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 Candidates' Specifics Set For several months we've known which eight players will vie for the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen's world title. Now we know much more about the 2016 Candidates' Tournament. Moscow was already the announced city, and the Armenian corporate b... https://www.chess.com/news/candidates-specifics-set-1688 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:37:16 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/candidates-specifics-set-1688 Caruana Beats Hess, Rensch Runs Down Trent In Death Matches Death Match 35 and 36 was a competitive double feature between Team Chess.com and Team Fabiano Caruana as GM Fabiano Caruana took on Chess.com's GM Robert Hess and Caruana's manager IM Lawrence Trent tackled IM Danny (only my mother... https://www.chess.com/news/caruana-bests-hess-rensch-surpasses-trent-in-death-match-double-feature-finale-8540 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:16:38 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/caruana-bests-hess-rensch-surpasses-trent-in-death-match-double-feature-finale-8540 Nakamura Beats MVL In Playoff, Keeps Gibraltar Title Winning an open is not easy for a top grandmaster. Winning it twice in a row is quite an achievement. GM Hikaru Nakamura repeated his success at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival on Thursday after beating GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a... https://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-beats-mvl-in-playoff-retains-gibraltar-title-7938 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:51:59 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-beats-mvl-in-playoff-retains-gibraltar-title-7938 Georg Meier Wins Record 6th Titled Tuesday GM Georg Meier once again topped a Titled Tuesday tournament with a convincing 8.0/9 score in the early event. This was Meier's sixth victory — easily the record. The second place title holders are GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Baadur ... https://www.chess.com/news/georg-meier-wins-record-6th-titled-tuesday-tournament-3784 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:38:48 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/georg-meier-wins-record-6th-titled-tuesday-tournament-3784 Big Tie For First In Gibraltar, Playoff Likely The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will see an exciting — and probably long — final day. With eight(!) players tied for first place, a playoff is very likely. Photo: Sophie Triay. It reminds a bit of the situation at the 2003 U... https://www.chess.com/news/eight-way-tie-in-gibraltar-playoff-likely-tomorrow-2349 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:49:50 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/eight-way-tie-in-gibraltar-playoff-likely-tomorrow-2349 Gibraltar: Battle Of The Sexes, Another Anand Loss The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has seen more wonderful side events, such as the traditional Battle of the Sexes. It is however turning into a nightmare tournament for Vishy Anand, who lost is second game and drops 20.5 Elo points in the li... https://www.chess.com/news/gibraltar-battle-of-the-sexes-another-anand-loss-6282 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:05:19 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/gibraltar-battle-of-the-sexes-another-anand-loss-6282 Carlsen Wins 2016 Tata Steel Masters; Adhiban 1st In Challengers Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel Masters today, for the fifth time. He drew his game with Ding Liren, whereas Fabiano Caruana finished his tournament with a loss to Evgeny Tomashevsky.  Baskaran Adhiban edged out Alexey Dreev and... https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-wins-2016-tata-steel-masters-adhiban-first-in-challengers-6229 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:52:51 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-wins-2016-tata-steel-masters-adhiban-first-in-challengers-6229 Anand Gives Wonderful Masterclass In Gibraltar But Loses Next Day A day after Vishy Anand gave a wonderful masterclass, which included a brilliant game as well as a detailed description of his meeting with Bobby Fischer, he lost his game in Gibraltar. It's one of those special features in Gibraltar that m... https://www.chess.com/news/anand-gives-wonderful-masterclass-in-gibraltar-but-loses-next-day-7045 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:44:08 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/anand-gives-wonderful-masterclass-in-gibraltar-but-loses-next-day-7045 Carlsen's Lead Back To Half Point Before Final Round In Wijk Aan Zee The Tata Steel Masters tournament is not decided yet. Fabiano Caruana defeated Loek van Wely in the penultimate round and now just half a point behind Magnus Carlsen again. It is a long tradition in Wijk aan Zee: Loek van Wely playing a sha... https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-s-lead-back-to-half-point-before-final-round-in-wijk-aan-zee-8165 Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:09:21 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-s-lead-back-to-half-point-before-final-round-in-wijk-aan-zee-8165 Hou's Blunder Helps Carlsen Increase Tata Lead World Champion Magnus Carlsen is determined to build on his fantastic results in the month of December, which included wins in the London Chess Classic and Qatar Masters. The new year has been treating him well thus far. After ... https://www.chess.com/news/hou-s-blunder-helps-carlsen-increase-tata-lead-3581 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:38:32 