With all the first-round games at the 2016 Gashimov Memorial drawn, one might conclude the dynamic chess of the late, great Azeri grandmaster was not played. However, the lack of decisive clashes was not due to a lack of f... | Read More
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... | Read More
Now 49 years old, Julio Granda Zuniga doesn't cease to amaze the chess world. After winning the Llucmajor open with 8.5/9, his virtual rating climbed to 2699, the highest in his career.
Julio Granda was a phenomenon in 1990s, and he still is. A ... | Read More
Winning a tournament isn't such a bad way to celebrate your birthday. On the day Eltaj Safarli turned 24, he won the Nakhchivan Open on better tiebreak after sharing first with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
Not everyone has good memories about pl... | Read More
Ivan Saric is the sole leader at the European Championship in Gjakova, Kosovo. The Croatian number-one grandmaster is the only player on 5.5/6 and he's ahead of a group of five players on five points.
Wednesday is a rest day in Gjakova and ... | Read More