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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Magnus Carlsen Narrowly Wins Over Bosnian Predojevic
July 1, 2013 – 16:46 | 2 Comments | Rating: 3.51 | 6,255 views
Magnus Carlsen Narrowly Wins Over Bosnian Predojevic

Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated chess player in history, played a rapid match against Bosnian GM Borki Predojevic. The match took place in Lillehammer over two days, with four games in total. Famed Norwegian had some …

February Championship 2013
February 21, 2013 – 18:00 | No Comment | Rating: 1 | 1,768 views
February Championship 2013

In the temperate climate of northern hemisphere, February is not very pleasant month, weather-wise. It is still quite cold and after a few months of winter, you would really do with some sun. Instead, there …

Another Simultaneous Exhibition against Slovakia’s No. 1
October 26, 2012 – 18:34 | No Comment | Rating: 3.5 | 642 views
Another Simultaneous Exhibition against Slovakia’s No. 1

GM Jan Markos has been a stable guest of our site, regularly playing online simuls against our users. Being a Slovakia’s no. 1, he is always a valuable opponent for trying out one’s chess skills.

September Championship – Become the Best Player of ChessFriends.com
September 14, 2012 – 11:45 | 3 Comments | Rating: 5 | 796 views
September Championship – Become the Best Player of ChessFriends.com

Monthly championship have been a popular tradition of our site. Players are always keen on trying their best to become the top player of the respective months. In September, you are welcome to take a …

ChessFriends.com: Improved CashZone Environment and Various Minor Changes
July 24, 2012 – 17:16 | No Comment | Rating: 0 | 840 views
ChessFriends.com: Improved CashZone Environment and Various Minor Changes

For more than four years, ChessFriends.com has been constantly developed and improved. In every new release, we are trying to resolve various issues and make playing at our site as enjoyable as possible. Today, new …

Dortmund Sparkassen Has Ended – Caruana Victorious
July 24, 2012 – 12:45 | No Comment | Rating: 4 | 392 views
Dortmund Sparkassen Has Ended – Caruana Victorious

After nine thrilling rounds, the Dortmund Sparkassen tournament has ended on Sunday. There was a lot of draws, although no draw offers were permitted, as every draw had to be a decision of arbiters or a …

Introducing the Cash Zone: Start Playing Cash Chess Today!
July 4, 2012 – 16:31 | No Comment | Rating: 0 | 1,183 views
Introducing the Cash Zone: Start Playing Cash Chess Today!

We at ChessFriends.com are proud to introduce our new feature. ChessFriends.com CashZone is a virtual gaming club for playing chess games for real money. Betting at our CashZone is available to everybody with a Premium …

Learn from the Grandmasters: GM Markos vs. GM Saltaev, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
April 4, 2012 – 15:34 | One Comment | Rating: 0 | 858 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: GM Markos vs. GM Saltaev, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

The new video in the Grandmaster Explains has been released.  This time, Jan Markos does something unusual: he publicly contemplates upon his game against GM Mihail Saltaev. The theme of the video is a pawn …

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 …