Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Bilbao Masters Ends With Three Draws The final round of the Bilbao Masters ended with three relatively quick draws. On Friday, Magnus Carlsen had already secured tournament victory with a round to spare. The players at the closing ceremony together with the winner of... https://www.chess.com/news/bilbao-masters-ends-with-three-draws-4726 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:08:47 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/bilbao-masters-ends-with-three-draws-4726 Carlsen Finally Beats Giri, Clinches Bilbao Masters With Round To Spare Magnus Carlsen finally managed to beat Anish Giri in a classical game. The victory also secured the Norwegian victory in the Bilbao Masters with a round to spare since the other two games were drawn. After losing hi... https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-finally-beats-giri-clinches-bilbao-masters-with-round-to-spare-6178 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:31:47 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-finally-beats-giri-clinches-bilbao-masters-with-round-to-spare-6178 Kasparov Beats Greece, Anand Becomes Doctor, Kiwi Street Chess Returns Back in his world-champion days, GM Garry Kasparov used to challenge himself by playing clock simuls against entire national teams. He beat Germany, he beat Israel, he beat the Czech Republic. Last month he was back, this time against a colle... https://www.chess.com/news/kasparov-beats-greece-anand-becomes-doctor-kiwi-street-chess-returns-1280 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:43:57 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/kasparov-beats-greece-anand-becomes-doctor-kiwi-street-chess-returns-1280 Bilbao Masters: So Pushes Giri Further Down Wesley So defeated Anish Giri in the eighth round of the Bilbao Masters and in doing so he pushed the Dutch GM to last place. Wei-Nakamura and Karjakin-Carlsen were drawn; the world champion missed a good chance (the unnatural looking 15... https://www.chess.com/news/bilbao-masters-so-pushes-giri-further-down-8946 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:42:25 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/bilbao-masters-so-pushes-giri-further-down-8946 Jeffery Xiong Proves Too Strong At U.S. Junior Jeffery Xiong holds the title of highest rated player in the world under the age of 16. This weekend he added another achievement to his already impressive résumé: U.S. Junior Champion. Photos courtesy of Austin Full... https://www.chess.com/news/jeffery-xiong-proves-too-strong-at-u-s-junior-7657 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:10:19 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/jeffery-xiong-proves-too-strong-at-u-s-junior-7657 No Heart-Pounding Games In Bilbao Round 7 All three games in round seven ended in draws at the Bilbao Masters. Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, who allowed their heart rate and energy use to be measured during play, were the first to split the point. Today's seventh round w... https://www.chess.com/news/no-heart-pumping-games-in-bilbao-s-7th-round-4084 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:24:00 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/no-heart-pumping-games-in-bilbao-s-7th-round-4084 Komodo Overwhelms Erenburg In Odds Rematch In the never-ending saga of Man vs Machine, GM Sergey Erenburg became the first grandmaster to return for a rematch against Komodo when he tackled the beast in a match of two-pawn odds on June 16-17. Erenburg's willingness to cont... https://www.chess.com/news/komodo-overcomes-erenburg-in-2-pawn-odds-rematch-9996 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:52:44 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/komodo-overcomes-erenburg-in-2-pawn-odds-rematch-9996 Giri 'Hallucinates' In Bilbao, Loses Berlin Endgame To Wei Yi “I hallucinated,” was how Anish Giri explained his big error (32...Ke6) today at the Bilbao Masters. He lost a drawn position to Wei Yi, who is now back to 50 percent. Nakamura-Carlsen and So-Karjakin were drawn. Though Monday w... https://www.chess.com/news/giri-hallicunates-in-bilbao-loses-berlin-endgame-to-wei-yi-5015 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:09:45 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/giri-hallicunates-in-bilbao-loses-berlin-endgame-to-wei-yi-5015 Not Perfecto, But Nepo Conquers Hainan Island Like GM Sergey Karjakin last year, the Chinese delegation will be happy to see GM Ian Nepomniachtchi leave the country. The Russian grandmaster broke out to a lead in the first half of the Hainan Danzhou Classic by beating a trio of host play... https://www.chess.com/news/not-perfecto-but-nepo-conquers-hainan-island-8683 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:01:02 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/not-perfecto-but-nepo-conquers-hainan-island-8683 Kramnik Wins, Shares 2nd With Dominguez, Caruana Behind Vachier-Lagrave Yesterday, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave secured first place in Dortmund's Sparkassen Chess Meeting. With a draw in the final round today, he solidified a 12.8 rating point gain, locked in a post-tournament rating of 2810.8, and secured his&nbs... https://www.chess.com/news/kramnik-wins-shares-2nd-with-dominguez-caruana-behind-vachier-lagrave-9822 Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:03:02 