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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2011 ChessFriends.com Championship
December 29, 2011 – 15:53 | 6 Comments | Rating: 4.5 | 996 views
2011 ChessFriends.com Championship

There are more than 76 thousand players registered at ChessFriends.com. More than 800 of them are playing games at the peak time of the day. The community of ChessFriends.com doubled in the past year. The …

Even Grandmaster Markos Sometimes Gives Himself up to a Mate
November 9, 2011 – 18:30 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4.33 | 1,109 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 | 268 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.

Kasparov for ChessFriends.com: Opposed to the ESFS, Russia Under Threat of Violent Revolution
October 19, 2011 – 16:42 | 3 Comments | Rating: 5 | 1,241 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 | 2,508 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 | 1,280 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 | 428 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 | 2,194 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 …

Have You Defeated a Chess Grandmaster Today?
September 22, 2011 – 14:44 | One Comment | Rating: 3.75 | 1,211 views
Have You Defeated a Chess Grandmaster Today?

All right, playing against a chess Grandmaster is not an everyday occasion. There are just a few ways to play a game against one. One way is to master chess well enough you could face …

Play Chess en Route – ChessFriends.com Mobile
September 21, 2011 – 16:30 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 2,910 views
Play Chess en Route – ChessFriends.com Mobile

ChessFriends.com brings you another useful feature – mobile website, which could come handy whenever you find yourself bored with a smartphone in your pocket. There comes an end to boredom during classes, while travelling or waiting …

Jan Markos’ First Simul – Victory not without Stains
September 14, 2011 – 14:34 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 995 views
Jan Markos’ First Simul – Victory not without Stains

On Tuesday, 14/9/2011, the very first simultaneous exhibition by the best Slovak chess player, grandmaster Jan Markos, took place at ChessFriends.com. He faced six chess players from five countries. This time, challenging players were more …