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 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 "Computer Chess" Movie Begins Theatrical Run Computer Chess is a remarkable film about a computer vs. computer chess tournament in 1980. It has begun its theatrical run on July 17th, after it has screened at prestigious film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and Berlin. The reviews have ... https://www.chess.com/news/computer-chess-movie-begins-theatrical-run-6771 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:35:12 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/computer-chess-movie-begins-theatrical-run-6771 Caruana Officially #3 on July 1st Rating List Fabiano Caruana is officially the world's number 3 player. The Italian, who also has an American passport, gained 22 ratings in the July 1st FIDE rating list and surpassed Vladimir Kramnik, who lost 19 points. World Champion Viswanathan Anand lost... https://www.chess.com/news/caruana-officially-3-on-july-1st-rating-list-5049 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 01:48:09 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/caruana-officially-3-on-july-1st-rating-list-5049 June 2013 Fide Rating List FIDE have published the official rating list for June 2013. Magnus Carlsen, Lev Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik are still the top 3 ranked players, all in the 2800 Elo+ club. World champion Vishy Anand climbs back to #4 in the world after some impr... https://www.chess.com/news/june-2013-fide-rating-list-2578 Fri, 31 May 2013 13:54:06 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/june-2013-fide-rating-list-2578 Magnus Carlsen on the Time 100 List Magnus Carlsen has been named by TIME Magazine on their 2013 list as one of the "100 Most Influential People" in the world.  The full list includes such diverse names as Barack Obama, Kim Jong Un, Steven Spielberg, Justin Timberlake, Marissa Maye... https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-on-the-time-100-list-3988 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:26:04 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-on-the-time-100-list-3988 Kaidanov Inducted into Hall of Fame Three to Be Inducted into World Chess Hall of Fame, Two into U.S. Chess Hall of Fame PRESS RELEASE: April 16, 2013 (St. Louis, MO) - An induction ceremony on May 2, 2013, will recognize five exceptional chess players as three are inducted ... https://www.chess.com/news/kaidanov-inducted-into-us-chess-hall-of-fame-2366 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:41:31 -0700 https://www.chess.com/news/kaidanov-inducted-into-us-chess-hall-of-fame-2366