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 The Kids Are Alright: A GM Eagle Scout And A Champion Cancer Survivor With Dortmund, Bilbao, Biel and the Sinquefield Cup all lined up back-to-back-to-back-to-back, you might mistakenly believe that late July and early August couldn't offer up any more chess stories. Along comes our "In Other News" column to&... https://www.chess.com/news/the-kids-are-alright-a-gm-eagle-scout-and-a-champion-cancer-survivor-4807 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:16:03 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/the-kids-are-alright-a-gm-eagle-scout-and-a-champion-cancer-survivor-4807 St. Louis Cardinals Take Up Chess And Other News This edition of In Other News sees chess celebrated by professional athletes, YouTube stars, union workers, actors, and even Canadians! Join us on another tour of the major chess stories celebrated in popular media this month. St. Louis Car... https://www.chess.com/news/st-louis-cardinals-take-up-chess-and-other-news-8434 Wed, 25 May 2016 18:44:34 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/st-louis-cardinals-take-up-chess-and-other-news-8434 Disney's "Queen Of Katwe" Trailer Released The first official trailer has been released of Queen of Katwe, Disney's version of Tim Crothers' book, which was based on a true story: Phiona Mutesi's rise from the slums of Kampala, Uganda to her first trip on an airplane —... https://www.chess.com/news/disney-s-queen-of-katwe-trailer-released-9990 Fri, 13 May 2016 02:22:49 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/disney-s-queen-of-katwe-trailer-released-9990 Chess Hits The Theaters, And Other News Chess news is flowing in from all corners of the world as chess ventures to the big screen, to Greenland and on to Silicon Valley before concluding with a thrilling low-budget action sequence in Ukraine! Magnus and The Dark Horse&... https://www.chess.com/news/chess-hits-the-theaters-and-other-news-8174 Tue, 03 May 2016 00:23:14 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/chess-hits-the-theaters-and-other-news-8174 Hackers Gonna Hack, Hack, Hack, Hack, Hack And Other News Heated action in Norway and St. Louis hasn't slowed down chess news in the rest of the world. Chess stories just keep rolling in, and we're here to keep you up to date with a quick tour of chess happenings around the world! Hackers Strike Worldc... https://www.chess.com/news/hackers-gonna-hack-hack-hack-hack-hack-and-other-news-7376 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:04:48 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/hackers-gonna-hack-hack-hack-hack-hack-and-other-news-7376 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 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 What If Sun Tzu Played Chess? We're often told chess is a war game, so it was only a matter of time before a seminal book on warfare became intertwined with chess. In addition to the discussion of this new text, part two of this month's "In Other News" also discusses Indian ... https://www.chess.com/news/what-if-sun-tzu-played-chess-4590 Fri, 25 Dec 2015 22:46:28 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/what-if-sun-tzu-played-chess-4590 A 30-Year Zugzwang And The 4-Hour Chess Workweek What happens when an efficiency expert and a driven chess player meet? What periodical went three decades in between a certain chess reference? November was a massive month of "secondary" chess news. How big? There was so much quantity that we n... https://www.chess.com/news/a-30-year-zugwang-and-the-4-hour-chess-workweek-4194 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:34:40 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/a-30-year-zugwang-and-the-4-hour-chess-workweek-4194 Media Storm Over Grandmaster Gender Column A month after publication, a column by GM Nigel Short on gender differences has suddenly caused a heated debate in English media. Short's remark that “men and women's brains are hard-wired very differently” is in the center of the argu... https://www.chess.com/news/media-storm-over-grandmaster-gender-column-9730 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:30:43 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/media-storm-over-grandmaster-gender-column-9730 Magnus Carlsen Tops FIDE January Rating List With 42-Point Gap Without playing a game, GM Magnus Carlsen (2862) saw his lead in the world rankings increase to 42 Elo points. GM Fabiano Caruana lost nine points but is still the world #2. After winning his match with Vishy Anand in November in Sochi, Mag... https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-tops-fide-january-rating-list-with-42-point-gap-5180 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 07:34:13 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-tops-fide-january-rating-list-with-42-point-gap-5180 