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 John Nunn Behind the Board Again at World Seniors He played his last official game of chess in August 2006, but now he's back at the chess board: John Nunn. The English GM and acclaimed author is playing in the 50+ World Seniors in Katerini, Greece. Image from the World Seniors Facebook page ... http://www.chess.com/news/john-nunn-behind-the-board-again-at-world-seniors-2325 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:52:56 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/john-nunn-behind-the-board-again-at-world-seniors-2325 Tashkent GP: Jobava Also Beats Gelfand; Joins Andreikin, Nakamura After clinching Chess.com's first Titled Tuesday on a Wednesday, Baadur Jobava duly continued winning. The Georgian grandmaster defeated Boris Gelfand in round eight of the Grand Prix in Tashkent, and is now tied for first place w... http://www.chess.com/news/tashkent-gp-jobava-also-beats-gelfand-joins-andreikin-and-nakamura-2657 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:53:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/tashkent-gp-jobava-also-beats-gelfand-joins-andreikin-and-nakamura-2657 Jobava Stays Up Late, Routs Chess.com's First Titled Tuesday What would you do if it were midnight and you were a last-minute replacement to compete for world championship qualification? If you're GM Baadur Jobava, you log on to Chess.com and crush the field in the first "Titled Tuesday." For the top Geor... http://www.chess.com/news/jobava-stays-up-late-routs-chesscoms-first-titled-player-tuesday-6127 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:25:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/jobava-stays-up-late-routs-chesscoms-first-titled-player-tuesday-6127 Caruana, Karjakin Winners in 7th Round Tashkent GP Fabiano Caruana got back to 50 percent today at the Grand Prix in Tashkent as Boris Gelfand blundered a double attack. Sergey Karjakin bounced back after two losses, and beat Anish Giri. After round 5, Caruana said: “A lot o... http://www.chess.com/news/caruana--karjakin-winners-in-7th-round-tashkent-gp-8738 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:39:14 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/caruana--karjakin-winners-in-7th-round-tashkent-gp-8738 Karpov Shines in Cap d'Agde Anatoly Karpov was the center of attention at the Cap d'Agde chess festival held last week. The 12th world champion did not disappoint. Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Cap d'Agde, the French seaside resort on the Mediterranean sea, host... http://www.chess.com/news/karpov-shines-in-cap-dagde-5318 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:52:49 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/karpov-shines-in-cap-dagde-5318 Andreikin Crushes Karjakin, Catches Nakamura in Tashkent GP Sergey Karjakin got crushed today at the Grand Prix in Tashkent by Dmitry Andreikin, who now leads the pack together with Hikaru Nakamura, who drew with Fabiano Caruana. The theme of the sixth round seemed to be calculating in tim... http://www.chess.com/news/tashkent-gp-andreikin-crushes-karjakin-catches-nakamura-9489 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:51:35 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/tashkent-gp-andreikin-crushes-karjakin-catches-nakamura-9489 Nakamura Grabs the Lead in Tashkent as Vachier-Lagrave Loses First A new leader has emerged at the Grand Prix in Tashkent: Hikaru Nakamura. The U.S. grandmaster is the only player on 3.5/5 after beating Boris Gelfand since Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost to Dmitry Jakovenko. Baadur Jobava won his second g... http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-grabs-the-lead-in-tashkent-as-vachier-lagrave-loses-first-1313 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:55:52 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-grabs-the-lead-in-tashkent-as-vachier-lagrave-loses-first-1313 Magnus Carlsen to Feature in Norwegian Donald Duck Magnus Carlsen will soon feature in the Norwegian Donald Duck magazine. The Norwegian chess player will be part of a story in the magazine to be released in November. This was reported by NRK. This nice story was picked up by Chessbase&nbsp... http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-to-feature-in-norwegian-donald-duck-3022 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:43:47 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-to-feature-in-norwegian-donald-duck-3022 “MVL” Still Leads in Tashkent After 6 Draws in Round 4 In round 4 all games at the Grand Prix in Tashkent ended in draws. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is still half a point ahead of Hikaru Nakaura, Sergey Karjakin and Dmitry Andreikin.  Six draws, and so nothing changed in the standing... http://www.chess.com/news/six-draws-in-round-4-in-tashkent-7139 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:53:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/six-draws-in-round-4-in-tashkent-7139 Carlsen to Play Tata Steel, But First There's the Petrosian Memorial After one year of absence, Magnus Carlsen will be back in Wijk aan Zee for the 77th Tata Steel chess tournament. Another super tournament, though, will start  November 3: the Petrosian Memorial. Tashir Chess In chronological order, this... http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-to-play-tata-steel-but-first-theres-the-petrosian-memorial-4617 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:54:13 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-to-play-tata-steel-but-first-theres-the-petrosian-memorial-4617 Three Winners in Tashkent; Vachier-Lagrave Still on Top On Thursday, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave