://www.chess.com/news/14-year-old-jeffery-xiong-shocks-field-at-chicago-open Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/14-year-old-jeffery-xiong-shocks-field-at-chicago-open Caruana Wins 2014-2015 GP, Qualifies For 2016 Candidates With Nakamura GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Hikaru Nakamura finished first and second in the 2014-2015 FIDE Grand Prix series. The Khanty-Mansiysk event ended in a three-way tie for first place as all key games ended in draws. Caruana and Nakamura shared fir... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-nakamura-qualify-for-2016-candidates-tournament Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-nakamura-qualify-for-2016-candidates-tournament Jakovenko Joins Leaders, Dominguez Stumbles in Penultimate Round The tension is indeed rising in Khanty-Mansiysk, as just one round remains in the 2014-2015 FIDE Grand Prix Cycle. The highly-anticipated matchup between two of the leaders, Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura was drawn despite Hikaru's daring cho... http://www.chess.com/news/jakovenko-joins-leaders-dominguez-stumbles-in-penultimate-round-2427 Mon, 25 May 2015 23:23:44 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/jakovenko-joins-leaders-dominguez-stumbles-in-penultimate-round-2427 Leaders Draw, Two Rounds to go in Khanty-Mansiysk Following the final rest day Round 9 saw some exciting action but ultimately no change to the leaderboard, as Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura drew against Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Grischuk, respectively, inching one step cl... http://www.chess.com/news/leaders-draw-two-rounds-to-go-in-khanty-4366 Mon, 25 May 2015 03:08:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/leaders-draw-two-rounds-to-go-in-khanty-4366 Caruana Slips, Nakamura, Dominguez Catch Up to Share Lead Friday produced one of the most exciting rounds of the event thus far with four decisive games, most notable being Fabiano Caruana's loss to Dmitry Jakovenko after blundering and effectively losing the game in one move. This op... http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-beats-jobava-takes-lead-as-caruana-goes-down-1510 Sat, 23 May 2015 03:13:31 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-beats-jobava-takes-lead-as-caruana-goes-down-1510 Anything Can Happen After 7th Round Grand Prix The qualification race for the 2016 Candidates Tournament is wide open after round seven of the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk. GM Anish Giri's win over GM Evgeny Tomashevsky especially shook up things. Photo Kirill Merku... http://www.chess.com/news/anything-can-happen-after-7th-round-grand-prix-7618 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:23:48 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/anything-can-happen-after-7th-round-grand-prix-7618 Fabiano Caruana Still In Lead; 3 Winners In Khanty-Mansiysk GM Fabiano Caruana won the longest game of the sixth round against GM Alexander Grischuk to keep his lead at the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk. GM Sergey Karjakin won his second straight game against GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who lost his ... http://www.chess.com/news/fabiano-caruana-still-in-lead-3-winners-in-khanty-mansiysk Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/fabiano-caruana-still-in-lead-3-winners-in-khanty-mansiysk Erwin l'Ami Wins Rabat Blitz Marathon Ahead Of Top GMs Just two months after winning the Reykjavik Open GM Erwin l'Ami scored another big success. He won the Rabat Blitz marathon ahead of GMs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Daniel Fridman, Loek van Wely and Alexei Shirov. Right after he securd vict... http://www.chess.com/news/erwin-lami-wins-rabat-blitz-marathon-ahead-of-top-gms-3782 Tue, 19 May 2015 03:41:36 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/erwin-lami-wins-rabat-blitz-marathon-ahead-of-top-gms-3782 Grand Prix: Karjakin Beats Tomashevsky, MVL Blunders vs Jakovenko GM Sergey Karjakin moved to shared second place at the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk after beating GM Evgeny Tomashevsky in 99 moves. A big blunder from GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave cost him the game against GM Dmitry Jakovenko. Phot... http://www.chess.com/news/grand-prix-r5-karjakin-beats-tomashevsky-mvl-blunders-against-jakovenko-1683 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/grand-prix-r5-karjakin-beats-tomashevsky-mvl-blunders-against-jakovenko-1683 Kasparov Addresses SLU Graduates, Receives Honorary Degree On Saturday, GM Garry Kasparov received an honorary doctor of law degree from Saint Louis University. The former chess champion addressed this year's graduates during SLU's spring commencement. “If you always have a dream, t... http://www.chess.com/news/kasparov-receives-slu-honorary-degree-2086 Mon, 18 May 2015 04:42:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/kasparov-receives-slu-honorary-degree-2086 Caruana Wins Again, Leads In Khanty-Mansiysk Going into the first rest day GM Fabiano Caruana is the sole leader at the Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix. On Sunday the 22-year-old grandmaster beat GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with black. All other games were drawn. Photo Kirill Merkurev. ... