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 Millionaire Chess Links With Chess.com The world's first million-dollar open chess tournament will take place October 9-13, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA, and Chess.com will be a part of it. In a recent agreement between the two organizations, Millionaire Chess is now working with... http://www.chess.com/news/millionaire-chess-links-with-chesscom-5902 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:53:20 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/millionaire-chess-links-with-chesscom-5902 Svidler Beats Gelfand 5-3 in Rapid Match In the final two days of the rapid match between GM Peter Svidler and GM Boris Gelfand, the Russian (Svidler) won two and drew on to hold on to his early lead. The home-turf advantage didn't end up helping the top Israeli (Gelfand), as he only won... http://www.chess.com/news/svidler-beats-gelfand-5-3-in-rapid-match-2952 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:07:09 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/svidler-beats-gelfand-5-3-in-rapid-match-2952 MVL Stumbles Late But Still Wins Biel After leading by 1.5 points with three rounds to go, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (6/10) managed just two draws in his final three games. Still, it was enough for him to win the Biel International Chess Festival by a half-point over top Pol... http://www.chess.com/news/mvl-stumbles-late-but-wins-biel-4354 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:38 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/mvl-stumbles-late-but-wins-biel-4354 Lithuania Wins Revived World Senior Team Championship With so much emphasis placed on junior chess throughout the world, the resurrection of an event for seniors is unique. At the 2013 FIDE Congress in Tallinn, Estonia, the World Senior Team Chess Championship found new life in fellow Baltic country ... http://www.chess.com/news/lithuania-wins-revived-world-senior-team-championship-6453 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:28:48 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/lithuania-wins-revived-world-senior-team-championship-6453 Svidler Leads Gelfand in Rapid Match The Second Annual Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament in Jerusalem, Israel also features an 8-game rapid match between Super GMs Boris Gelfand and Peter Svidler. The grandmasters play two rapid games per day, and at the halfway point, S... http://www.chess.com/news/svidler-leads-gelfand-in-rapid-match-8015 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:47 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/svidler-leads-gelfand-in-rapid-match-8015 Vachier-Lagrave Atop Biel After Round 7 French number one GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is having his way at the Biel International Chess Festival. He sits on an undefeated 5/7 and leads by 1.5 points with three rounds to play. Though he is more likely to call the bilingual Swiss town "Bi... http://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-atop-biel-after-round-7-2596 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:05:10 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-atop-biel-after-round-7-2596 Caruana Wins Dortmund, Now World Number 3 GM Fabiano Caruana clinched first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund, Germany with a round to spare. It was his second title in three years. In doing so, he crested 2800 for the first time and is now the third highest-rated player... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-wins-dortmund-now-world-number-3-9633 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:51:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-wins-dortmund-now-world-number-3-9633 Banned Olympiad Teams Get Support (Update: They Can Play) Breaking Update: Olympiad organizers released a statement Sunday saying that they excluded teams WILL be allowed to play. They do not agree that the FIDE President has the right to invoke the broad powers of rule 6.1, but they nonetheless apprecia... http://www.chess.com/news/banned-olympiad-teams-get-support-5892 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:49:56 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/banned-olympiad-teams-get-support-5892 Delegate Issues Deepen for FIDE Elections The FIDE Presidential Election, to take place in the middle of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Norway, will make 181 delegates very important people in the chess world. Every federation gets exactly one vote at the 85th FIDE Congress, but who exactly g... http://www.chess.com/news/delegate-issues-deepen-for-fide-elections-6742 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/delegate-issues-deepen-for-fide-elections-6742 So Leads ACP Golden Classic After Round 5 After five rounds of the ACP Golden Classic in Bergamo, Italy, new American player GM Wesley So leads with 3 out of 4. A bit of explanation is needed -- the tournament comprises seven players, so every round one player sits out. In addition, adj... http://www.chess.com/news/so-leads-acp-after-round-5-9192 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:19:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/so-leads-acp-after-round-5-9192 