Chess News
Late Blunder Gives Anand Early Lead At Sinquefield Cup
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:46:00 -0700
In several recent tweets, Viswanathan Anand explained that his son has taken quite a liking to the instructional videos on ChessKid.com. Well, Akhil, turns out your dad can teach you about winning tactics, too. "I'll show him the position and se...
PRO Chess League Summer Series: Montreal A Lock As 3 Teams Vie For Last Playoff Spot
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:55:00 -0700
The PRO Chess League Summer Series group stage comes to an end on Saturday, and with the Montreal Chessbrahs clinching first place in Group D, the Minnesota Blizzard, Norway Gnomes and the Cannes Blitzstream...
Join ChessKid And Judit Polgar To Set A World Record!
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Young chess fans from all over the world now have a chance to become a world-record holder. ChessKid and GM Judit Polgar are teaming up to set the all-time record for the world's largest online chess tournament. To achieve this, we need as ...
Aronian Wins Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 01:24:00 -0700
Despite losses in his first and last game of the day, Levon Aronian ended on top at the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour. The Armenian GM scored half a point more than Yu Yangyi, Ding Liren and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. ...
Vachier-Lagrave Grabs Sole Lead At Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 02:14:00 -0700
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took over the lead from Levon Aronian at the end of the first day of blitz at the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour. Magnus Carlsen scored disappointingly again and is out of contention. MVL and Carl...
Player Suspected Of Cheating Caught With Phone At Dutch Open Championship
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:43:00 -0700
An amateur chess player with a national rating of 1512, who had raised suspicion due to strong results at recent tournaments, was caught carrying a phone during a game at the Dutch Open Championship in Dieren, The Netherlands at the end of Ju...
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour: MVL Catches Aronian, Overtakes Carlsen In Rapid Ratings
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:41:00 -0700
After day three, Levon Aronian finds Maxime Vachier-Lagrave next to him on the leaderboard of the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour. The French GM lost to Magnus Carlsen but won his last two rapid games take over the number-...
Nepomniachtchi Qualifies For FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:46:00 -0700
On Sunday, Russian top GM Ian Nepomniachtchi outlasted 15 opponents to reach the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship, defeating GMs Zhamsaran Tsydypov, Sam Sevian and Pentala Harikrishna and the un...
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour: Aronian Still Leads, Carlsen Struggles
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 04:20:00 -0700
Scoring two draws and a win on Sunday, Levon Aronian maintained his lead at the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour in St. Louis. Magnus Carlsen got just one draw out of three games.  Both his fans and colleagues agree ...
Wei Yi Defeats Xiong In Armageddon To Win Junior Speed Chess Championship
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 17:00:00 -0700
On Saturday, Wei Yi defeated Jeffery Xiong in an armageddon tiebreak game to be crowned champion of the 2019 Junior Speed Chess Championship. The match had ended 13.5-13.5, and four more games in overtime also couldn't bring a decision. ...
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour: Aronian Perfect On Day 1
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 04:53:00 -0700
Levon Aronian started with a perfect 3/3 on the first day of the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour in St. Louis. The Armenian grandmaster leads by a full point. After Cote d'Ivoire, Zagreb and Paris, the 2019 Grand Chess Tour resume...
Nepomniachtchi Advances To The FIDE World Fischer Random Championship Quarterfinals
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:38:47 -0700
With an open qualification process that began in April, the FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship now moves to the final qualification phase as it plays down to the final six players who will qualify for the quarterfinals to be played over-...
Saturday: Nakamura Commentator For Junior Speed Chess Final, Wei Yi vs. Xiong
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:03:08 -0700
Hikaru Nakamura will be guest commentator during the final of the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship, sponsored by ChessKid. Top juniors Wei Yi and Jeffery Xiong will play for the championship. The winner of the Junior...
Dobrov, Firouzja Qualify For Speed Chess Championship
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:54:00 -0700
Vladimir Dobrov of Russia and Alireza Firouzja of Iran have qualified for the 2019 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. Dobrov earned his spot as the winner of this month's Titled Tuesday, while Firouzja won yesterday's qualifier tournament for inv...
PRO Chess League Summer Series: Chessbrahs Sneak By Blitzstreams; Minnesota Upsets Norway
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:49:31 -0700
The opening of Group D in the PRO Chess League Summer Series had it all. The Montreal Chessbrahs pulled off an improbable comeback to beat the Cannes Blitzstreams, and the Minnesota Blizzard shocked the PRO Chess League wh...
Chess.com Month In Review: July 2019
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 10:37:00 -0700
Hey chess lovers! It's time again to look back at the month that was. As always, the product-development team kept things humming with new features, bug fixes, improvements and new releases. The operations, fair play, and support teams made th...
Nepomniachtchi Wins Levitov Chess Week
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 03:20:00 -0700
Ian Nepomniachtchi edged out Alexander Grischuk on tiebreak to win the Levitov Chess Week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Both players scored 5/7, but Nepomniachtchi had beaten Grischuk in their mutual game. It was a fighting last day in the Wa...
Stockfish Wins Computer Chess Championship As Neural Networks Play Catch-Up
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The reigning Chess.com Computer Chess Champion Stockfish continues to assert itself as the greatest chess engine of all time, recently picking up a win in CCC 9: The Gauntlet. Stockfish won CCC 9 over Leelenstein, a neural-network...
Nepomniachtchi Leads Levitov Chess Week With 1 Day To Go
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 05:20:00 -0700
Thanks to a score of 2.5/3 on Monday, Ian Nepomniachtchi is the leader after five rounds at the Levitov Chess Week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The last two rounds will be played on Tuesday. After winning the Moscow Grand Prix...
Kramnik Back On The Board As Levitov Chess Week Starts In Amsterdam
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 01:25:00 -0700
Vladimir Kramnik is one of the participants in Levitov Chess Week, a small, private, top tournament held in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Together with Vishy Anand, Kramnik won the opening blitz tournament. "Private" is probably ...
PRO Chess League Summer Series: Group Of Death Set For Saturday
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 23:00:00 -0700
Fans have waited weeks for this Saturday's PRO Chess League Summer Series match-ups, as the "group of death" kicks off with the Cannes Blitzstreams, Minnesota Blizzard, Montreal Chessbrahs and the Norway Gnomes. ...
FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Heats Up On Chess.com
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 22:40:00 -0700
The first officially recognized live and online Fischer Random Chess Championship is heating up this summer as the world's best players hope to advance on Chess.com through to the in-person conclusion of the tournament in Norway. The Fischer Ran...
Vachier-Lagrave Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour In 'Horror Show'
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 04:14:00 -0700
It almost went wrong, but eventually he clinched it. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Paris Grand Chess Tour on Thursday, while the 49-year-old Vishy Anand reached an excellent second place. "It's a joy of course, but righ...
Paris Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour: Vachier-Lagrave Struggles, Still Leads
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 01:32:00 -0700
Local hero Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is two points ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexander Grischuk with nine blitz rounds to go at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. The tournament resumes with the remaining nine rounds of blitz on Th...
Speed Chess Championship Invitational Qualifier
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:42:00 -0700
Speed Chess Championship qualifier action resumes today with an invitational Speed Chess qualifier, a tournament featuring the top eight blitz and bullet players on Chess.com who have not already qualified for the main bracket. Among the...

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