The first game of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw.
The opening was a Grünfeld, 5.Bd2 variation. First Anand seemed to have an initiative, then C... | Leggi tutto
[This is a letter sent to Chess.com from former World Champion GM Garry Kasparov. We are reprinting it here in its entirety.]
Carlsen-Anand II and the Psychology of the Rematch
By Garry Kasparov
Last year’s first world championship mat... | Leggi tutto
Viswanathan Anand will be playing with the white pieces against Magnus Carlsen in game 1 of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia.
This was the result of the drawing of lots, performed during the opening ceremony held on Friday at the&nb... | Leggi tutto
UPDATE / EDIT: Contest is over! See full list of those who qualified here, and look for FM Mike Klein's preview post in a couple days!
PRESS RELEASE -- Chess.com LLC has partnered with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his compan... | Leggi tutto
In the third round, Alexander Grischuk continued his winning streak at the Petrosian Memorial. The Russian GM beat Alexander Morozevich and increased his lead to a full point.
Is he doing a Caruana? Well, the tournament lasts seven rounds, ... | Leggi tutto
This Saturday the World Championship Match starts in Sochi. Most chess fans think that Magnus Carlsen will keep his title, but what about the experts?
In our first preview we listed the match schedule and basics, and then we gave... | Leggi tutto
Alexander Grischuk also won his second game at the Petrosian Memorial, against Boris Gelfand, and now the Russian GM has a live rating of 2803.
Ernesto Inarkiev had a rough start; today he lost to Vladimir Kramnik who played a good gam... | Leggi tutto
The November FIDE Rating list sees two big changes for Wesley So. Not only has the Filipino grandmaster switched federations to the USA, he also entered the top 10 for the first time.
The new rating list sees few changes at the top. Magnus Carls... | Leggi tutto
Today yet another super tournament took off in Moscow: the Tashir Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian.
Alexander Grischuk beat Ernesto Inarkiev, and so he's the leader after round one.
The Petrosian Memorial can be seen as a &l... | Leggi tutto
What can we expect from the World Championship Match that starts this Saturday? Most predictions are educated guesses, so now might be a good time to get educated!
You already know the match schedule and basics, and below you'll find the histori... | Leggi tutto
Dmitry Andreikin has won the the second FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster drew quickly with Anish Giri in the final round, and his nearest rivals Hikaru Nakamura and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov didn't win thei... | Leggi tutto
Dmitry Andreikin has excellent chances to win the second FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster maintained his lead as all games in the penultimate round ended in draws.
Six draws doesn't sound too exciting but the p... | Leggi tutto
On Friday, Dmitry Andreikin put an end to Baadur Jobava's cinderella story at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. The Russian grandmaster now tops the leaderboard with two rounds to go.
In the eighth round, there was one more winner:... | Leggi tutto
In a week from now the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will be opened in Sochi, Russia.
The first game will be played on Saturday, November 8. Here is a preview!
Last year, Magnus Carlsen gained ... | Leggi tutto
He played his last official game of chess in August 2006, but now he's back at the chess board: John Nunn. The English GM and acclaimed author is playing in the 50+ World Seniors in Katerini, Greece.
Image from the World Seniors Facebook page
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After clinching Chess.com's first Titled Tuesday on a Wednesday, Baadur Jobava duly continued winning.
The Georgian grandmaster defeated Boris Gelfand in round eight of the Grand Prix in Tashkent, and is now tied for first place w... | Leggi tutto
What would you do if it were midnight and you were a last-minute replacement to compete for world championship qualification? If you're GM Baadur Jobava, you log on to Chess.com and crush the field in the first "Titled Tuesday."
For the top Geor... | Leggi tutto
Fabiano Caruana got back to 50 percent today at the Grand Prix in Tashkent as Boris Gelfand blundered a double attack. Sergey Karjakin bounced back after two losses, and beat Anish Giri.
After round 5, Caruana said: “A lot o... | Leggi tutto
Anatoly Karpov was the center of attention at the Cap d'Agde chess festival held last week. The 12th world champion did not disappoint.
Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Cap d'Agde, the French seaside resort on the Mediterranean sea, host... | Leggi tutto
Sergey Karjakin got crushed today at the Grand Prix in Tashkent by Dmitry Andreikin, who now leads the pack together with Hikaru Nakamura, who drew with Fabiano Caruana.
The theme of the sixth round seemed to be calculating in tim... | Leggi tutto
A new leader has emerged at the Grand Prix in Tashkent: Hikaru Nakamura. The U.S. grandmaster is the only player on 3.5/5 after beating Boris Gelfand since Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost to Dmitry Jakovenko.
Baadur Jobava won his second g... | Leggi tutto
Magnus Carlsen will soon feature in the Norwegian Donald Duck magazine. The Norwegian chess player will be part of a story in the magazine to be released in November. This was reported by NRK.
This nice story was picked up by Chessbase ... | Leggi tutto
In round 4 all games at the Grand Prix in Tashkent ended in draws. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is still half a point ahead of Hikaru Nakaura, Sergey Karjakin and Dmitry Andreikin.
Six draws, and so nothing changed in the standing... | Leggi tutto
After one year of absence, Magnus Carlsen will be back in Wijk aan Zee for the 77th Tata Steel chess tournament.
Another super tournament, though, will start November 3: the Petrosian Memorial.
In chronological order, this... | Leggi tutto
On Thursday, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave drew with Teimour Radjabov but continues to lead the Tashkent Grand Prix after three rounds of play.
Sergey Karjakin (vs Dmitry Jakovenko), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (vs Boris Gelfand) and Baadur Jo... | Leggi tutto