Second Sinquefield Cup Adds Players, Money, Prestige Last year's inaugural Sinquefield Cup was the strongest tournament ever held in the U.S. -- the average FIDE rating was above 2790. The organizers in St. Louis don't seem to know when to stop. This year's lineup is almost complete, and the list ... http://www.chess.com/news/second-sinquefield-cup-grows-in-size-and-prestige-5245 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:38:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/second-sinquefield-cup-grows-in-size-and-prestige-5245 Russian Women's Team Out of Olympiad? The Olympiad title defense of the number one women's national team may be over before the event begins. According to a letter released today by the 2014 Olympiad Organizing Committee (COT2014), all teams that did not file the appropriate paperwork... http://www.chess.com/news/russian-womens-team-out-of-olympiad-6300 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:35:37 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/russian-womens-team-out-of-olympiad-6300 Caruana Leads "Sprint" in Dortmund The reduction in players and rounds from last year's Sparkassen Chess Festival in Dortmund, Germany makes getting off to a quick start all the more important. So far, top seed GM Fabiano Caruana is quickest off the blocks. The world number four ... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-leads-sprint-in-dortmund-4723 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:01:04 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana-leads-sprint-in-dortmund-4723 Two Winners Take Early Lead in Biel The intimate six-player double round robin in Biel, Switzerland got underway yesterday. This 47th edition once again takes place in the capital of Swiss watchmaking, and two players showed their precision on day one. GMs Hou Yifan (2629) and Rad... http://www.chess.com/news/two-winners-take-early-lead-in-biel-3101 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/two-winners-take-early-lead-in-biel-3101 Loek van Wely Wins Dutch Championship in Playoff He's not on life support! After a three-year hiatus, 41-year-old GM Loek van Wely returned to the Dutch Championship this year in Amsterdam, at a former hospital. After a nine-year gap, he found himself in the winner's circle. The former Du... http://www.chess.com/news/van-wely-wins-dutch-championship-in-playoff-1718 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:16:26 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/van-wely-wins-dutch-championship-in-playoff-1718 Three Big Chess Events Kick Off on Same Day Rarely do two important chess events begin on the same day. Today, no less than three grandmaster tournaments commenced, all about five hours between them by car. With a little luck, you could theoretically visit all in one long day. Later this ... http://www.chess.com/news/three-big-chess-events-kick-off-7119 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:18:51 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/three-big-chess-events-kick-off-7119 Three-Way Tie at World Open The World Open began as the largest open tournament in the U.S. when it started in 1973. Back then, the total prize fund was "only" $15,000, while this past year, the first prize in the Open Section was $20,000 by itself. No one won quite that m... http://www.chess.com/news/three-way-tie-at-world-open-9763 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:09:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/three-way-tie-at-world-open-9763 Zhu/Seirawan, Xu/Yu Share First at Mixed Pairs Event They were the clear favorites and started with two wins, but then stumbled. Hou Yifan and Nigel Short had to be satisfied with third place, behind shared winners Zhu Chen/Yasser Seirawan and Xu Yuhua/Yu Shaoteng, at the International Sta... http://www.chess.com/news/zhuseirawan--xuyu-shared-first-at-mixed-pairs-event-3210 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:21:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/zhuseirawan--xuyu-shared-first-at-mixed-pairs-event-3210 (Another) Strong Start for Spoelman at Revived Dutch Championship Last year he started with 3.0/3, and this year it's not much worse. GM Wouter Spoelman, who rarely plays chess these days as he is very busy with his studies, is leading the Dutch Championship with 2.5/3, ahead of GMs Loek van Wely and Sipke Ernst... http://www.chess.com/news/another-strong-start-for-spoelman-at-dutch-championship-2992 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:42:52 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/another-strong-start-for-spoelman-at-dutch-championship-2992 Mixed Pair Chess Event Takes Off in Chengdu A remarkable chess event has started today in Chengdu, China: the “International Star Mixed Pair Tournament.” As the name suggests, not one but two players sit behind one chess board, and face two opponents. Each pair consists of a s... http://www.chess.com/news/mixed-pair-chess-event-takes-off-in-chengdu-9566 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:30:20 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/mixed-pair-chess-event-takes-off-in-chengdu-9566