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Is Classical Chess Being 'Phased Out'?

Is Classical Chess Being 'Phased Out'?

NM AnthonyLevin
| 5 hrs ago

Classical chess, sometimes called "slow chess," for a long time has been the standard form of tournament play. When one thinks of historic, monumental chess matches, one thinks especially of titanic world championships and Candidates tournaments&m...

Unstoppable Kosteniuk Perfect So Far In Munich

Unstoppable Kosteniuk Perfect So Far In Munich

JackRodgers
| 1 day ago

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk continued her unbeaten run in the Munich FIDE Women's Grand Prix in round four after slaying GM Tan Zhongyi's Hyper Accelerated Dragon. The fourth straight victory for the "Chess Queen" pushes her out to a remarkable 1.5-poi...

Kosteniuk Goes 3-0, Extends Lead to Full Point

Kosteniuk Goes 3-0, Extends Lead to Full Point

NM NM_Vanessa
| 2 days ago

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk increased her lead in the Munich FIDE Women's Grand Prix to a full point, reaching 3-0 by defeating WGM Dinara Wagner in a dynamic battle. WGM Zhu Jiner scored her first victory by gaining the upper hand in a tactical...

Chess.com Hits #1 In iOS App Store

Chess.com Hits #1 In iOS App Store

PedroPinhata
| 13 hrs ago

Chess fans had one more reason to celebrate on February 2. The game we all love became the most popular free game on the iOS app store, reaching the number-one spot in 28 countries. It also featured among the top 10 in 18 other countries. It f...

4 Decisive King Attacks By Early Leaders

4 Decisive King Attacks By Early Leaders

NM NM_Vanessa
| 3 days ago

The second leg of the 2022-2023 FIDE Women's Grand Prix kicked off with four decisive games in round one, featuring ferocious king attacks by GMs Tan Zhongyi, Nana Dzagnidze, Alexandra Kosteniuk, and Elisabeth Paehtz.  How to watch? The gam...

Battle Against The A.I. Bots!

Battle Against The A.I. Bots!

CHESScom
| 5 days ago

What if I told you that Chess.com, as you know it, is nothing but a lie? That the moves you play, the blunders you make... that the whole website is nothing but a prison designed to keep us from winning chess games? Unfortunately, I would be lyi...

Clock Ticks Down on Abdusattorov's Rivals

Clock Ticks Down on Abdusattorov's Rivals

NM NM_Vanessa
| 8 days ago

With a seamless draw vs. GM Wesley So in the penultimate round, GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov enters the last day of the 2023 Tata Steel Chess Tournament still in the sole tournament lead. He's been at the forefront of the field since day one and held ...

Carlsen Rises With 3 Rounds Left

Carlsen Rises With 3 Rounds Left

NM NM_Vanessa
| 11 days ago

In round 10, GM Magnus Carlsen scored a fourth victory at the 2023 Tata Steel Chess Tournament, defeating GM Parham Maghsoodloo in a double-edged tussle. The world champion is now within striking distance of the top two. GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov...

Nakamura Wins Another Tuesday

Nakamura Wins Another Tuesday

NathanielGreen
| 12 days ago

GM Hikaru Nakamura was victorious in another Titled Tuesday on January 24, his second in a row. Nakamura started 6/6, went undefeated, and scored 9.5/11 to defeat GMs Baadur Jobava and Matthias Bluebaum on tiebreaks. There was only one tournamen...

Giri Defeats Ding, Narrows Abdusattorov's Lead

Giri Defeats Ding, Narrows Abdusattorov's Lead

NM NM_Vanessa
| 13 days ago

GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov maintained his lead with a nearly seven-hour display of exceptional defensive technique vs. GM Vincent Keymer in round nine of the 2023 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. GM Anish Giri is now in a close second, narrowing th...