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 11-0 Sweep For Carlsen At Play Live Challenge With the Play Live Challenge on Thursday as the highlight, this week GM Magnus Carlsen is touring the east coast of the U.S. where he is playing lawyers and ambassadors and attending the Queen of Katwe Premiere. GM Jon Ludvig H... https://www.chess.com/news/11-0-sweep-for-carlsen-at-play-live-challenge-3420 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:23:09 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/11-0-sweep-for-carlsen-at-play-live-challenge-3420 U.S. Chess Loses 3 Influential Figures A trio of prominent people in American chess died recently in less than a week. Each made a unique impact on the game: organizing, computer programming, and stewarding the national organization. On June 6, former U.S. chess championship spo... https://www.chess.com/news/u-s-chess-loses-3-influential-figures-5798 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 01:22:31 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/u-s-chess-loses-3-influential-figures-5798 Viktor Korchnoi, 1931-2016 In a bad year for sports legends, the chess world is not staying behind. Today Viktor Korchnoi died at the age of 85 in a hospital in Wohlen, Switzerland. Korchnoi had been ill for some time and was hospitalized last week after suffering... https://www.chess.com/news/viktor-korchnoi-1931-2016-1214 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:09:33 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/viktor-korchnoi-1931-2016-1214 Praggnanandhaa International Master At 10 At the age of 10 years, 10 months and 19 days, R Praggnanandhaa became the youngest IM in chess history. The Indian boy scored his third IM norm and got his rating over 2400 at the KiiT International Chess Festival in Bhub... https://www.chess.com/news/praggnanandhaa-international-master-at-10-5386 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:59:54 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/praggnanandhaa-international-master-at-10-5386 Eljanov, Mamedyarov Winners In Shamkir; Caruana Misses Win Fabiano Caruana kept his lead at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan after missing a (not so easy) win (35.Qf7) and drawing his game with Anish Giri in round seven. Pavel Eljanov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were the winners today. In... https://www.chess.com/news/eljanov-mamedyarov-winners-in-shamkir-caruana-maintains-lead-1325 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:30:59 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/eljanov-mamedyarov-winners-in-shamkir-caruana-maintains-lead-1325 Carlsen To Face Tigran Petrosian In GM Blitz Battle The reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen will face a grandmaster named for a former world champion in the next GM Blitz Battle on June 23. GM Tigran L. Petrosian of Armenia bested a field of 99 players Tuesday in what can be conside... https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-to-face-tigran-petrosian-in-gm-blitz-battle-flash-report-1505 Tue, 31 May 2016 16:48:46 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-to-face-tigran-petrosian-in-gm-blitz-battle-flash-report-1505 Arturo Pomar 1931-2016 He held draws with Black against both Alexander Alekhine and Bobby Fischer. Arturo Pomar, one of the most famous sports figures in post-war Spain, died 26 May 2016 in a hospital Barcelona. Long before Lubosh Kavalek used the term for Magnus Carl... https://www.chess.com/news/arturo-pomar-1931-2016-2284 Tue, 31 May 2016 04:21:01 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/arturo-pomar-1931-2016-2284 Granda Reaches Highest Elo At 49 Now 49 years old, Julio Granda Zuniga doesn't cease to amaze the chess world. After winning the Llucmajor open with 8.5/9, his virtual rating climbed to 2699, the highest in his career. Julio Granda was a phenomenon in 1990s, and he still is. A ... https://www.chess.com/news/granda-reaches-highest-elo-at-49-3210 Sun, 22 May 2016 04:05:39 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/granda-reaches-highest-elo-at-49-3210 Bronstein, Staunton, Graf-Stevenson Make Hall Of Fame Three chess legends will join the elite list of players inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame. On April 13, GM David Bronstein, Howard Staunton, and WIM Sonja Graf-Stevenson will have their names added to the 24 others already enshr... https://www.chess.com/news/bronstein-staunton-graf-stevenson-make-hall-of-fame-6604 Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:30:56 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/bronstein-staunton-graf-stevenson-make-hall-of-fame-6604 IA Sevan Muradian (1975-2016) Chess.com asked Maret Thorpe, Chicago-area resident, to remember International Arbiter and International Organizer Sevan Muradian. Photo: Andi Rosen Sevan Muradian, a prolific chess organizer who worked tirelessly to promote FIDE-rated... https://www.chess.com/news/ia-sevan-muradian-1975-2016-3997 Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:10:35 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/ia-sevan-muradian-1975-2016-3997 Nigalidze Verdict: 3-Year Ban, GM Title Stripped The FIDE Ethics Commission has banned Gaioz Nigalidze from playing chess for a period of three years. The Georgian player, who was caught cheating at the 2015 Dubai Open, also lost his grandmaster title. This was reported by FIDE. Nigalidze... https://www.chess.com/news/nigalidze-verdict-3-year-ban-gm-title-stripped-4875 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 06:55:16 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/nigalidze-verdict-3-year-ban-gm-title-stripped-4875 IM Emory Tate, 1958-2015 Not every chess legend has "GM" before his name. IM Emory Tate used an uncompromising style and indefatigable h-pawn throughout his multi-continental career. His energy on and of the board finally came to an end Saturday, dying in the middle of ... https://www.chess.com/news/emory-tate-1958-2015-7615 Sun, 18 Oct 2015 04:58:55 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/emory-tate-1958-2015-7615 Long-Lost Fischer Game; How To Become An IM In 72 Hours This month's "Also in the News" features a bevy of various chess stories you likely missed. One is a story of Bobby Fischer you surely haven't read about, unless you happen to read New Orleans community newspapers or were there in March, 1964... https://www.chess.com/news/long-lost-fischer-game-how-to-become-an-im-in-72-hours-2843 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:17:10 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/long-lost-fischer-game-how-to-become-an-im-in-72-hours-2843 2800+ Ratings For Anand, Topalov, Nakamura On July List Besides Magnus Carlsen, three players are rated above 2800 in the FIDE July 1 rating list: Hikaru Nakamura (in fourth place at 2814), Veselin Topalov (third with 2816) and Vishy Anand (second, also with 2816). The J... https://www.chess.com/news/2800-ratings-for-anand-topalov-nakamura-on-july-list-1028 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/2800-ratings-for-anand-topalov-nakamura-on-july-list-1028 GM Walter Browne, 1949-2015 The chess world is suddenly without one of its most illustrious and longtime stars. GM Walter Shawn Browne, a six-time U.S. champion, died in his sleep Wednesday at the age of 66. He was perhaps the most dominant U.S. player after the Fischer er... https://www.chess.com/news/gm-walter-browne-1949-2015-3134 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:08:49 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/gm-walter-browne-1949-2015-3134 Magnus Carlsen: âI appreciate creating something uniqueâ Last month GM Magnus Carlsen visited New York. Besides his blindfold simul at the Sohn Conference, he also joined the DLD Conference in New York, where he was interviewed by Nicholas Carlson of Business Insider. The&nbsp... https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-i-appreciate-creating-something-unique Tue, 02 Jun 2015 02:57:21 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-i-appreciate-creating-something-unique Nakamura Crosses 2800 In June FIDE Ratings For the first time in his career, GM Hikaru Nakamura has crossed the 2800 mark. On the FIDE June 1 rating list the #1 U.S. grandmaster is fourth in the world with 2802, behind GMs Magnus Carlsen (2876), Fabiano Caruana (2805) and Viswanathan ... https://www.chess.com/news/june-fide-ratings-nakamura-crosses-2800 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:06:05 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/june-fide-ratings-nakamura-crosses-2800 Sebastien Feller Can Play Chess Again FIDE has announced that GM Sebastien Feller, who was banned from chess for three years after a cheating scandal, can participate in FIDE rated events again.  Photo Wikipedia. On Wednesday a short statement was published on the FIDE websit... https://www.chess.com/news/sebastien-feller-can-play-chess-again-2037 Fri, 08 May 2015 10:06:14 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/sebastien-feller-can-play-chess-again-2037 Who Is Magnus Carlsen's Secret Second? (UPDATE) “People are too inconsistent, but I don’t understand why,” said GM Magnus Carlsen yesterday in an interview with NRK. He still did not want to reveal his new second — a 2700 player who...plays decent basketball.  A p... https://www.chess.com/news/who-is-magnus-carlsen-s-secret-second Fri, 01 May 2015 12:48:39 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/who-is-magnus-carlsen-s-secret-second May FIDE Ratings: Anand 2nd, Carlsen Close To All-Time Best GM Viswanathan Anand climbed to second place in the May 1 FIDE rating list. GM Magnus Carlsen is getting close to his all-time best rating. Now that a super tournament is just behind us, it's interesting to look at the new FIDE rating ... https://www.chess.com/news/may-fide-ratings-anand-second-carlsen-close-to-all-time-best Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/may-fide-ratings-anand-second-carlsen-close-to-all-time-best