Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8733

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 | 2,112 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 »

Asking for Money with Style: $1m for a Game of Chess
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 20, 2012 – 14:10 | One Comment | 1,145 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
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 20, 2012 – 12:36 | No Comment | 581 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
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 19, 2012 – 12:49 | One Comment | 426 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 …

Monthly Championships Revived with the July Championship
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 13, 2012 – 17:54 | No Comment | 265 views
Monthly Championships Revived with the July Championship

If there was something missing from your life over the two months, there are chances that we know what that was. Due to hard work concerning the launch of our Cash zone, we haven’t been …

Introducing the Cash Zone: How to Play Balanced Cash Games
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 4, 2012 – 16:33 | One Comment | 1,668 views
Introducing the Cash Zone: How to Play Balanced Cash Games

 
ChessFriends.com would like to present to you its new, unique feature: ChessFriends.com Cash Zone. Playing at our CashZone is suitable for everybody, regardless of playing skills. As ChessFriends.com CashZone offers handicapped games, even an amateur …

Get a Membership Now and Gain a $5 Bonus
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 4, 2012 – 16:33 | One Comment | 1,092 views
Get a Membership Now and Gain a $5 Bonus

We have recently started our new feature – the Cash Zone open to every Member of ChessFriends.com. If you wish to start betting real money on your chess games, you need a Premium or Exclusive …

Introducing the Cash Zone: Start Playing Cash Chess Today!
Stanislav Pavlovič | July 4, 2012 – 16:31 | No Comment | 1,169 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 …

Chess Grandmaster Explains — GM Kramnik vs. GM Aronian, Game 3, Zurich Chess Challenge 2012
GM Ján Markoš | May 22, 2012 – 14:20 | 5 Comments | 1,561 views
Chess Grandmaster Explains — GM Kramnik vs. GM Aronian, Game 3, Zurich Chess Challenge 2012

Kramnik tied the score of the match in the Game 3 when he surprised his opponent by 1.e4, which he hasn’t been playing for years. Sharp complications in the opening led to an interesting material …

Chess Grandmaster Explains — GM Kramnik vs. GM Aronian, Zurich Chess Challenge 2012
GM Ján Markoš | May 10, 2012 – 18:23 | One Comment | 1,142 views
Chess Grandmaster Explains — GM Kramnik vs. GM Aronian, Zurich Chess Challenge 2012

In this video you will see the first game of the match between the two top chess players of different styles, Kramnik and Aronian. After the home preparation, which didn’t come out very well, Kramnik …

Learn from the Grandmasters: GM Carlsen vs. GM Bacrot, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
Marek Holeva | April 11, 2012 – 17:16 | 5 Comments | 3,345 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: Aronian vs. Nakamura, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
Stanislav Pavlovič | April 4, 2012 – 17:08 | One Comment | 1,582 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Aronian vs. Nakamura, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

In today’s video, we will witness the game between Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura from this year’s Tata Steel Championship. This game is very interesting because of its material imbalance, which makes the so-called ‘rules’ …