New Anti-Cheating Rules Not Approved yet, but may be Applied After many months of preparation by the FIDE/ACP Anti-Cheating Committee, finally a proposal for new anti-cheating regulations was submitted for voting by the General Assembly, last month in Tromsø. Unfortunately a vote was not established ... https://www.chess.com/news/new-anti-cheating-rules-not-approved-yet-but-may-be-applied-7222 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:22:31 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/new-anti-cheating-rules-not-approved-yet-but-may-be-applied-7222 Pawn Sacrifice is Out: What do the Reviewers Say? Two years ago it was announced, and now it's out: Pawn Sacrifice, a new film directed by Edward Zwick (Legends of the Fall, The Last Samurai) and starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer telling the story of the legendary U.S. grandmaster and (his ... https://www.chess.com/news/pawn-sacrifice-is-out---what-do-the-reviewers-say-5464 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:04:20 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/pawn-sacrifice-is-out---what-do-the-reviewers-say-5464 Chess.com to Host SportAccord's World Mind Games Online Chess Tournament Chess.com will host the chess section of the 2014 World Mind Games Online Tournament from September 15 to November 15. Along with bridge and go, this online chess event is held ahead of the fourth edition of the SportAccord World Mind ... https://www.chess.com/news/chesscom-to-host-sportaccords-world-mind-games-online-chess-tournament-5418 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:24:27 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/chesscom-to-host-sportaccords-world-mind-games-online-chess-tournament-5418 Ups & Downs for Ukrainian Chess Ukraine has been the epicenter of international news since its President was replaced and Crimea taken over by Russia. The first signs of the turmoil affecting the chess scene are there: the strong Sberbank rapid tournament, scheduled for May, has... https://www.chess.com/news/ups--downs-for-chess-in-ukraine-5954 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:14:05 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/ups--downs-for-chess-in-ukraine-5954 New in Chess Magazine Available For iPad Recently the Dutch chess publishing house New in Chess launched an iPad app for its flagship product, New in Chess Magazine. Known as the world's leading chess magazine in the English language, “NIC” can now also be read on the iPad. T... https://www.chess.com/news/new-in-chess-magazine-now-available-for-ipad-9784 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:06:27 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/new-in-chess-magazine-now-available-for-ipad-9784 Dutch Chess Documentary From 1979 on YouTube “In the end, it all starts with a certain love for wood.” That is how Hein Donner starts his monologue in the Dutch documentary Liefde Voor Hout (love of wood), The documentary was posted on YouTube in August 2012, and now a version wi... https://www.chess.com/news/dutch-chess-documentary-on-youtube-2216 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:27:23 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/dutch-chess-documentary-on-youtube-2216 Nelson Mandela - The (Small) Chess Connection Today the world stood still for a moment, mourning the death of one of the true greats of recent history. It was one man who dominated the newspapers, websites and tv programs: Nelson Mandela. The South African leader, who passed away on December ... https://www.chess.com/news/nelson-mandela---the-small-chess-connection-4257 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:47:27 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/nelson-mandela---the-small-chess-connection-4257 Typhoon Haiyan Can't Erase Chess Culture of Philippines Recently, the massive Typhoon Haiyan directly hit the Philippines, a country with a rich tradition of chess. The country is easily the strongest island nation in the Pacific, with Australia and Indonesia a distant second and third, respectively. W... https://www.chess.com/news/typhoon-haiyan-cant-erase-chess-culture-of-phillipines-9575 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:44:54 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/typhoon-haiyan-cant-erase-chess-culture-of-phillipines-9575 Brooklyn Castle to Air on PBS The award-winning chess documentary "Brooklyn Castle," which follows the successes and financial hardships of powerhouse I.S. 318 in New York City, will air this Monday on PBS. Check your local listings for the exact time. PBS representatives sai... https://www.chess.com/news/brooklyn-castle-to-air-on-pbs-8004 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 08:18:35 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/brooklyn-castle-to-air-on-pbs-8004