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Gunina Wins European Women's Championship

Gunina Wins European Women's Championship

IM JovankaHouska 5 days ago

GM Valentina Gunina won her third European gold at the women's championship in Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia. The Russian grandmaster finished ahead of GMs Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia, silver) and Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, bronze). IM Jovanka Houska reports. It seems that the European Chess Union certainly know how to make a European women’s championship memorable. In 2016, the theme was “Romanian beach party” while in 2017 “Riga city chic” was the order of the...

2 Unlikely Leaders At U.S. Chess Championships

2 Unlikely Leaders At U.S. Chess Championships

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

If you had GM Sam Shankland and WIM Annie Wang at the top of your fantasy chess bracket, congratulations, you're eating prime rib tonight. A little more than halfway through the 2018 U.S. Championships, these two unlikely tournament leaders head into the lone rest day with the field chasing them. Tomorrow is the rest day, so the chase pack will have 48 hours to figure out a plan. GM Sam Shankland, leading the U.S. Championship the latest he ever has. | Photo: Lennart Ootes/Saint...

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information

2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information

pete 6 hrs ago

The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 12 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a prize pool of $50,000. You can find important information on the event below. Broadcast and streaming Schedule Event prizes Detailed format List of players Rules Further information Promotional video trailer 2017 event Broadcast and streaming: All 2018 Speed Chess Championship matches will be broadcast live with full chess-master commentary...

Chess.com Blogs Of The Month: March 2018

Chess.com Blogs Of The Month: March 2018

News 13 hrs ago

Hello chess fans, We're not going to lie...we haven't been as attentive to our best bloggers as we should have been. We have so many great members contributing to the Chess.com community through their blogs. And we need to show them some love!  We're starting a monthly feature where we highlight some of the best blogs the authors on Chess.com. This list is by no means exhaustive...we'll be getting to the other great ones in the coming months! Here is our highlight reel for March 2018 (sorry...

Carlsen Gets 1st Win In Shamkir Chess; Topalov Leads

Carlsen Gets 1st Win In Shamkir Chess; Topalov Leads

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

Veselin Topalov maintained his lead at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir as he won (again from a worse position) vs David Navara. Magnus Carlsen scored his first win in round five vs Radoslaw Wojtaszek in an offbeat Sicilian. With only draws, the first three rounds saw quite a lot of fighting on the chessboards so perhaps it's not so strange that decisive games are starting to appear now in Shamkir. Yesterday one, today two—we're going in the right direction! Magnus Carlsen...

Wesley So Gets His Revenge

Wesley So Gets His Revenge

GM Gserper 3 days ago

One of the most shocking games in the history of the U.S. chess championship was played in 2015. Can you imagine one of the world's strongest players losing his game in just six moves playing White? This is exactly what happened! I was really puzzled when the live transmission of the game brought this: My first thought was that Wesley So forgot to turn off his cell phone and forfeited his game after an unexpected call from one of his well wishers. But of course, as you know, it wasn't the case....

IM Nino Khurtsidze, 1975-2018

IM Nino Khurtsidze, 1975-2018

Marignon 1 day ago

The world of chess is in grief as IM Nino Khurtsidze, one of the most talented players of her generation, succumbed to illness. She died yesterday at the age of 42. « Remembering Nino Khurtsidze » Photos Harald Fietz https://t.co/xqURNiD535 pic.twitter.com/6g6KyO1eZ3 — Europe-Echecs (@EuropeEchecs) April 22, 2018 Khurtsidze's first success came at the age of 13 when she played in the first league of the Soviet championship and became the champion...

Frank Marshall, Part 5: A Radical Change

Frank Marshall, Part 5: A Radical Change

IM Silman 4 days ago

Frank Marshall played quite a bit in 1915, but all his games were in the U.S. There were two reasons for this: First, World War I. Second: Marshall opened the Marshall Chess Club in New York! With new responsibilities and an inability to go to Europe, one might think that his chess would lose a bit of his strength. That wasn’t the case. He still had his attacking flare and he was also extremely hard to beat. Marshall via Wikipedia.  The New York National tournament was a great example....

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