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Yoo Shocks U.S. Champion So With Black

Yoo Shocks U.S. Champion So With Black

JackRodgers
| 15 hrs ago

The second day of the 2022 U.S. Chess Championships was a day of upsets as GM Christopher Yoo stunned 2021 champion GM Wesley So with the black pieces in a remarkably aggressive clash. Several results went the way of the underdogs in the women's e...

Niemann: 'This Game Is A Message To Everyone'

Niemann: 'This Game Is A Message To Everyone'

JackRodgers
| 1 day ago

GMs Hans Niemann and Sam Sevian were the two winners on the opening day of the U.S. Championship in St. Louis as Niemann looked to put to bed any speculations about his over-the-board play. The women's section saw four decisive results, including ...

Nakamura's Tuesday Dominance Continues

Nakamura's Tuesday Dominance Continues

NathanielGreen
| 2 days ago

GM Hikaru Nakamura won his third straight Titled Tuesday on October 4 with the rare score of 10.5/11, then nearly swept the event for the second straight week with a second-place finish in the late event. Instead, it was won by GM Matthias Bluebau...

Carlsen Sacs 2 Pawns, Scores Pretty Win

Carlsen Sacs 2 Pawns, Scores Pretty Win

PeterDoggers
| 2 days ago

GM Magnus Carlsen won a lovely game in the second round of the European Club Cup in Austria, sacrificing two pawns in the endgame in return for a strong attack. He won't play in Wednesday's third round, but GM Viswanathan Anand will be back at the...

So Edges Out Xiong, Aronian Knocks Out Sevian

So Edges Out Xiong, Aronian Knocks Out Sevian

NM NM_Vanessa
| 4 days ago

GM Wesley So overcame GM Jeffery Xiong in a neck-and-neck match with all decisive games to commence the round of 16 at the Chess.com Global Championship on Sunday. GM Levon Aronian went undefeated to knock out GM Sam Sevian in three games.  ...

Lagno Wins Astana FIDE Women's Grand Prix

Lagno Wins Astana FIDE Women's Grand Prix

PeterDoggers
| 8 days ago

Thanks to a strong finish, scoring five points over her last six games, GM Kateryna Lagno of Russia won the first leg of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Astana, Kazakhstan. She finished half a point ahead of her compatriot GM Aleksandra Goryachkina...

ChessKid Announces Library Chess Club Initiative

ChessKid Announces Library Chess Club Initiative

CHESScom
| 8 days ago

ChessKid is excited to announce its new Chess Clubs in Libraries initiative! This program sends out free club starter kits in North America. Each starter kit includes:  5 chess boards & pieces (sets) A "How the Pieces Move" poster F...

Carlsen Leads In Final vs. Erigaisi

Carlsen Leads In Final vs. Erigaisi

PeterDoggers
| 3 days ago

GM Magnus Carlsen won the first match vs. GM Arjun Erigaisi in the final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup on Saturday. Winning two games and finishing with a draw, the world champion needs only a tie in Sunday's match to win the tournament. How...