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 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: “I appreciate creating something unique” 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 Hikaru Nakamura: “These days I've been much happier” Just a few hours after he won the Gibraltar Masters, GM Hikaru Nakamura sat down with Chess.com for an interview. The U.S. grandmaster, who is back to being America's number-one player in the live ratings, looks back at his tournament. At t... https://www.chess.com/news/hikaru-nakamura-i-think-these-days-ive-been-much-happier-6866 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:29:33 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/hikaru-nakamura-i-think-these-days-ive-been-much-happier-6866 Magnus Carlsen to Feature in Norwegian Donald Duck Magnus Carlsen will soon feature in the Norwegian Donald Duck magazine. The Norwegian chess player will be part of a story in the magazine to be released in November. This was reported by NRK. This nice story was picked up by Chessbase&nbsp... https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-to-feature-in-norwegian-donald-duck-3022 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:43:47 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-to-feature-in-norwegian-donald-duck-3022 Dragoljub Velimirović, 1942-2014 Serbian Grandmaster Dragoljub Velimirović died recently at the age of 72, as reported on Twitter by the Serbian publishing company Chess Informant. Born in Valjevo, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), Velimirović represented his home country in six ... https://www.chess.com/news/dragoljub-velimirovi-1942-2014-6793 Fri, 23 May 2014 12:49:29 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/dragoljub-velimirovi-1942-2014-6793 Ugandan Chess Star Barnstorms U.S. Haven't heard of Phiona Mutesi? You will soon. The most famous player in the history of Ugandan chess is coming to America, and perhaps to the silver screen.  A member of Ugandan Women's Olympiad team, Mutesi was featured in an article... https://www.chess.com/news/ugandan-chess-star-barnstorms-us-9566 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:40:43 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/ugandan-chess-star-barnstorms-us-9566 Hikaru Nakamura: “I feel good. I'm optimistic.” Hikaru Nakamura is an outsider. While others were reading books, he played blitz online. Where others prefer to be quiet, he is fairly outspoken. Where others keep a poker face during games, he often shows his emotions. Less than a week before his... https://www.chess.com/news/hikaru-nakamura-i-feel-good-im-optimistic-1927 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:13:12 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/hikaru-nakamura-i-feel-good-im-optimistic-1927 Anand: “This result for me is a bit like oxygen” (Updated) After spending an extra free day in Khanty-Mansiysk and attending the closing ceremony, Vishy Anand travelled back to India. At a meeting organized by his sponsor he spoke to many Indian media, and in this article a selection of his comments and a... https://www.chess.com/news/anand-this-result-for-me-is-a-bit-like-oxygen-7771 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:46:57 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/anand-this-result-for-me-is-a-bit-like-oxygen-7771 3059 Performance For Ivanchuk at Latvian Railway Open Vassily Ivanchuk reigned supreme at the Latvian Railway Open, a strong rapid tournament held over the weekend in Latvia, Riga. The 45-year-old Ukrainian started with 9.0/9 (!) and won the tournament with 13.0/14 (two draws and twelve wins), three ... https://www.chess.com/news/3059-performance-for-ivanchuk-at-latvian-railway-open-5932 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:49:38 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/3059-performance-for-ivanchuk-at-latvian-railway-open-5932 Carlsen on Reddit: “I always kept a very positive mindset” Just like Hikaru Nakamura last month, on Wednesday Magnus Carlsen did an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, the social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of links or text posts. Again the r... https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-on-reddit-6919 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:39:53 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-on-reddit-6919 Pucks and Pawns - Nakamura Teams With Hockey Chess and hockey may not seem like a natural fit, unless you're the U.S. number one. Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, a longtime fan of the NHL, will finally get his chance to play chess at a hockey game. This Sunday, March 16, he will host a chess ex... https://www.chess.com/news/pucks-and-pawns---nakamura-teams-with-hockey-8843 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:09:20 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/pucks-and-pawns---nakamura-teams-with-hockey-8843 Nakamura on Reddit: “Focus is the key” On Wednesday Hikaru Nakamura did an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, a social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of links or text posts. The result was a very honest and interesting ... https://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-on-reddit-6863 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:39:25 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-on-reddit-6863