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 BREAKING: Carlsen Signs World Championship Contract World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen has signed the contract to defend his title according to his manager, Espen Agdestein. The match will take place as scheduled in Sochi, Russia from November 7-28, 2014. Both Carlsen and Agdestein are in St. Lou... http://www.chess.com/news/breaking-carlsen-signs-world-championship-contract-3044 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:11:16 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/breaking-carlsen-signs-world-championship-contract-3044 Is Magnus Carlsen's World Title at Risk? | Update: Anand Has Signed the Contract The players' contracts for the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand need to be signed within a week, but Carlsen wants to postpone his decision until after the Sinquefield Cup, which starts today. “The dead... http://www.chess.com/news/is-magnus-carlsens-world-title-at-risk-1470 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:04:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/is-magnus-carlsens-world-title-at-risk-1470 Carlsen Wants to Postpone World Championship Match, Ilyumzhinov Says No | UPDATE According to its president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE has denied a request from Magnus Carlsen to postpone his world championship match with Viswanathan Anand. Carlsen is not happy with the match taking place in November in Sochi, but Ilyumzhinov, w... http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-wants-to-postpone-world-championship-match-ilyumzhinov-says-no-4653 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:27:24 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-wants-to-postpone-world-championship-match-ilyumzhinov-says-no-4653 Delegate Issues Deepen for FIDE Elections Update: FIDE published this on its web site to clarify statements made by Ank Stevens, a lawyer for Kasparov's team. The FIDE Presidential Election, to take place in the middle of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Norway, will make 181 delegates very i... 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 FIDE Extends Deadline For Olympiad Bidding, South Africa Protests The World Chess Federation has extended the bidding deadline for the 2017 Cup and the 2018 Olympiad until April 15th, despite having received two bids before the original deadline of April 1st. One of the bidders, the South African Chess Federatio... http://www.chess.com/news/fide-extends-deadline-for-olympiad-bidding-south-africa-protesting-6335 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 02:53:07 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/fide-extends-deadline-for-olympiad-bidding-south-africa-protesting-6335 Andrew Paulson Loses Vote of Confidence, Stalemate in English Chess Federation In an extraordinary meeting of the Board of the English Chess Federation eleven days ago Andrew Paulson, the ECF President, lost a vote of confidence. The situation reached an impasse as Mr Paulson decided not to step down. New developments can be... http://www.chess.com/news/andrew-paulson-lost-loses-confidence-ecf-board-but-does-not-step-down-1471 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:24:24 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/andrew-paulson-lost-loses-confidence-ecf-board-but-does-not-step-down-1471 Garry Kasparov: "Making the Difference" – Exclusive Interview Earlier this week we posted the news that Garry Kasparov is going to run for FIDE President. The 2014 elections will be held during the FIDE Congress, at the Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. Kasparov announced his candidacy during this week's FIDE Con... http://www.chess.com/news/garry-kasparov-making-the-difference--exclusive-interview-5872 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 05:43:31 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/garry-kasparov-making-the-difference--exclusive-interview-5872 BREAKING: Kasparov Announces Candidacy for FIDE President On Monday night in Tallinn (Estonia) Garry Kasparov announced his candidacy for the 2014 FIDE Presidential Elections. The 13th World Champion aims to "revitalize FIDE with a focus on serving the national federations and raising the commercial prof... http://www.chess.com/news/breaking-kasparov-announces-candidacy-for-fide-president-1854 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:40:06 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/breaking-kasparov-announces-candidacy-for-fide-president-1854 FIDE Confirms Ban In French Cheating Scandal The French Grandmaster Sebastien Feller, along with his compatriots GM Arnaud Hauchard and IM Cyril Marzolo have been suspended from playing in FIDE events for cheating in the 2010 Chess Olympiad. . The cheating was originally uncovered by the Fr... http://www.chess.com/news/fide-confirms-ban-in-franch-cheating-scandal-7995 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:17:59 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/fide-confirms-ban-in-franch-cheating-scandal-7995 FIDE Wins Case Versus English & Georgian Chess Federations When the Turkish organisers of the upcoming 2012 Chess Olympiad refused entry to arbiters from 7 countries that were suing FIDE there was an outcry at the ban from many parties, including the influential Russian Chess