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Play Against The New Halloween Bots

Play Against The New Halloween Bots

CHESScom
| 9 hrs ago

The spookiest night of the year is almost upon us, but you don't need to be scared. It turns out that some monsters actually enjoy a good game of chess! You can now play against two brand new Halloween bots—but do it quickly, before they dis...

Collegiate Chess League Round 4: Begim Wins Big

Collegiate Chess League Round 4: Begim Wins Big

JoeBruin
| 3 days ago

The Collegiate Chess League is officially past the halfway mark, and teams are starting to jock for playoff positions. With only three rounds remaining in the regular season, every point earned could be the difference between being eliminated or n...

Nakamura Wins October 19 Titled Tuesday

Nakamura Wins October 19 Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
| 1 day ago

GM Hikaru Nakamura scored 10/11 and won Titled Tuesday on October 19, his first victory in the event since a perfect 11/11 performance on August 17. GM Boris Savchenko finished second ahead of third-place GM Alexander Zubov on the tiebreak score, ...

Wesley So Wins 2021 US Chess Championship

Wesley So Wins 2021 US Chess Championship

IM YuriyKrykun
| 6 days ago

GM Wesley So won the playoff tiebreaks and is the 2021 U.S. Chess Champion. After 11 rounds of play in the 2021 U.S. Chess Championship, three GMs shared first place: So, Fabiano Caruana, and Sam Sevian. These three played a rapid playoff to ...

Pivotal Pawns Win 2021 Chess Super League

Pivotal Pawns Win 2021 Chess Super League

PeterDoggers
| 7 days ago

The Pivotal Pawns won the first edition of the Chess Super League on Sunday. The Kingslayers were beaten in one single armageddon game after both teams had won one match with the same 3.5-2.5 score. GM Zhansaya Abdumalik became the star for the Pa...

Chess Super League R4: Draw Drama

Chess Super League R4: Draw Drama

PeterDoggers
| 10 days ago

Round four of the Chess Super League saw three players dramatically losing their games due to offering a draw before move 40, which is prohibited at this tournament. With one round to go in the round-robin phase, the Kingslayers are in the lead. ...

Chess Super League R3: 3-Way Tie For 1st Place

Chess Super League R3: 3-Way Tie For 1st Place

PeterDoggers
| 11 days ago

The round-robin phase of the Chess Super League is still wide open after three rounds of play. The Brutal Bishops, Ruthless Rooks, and Kingslayers are currently in a tie for first place with four match points. How to watch?The games of th...

US Chess Championships R7: Sevian, So Join Leaders

US Chess Championships R7: Sevian, So Join Leaders

IM YuriyKrykun
| 10 days ago

In round seven of the 2021 U.S. Chess Championship, two players joined GM Aleksandr Lenderman atop the standings: GM Sam Sevian scored another win, this time as Black versus GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista, while GM Wesley So beat GM John M.Burke, also w...

Van Foreest Wins October 12 Titled Tuesday

Van Foreest Wins October 12 Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
| 12 days ago

GM Jorden van Foreest took home first place in Titled Tuedsay on October 12, his first-ever win in the event. Van Foreest's score of 10/11, which he achieved while playing 1.a3 or 1...a6 in eight straight games, was enough to win without the tiebr...