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 Grischuk, Mamedyarov, MVL Share 1st At Sharjah GP In the final round of the Sharjah Grand Prix Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan (on her birthday!) and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk. The latter won the first prize on tiebreak. More fast draws were likely ... https://www.chess.com/news/grischuk-mamedyarov-mvl-share-first-at-sharjah-gp-3525 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/grischuk-mamedyarov-mvl-share-first-at-sharjah-gp-3525 Muzychuk Cruises To Final, Tan Zhongyi Wins Armageddon The two ways Anna Muzychuk and Tan Zhongyi reached the final of the Women's World Championship couldn't be more different. Whereas Muzychuk beat Alexandra Kosteniuk 2-0 in classical games, Tan had the strongest nerves and defeated Harika Dron... https://www.chess.com/news/muzychuk-cruises-to-final-tan-zhongyi-wins-armageddon-5325 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:38:32 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/muzychuk-cruises-to-final-tan-zhongyi-wins-armageddon-5325 Endgame Technique Yields Grischuk Shared First With some great endgame play Alexander Grischuk today defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who was one of the leaders at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. With one round to go Grischuk now leads with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who held the draw against... https://www.chess.com/news/endgame-technique-yields-grischuk-shared-first-8035 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/endgame-technique-yields-grischuk-shared-first-8035 Wins For Li, Salem As Draw Fest Continues With draws on the top seven boards in round seven, the field remains closely packed at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. On Saturday Salem Saleh won his first game and Li Chao his second. Photo: Maria Emelianova. "It's safety first," said c... https://www.chess.com/news/wins-for-li-salem-as-draw-fest-continues-9259 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/wins-for-li-salem-as-draw-fest-continues-9259 Grischuk Survives Epic Battle vs Nakamura Ian Nepomniachtchi and Richard Rapport were the two winners in round six of the Sharjah Grand Prix, where Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov continue to lead. Hikaru Nakamura came very close to beating Alexander Grischuk. On T... https://www.chess.com/news/grischuk-survives-epic-battle-vs-nakamura-8798 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/grischuk-survives-epic-battle-vs-nakamura-8798 Mamedyarov Beats So; Carlsen's Gnomes Eke Into PRO Playoffs Wesley So lost his first game (excluding blitz) since his defeat by Carlsen in Bilbao last summer. In a game-of-the-week candidate, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tapped into the game's chaos more efficiently than Wesley So, finally overmatching&... https://www.chess.com/news/mamedyarov-defeats-so-carlsen-s-gnomes-eke-into-pro-chess-playoffs-2654 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/mamedyarov-defeats-so-carlsen-s-gnomes-eke-into-pro-chess-playoffs-2654 3 Winners, 1 Blunder In Sharjah Grand Prix The Sharjah Grand Prix today saw a blunder in the "very rare" category. Alexander Riazantsev's mistake was huge, and he could resign immediately against Dmitry Jakovenko. In the fifth round, Michael Adams and Alexander Grischuk scored go... https://www.chess.com/news/three-winners-one-blunder-in-sharjah-4908 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/three-winners-one-blunder-in-sharjah-4908 Sharjah R5: Tres ganadores y un error garrafal La quinta ronda del Gran Premio de Sharjah presenció un error garrafal muy extraño para la categoría del torneo. Alexander Riazantsev cometió un gravísimo error y se rindió poco después an... https://www.chess.com/news/sharjah-r5-tres-ganadores-y-un-error-garrafal-9222 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/sharjah-r5-tres-ganadores-y-un-error-garrafal-9222 Ju Wenjun Knocked Out Of Women's World Championship The women's world championship in Tehran saw a huge sensation with the elimination of Ju Wenjun. The top seed was defeated by her compatriot Tan Zhongyi.  