Federation. Nevertheless, th... http://www.chess.com/news/fide-wins-case-versus-english-amp-georgian-chess-federations-8122 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 08:44:31 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/fide-wins-case-versus-english-amp-georgian-chess-federations-8122 Kasparov Hints At FIDE Presidency Bid Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has hinted that he may stand for the FIDE Presidency in 2014 in order to remove the incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who has held the post since 1995. In an interview with Stefan Löffler for the German nat... http://www.chess.com/news/kasparov-hints-at-fide-presidency-bid-4642 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:44:52 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/kasparov-hints-at-fide-presidency-bid-4642 Russia Denounces Turkish Arbiter Ban The Russian Chess Federation has denounced the decision by the Turkish Chess Federation President Ali Nihat Yazici's to ban arbiters from England, Georgia, Germany, France, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United States of America from officiating at ... http://www.chess.com/news/russia-denounces-turkish-arbiter-ban-7418 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:24:02 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/russia-denounces-turkish-arbiter-ban-7418 Turkey Bans Olympiad Arbiters of Seven Countries The Chess Olympiad is a huge biennial celebration of chess, with national teams from virtually every country in the world participating. Sadly, it as also frequently a magnet for controversies, and the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Turkey has followed t... http://www.chess.com/news/turkey-bans-olympiad-arbiters-of-seven-countries-8086 Sun, 10 Jun 2012 00:35:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/turkey-bans-olympiad-arbiters-of-seven-countries-8086 FIDE - 4 Year Event Calendar The current furore over FIDE's scheduling of the next Candidates Tournament in such a way as to cause maximum disruption to two existing successful commercial tournaments, seems to have provoked a clear response: Tough. FIDE have now announced a ... http://www.chess.com/news/fide---4-year-event-calendar-4292 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:40:56 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/fide---4-year-event-calendar-4292 London Confirmed As Candidates Venue After twitter rumours led to much speculation and an apparent confirmation from FIDE President Kirsan Illyumzhinov, London has now been officially confirmed as the venue for the 2012 Candidates Tournament by an AGON press release which was re-publ... http://www.chess.com/news/london-confirmed-as-candidates-venue-7026 Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:49:37 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/london-confirmed-as-candidates-venue-7026 London Calling For The Candidates? Believing 'news' that you read on Twitter can be a foolish pastime, so despite days of speculation on the popular micro-blogging site, chess fans and press alike have understandably waited for official confirmation of a remarkable rumour. Now it ... http://www.chess.com/news/london-calling-for-the-candidates-7645 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:40:24 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/london-calling-for-the-candidates-7645 Susan Polgar Leaving Texas Tech The Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) is moving from from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas to Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri in June this year.Susan Polgar (pictured) confirmed the move, adding that 8 leading m... http://www.chess.com/news/susan-polgar-leaving-texas-tech-7855 Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:59:18 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/susan-polgar-leaving-texas-tech-7855 Lev Aronian: I Won't Play In Azerbaijan Armenian GM Lev Aronian, currently ranked #2 in the world and recent winner of the 2012 Tata Steel tournament has issued an open letter to FIDE making it clear that if Azerbaijan is chosen as the host country for the 2012 Candidates tournament, he... http://www.chess.com/news/lev-aronian-i-wont-play-in-azerbaijan-4044 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:40:28 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/lev-aronian-i-wont-play-in-azerbaijan-4044 Chess Journalist In Tournament Ban The recent Reggio Emilia tournament won by Anish Giri in Italy certainly delivered lots of excitement on the board, but there was some off-the-board disquiet about the last-minute exclusion of defending champion Vugar Gashimov from the event. Gas... http://www.chess.com/news/chess-journalist-in-tournament-ban-4546 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:37:54 -0800 http://www.chess.com/news/chess-journalist-in-tournament-ban-4546 Candidates Matches Scrapped? There has been no official announcement yet from FIDE, but the apparently semi-official WhyChess website of GM Vladislav Tkachiev reports that FIDE has decided to scrap Candidates Matches for the next WCC cycle in favour of a double round-robin Ca... http://www.chess.com/news/candidates-matches-scrapped-9113 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:24:54 -0700 http://www.chess.com/news/candidates-matches-scrapped-9113