Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8795

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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88 Years of FIDE and International Chess Day Celebration
July 20, 2012 – 15:16 | No Comment | Rating: 0 | 530 views
88 Years of FIDE and International Chess Day Celebration

FIDE has been around precisely for 88 years as of today. The 20th July is also an International Chess Game since 1964.

Asking for Money with Style: $1m for a Game of Chess
July 20, 2012 – 14:10 | One Comment | Rating: 1 | 1,164 views
Asking for Money with Style: $1m for a Game of Chess

Peter Thiel is a co-founder of PayPal, first investor in Facebook, and one of the most innovative masterminds in tech business. A.J. Steigman is the head of one of thousands of anonymous start-up companies. It …

Dortmund Sparkassen 2012 Round 6
July 20, 2012 – 12:36 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 594 views
Dortmund Sparkassen 2012 Round 6

At Dortmund Sparkasse chess tournament, draw offers are not allowed – every draw is either a decision of the arbiters, or a consequence of threefold repetition. Surprisingly, the ammount of draws is considerable high.

Four Rounds Remaining at Dortmund Sparkasse 2012
July 19, 2012 – 12:49 | One Comment | Rating: 0 | 437 views
Four Rounds Remaining at Dortmund Sparkasse 2012

After five rounds and subsequent rest day, Dortmund Sparkasse 2012 chess tournament continues today with the sixth round. Whole tournament has been very well balanced, there have been a lot of draws and three leading …

Is America Really in Search of a Chess Superstar?
December 6, 2011 – 15:01 | One Comment | Rating: 3.67 | 1,160 views
Is America Really in Search of a Chess Superstar?

If you are a regular reader of chess news, you may have noticed reports on the planned production of a chess-themed reality show. According to renowned sources such as chessbase.com, it will be the first …

Tal’s Memorial, 6th Round: Draws Everywhere, for the Third Time
November 23, 2011 – 16:40 | One Comment | Rating: 2 | 962 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 …

The Strongest Chess Tournament in History – Tal’s Memorial Has Commenced Yesterday
November 18, 2011 – 15:15 | 3 Comments | Rating: 4 | 1,568 views
The Strongest Chess Tournament in History – Tal’s Memorial Has Commenced Yesterday

Carlsen, Anand, Aronian, Kramnik - world’s TOP 4 and many more important players like Nakamura will face each other at the super-tournament in Moscow. Some, especially members of the chess public, might say that this year’s …

ChessFriends.com News in a Wrap: Big Chessboard, Smarter Cheat Detector, Seasonal Tournaments, Four New Languages
November 9, 2011 – 16:42 | 269 Comments | Rating: 4.5 | 6,395 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.

Grand Slam Moves Towards Bilbao
October 7, 2011 – 12:25 | 7 Comments | Rating: 3 | 552 views
Grand Slam Moves Towards Bilbao

The Grand Slam we have reported on lately has moved on from Sao Paolo, Brazil towards the second leg in Bilbao, Spain. Ukrainian player Vasili Ivanchuck was leading with 10 points, with Hikaru Nakamura’s at …

Grand Slam in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Bilbao, Spain
September 26, 2011 – 13:28 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 594 views
Grand Slam in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Bilbao, Spain

The Grand Slam finals are scheduled from 25th of September until 11th of October. The first five rounds (25/9/2011 – 1/10/2011) take place in Sao Paolo, Brazil, the second leg (6/10/2011 – 11/10/2011) will be …

Dystro Chess Cup Slovakia 2011
May 19, 2011 – 12:53 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,127 views
Dystro Chess Cup Slovakia 2011

Civil Association Organization of Muscular Dystrophy in the Slovak Republic organized from 4 to 8 May 2011 the first International Chess Tournament for people with muscular dystrophy under the name Dystro Chess cup Slovakia 2011.