Harika Dronavalli, Anna Muzychuk and Alexandra Kosteniuk are the other semi-fina... https://www.chess.com/news/ju-wenjun-knocked-out-of-women-s-world-championship-1852 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/ju-wenjun-knocked-out-of-women-s-world-championship-1852 Mamedyarov Crushes Adams, Catches MVL With a great attacking game Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams, and in doing so he joined Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The other winner of the day was Li Chao, who beat Evgeny Tomashevsky. After fo... https://www.chess.com/news/mamedyarov-crushes-adams-catches-mvl-7427 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/mamedyarov-crushes-adams-catches-mvl-7427 PRO Chess League Week 7 Playoff Push: Who's In, Who's Still Alive? Unlike many sports leagues where all or most of the playoff berths are decided before the final games of the regular season, the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League has everything to play for in week seven. This is what you've been w... https://www.chess.com/news/pro-chess-league-week-7-playoff-push-who-s-in-who-s-still-alive-5858 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/pro-chess-league-week-7-playoff-push-who-s-in-who-s-still-alive-5858 Sharjah R4: Mamedyarov deslumbra ante Adams Con un magnífica partida de ataque, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov venció a Michael Adams en la 4ª jornada, uniéndose así a Maxime Vachier-Lagrave en el liderato del Gran Premio de Sharjah. El otro vence... https://www.chess.com/news/sharjah-r4-mamedyarov-deslumbra-ante-adams-2043 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/sharjah-r4-mamedyarov-deslumbra-ante-adams-2043 Nakamura Beats Rapport In Sharjah Round 3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave kept his lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix by playing a thrilling draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The only winner in the third round was Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Richard Rapport. The results are definite... https://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-only-winner-in-sharjah-gp-s-round-3-4264 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/nakamura-only-winner-in-sharjah-gp-s-round-3-4264 Sharjah Ronda 3: Nakamura vence a Rapport Gracias a unas emocionantes tablas con Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, el francés Maxime Vachier-Lagrave consiguió mantener su liderato en el Gran Premio de ajedrez de Sharjah. El único ganador de la tercera ronda f... https://www.chess.com/news/sharjah-ronda-3-nakamura-vence-a-rapport-6340 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/sharjah-ronda-3-nakamura-vence-a-rapport-6340 Magnus Carlsen Mentors Homer Simpson World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is an avid connoisseur of pop culture. Now, he's part of it. Yesterday his long-awaited cameo on the American animated program "The Simpsons" finally aired on the FOX Network. Hard to believe, but the series prem... https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-mentors-homer-simpson-3596 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-mentors-homer-simpson-3596 Magnus Carlsen entrena a Homer Simpson El campeón del mundo de ajedrez GM Magnus Carlsen es un ávido conocedor de la cultura pop. Ahora, es también parte de ella.  Este pasado domingo, su esperada aparición en el programa americano "Los Simp... https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-ensena-a-jugar-a-ajedrez-a-homer-simpson-4438 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-ensena-a-jugar-a-ajedrez-a-homer-simpson-4438 Vachier-Lagrave On 2/2 At Sharjah Grand Prix Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the only player with a 100 percent score after two rounds at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The French grandmaster beat Richard Rapport today, who started the game with 1.b3. In this second round again some game... https://www.chess.com/news/sharjah-round-2-8805 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/sharjah-round-2-8805 Vachier-Lagrave lidera el Gran Premio de Sharjah con 2/2 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave es el único jugador con puntuación perfecta después de dos rondas en el Gran Premio de ajedrez de Sharjah. El gran maestro francés venció a Richard Rapport en la ronda de hoy, la cual ... https://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-lidera-el-gran-premio-de-sharjah-con-2-2-6533 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/vachier-lagrave-lidera-el-gran-premio-de-sharjah-con-2-2-6533 Ni Shiqun Knocks Out Gunina, Pogonina In Tehran WGM Ni Shiqun of China is the sensation of the women's world championship so far. In the last two rounds the 19-year-old Chinese player eliminated both GMs Valentina Gunina and WGM Natalija Pogonina. The first round in the women&r... https://www.chess.com/news/ni-shiqun-knocks-out-gunina-pogonina-in-tehran-7311 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/ni-shiqun-knocks-out-gunina-pogonina-in-tehran-7311 Adams, MVL, Rapport Start With Wins At Sharjah GP Richard Rapport was the first winner in today's first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix. The Hungarian beat Ding Liren, and then saw Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave join him in the lead. For whatever reason, the FIDE Grand Prix tourn... https://www.chess.com/news/adams-mvl-rapport-start-with-wins-at-sharjah-gp-6765 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 https://www.chess.com/news/adams-mvl-rapport-start-with-wins-at-sharjah-gp-6765