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-wins-again-leads-in-khanty-mansiysk-8121 Sun, 17 May 2015 11:47:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-wins-again-leads-in-khanty-mansiysk-8121 Caruana, Svidler Victorious In Khanty-Mansiysk In round three of the Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix GM Evgeny Tomshevsky lost his first ever game in the GP series. He faced a strong novelty by GM Fabiano Caruana and was gradually outplayed. Later GM Peter Svidler jo... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-svidler-victorious-in-khanty-mansiysk-4139 Sat, 16 May 2015 11:17:36 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-svidler-victorious-in-khanty-mansiysk-4139 Hammer Qualifies For Norway Chess, Brings Chess Drama To TV GM Jon Ludvig Hammer has qualified for the 2015 Norway Chess tournament by winning the EnterCard Chess Qualifier in Oslo on Friday night. A four-move draw in the final round was a small letdown in an otherwise very successful e... http://www.chess.com/news/hammer-qualifies-for-norway-chess-6703 Sat, 16 May 2015 04:12:24 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/hammer-qualifies-for-norway-chess-6703 Grand Prix: Dominguez Joins Tomashevsky, Who Misses Mate In 10 In round two of the Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix GM Leinier Dominguez joined GM Evgeny Tomashevsky in the lead. The Cuban beat GM Dmitry Jakovenko whereas Tomashevsky missed a clear win (even mate in 10!) in time trouble against GM Alexand... http://www.chess.com/news/grand-prix-dominguez-joins-tomashevsky-who-misses-mate-in-10-9069 Fri, 15 May 2015 13:21:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/grand-prix-dominguez-joins-tomashevsky-who-misses-mate-in-10-9069 More Clashes Between FIDE, Silvio Danailov Earlier this week FIDE threatened to exclude the Bulgarian Chess Federation after Silvio Danailov called them “not competent and professional enough.” Meanwhile, he has appealed at CAS to a ruling from the FIDE Ethics Commission. ... http://www.chess.com/news/more-clashes-between-fide-and-silvio-danailov-2280 Fri, 15 May 2015 05:26:53 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/more-clashes-between-fide-and-silvio-danailov-2280 Wins For Jakovenko, Tomashevsky On Khanty-Mansiysk GP's 1st Day The winner of the previous Grand Prix, GM Evgeny Tomashevsky, started with a lucky win today against GM Baadur Jobava in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. He leads together with his compatriot GM Dmitry Jakovenko, who beat GM Anish Giri. The other ... http://www.chess.com/news/wins-for-jakovenk-tomashevsky-khanty-mansiysk-gps-first-day-3858 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:29:53 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/wins-for-jakovenk-tomashevsky-khanty-mansiysk-gps-first-day-3858 Final Grand Prix Takes Off Today; 2 Candidates Spots At Stake The final stage of the 2014-2015 FIDE Grand Prix series takes off today in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. At stake are two spots in the 2016 Candidates Tournament. You can watch this tournament every day on www.chess.com/tv with commentary by GMs... http://www.chess.com/news/final-grand-prix-takes-off-today-two-candidates-spots-at-stake-1 Thu, 14 May 2015 02:29:13 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/final-grand-prix-takes-off-today-two-candidates-spots-at-stake-1 Fressinet, Hammer Lead Norway Chess Qualifier Where Carlsen Is Commentator After three rounds GMs Laurent Fressinet and Jon Ludvig Hammer top the standings at the EnterCard Chess Qualifier for the 2015 Norway Chess tournament. GM Magnus Carlsen has a new role there: he is a commentator. Since it is ... http://www.chess.com/news/fressinet-hammer-lead-norway-chess-qualifier-where-carlsen-is-commentator Wed, 13 May 2015 05:47:38 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/fressinet-hammer-lead-norway-chess-qualifier-where-carlsen-is-commentator Anish Giri Loses 1 Game, But Wins Big Support In Nepal Fundraiser Simul GM Anish Giri beat Chess.com members 9-1 in his Nepal fundraiser simul on Sunday. More important, over $5,000 of donations were collected. On Sunday top grandmaster Anish Giri played a simul on the Chess.com server against ten opponents. These C... http://www.chess.com/news/anish-giri-lose-one-but-wins-big-support-in-nepal-fundraiser-simul-6407 Tue, 12 May 2015 03:39:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/anish-giri-lose-one-but-wins-big-support-in-nepal-fundraiser-simul-6407 Breaking: Fabiano Caruana To Play For USA (Updated) [See two updates below the article.] GM Fabiano Caruana will switch federations from Italy to the USA. This was announced by the USCF and later confirmed by Caruana on Twitter. Half a year after GM Wesley So changed federations to the USA, it... http://www.chess.com/news/breaking-fabiano-caruana-to-play-for-usa-updated Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/breaking-fabiano-caruana-to-play-for-usa-updated