Magnus Carlsen is ready to play the strongest online blitz match in chess history on Tuesday as he faces a final four with Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Find out who the ChessCenter team picks to win each match.
Did chess play a role in Michael Vick’s redemption story? Learn how the game can teach more than tactics and strategy.
Plus, get the wrap-up from Wesley So’s big win at the Sinquefield cup, all on this week’s ChessCenter. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen is dominating the news on and off the chessboard. Will Carlsen's guest appearance on the long-running Simpsons TV show make him the most famous world champ ever? | Watch video
Does chess make you or your children smarter? ChessCenter discusses a controversial new study you might not agree with. And stick around for the wrap up from Bilbao, where Magnus Carlsen beat Anish Giri and won more games than the rest of the field combined. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen beat Anish Giri for the first time in classical chess at the 2016 Bilbao Masters Final. Grandmaster Robert Hess analyzes the game from start to finish, highlighting Magnus' strategical brilliance and his patience to play on both sides of the board, squeezing his advantage home until Giri collapsed. | Watch video
Magnus Carlsen held on to win the Bilbao super-GM tournament, but Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the big story in chess as he wins the Dortmund tournament, tops a 2800 rating, and surges to number-two in the world.
Get the latest chess news and analysis in this week’s episode of ChessCenter. | Watch video