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 World Rapid, Blitz To Be Held October In Berlin This year's World Rapid and Blitz Championship will be held October 9-14 in Berlin, Germany. This was announced earlier this week by FIDE's commercial partner Agon. The venue will be the Bolle Meierei. | Photo Wikipedia. Last Tuesday, 45 days ... http://www.chess.com/news/world-rapid-blitz-to-be-held-in-october-in-berlin-6277 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:53:54 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/world-rapid-blitz-to-be-held-in-october-in-berlin-6277 Aronian Crushes In St. Louis, Catches Topalov If Wesley Snipes provided commentary for round four of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup, his line would have been queued up: "Always bet on Black." Today GM Levon Aronian routed GM Wesley So with the black pieces, and in a similar attacki... http://www.chess.com/news/aronian-crushes-in-st-louis-catches-topalov-5658 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:39:13 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/aronian-crushes-in-st-louis-catches-topalov-5658 Vienna: 16-Year-Old Wins Open; Mamedyarov Beats Ragger On Sunday, the Vienna Open was sensationally won by 16-year-old IM Francesco Rambaldi. Alongside the tournament, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat GM Markus Ragger 3.5-2.5 in a friendly match.  All photos by Gerhard Peyrercourtesy of the W... http://www.chess.com/news/vienna-16-year-old-wins-the-open-mamedyarov-beats-ragger-6413 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:28:17 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/vienna-16-year-old-wins-the-open-mamedyarov-beats-ragger-6413 Carlsen, So Win In Calmer Day At Sinquefield Maybe we've been getting spoiled. Round three of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup produced "only" two winners and lacked any clock-banging or sudden finishes. It was more a day for lovers of endgames. GM Magnus Carlsen benefitted from being ab... http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-so-win-in-calmer-day-at-sinquefield-8392 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:45:55 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-so-win-in-calmer-day-at-sinquefield-8392 3 Indian GMs Help Solvay Win Spanish Team Championship In a competition where several 2700s and one ex-FIDE world champion played, it was Solvay, with three Indian GMs, that emerged as the winner at the Spanish Team Championship. Although the famous tournament ceased to exist years ago, th... http://www.chess.com/news/three-indian-gms-help-solvay-winning-spanish-team-championship-2171 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:37:10 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/three-indian-gms-help-solvay-winning-spanish-team-championship-2171 Heart-Stopping Time Scramble, 3 More Wins In St. Louis If poker is long periods of boredom followed by moments of sheer terror, then today chess was too. GMs Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen proved it. "The position wasn't very complicated for a long time," Caruana said about his round-two game at... http://www.chess.com/news/heart-stopping-time-scramble-3-more-wins-in-st-louis-7700 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:17:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/heart-stopping-time-scramble-3-more-wins-in-st-louis-7700 FIDE Publishes World Cup Participants Last Thursday, FIDE published the names of the 128 participants of the World Cup, next month in Baku, Azerbaijan. Of the top players only Carlsen and Anand are missing. Below we give the full list, as taken from the official website. Right aft... http://www.chess.com/news/fide-publishes-the-128-names-who-will-play-the-world-cup-9422 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:08:59 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/fide-publishes-the-128-names-who-will-play-the-world-cup-9422 5 Up, 5 Down In Sinquefield Cup Opening Round So much for dipping your toes into the water. In the opening round of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup on Sunday, all fives games produced victories, giving the packed house of chess fans storylines at every turn. Choose your top happening of the day: ... http://www.chess.com/news/five-for-five-in-sinquefield-cup-opening-round-3189 Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:18:18 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/five-for-five-in-sinquefield-cup-opening-round-3189 The Calm Before The Sinquefield Storm Although the pairings for the 2015 Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis didn't come out until Saturday evening, the 10 players each had several other obligations first. At noon local time, they each sat down for a two-hour autograph session with more th... http://www.chess.com/news/the-calm-before-the-sinquefield-storm-3876 Sat, 22 Aug 2015 21:38:13 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/the-calm-before-the-sinquefield-storm-3876 Monday Becomes Funday For Chess.com/TV Tired of missing your favorite Chess.com television show? Don't know how to have a social life with shows on every evening? Chess.com has the fix. Starting next week, all Chess.com/TV programs will take place back-to-back-to-back ... http://www.chess.com/news/monday-becomes-funday-for-chess-com-tv-7749 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:36:36 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/monday-becomes-funday-for-chess-com-tv-7749 