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/kramnik-wins-shares-2nd-with-dominguez-caruana-behind-vachier-lagrave-9822 Three Draws In Bilbao; Giri Still Undefeated Vs Carlsen The fifth round of the Bilbao Masters in Bilbao saw three draws. Magnus Carlsen was better in the endgame, but he still hasn't managed to beat Anish Giri in any of their 15 classical games, ever since Giri won their first encou... https://www.chess.com/news/three-draws-in-bilbao-giri-still-undefeated-vs-carlsen-7796 Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:47:09 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/three-draws-in-bilbao-giri-still-undefeated-vs-carlsen-7796 Vachier-Lagrave Wins Again, Clinches 1st In Dortmund Maxime Vachier-Lagrave continued to look nigh untouchable in round six of Dortmund's Sparkassen Chess Meeting. Victory against Ruslan Ponomariov puts him at 5.0/6 and secures first place with a round to go. Clinching ... https://www.chess.com/news/vahier-lagrave-wins-again-clinches-1st-in-dortmund-6289 Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:54:58 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/vahier-lagrave-wins-again-clinches-1st-in-dortmund-6289 Magnus Carlsen Again Only Winner In Bilbao For the third day in a row, Magnus Carlsen was the only winner at the Bilbao Masters in Bilbao. With a quick win versus Wesley So against the Berlin Defense, he increased his lead to three points. “I stil... https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-again-only-winner-in-bilbao-8483 Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:06:14 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-again-only-winner-in-bilbao-8483 Vachier-Lagrave Plays Pac-Man, Gobbles Pawns To Extend Lead After a day of rest which sadly included yet another attack on his home country's soil, French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave managed to re-funnel his mental energy into a win against GM Evgeniy Najer. He also doubled his lead to a full point (4.0/5) i... https://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-plays-pac-man-gobbles-pawns-to-extend-lead-3198 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:26:04 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-plays-pac-man-gobbles-pawns-to-extend-lead-3198 Carlsen Beats Karjakin, Surges To Clear 1st In Bilbao He lost the first round, but after winning two games in a row, Magnus Carlsen is suddenly in clear first place at the Bilbao Masters in Bilbao. Today the world champion defeated Sergey Karjakin with a kingside attack that ... https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-beats-karjakin-surges-to-clear-first-in-bilbao-5244 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:49:38 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-beats-karjakin-surges-to-clear-first-in-bilbao-5244 Carlsen Recovers, Beats Wei Yi In Bilbao Magnus Carlsen had a good sleep, recovered well from his first-round loss and today defeated Wei Yi. The world champion is now in clear second place behind Hikaru Nakamura thanks to the “football” score system at the Bilbao Master... https://www.chess.com/news/bilbao-round-2-7984 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:15:19 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/bilbao-round-2-7984 Double Indian Win At Women's GP, Koneru Leads Overall Why not take a selfie with grandma? GM Harika Dronavalli broke out with early wins to take the lead at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix event in Chengdu, China. She then cruised with four draws late to tie for first and claim her first career... https://www.chess.com/news/double-indian-win-at-women-s-gp-koneru-leads-overall-2097 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:04:51 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/double-indian-win-at-women-s-gp-koneru-leads-overall-2097 Vachier-Lagrave Isn't Afraid Of Bogeyman In Dortmund In a first place versus last place matchup in Dortmund's round four, newly-minted 2800 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave didn't need a security blanket against last-place GM Rainer Buhmann. The German number three's last name means "Bogeyman," a myth... https://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-isn-t-afraid-of-bogeyman-in-dortmund-8796 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:14:01 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-isn-t-afraid-of-bogeyman-in-dortmund-8796 Nakamura Finally Beats Carlsen, Leads In Bilbao The spell has been broken. Today, Hikaru Nakamura finally managed to beat Magnus Carlsen in a classical game, at the Bilbao Masters. As the other two games were drawn, Nakamura leads the tournament. For the ninth time, Bilbao is h... https://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-finally-beats-carlsen-leads-in-bilbao-9124 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:49:10 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-finally-beats-carlsen-leads-in-bilbao-9124 Dortmund R3: Kramnik Steals The Show But Only Draws Vladimir Kramnik played an amazing game that got the fans on the edge of their seats, but eventually he drew his game with Rainer Buhmann. The day's victors at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund were Fabiano Caruana ... https://www.chess.com/news/dortmund-r3-kramnik-steals-the-show-but-only-draws-1171 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:30:05 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/dortmund-r3-kramnik-steals-the-show-but-only-draws-1171