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/hou-s-blunder-helps-carlsen-increase-tata-lead-3581 Elisabeta Polihroniade, 1935-2016 The seven-time Romanian champion, woman grandmaster, international arbiter, organizer, author, journalist and TV and radio host Elisabeta Polihroniade died on Saturday at the age of 80. It's quite a list of ”jobs&l... https://www.chess.com/news/elisabeta-polihroniade-1935-2016-8825 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:57:19 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/elisabeta-polihroniade-1935-2016-8825 Blomqvist Upsets Li Chao In Gibraltar One of the most exciting aspects of an open tournament is the upsets. Everyone loves an underdog story, and opens are filled with them! While most of the favorites continued smoothly in round two at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, a few ... https://www.chess.com/news/blomqvist-upsets-li-chao-in-gibralter-8885 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:11:23 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/blomqvist-upsets-li-chao-in-gibralter-8885 Caruana Wins, Cuts Carlsen's Lead To Half-Point With three rounds to go, the race for first in the 2016 Tata Steel Masters appears to be a two Car (get it?) race. Yesterday, World Champion Magnus Carlsen won and extended his lead to a full point. Today, it was GM Fabiano Caruana's turn t... https://www.chess.com/news/caruana-wins-cuts-carlsen-s-lead-to-a-half-point-4641 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:52:38 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/caruana-wins-cuts-carlsen-s-lead-to-a-half-point-4641 Carlsen Increases Tata Steel Lead; Anand Held To Draw In Gibraltar On Tuesday, Magnus Carlsen increased his lead to a full point at the Tata Steel Masters. Two thousand kilometers southwest of Wijk aan Zee, Vishy Anand started with a draw in Gibraltar. The Tata Steel masters is starting to look like a typi... https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-increases-lead-at-tata-steel-masters-anand-held-to-a-draw-in-gibraltar-8363 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:12:48 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-increases-lead-at-tata-steel-masters-anand-held-to-a-draw-in-gibraltar-8363 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Takes Off Today With Nakamura, MVL, Anand The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival takes off today in the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. The top seeds are Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Viswanathan Anand. The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival was the Association of Che... https://www.chess.com/news/tradewise-gibraltar-chess-festival-takes-off-today-with-nakamura-mvl-anand-7163 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:13:29 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/tradewise-gibraltar-chess-festival-takes-off-today-with-nakamura-mvl-anand-7163 A Princess, Don Corleone, And A Minted Grandmaster The metaphorical chess universe has been more geographically spread than the actual universe of late. With stories from Africa, Europe, Siberia, and the mainstream Olympics, here's our monthly look of chess mentions we didn't cover yet. As alway... https://www.chess.com/news/a-princess-don-corleone-and-a-minted-grandmaster-7104 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:33:13 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/a-princess-don-corleone-and-a-minted-grandmaster-7104 Endgame Virtuoso Navara Makes Carlsen Sole Leader In Wijk Aan Zee David Navara stole the show on Sunday at the Tata Steel Masters with a study-like win over Fabiano Caruana. As a result, Magnus Carlsen's draw with Sergey Karjakin was enough to grab sole lead before the second rest day. He had sh... https://www.chess.com/news/endgame-virtuoso-navara-makes-carlsen-sole-leader-in-wijk-aan-zee-7209 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:48:41 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/endgame-virtuoso-navara-makes-carlsen-sole-leader-in-wijk-aan-zee-7209 Carlsen On A Roll But Caruana Keeps The Pace Magnus Carlsen is on a roll at the Tata Steel Masters. Saturday he beat Pavel Eljanov and scored his third consecutive win. The world champ still shares the lead with Fabiano Caruana who beat Ding Liren. As long as there's fo... https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-on-a-roll-but-caruana-keeps-the-pace-4120 Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:59:16 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-on-a-roll-but-caruana-keeps-the-pace-4120 2 In A Row For Magnus Carlsen After a surprisingly quick win against Evgeny Tomashevsky, Magnus Carlsen can be found at the top of the leaderboard at the Tata Steel Masters. The world champion caught Ding Liren and Fabiano Caruana in first place. Confirming hi... https://www.chess.com/news/two-in-a-row-for-magnus-carlsen-2770 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:19:35 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/two-in-a-row-for-magnus-carlsen-2770 Ding Liren Catches Caruana As Tata Steel Masters Visit Nemo In round five of the Tata Steel Masters, Ding Liren joined Fabiano Caruana in first place. The Chinese GM won an excellent technical game against Sergey Karjakin, whereas Caruana was held to a draw by Hou Yifan. Like the last two ... https://www.chess.com/news/ding-liren-catches-caruana-as-tata-steel-masters-visit-nemo-3205 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:04:23 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/ding-liren-catches-caruana-as-tata-steel-masters-visit-nemo-3205