In a performance that silenced all doubters (if any existed), Magnus Carlsen scored a mountain of unanswered points to win his quarterfinal Blitz Battle match against Tigran Petrosian 21 to 4.
Lest anyone think that Petrosian was not a... | Read More
The final Death Match of 2014 will also be the highest-rated in history.
Death Match 29 features GM Dmitry Andreikin, winner of Death Match 24, against GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who is often in the world's top 10. Their average Elo is nearly 27... | Read More
At the 27th SEA Games, 11-22 December in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar several known and lesser known variants of chess were seen: Traditional (=‘Myanmar chess’!), ‘Asean Chess’, Chess960, ‘Transfer Chess’ (=Bughouse) an... | Read More
The 45th Biel Chess Festival takes place from 21 July - 3 August in Biel, Switzerland.
The main GM event is a 6-player double round robin tournament headed by world #1 Magnus Carlsen. Also taking part are Alexander Morozevich and the 2012 US Ch... | Read More
Despite the Kings and Queens having a very similar average rating, the rapid tournament at the St.Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center has a very one-sided scoreline after three rounds.
After the Kings won the first round 7-3, the Queens recove... | Read More