Li Chao Beats Peter Leko 4-2 In Friendly Match GM Li Chao of China defeated GM Peter Leko of Hungary 4-2 in a friendly match held in Szeged, Hungary. The Chinese player won two games and drew the other four. The match was organized by the city of Szeged and the Hungarian Chess Fede... http://www.chess.com/news/li-chao-beats-peter-leko-4-2-in-friendly-match-7332 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:49:46 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/li-chao-beats-peter-leko-4-2-in-friendly-match-7332 Tomashevsky, Goryachkina Are New Russian Champions GM Evgeny Tomashevsky and WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina are the new Russian champions, as the winners of the Russian Championship Superfinal in Chita, Russia. Goryachkina's victory can be called sensational. The title of “best ... http://www.chess.com/news/tomashevsky-goryachkina-are-the-new-russian-champions-9705 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:51:58 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/tomashevsky-goryachkina-are-the-new-russian-champions-9705 Top Players Return To St. Louis; 3rd Sinquefield Cup To Start Sunday With eight players from the current top 10, the third edition of the Sinquefield Cup will yet again be one of the strongest tournaments ever held. It is the second of three tournaments in the inaugural Grand Chess Tour. The third Sinquefie... http://www.chess.com/news/top-players-return-to-st-louis-third-sinquefield-cup-to-start-sunday-4838 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:11:29 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/top-players-return-to-st-louis-third-sinquefield-cup-to-start-sunday-4838 Alexei Shirov Clinches Cup In Riga On Sunday, GM Alexei Shirov won the fifth edition of the Riga Technical University Open in Latvia. The Latvian grandmaster edged out Robert Hovhannisyan of Armenia on tiebreak after both finished on 7.5/9. Phot... http://www.chess.com/news/alexei-shirov-clinches-the-cup-in-riga-5581 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:12:59 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/alexei-shirov-clinches-the-cup-in-riga-5581 Superfinal: Tomashevsky Tops, Goryachkina Still Great Both sections in the Russian Championship Superfinal have two clear leaders with three rounds to go: GM Evgeny Tomashevsky and WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina. The latter will face GM Alexandra Kosteniuk on Tuesday. Earlier t... http://www.chess.com/news/superfinal-tomashevsky-tops-goryachkina-still-great-7160 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:15:55 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/superfinal-tomashevsky-tops-goryachkina-still-great-7160 Is Wesley So Ready For The Sinquefield Cup? GM Wesley So, the wildcard in the Sinquefield Cup that starts next weekend, participated in the Turkish League where he scored three wins, six draws and one loss. All photos courtesy of the Turkish Chess Federation. A previ... http://www.chess.com/news/is-wesley-so-ready-for-the-sinquefield-cup-1343 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:01:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/is-wesley-so-ready-for-the-sinquefield-cup-1343 Vishy Anand Plays Blind Opponent As "Algorithms" Documentary Launches On August 9th Viswanathan Anand played a friendly (blindfold) blitz game against a blind opponent in Chennai, on the occasion of the launch of the Algorithms documentary.  It was a fitting way to launch a documentary, from India, about... http://www.chess.com/news/blindfolded-anand-plays-blind-opponent-as-algorithms-documentary-launches-1715 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 05:50:55 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/blindfolded-anand-plays-blind-opponent-as-algorithms-documentary-launches-1715 Gelfand On His Trainer: “In A Way He Never Showed Me Anything” In a recent interview for US Chess, Boris Gelfand shared some memories about training with Albert Kapengut. Below you'll find some quotes, and the full interview embedded. At the invitation of Long Island Chess Mates, which runs the Summer Chess... http://www.chess.com/news/gelfand-on-his-trainer-in-a-way-he-never-showed-me-anything-3022 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:52:21 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/gelfand-on-his-trainer-in-a-way-he-never-showed-me-anything-3022 Teenagers Continue To Lead At Superfinal Two teenagers are doing great at the 68th Russian Championship Superfinal in Chita. Both 17-year-old GM Vladislav Artemiev and 16-year-old WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina are in shared first place. The open gro... http://www.chess.com/news/teenagers-continue-to-lead-at-superfinal-7511 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:59:57 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/teenagers-continue-to-lead-at-superfinal-7511 Admiral Jobava Fires His Cannons In Vlissingen He was the top seed by a small margin, but won convincingly. On Saturday, GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia finished in clear first place at the Hogeschool Zeeland tournament in Vlissingen, half a point ahead of Dutch IM Jorden ... http://www.chess.com/news/admiral-jobava-fires-his-cannons-in-vlissingen-8679 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:06:22 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/admiral-jobava-fires-his-cannons-in-vlissingen-8679