Shankland Wins Capablanca Memorial

Shankland Wins Capablanca Memorial

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2 hrs ago

Two weeks after his success at the U.S. Championship, Sam Shankland won another tournament: the Capablanca Memorial in Havana, Cuba. With a score of 7.5/10 and a 2829 performance rating the American grandmaster entered the world's top 30. T...

Ju Wenjun Wins Women's World Championship

Ju Wenjun Wins Women's World Championship

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2 days ago

Ju Wenjun is the new women's world champion. She drew with reigning champion Tan Zhongyi in the final game of the women's world championship in Chongqing today to set the final score at 5.5-4.5. It was a tense final game in a tens...

FIDE Money Transferred To Fiduciary Accounts

FIDE Money Transferred To Fiduciary Accounts

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5 days ago

On May 4, FIDE transferred its money to two fiduciary accounts after the Swiss bank UBS had closed its account at the start of the month. This was revealed by FIDE's treasurer on Sunday. It took the World Chess Federation two weeks, but finally ...

Women's World Champs: Tan Not Giving Up

Women's World Champs: Tan Not Giving Up

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6 days ago

With a win on Saturday Tan Zhongyi kept hopes alive to retain her title. After five decisive games there was finally another draw on Sunday resulting in a 4-3 lead for Ju Wenjun at the Women's World Championship.  Thursday and Friday w...

Ju Leads Women's World Championship At Half

Ju Leads Women's World Championship At Half

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9 days ago

Ju Wenjun beat Tan Zhongyi once again in game five and is leading the women's world championship with a two-point margin. Tomorrow the match resumes in Chongqing, China. The fifth game, played on Wednesday, was the last in the Int...

Evgeni Vasiukov, 1933-2018

Evgeni Vasiukov, 1933-2018

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9 days ago

GM Evgeni Vasiukov, a strong Russian grandmaster and a blitz specialist, died at the age of 85 Thursday morning in a Moscow hospital, the Russian Chess Federation confirmed to Chess.com. In 1958, a 15-year-old Bobby Fischer visited Moscow for th...

Nigel Short To Run For FIDE President

Nigel Short To Run For FIDE President

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12 days ago

Nigel Short is running for FIDE president.  It had been rumored for a few days, and today Short confirmed to Chess.com that he is the third candidate, besides the incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the current deputy president Georgios Makrop...

Study: Chess Grandmasters Live Longer

Study: Chess Grandmasters Live Longer

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13 days ago

Chess grandmasters tend to live longer than the general population. This is the conclusion of a study co-written by GM David Smerdon. At 96, Yuri Averbakh (Russia) is the world's oldest living grandmaster. That title used to be held by Hung...

Announcing The Arena Kings Streamers Championship

Announcing The Arena Kings Streamers Championship

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17 days ago

UPDATE: First event is today (Monday, May 14) at 12 noon Pacific! Building on the success of their arena tournament and chess-streaming platforms, Chess.com and Twitch will debut a revamped Arena Kings chess tournament series later this month, cul...

German Chess League Bundesliga Headed To Playoff

German Chess League Bundesliga Headed To Playoff

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18 days ago

The 2017-2018 Schachbundesliga season will be decided in a playoff held later this month. In the final "weekend" in Berlin, both Baden-Baden and Solingen won all three matches and finished on the same amount of match points. For the final three ...

FIDE: UBS Closing FIDE Bank Account Today

FIDE: UBS Closing FIDE Bank Account Today

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19 days ago

According to FIDE officials, UBS Bank in Switzerland is closing the account of the World Chess Federation today. FIDE still hasn't found a new bank. Today, UBS Bank's deadline for FIDE to find a new financial partner expires. As was announc...