Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8774

So far, there was some excitement in Chennai, but you could hardly say that the tournament was satisfactory. It missed what really is the core value of every sport: Victory and defeat. Magnus Carlsen decided it’s …

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Learn from the Grandmasters: GM Carlsen vs. GM Bacrot, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
April 11, 2012 – 17:16 | 5 Comments | Rating: 3.75 | 3,355 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: GM Carlsen vs. GM Bacrot, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

This time, GM Jan Markos discusses the game between world’s number one, Norwegian Magnuss Carlsen and France’s best player, Etienne Bacrot. The game took place in 2010 at the prestigious Nanjing Spring Chess Tournament in China. The …

Learn from the Grandmasters: Mamedyarov vs. Morozevich, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
March 15, 2012 – 10:18 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,173 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Mamedyarov vs. Morozevich, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

The video series by Jan Markos continues with another edition (now in Full HD quality), in which he discusses the match between Azerbaijani Mamedyarov and Russian Morozevich. The game took place at the recently played …

2011 ChessFriends.com Championship: The Résumé
January 5, 2012 – 19:15 | No Comment | Rating: 0 | 688 views
2011 ChessFriends.com Championship: The Résumé

2011 ChessFriends.com Championship took place at 30th December 2011. 111 chess players tried to win the end-of the year tournament, along with a ChessFriend.com trophy. Nine rounds have been played, utilizing the 5+0 time control. …

Tal’s Memorial, 6th Round: Draws Everywhere, for the Third Time
November 23, 2011 – 16:40 | One Comment | Rating: 2 | 961 views
Tal’s Memorial, 6th Round: Draws Everywhere, for the Third Time

All games of the sixth round of Tal’s Memorial ended tied, but spectators could not have been bored. The highlight of the round, Karjakin’s positional sacrifice of Queen near the beginning of the game did …

Even Grandmaster Markos Sometimes Gives Himself up to a Mate
November 9, 2011 – 18:30 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4.33 | 1,106 views
Even Grandmaster Markos Sometimes Gives Himself up to a Mate

Making a move and susequently getting an unexpected mate is not very pleasant. It might seem that only beginners are specialists in overlooking one-move mates, but even regulars players get sightless sometimes, missing a one-move …

ChessFriends.com News in a Wrap: Big Chessboard, Smarter Cheat Detector, Seasonal Tournaments, Four New Languages
November 9, 2011 – 16:42 | 260 Comments | Rating: 4.5 | 6,339 views
ChessFriends.com News in a Wrap: Big Chessboard, Smarter Cheat Detector, Seasonal Tournaments, Four New Languages

Our developing team has typed in many codes and words in the last few weeks. And the result? Several improvements, tens of banned cheaters and four new language localizations.

Kasparov for ChessFriends.com: Opposed to the ESFS, Russia Under Threat of Violent Revolution
October 19, 2011 – 16:42 | 3 Comments | Rating: 5 | 1,226 views
Kasparov for ChessFriends.com: Opposed to the ESFS, Russia Under Threat of Violent Revolution

In 2005, Garry Kasparov rolled up the chessboard for good. He established himself on the political scene. He is currently active in Russian opposition, vocally and fearlessly criticising Vladimir Putin. He also does not spoke …

Kasparov Defeated All Fourteen Opponents (game + photographs)
October 19, 2011 – 15:22 | 2 Comments | Rating: 4 | 2,477 views
Kasparov Defeated All Fourteen Opponents (game + photographs)

On Friday, 14th October 2011, Bratislava’s Crowne Plaza hotel witnessed an extraordinary chess holiday. Six-time World Champion, the bearer of the highest FIDE rating ever, grandmaster Garry Kasparov played  simultaneous exhibition on 14 chessboards.

Simultaneous Exhibition against Kasparov: Watch, Attend or Stream
October 14, 2011 – 0:46 | No Comment | Rating: 0 | 1,275 views
Simultaneous Exhibition against Kasparov: Watch, Attend or Stream

Today (14th October) at 18:00 Garry Kasparov will be demonstrating his chess skills at Bratislava’s Crowne Plaza hotel. If you are interested in more than reading reports of the simultaneous exhibition, you have two different …

The Prize of the Play Against Kasparov Tournament Awarded to Mato2303
October 14, 2011 – 0:40 | One Comment | Rating: 0 | 425 views
The Prize of the Play Against Kasparov Tournament Awarded to Mato2303

On Thursday, 11th October, Play Against Kasparov tournament has taken place at ChessFriends.com. The attendance hit the record – 127 players from 20 countries took the opportunity to win a ticket to Kasparov’s simul. Dominance …

Win the Opportunity to Play Against Kasparov
October 6, 2011 – 20:38 | 7 Comments | Rating: 5 | 2,187 views
Win the Opportunity to Play Against Kasparov

Dear users, we are pleased that by every day and every game played, you help us improve ChessFriends.com. Thus, we have decided to offer one of you an opportunity to meet and play over the …