Chess News
Keymer Fights, Loses Marathon Game To Carlsen As Grenke Chess Classic Takes Off
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:28:00 -0700
Magnus Carlsen started the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany where he had left his previous tournament, the Gashimov Memorial: winning. The world champion defeated IM Vincent Keymer in a marathon game in which the 14-year-old pu...
Chess.com Announces FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:07:00 -0700
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com Announces FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship Oslo, April 20, 2019—The World Fischer Random Chess Championship is now officially recognized by FIDE and will start on Chess.com. This historic ev...
Trump Organization Was Invited To Host 2016 Match
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 02:43:00 -0700
Former FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov invited the Trump Organization to host the 2016 World Chess Championship at Trump Tower. This was revealed by Donald Trump himself in the Mueller report, where chess is playing a minor role and FIDE Pr...
Chess Builds Bridges, Spreads Poll Awareness And Other News
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:57:00 -0700
Chess can build bridges between different ethnic groups in a war-torn country, and it can even raise awareness for voting. The royal game, with its long history, can give special opportunities to people with disabilities. This, and more, in a new ...
Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:05:11 -0700
Chess.com and Twitch are teaming up to bring chess to the esports mainstream with a new man-vs-machine event called Komodo Boss Rush on Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. PDT on www.Twitch.tv/TwitchRivals and&nbs...
New Carlsen-Caruana Clash At Grenke Chess Classic
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:19:00 -0700
With five players from the world's top 10, the Grenke Chess Classic starts on Saturday in Karlsruhe, Germany. World champion Magnus Carlsen and last year's Grenke winner Fabiano Caruana will play their first classical game since their November tit...
Lc0 Wins Computer Chess Championship, Makes History
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:05:00 -0700
The machine-learning chess engine Lc0 won the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship last weekend, making history as the first neural-network project to take the title. Lc0, which taught itself how to play chess, is now at the game's pinnacle ...
Lupulescu Wins Reykjavik Open Among 8-Way Tie
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:23:00 -0700
Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu won the Reykjavik Open with the best tiebreak in a group of eight players finishing on 7/9. The 15-year-old Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja was second. Firouzja had won the European Fischer Random Champi...
Junior Speed Chess Championship To Partner With ChessKid
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:58:00 -0700
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com To Host Junior Speed Chess Championship Presented by ChessKid Palo Alto, Calif., April 15, 2019—Continuing the expansion of its Speed Chess Championship series, Chess.com will hold a Speed Chess Champions...
Gustafsson Wins 19th Bangkok Chess Club Open
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:04:00 -0700
GM Jan Gustafsson (Germany) edged out GM Deep Sengupta (India) on tiebreak to win the Bangkok Chess Club Open. It was the second victory in Thailand for the 39-year-old German grandmaster. Both Gustafsson and Sengupta finished on an undefea...
Women's Speed Chess Championship Qualifier Coming May 8
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 14:12:00 -0700
The Women's Speed Chess Championship is kicking off in May, beginning with a qualifier which will be taking place May 8 at 10 a.m. PDT with the winner earning the right to face top seed GM Kateryna Lagno in the first round of the ch...
Firouzja Among Leaders Halfway Through Reykjavik Open
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 02:10:00 -0700
The rising star GM Alireza Firouzja of Iran is sharing the lead together with GM Robert Hovhannisyan, GM Sergei Movsesian (both Armenia) and GM Constantin Lupulescu (Romania) at the Reykjavik Open. After today's rest day, ...
Sevian Wins April Titled Tuesday
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:05:00 -0700
A day earlier, and the numbers would have been suspiciously good, but Titled Tuesday on April 2 was no joke as it set the record for the largest Titled Tuesday ever with 432 titled participants, including Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Ian N...
Baden-Baden Clinches Record 13th Bundesliga Chess Title
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 08:16:00 -0700
With Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Peter Svidler in its lineup for the final weekend, the German chess club Baden-Baden clinched its 13th Bundesliga title in 14 years, more than any German club has ever achieved. In early March we co...
Carlsen Wraps Up Gashimov Memorial With 'Stellar Performance'
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 08:48:00 -0700
Having already secured victory yesterday, Magnus Carlsen finished the Gashimov Memorial in style. On Tuesday he defeated Alexander Grischuk to finish two points ahead of the pack, something the chess world hadn't seen for 4.5 years. Af...
Chess.com To Host Women's Speed Chess Championship
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 17:15:00 -0700
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com To Host Women's Speed Chess Championship Palo Alto, Calif., April 8, 2019—As part of an expansion of its Speed Chess Championship series, Chess.com will hold a women's championship tournament starting in ...
Carlsen Wins Gashimov Memorial With Round To Spare
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:50:00 -0700
With one round to go, Magnus Carlsen has already won the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. In another excellent attacking game, the world champion defeated his main rival, Sergey Karjakin, with Black. Karjakin, half a...
Nakamura Wins Chess.com Bullet Championship
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 05:32:00 -0700
Hikaru Nakamura defeated Oleksandr Bortnyk to win the 2019 Bullet Chess Championship on Sunday. Earlier, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave came third after beating Levon Aronian. This article recaps a full weekend of bullet chess, with the quarterfinals an...
Gashimov Memorial: Carlsen Beats Giri, Back To Sole Leader
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 13:02:00 -0700
Magnus Carlsen is back to being the sole leader at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. The world champion defeated Anish Giri today while the other four games ended in draws. In the Game of the Day (especially in terms of res...
Karjakin Beats Anand, Catches Carlsen At Gashimov Memorial
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 11:35:00 -0700
Sergey Karjakin joined Magnus Carlsen in first place at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. The Russian grandmaster used deep preparation and great endgame technique to beat Viswanathan Anand. It was a cute moment during the ...
Bortnyk Surprises In Bullet Round Robin Qualifier
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 04:01:00 -0700
He wasn't considered a favorite but GM Olexandr Bortnyk ended up winning the bullet round robin qualifier on Friday. The 22-year-old Ukrainian grandmaster won the $750 first prize and qualified for the main bracket of the Chess.com Bullet Champion...
Perez Ponsa Tops Strong Field To Qualify For Bullet Chess Championship
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:33:00 -0700
The Argentinian GM Federico Perez Ponsa beat a daunting field Thursday to earn his way into the Bullet Chess Championship main bracket. In a tournament that included Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the newly-crowned European cha...
Gashimov Memorial: Carlsen Leading, Anand Shared 2nd
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 11:33:00 -0700
Scoring his second win, Vishy Anand is now tied with Sergey Karjakin in second place at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. David Navara scored an upset win vs Ding Liren, and Alexander Grischuk defeated Veselin Topalov. Magnus Ca...
Firouzja Qualifies For Bullet Chess Championship
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 22:46:00 -0700
GM Alireza Firouzja of Iran emerged victorious from an unsurprisingly difficult field on Wednesday, which saw some of the best bullet players in the world battling it out for a spot in the Bullet Chess Championship main bracket. You can ...
5 Draws At Gashimov Memorial As Mamedyarov Escapes
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 10:13:00 -0700
After losing a winning position the other day, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov avoided another loss today as he escaped from a difficult endgame against David Navara. All other games were also drawn in round four of the Gashimov Memorial in Shamki...

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