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 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 Dragoljub Velimirović, 1942-2014 Serbian Grandmaster Dragoljub Velimirović died recently at the age of 72, as reported on Twitter by the Serbian publishing company Chess Informant. Born in Valjevo, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), Velimirović represented his home country in six ... http://www.chess.com/news/dragoljub-velimirovi-1942-2014-6793 Fri, 23 May 2014 12:49:29 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/dragoljub-velimirovi-1942-2014-6793 Ugandan Chess Star Barnstorms U.S. Haven't heard of Phiona Mutesi? You will soon. The most famous player in the history of Ugandan chess is coming to America, and perhaps to the silver screen.  A member of Ugandan Women's Olympiad team, Mutesi was featured in an article... http://www.chess.com/news/ugandan-chess-star-barnstorms-us-9566 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:40:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/ugandan-chess-star-barnstorms-us-9566 Hikaru Nakamura: “I feel good. I'm optimistic.” Hikaru Nakamura is an outsider. While others were reading books, he played blitz online. Where others prefer to be quiet, he is fairly outspoken. Where others keep a poker face during games, he often shows his emotions. Less than a week before his... http://www.chess.com/news/hikaru-nakamura-i-feel-good-im-optimistic-1927 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:13:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/hikaru-nakamura-i-feel-good-im-optimistic-1927 Anand: “This result for me is a bit like oxygen” (Updated) After spending an extra free day in Khanty-Mansiysk and attending the closing ceremony, Vishy Anand travelled back to India. At a meeting organized by his sponsor he spoke to many Indian media, and in this article a selection of his comments and a... http://www.chess.com/news/anand-this-result-for-me-is-a-bit-like-oxygen-7771 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:46:57 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/anand-this-result-for-me-is-a-bit-like-oxygen-7771 3059 Performance For Ivanchuk at Latvian Railway Open Vassily Ivanchuk reigned supreme at the Latvian Railway Open, a strong rapid tournament held over the weekend in Latvia, Riga. The 45-year-old Ukrainian started with 9.0/9 (!) and won the tournament with 13.0/14 (two draws and twelve wins), three ... http://www.chess.com/news/3059-performance-for-ivanchuk-at-latvian-railway-open-5932 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:49:38 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/3059-performance-for-ivanchuk-at-latvian-railway-open-5932 Carlsen on Reddit: “I always kept a very positive mindset” Just like Hikaru Nakamura last month, on Wednesday Magnus Carlsen did an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, the social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of links or text posts. Again the r... http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-on-reddit-6919 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:39:53 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-on-reddit-6919 Pucks and Pawns - Nakamura Teams With Hockey Chess and hockey may not seem like a natural fit, unless you're the U.S. number one. Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, a longtime fan of the NHL, will finally get his chance to play chess at a hockey game. This Sunday, March 16, he will host a chess ex... http://www.chess.com/news/pucks-and-pawns---nakamura-teams-with-hockey-8843 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:09:20 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/pucks-and-pawns---nakamura-teams-with-hockey-8843 Nakamura on Reddit: “Focus is the key” On Wednesday Hikaru Nakamura did an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, a social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of links or text posts. The result was a very honest and interesting ... http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-on-reddit-6863 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:39:25 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-on-reddit-6863 Magnus Carlsen Launches Chess App On Tuesday Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen launched his very own chess app. At a press conference in Oslo, the 23-year-old Norwegian presented the app Play Magnus, with which chess fans can play against Carlsen at different levels since the ag... http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-launches-chess-app-2094 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:37:37 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-launches-chess-app-2094 Magnus Carlsen's YouTube Channel And New G-Star Campaign Video Here's a brief update on Magnus Carlsen, the 23-year-old World Champion from Norway who is still quite busy taking chess “outside the box”. Recently he started his own YouTube Channel, and today the brand new, spectacular G-Star Raw vi... http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-youtube-channel-g-star-video-upcoming-events-8577 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:58:24 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-youtube-channel-g-star-video-upcoming-events-8577 GM Gyula Sax, 1951-2014 Famous Grandmaster Gyula Sax, several times national champion of Hungary and former Candidates Tournament player, died January 25, 2014 of an apparent heart attack. He was 62. GM Gyula Sax, 1951-2014 (photo: Wikimedia Commons) Sax also was on... http://www.chess.com/news/gm-gyula-sax-1951-2014-2990 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:39:14 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/gm-gyula-sax-1951-2014-2990 Nakamura Officially World's #3 on FIDE’s January Rating List America's number one grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura moved to #3 in the world rankings by January 1st, 2014, when the new FIDE rating list was published. Nakamura reached his highest position ever with a 2789 rating, two points more than Vladimir Kr... http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-officially-worlds-3-on-fides-january-rating-list-1630 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 08:51:24 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-officially-worlds-3-on-fides-january-rating-list-1630 Well Done, Magnus! The following story was sent to us by one of our readers, with the simple accompanying text: For my friends and for chess lovers. Five years ago – in the autumn of 2008 – I was working as a photographer at the Chess Olympiad in ... http://www.chess.com/news/well-done-magnus-4587 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:36:59 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/well-done-magnus-4587 Svidler is FIDE Candidates Wildcard The Russian organizers have chosen GM Peter Svidler as the lone wildcard to the 2014 FIDE Candidates Tournament, to be held in Khanty-Mansisyk in Siberia from March 12-30. The official statement on FIDE's web site is here. They were free to choo... http://www.chess.com/news/svidler-is-fide-candidate-wildcard-3854 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:29:45 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/svidler-is-fide-candidate-wildcard-3854 Anand in Die Zeit: "Go there, sit down, play well" In ten days from now, Anand-Carlsen will take off in Chennai — you will hardly have missed that! This particular chess event is so big, that many mainstream media are posting preview articles. One of these is the major German newspaper Die Z... http://www.chess.com/news/anand-in-die-zeit-go-there-sit-down-play-well-9180 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:32:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/anand-in-die-zeit-go-there-sit-down-play-well-9180 Irina Krush Earns GM Title After a dozen years with the IM title, Irina Krush is finally a GM-elect. She becomes the first American woman to achieve the threshhold while representing the U.S. The first norm came right after becoming an International Master, then nothing fo... http://www.chess.com/news/irina-krush-earns-gm-title-2750 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:32:46 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/irina-krush-earns-gm-title-2750 Igor Kurnosov (28) Dies in Traffic Accident On Thursday the strong Russian grandmaster Igor Kurnosov died in a car crash in his home town Chelyabinsk. The 28-year-old chess player, who had just returned from the open tournament in Biel, was hit by a car while crossing the road, and die... http://www.chess.com/news/igor-kurnosov-dies-at-28-1039 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:59:09 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/igor-kurnosov-dies-at-28-1039 Anand's Opinion Of The Candidates The Indian Express has published an interview with reigning world chess champion Viswanathan Anand, covering his thoughts on the 2013 Candidates Tournament in London, and how he assesses the winner, world #1, and now his title challenger, Magnus C... http://www.chess.com/news/anands-opinion-of-the-candidates-4859 Sun, 07 Apr 2013 03:39:36 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/anands-opinion-of-the-candidates-4859 Urgent Appeal By IM Melia Salome One of the competitors at the Women's World Team Championships in Kazakhstan is Melia Salome (pictured), representing second seeds Georgia. Melia played her first game of the tournament in the second round, where she defeated Natacha Benmesbah to... http://www.chess.com/news/appeal-by-im-melia-salome-3591 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:39:30 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/appeal-by-im-melia-salome-3591