Titled Tuesday Now Every Week With Increased Prizes

Titled Tuesday Now Every Week With Increased Prizes

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2 hrs ago

With immediate effect, Chess.com's Titled Tuesday tournaments will be held every week instead of every month. Each tournament will feature a $1,600 prize fund. In response to COVID-19, Chess.com is creating opportunities for all titled players t...

Chess.com Month In Review: March 2020

Chess.com Month In Review: March 2020

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7 hrs ago

Hey, chess fans! Last month was crazy at Chess.com—and everywhere. As our normal lives and routines were suddenly interrupted, we were fortunate to still be able share in the fun and community of chess online. The Chess.com team kept bus...

Nordic Internet Club Cup Takes Off Today

Nordic Internet Club Cup Takes Off Today

PeterDoggers
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1 day ago

The Nordic Internet Club Cup, an online competition for Nordic chess clubs organized by the Icelandic Chess Federation, starts today on Chess.com. Russian talent GM Andrey Esipenko and Africa's number-one GM Bassem Amin are among the top players. ...

Man vs. Machine: Smerdon vs. Komodo

Man vs. Machine: Smerdon vs. Komodo

PeterDoggers
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3 days ago

Resuming our Man vs. Machine series, this week Chess.com is hosting a match between Australian grandmaster David Smerdon and Komodo. The chess engine will be playing with knight odds. The match, held in conjunction with a special anniversary iss...

A Pictorial Look-Back At The Candidates

A Pictorial Look-Back At The Candidates

PeterDoggers
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7 days ago

Much has been said about the FIDE Candidates Tournament, the postponement of the second half and the situation regarding GM Teimour Radjabov. It's easy to forget that chess fans saw a marvelous (half) tournament, one that provided a wealth of grea...

Arianne Caoili 1986-2020

Arianne Caoili 1986-2020

PeterDoggers
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10 days ago

Arianne Caoili, a former Oceania women's chess champion, Woman International Master, and an incredibly versatile human being, has died due to the consequences of a car crash. Caoili, the wife of Armenia's number-one grandmaster Levon Aronian,...

Teimour Radjabov: "I should consult a lawyer"

Teimour Radjabov: "I should consult a lawyer"

PeterDoggers
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13 days ago

GM Teimour Radjabov is considering legal action now that the second half of the FIDE Candidates tournament has been postponed amidst the coronavirus crisis. The Azerbaijani grandmaster, who predicted big problems and withdrew before the tournament...

FIDE Candidates Tournament Postponed

FIDE Candidates Tournament Postponed

PeterDoggers
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14 days ago

The second half of the FIDE Candidates Tournament has been postponed. The imminent interruption of air traffic between Russia and other countries forced the decision, according to a statement by FIDE. The players were informed of the postpo...

Saturday: Femme Batale 2 Team Chess For Charity

Saturday: Femme Batale 2 Team Chess For Charity

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13 days ago

Chess.com's Team Battle series continues on Saturday, March 28 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time (20:00 Central European Time) on Twitch.tv/Chess. This month's theme, Femme Batale will feature a women's continental clash between Europe and No...

FIDE Postpones Chess Olympiad To 2021

FIDE Postpones Chess Olympiad To 2021

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16 days ago

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) announced today that they will postpone the chess Olympiad, scheduled for August 5-17 in Moscow, Russia, to 2021. The decision was published on the FIDE website. The statement from the FIDE Council annou...