drew with Teimour Radjabov but continues to lead the Tashkent Grand Prix after three rounds of play. Sergey Karjakin (vs Dmitry Jakovenko), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (vs Boris Gelfand) and Baadur Jo... http://www.chess.com/news/three-winners-in-tashkent-vachier-lagrave-still-on-top-4455 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:13:47 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/three-winners-in-tashkent-vachier-lagrave-still-on-top-4455 Not Vishy Anand but Hou Yifan Wins Corsican Circuit Rapid Final Hou Yifan of China won the 18th Corsica Masters on Wednesday, beating Sergey Fedorchuk of Ukraine in the final. In the semi-finals, Fedorchuk had eliminated none other than Viswanathan Anand. The traditional Corsica festival in October... http://www.chess.com/news/not-viswanthan-anand-but-hou-yifan-wins-corsican-circuit-rapid-final-4050 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:02:11 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/not-viswanthan-anand-but-hou-yifan-wins-corsican-circuit-rapid-final-4050 Vachier-Lagrave Moves to 2/2 in Tashkent; Did Caruana Miss a Win? Maxime Vachier-Lagrave leads the pack at the Tashkent Grand Prix after beating local hero Rustam Kasimdzhanov on Wednesday. All other games ended in draws, but Fabiano Caruana came especially close to a win against... http://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-moves-to-22-in-tashkent-did-caruana-miss-a-win-5546 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:52:51 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-moves-to-22-in-tashkent-did-caruana-miss-a-win-5546 Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Andreikin Win as Tashkent Grand Prix Takes Off Less than a week after the first Grand Prix in Baku, the second one has started today in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In the first round Fabiano Caruana went down against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Dmitry Andreikin and Hikaru Nakamura were the o... http://www.chess.com/news/tashkent-grand-prix-takes-off-wins-for-andreikin-nakamura-vachier-lagrave-2387 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:13:30 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/tashkent-grand-prix-takes-off-wins-for-andreikin-nakamura-vachier-lagrave-2387 Unive Chess: Giri, Jobava Win Matches; Mikhalevski Tops Open At the Univé Chess festival in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands, Anish Giri and Baadur Jobava won their matches against Alexei Shirov and Jan Timman respectively. In both cases the final score was 4.5-1.5. Victor Mikhalevski emerged as the... http://www.chess.com/news/unive-chess-giri-and-jobava-win-their-matches-mikhalevski-takes-the-open-3785 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:59:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/unive-chess-giri-and-jobava-win-their-matches-mikhalevski-takes-the-open-3785 Nigel Short Wins First PokerStars Isle of Man International Nigel Short won the first PokerStars Isle of Man International. “I am ecstatic. So pleased with my result,” tweeted the 49-year-old English grandmaster after finishing on 7.5/9, a full point ahead of the pack. Between 3 and 12 O... http://www.chess.com/news/nigel-short-wins-first-pokerstars-isle-of-man-international-3554 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:55:34 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/nigel-short-wins-first-pokerstars-isle-of-man-international-3554 Monthly Titled Tournaments and Cash Prizes to Start on Chess.com PRESS RELEASE -- Starting October 28th, Chess.com will launch "Titled Tuesdays": Live tournaments open to titled players only, with cash prizes will be held on the last Tuesday of every month. Do you love playing in live chess? Now everyon... http://www.chess.com/news/monthly-titled-tournaments-and-cash-prizes-to-start-on-chesscom-7889 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:45:20 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/monthly-titled-tournaments-and-cash-prizes-to-start-on-chesscom-7889 Vachier-Lagrave to Duel Andreikin in Death Match 29 This is the one you've been waiting for: the Death Match that promises to go faster than any other. Two world top-30 players, who also excel at blitz, will step into the ring for Death Match 29 on Saturday, November 22 at noon Eastern (GMT -4), ... http://www.chess.com/news/andreikin-and-vachier-lagrave-duel-in-death-match-29-2515 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:02:59 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/andreikin-and-vachier-lagrave-duel-in-death-match-29-2515 Univé Chess: Giri-Shirov, Jobava-Timman and the Open The traditional Univé Chess festival in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands is under way with two 6-game matches (Giri-Shirov and Jobava-Timman) and an open tournament. Matches Anish Giri has made an excellent impression so far in his home count... http://www.chess.com/news/univ-matches-open-underway-in-hoogeveen-7826 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:23:14 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/univ-matches-open-underway-in-hoogeveen-7826 Wesley So Wins 6-Figure Check in Millionaire Chess You don't have to be Fabiano Caruana to win $100,000 in a tournament. Being in the world top ten does help, though. A few weeks after Caruana, the world number two, earned six-figures for his demolition of the Sinquefield Cup, GM Wesley So earne... http://www.chess.com/news/millionaire-chess-concludes-with-6-figure-check-to-wesley-so-7896 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:06:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/millionaire-chess-concludes-with-6-figure-check-to-wesley-so-7896