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 Second Shamkir Victory For Magnus Carlsen He won last year and today GM Magnus Carlsen also won the second edition of the Shamkir Chess tournament. He finished undefeated, winning his final round game after a blunder by GM Rauf Mamedov. GM Viswanathan Anand drew his black... http://www.chess.com/news/second-shamkir-victory-for-magnus-carlsen-1618 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:54:35 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/second-shamkir-victory-for-magnus-carlsen-1618 Rusty Garry Kasparov Leads 3.5-1.5 Versus Bushed Nigel Short Despite showing signs of rustiness GM Garry Kasparov leads 3.5-1.5 in his rapid & blitz match with GM Nigel Short, who made a bushed impression after traveling from Thailand and defending his gender column to dozens of media. Dubbed the &ldq... http://www.chess.com/news/rusty-garry-kasparov-leads-35-15-versus-bushed-nigel-short-2178 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:19:16 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/rusty-garry-kasparov-leads-35-15-versus-bushed-nigel-short-2178 Anand Wins Again In Shamkir, Now Half Point Behind Carlsen GM Viswanathan Anand won again in round eight of the Shamkir Chess tournament: he beat GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The Indian grandmaster is now half a point behind GM Magnus Carlsen, who drew with GM Wesley So. GM Vladimir Kramnik recov... http://www.chess.com/news/anand-wins-again-in-shamkir-now-half-point-behind-carlsen-7228 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:57:08 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/anand-wins-again-in-shamkir-now-half-point-behind-carlsen-7228 'Grand Chess Tour' Announced In St. Louis Self-billed as “the  biggest announcement in professional international chess since 1988,” on Friday the Grand Chess Tour was launched — a cooperation between Norway Chess, the Sinquefield Cup and the London Chess Classic. ... http://www.chess.com/news/grand-chess-tour-announced-in-st-louis-7445 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:03:40 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/grand-chess-tour-announced-in-st-louis-7445 Carlsen Beats Kramnik, Increases Lead In Shamkir In round seven of the Shamkir Chess tournament GM Magnus Carlsen beat GM Vladimir Kramnik and extended his lead to a full point. GM Viswanathan Anand defeated GM Michael Adams and is now in second place as GM Wesley So lost to GM... http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-beats-kramnik-extends-lead-in-shamkir-4165 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:26:29 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-beats-kramnik-extends-lead-in-shamkir-4165 World Teams: What's Going On With Russia? Ukraine and China are tied for first place at the World Team Championship in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. With four rounds to go both teams have eight match points, with Ukraine sitting on an extra half-board-point. Russia only manage... http://www.chess.com/news/world-teams-whats-going-on-with-russia-6098 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:53:40 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/world-teams-whats-going-on-with-russia-6098 Caruana Survives Worse Position, Beats Kramnik In Shamkir GM Fabiano Caruana was worse out of the opening but eventually beat GM Vladimir Kramnik in round six of the Shamkir Chess tournament. All other games ended in draws; Giri-Carlsen in just over an hour. This report on the sixth round can... http://www.chess.com/news/shamkir-caruana-survives-worse-position-beats-kramnik-7851 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:37:51 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/shamkir-caruana-survives-worse-position-beats-kramnik-7851 Play The Former Highest-Rated Blitz Player In The World Fans of blitz chess know the name well. Soon, Chess.com fans everywhere will too. You may even get to play him. GM Max Dlugy, a past world junior champion and former top-ranked player of the defunct World Blitz Chess Association, will ... http://www.chess.com/news/play-the-former-highest-rated-blitz-player-in-the-world-6849 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:13:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/play-the-former-highest-rated-blitz-player-in-the-world-6849 Georgia Takes Early Lead At Women's World Teams After two rounds in the 2015 Women's World Team Championship in Chengdu, China, already none of the 10 teams has a perfect score. That was in large part because two of the top seeds, Georgia and Russia, played to an opening-round 2-2 tie.  ... http://www.chess.com/news/georgia-takes-early-lead-at-womens-world-teams-9837 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:15:45 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/georgia-takes-early-lead-at-womens-world-teams-9837 Carlsen Beats MVL, Back In Shamkir Lead In an exciting fifth round of the Shamkir Chess tournament GM Magnus Carlsen took over the lead from GM Wesley So. Carlsen won against GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave shortly after GM Viswanathan Anand beat So just as ... http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-beats-mvl-back-in-the-lead-in-shamkir-1512 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:40:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-beats-mvl-back-in-the-lead-in-shamkir-1512 Media Storm Over Grandmaster Gender Column A month after publication, a column by GM Nigel Short on gender differences has suddenly caused a heated debate in English media. Short's remark that “men and women's brains are hard-wired very differently” is in the center of the argu... http://www.chess.com/news/media-storm-over-grandmaster-gender-column-9730 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:30:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/media-storm-over-grandmaster-gender-column-9730 Ukraine Shocks Russia In 1st Round World Teams Top favorite Russia had a bad start at the World Team Championship in Tsaghkadzor with a first-round loss to Ukraine. Armenia also went down, against Israel. The pairings of the World Team Championship resulted in a match bet... http://www.chess.com/news/ukraine-shocks-russia-in-first-round-world-teams-2236 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:35:42 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/ukraine-shocks-russia-in-first-round-world-teams-2236 Wesley So ‘Works Harder,’ Leads In Shamkir After 4 Rounds “The U.S. Championship kind of motivated me to work harder,” said GM Wesley So after grabbing sole lead at the Shamkir Chess tournament's fourth round. On Monday he beat GM Rauf Mamedov whereas GM Magnus Carlsen drew wit... http://www.chess.com/news/wesley-so-works-harder-leads-in-shamkir-after-four-rounds Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/wesley-so-works-harder-leads-in-shamkir-after-four-rounds Carlsen & So Winners In Third Round Gashimov Memorial GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Wesley So are the leaders after three rounds at the Shamkir Chess tournament. Carlsen beat GM Fabiano Caruana in a Stonewall Dutch; So won against GM Michael Adams in an Exchange Queen's Gambit. After two ... http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen--giri-winners-in-third-round-gashimov-memorial-4872 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:51:14 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen--giri-winners-in-third-round-gashimov-memorial-4872 Nigel Short Wins Second Thai Open Title Despite Early Loss GM Nigel Short won the Thai Open on Sunday after a nerve-wracking final round where top seeds GM Wang Hao and GM Paco Vallejo both lost. Short edged out GM Surya Ganguly and GM Dragun Kamil on tiebreak. In this report we look at t... http://www.chess.com/news/nigel-short-wins-thai-open-despite-early-loss-8525 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:18:57 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/nigel-short-wins-thai-open-despite-early-loss-8525 Carlsen Beats Mamedyarov Quickly In Shamkir In round two of the Shamkir Chess tournament GM Magnus Carlsen easily beat GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who played some dubious moves in the opening. All other games ended in a draw and so Carlsen joined leaders GM Vladimir Kramnik and GM Wesley... http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-beats-mamedyarov-quickly-in-shamkir-9732 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:10:51 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-beats-mamedyarov-quickly-in-shamkir-9732 World Team Championships Start Tomorrow In Armenia & China Many top players can be found in both the World Team Championship and the World Women's Team Championship which start on Sunday in Armenia and China respectively. World Team Championship The World Team Championship takes place 18-29 April... http://www.chess.com/news/world-team-championship-starts-tomorrow-in-tsaghkadzor-3751 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:08 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/world-team-championship-starts-tomorrow-in-tsaghkadzor-3751 Kramnik, So Win; Carlsen Escapes In Shamkir R1 In round one of the Shamkir Chess tournament, GM Wesley So continued his “winning-streak-after-forfeiture” and beat GM Anish Giri while GM Vladimir Kramnik won against GM Michael Adams. GM Viswanathan Anand was a clear pawn... http://www.chess.com/news/shamkir-r1-kramnik--so-win-carlsen-escapes-8449 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:46:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/shamkir-r1-kramnik--so-win-carlsen-escapes-8449 April 21-22: Blitz/Bullet Marathon By GM Libiszewski For "Le Tournoi" GM Fabian Libiszewski will give a 24-hour blitz/bullet simul marathon on April 21-22 in honor of Le Tournoi, a film about chess that will launch in France on April 29. With the marathon, Libiszewski (GM Fablibi on Chess.com!) puts the ... http://www.chess.com/news/april-21-22-simul-marathon-gm-libiszewski-for-le-tournoi-8435 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:19:34 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/april-21-22-simul-marathon-gm-libiszewski-for-le-tournoi-8435 Anand-Carlsen In 1st Round Shamkir Chess GM Magnus Carlsen has Black against GM Viswanathan Anand in Friday's first round of the Shamkir Chess tournament. The second memorial for Vugar Gashimov was officially opened on Thursday night in the Heydar Aliyev Centre in S... http://www.chess.com/news/anand-carlsen-in-first-round-shamkir-chess-9402 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:28:08 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/anand-carlsen-in-first-round-shamkir-chess-9402