WIM Ruth Haring, 1955-2018

WIM Ruth Haring, 1955-2018

FM MikeKlein
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Nov 30, 2018

After a life in chess, the former US Chess Federation president WIM Ruth Inez Haring died Thursday, November 29. She was 63. Haring was also the current FIDE zonal president for the United States. Haring lived in Chico, California an...

Computer Chess Championship Back For Rapid Redux

Computer Chess Championship Back For Rapid Redux

pete
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Nov 21, 2018

After two successful tournaments in the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship, we're ready to power up the world's best chess engines again in CCC 3: Rapid Redux. Based on fan feedback, the new championship will feature a smaller field of 16 str...

Puzzle Rush: Chess.com's New Addictive Feature

Puzzle Rush: Chess.com's New Addictive Feature

erik
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Nov 21, 2018

What if you took the satisfaction of solving puzzles and mixed it with the intensity of blitz chess? You'd have Puzzle Rush—Chess.com's new feature that has everyone with early access going crazy.  The rules are simple:  Solv...

Carlsen To Defend Tata Steel Chess Title

Carlsen To Defend Tata Steel Chess Title

PeterDoggers
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Nov 21, 2018

Magnus Carlsen will once again be playing in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, January 11-27, 2019 in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. The two external rounds will be played in Alkmaar and Leiden. Carlsen, who is currently defending his world champ...

Stockfish Wins Computer Chess Championship Blitz

Stockfish Wins Computer Chess Championship Blitz

pete
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Nov 19, 2018

The highest-rated chess engine of all time added another title to its resume this week as Stockfish decisively won the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship 2: Blitz Battle. The victory comes six weeks after Stockfish won the first revamped CCC:...

Anand Wins Tata Steel Chess India Blitz

Anand Wins Tata Steel Chess India Blitz

PeterDoggers
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Nov 14, 2018

Viswanathan Anand won the Tata Steel Chess India blitz tournament in Kolkata. "It was just the most magical day," said the Indian superstar, who tied for first with Hikaru Nakamura with 12.5/18 and then defeated the American grandmaster ...

Tomashevsky, Oparin Win November Titled Tuesday

Tomashevsky, Oparin Win November Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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Nov 14, 2018

Two Russians topped Chess.com's November Titled Tuesday with performances of 8.5/10 each. GM Evgeny Tomashevsky (@EvgenyT), known as "The Professor" for his solidity, glasses, and demeanor, and Grigory Oparin (@OparinGrigoriy), one of Russia's ris...