Cairns Cup: Gunina Overtakes Kosteniuk For Lead

Cairns Cup: Gunina Overtakes Kosteniuk For Lead

FM MikeKlein
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1 day ago

GM Valentina Gunina cannot be stopped. Well, she could be, were it not for the 30-move draw rule. Now winner of four consecutive games at the inaugural Cairns Cup, she explained today that she was only trying to make a draw after equalizing out of...

Research Finds Chess More Beneficial In Lower Grades

Research Finds Chess More Beneficial In Lower Grades

FM MikeKlein
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3 days ago

The preliminary findings of a multi-year study across the state of Alabama seem to indicate that chess instruction may improve student performance, especially amongst younger students. The study, conducted by researchers at Tennessee Tech and the ...

Chess.com Announces Bullet Chess Championship

Chess.com Announces Bullet Chess Championship

News
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4 days ago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com announces Bullet Chess Championship Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019—The best and fastest chess players in the world will compete this April in the Chess.com Bullet Chess Championship, the site announced ...

Cairns Cup: Kosteniuk Leads, Gunina Shines

Cairns Cup: Kosteniuk Leads, Gunina Shines

PeterDoggers
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4 days ago

With a score of 4.5/5 Alexandra Kosteniuk is the sole leader during the rest day at the Cairns Cup in St. Louis. Valentina Gunina scored a sparkling win in round five against Marie Sebag. Three more rounds have been played in St. Louis sinc...

PRO Chess Teams Score Big In Week Five

PRO Chess Teams Score Big In Week Five

NM SamCopeland
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5 days ago

The Mumbai Movers won one of the most exciting matches of the week as the PRO Chess League's two Indian teams clashed. Elsewhere, carnage ensued as the league saw a surprising number of blowouts as the Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers, New York Marshalls...

2019 Grand Chess Tour Participants Announced

2019 Grand Chess Tour Participants Announced

PeterDoggers
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7 days ago

After a year of absence, Magnus Carlsen is back as a participant of the Grand Chess Tour. The other 11 main players are Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Levon Aronian, Wesl...

Gibraltar Chess Festival: 3 Leaders After Round 8

Gibraltar Chess Festival: 3 Leaders After Round 8

FM MikeKlein
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16 days ago

There's been a slinky effect at the 2019 Gibraltar Chess Festival, with seemingly alternating rounds of a sole leader, followed by the leading score group bunching up again. After GM Vladislav Artemiev stretched the slinky by beating GM Hikaru N...

Duda Debuts In PRO Chess Battle Royale This Week

Duda Debuts In PRO Chess Battle Royale This Week

NM SamCopeland
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18 days ago

The PRO Chess League has always been known for its innovative formats. This Tuesday and Friday, we debut our first new format of 2019: Battle Royales! Diving into the action this week will be two PRO Chess League stars making their 2019 debuts, ...