Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8781

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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Chess event of decade
ŠK Ružomberok | June 24, 2014 – 13:07 | No Comment | 2,139 views

Chess event of decade

The biggest chess event since 1993 has begun on 22th May in hotel Kultura in the Ruzomberok town square. More than 20 chess grandmasters met in one place. The participation of 80 chess players with titles made the event Mitropa Cup the strongest tournament in its 33rd year history. Read the full story »

Garry Kasparov Painfully Humiliated, Heading to Jail?
Stanislav Pavlovič | August 26, 2012 – 12:54 | One Comment | 2,687 views
Garry Kasparov Painfully Humiliated, Heading to Jail?

Garry Kasparov has been pursuing political causes since the end of his successful chess career in 2005. Due to his affiliation and support to the Russian opposition, he will hardly avoid a lawsuit.

New Video from GM Markos: GM Carlsen vs. GM Bologan Video Commentary
Stanislav Pavlovič | August 24, 2012 – 17:53 | 4 Comments | 1,581 views
New Video from GM Markos: GM Carlsen vs. GM Bologan Video Commentary

The video commentaries by GM Jan Markos proved popular. After a break, we continue with a new video. This time, best slovak chess player looks into a very recent game of world’s No.1, GM Magnus …

Simuls with GM Markos Resumed, Take Your Chances Against Slovakia’s No. 1
Stanislav Pavlovič | August 19, 2012 – 13:36 | No Comment | 781 views
Simuls with GM Markos Resumed, Take Your Chances Against Slovakia’s No. 1

There has been a tradition of simultaneous exhibition against the top rated player in Slovakia, GM Jan Markos. Unfortunately, we were unable to provide them for some time, but now, they are back. You may …

Biel Round 4: What happened to Nakamura?
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 27, 2012 – 14:59 | One Comment | 1,070 views
Biel Round 4: What happened to Nakamura?

In the fourth round in Biel, newcomer Bologan played his first game, Carlsen played after a pause. Nakamura is insecure about his performance. The standings have also changed substantially.

Chess-Nuts: A Hilarious Chess-Themed Cartoon From 1932
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 26, 2012 – 15:54 | No Comment | 722 views
Chess-Nuts: A Hilarious Chess-Themed Cartoon From 1932

Browsing throug the net, I happened to stumble upon a not very well known gem. If you would like to relax for a while, you may want to watch this chess-themed cartoon from the early …

Carlsen Back to Playing in Biel, ChessFriends.com Broadcasts All Games
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 26, 2012 – 12:38 | One Comment | 527 views
Carlsen Back to Playing in Biel, ChessFriends.com Broadcasts All Games

The winners of the third round of the grandmasters tournament at International Chess Festival in Biel, Switzerland are Dutch Anish Giri and Chinese Wang Hao. Their victories were overshadowed by the resignation of Alexander Morozevich.

Biel Round 2: Bacrot and Carlsen Victorious, Our Broadcasts Continue
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 25, 2012 – 13:51 | No Comment | 594 views
Biel Round 2: Bacrot and Carlsen Victorious, Our Broadcasts Continue

Round 2 of the grandmaster’s tournament at International Chess Festival in Biel, Switzerland has ended with two victories and a draw.

ChessFriends.com: Improved CashZone Environment and Various Minor Changes
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 24, 2012 – 17:16 | No Comment | 838 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 …

Biel/Bienne 2012 Round 2 Broadcast at ChessFriends.com
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 24, 2012 – 14:25 | No Comment | 501 views
Biel/Bienne 2012 Round 2 Broadcast at ChessFriends.com

The Grandmasters Tournament at Biel/Bienne International Chess Festival 2012 has commenced yesterday, July 23. Six chess players from the world’s top 50 are taking part at the tournament, including world’s top player, Magnus Carlsen. The …

Dortmund Sparkassen Has Ended – Caruana Victorious
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 24, 2012 – 12:45 | No Comment | 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 …

88 Years of FIDE and International Chess Day Celebration
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 20, 2012 – 15:16 | No Comment | 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.