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Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz: Day 3
16 Aug 2017 | 9:43 pm CEST
Garry Kasparov, Leinier Dominguez, Le Quang Liem and David Navara, join players staying on from the Sinquefield Cup — Nakamura, Nepomniachtchi, Aron…
Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz: Nepomniachtchi first to clear lead
16 Aug 2017 | 8:23 pm CEST
After six rounds of rapid, Nepomniachtchi leads with 4.0 / 6. He dealt the first loss to Garry Kasparov in Round 5, as the 13th World Champion sits ne…
Endgame Magic with IM Irene Sukandar
16 Aug 2017 | 6:56 pm CEST
Endgames are the soul of the chess games. This would probably be a phrase from GM Karsten Müller. The german grandmaster is one of the leading expert…
Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2
16 Aug 2017 | 8:21 am CEST
While some of his colleagues are impressed by his play, GM Garry Kasparov himself has mixed feelings. The 54-year-old chess legend can defin…
The Weekly Show with Lawrence Trent
15 Aug 2017 | 7:00 pm CEST
Tuesdays at 5pm UK time Lawrence Trent goes on air on Playchess.com. In his show Lawrence Trent will be dealing with the latest trends, games and comb…
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017 - Games and Results
15 Aug 2017 | 5:16 pm CEST
The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament takes place 14th to 19th August 2017. Two time controls rapid 25 minutes with a 10 second delay each move a…
All Sinquefield Cup interviews
15 Aug 2017 | 2:31 pm CEST
Ever wanted to see what the players said on the live commentary, but didn't have the time to go searching for their post-game interview (or whether th…
Comedy of Errors
15 Aug 2017 | 11:30 am CEST
The endgame King, Bishop and "wrong" outside pawn is a well-known draw. However, if both sides still have a rook the outside pawn usually wins. But ev…
Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top
15 Aug 2017 | 3:54 am CEST
Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws,…
Simon says - Puzzle Hour
14 Aug 2017 | 7:57 pm CEST
In this Simon Says, Simon Williams will offer a range of puzzles for the viewer to solve. Join live, and participate in chat, or what on-demand with a…
It's Lenderman!
14 Aug 2017 | 4:05 pm CEST
Lenderman wins the U.S. Open in Norfolk, Virginia, with 8.0/9. From considering quitting professional chess a few months ago, to qualifying for the 20…
The Wait Is Kaspar-over
14 Aug 2017 | 3:37 am CEST
It has been 4539 days since GM Garry Kasparov played a rated chess game. Internet and St. Louis Chess Club audiences, neither of whom even existed a d…
Goodbye Sinquefield Cup, hello Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz
14 Aug 2017 | 2:53 am CEST
Closing the books on the Sinquefield Cup with video from the closing ceremony, and turning to the next major event right on its heels, the Saint Louis…
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 - Games and Results
13 Aug 2017 | 9:47 pm CEST
The 5th Sinquefield Cup took place 2nd to 12th August 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier…
Indian 12-year-old prodigy crosses 2500
13 Aug 2017 | 2:19 pm CEST
On 10th of August, R. Praggnanandhaa turned 12 years old, and crossed 2500 FIDE Elo. He has an opportunity to go after Sergey Karjakin's record as the…
'Magnifique Maxime' Vachier-Lagrave Wins Sinquefield Cup
12 Aug 2017 | 1:44 am CEST
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his career's best performance today by winning the fifth Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. The French GM beat Ian…
3rd Wenzhou Grandmaster Match 2017 -
11 Aug 2017 | 3:39 pm CEST
The 3rd Wenzhou Grandmaster Match took place 8th to 11th August 2017. Anish Giri beat Ding Liren 2.5-1.5 in a four game match.
Half The Sinque Field Can Win In Tense Final Round
11 Aug 2017 | 6:42 am CEST
On Thursday Wesley So suffered his fourth loss at the Sinquefield Cup. He was beaten by Sergey Karjakin. This means that half the field can still…
Gelfand-Inarkiev Match 2017 - Games and Results
10 Aug 2017 | 9:18 pm CEST
Tower of Concord Chess Festival takes place 2nd to 13th August 2017. The main event is an 18 game match between Boris Gelfand and Ernesto Inarkiev ove…
Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster
10 Aug 2017 | 9:02 pm CEST
FIDE has confirmed Awonder Liang's grandmaster title by written resolution. This makes the 14-year-old American the 10th youngest grandmaster of all t…
Anand, Aronian Catch Vachier-Lagrave In St. Louis
10 Aug 2017 | 7:40 am CEST
With two rounds to go, the Sinquefield Cup has three leaders on 4.5/7. Both Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian won their games, and caught Maxime…
So Suffers At Sinquefield; Carlsen Misses Another Win
9 Aug 2017 | 4:01 am CEST
Wesley So is playing his worst tournament in two years. The American grandmaster lost his third game at the Sinquefield Cup today against Levon A…
Anand Wins Brilliancy vs Caruana; Carlsen Defeats So
7 Aug 2017 | 4:42 am CEST
Both Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand won their games in 29 moves in the fifth round of the Sinquefield Cup, but for once, all eyes weren't on the…
104th British Chess Championships 2017 - Games and Results
6 Aug 2017 | 9:44 pm CEST
The 104th British Chess Championships took place in Llandudno, Wales, 29th July to 6th August 2017. Leading players: David Howell, Gawain Jones, Luke…
Carlsen Falters In Winning Position, Loses To MVL
6 Aug 2017 | 4:59 am CEST
For 45 moves today, Magnus Carlsen played a model "Carlsen" game in the Sinquefield Cup's round four. Getting little from the opening, he created comp…
50th Biel Chess Festival 2017 - Games and Results
3 Aug 2017 | 8:18 pm CEST
The 50th Biel Chess Festival took place 23rd July to 2nd August 2017. Players main GM event: David Navara, Pentala Harikrishna, Etienne Bacrot,…
Xtracon Chess Open 2017 - Games and Results
28 Jul 2017 | 9:57 pm CEST
The Xtracon Chess Open takes place 22nd to 30th July 2017. Players: Vitiugov, Jobava, Sasikiran, Short, Motylev, Hammer, Ivan Sokolov, Saric, Bosioc…
Chinese Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results
26 Jul 2017 | 1:57 pm CEST
The Chinese Team Championship takes place 18th April to 5th December 2017.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2017 - Games and Results
23 Jul 2017 | 10:27 pm CEST
The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place 15th to 23rd July 2017. Players: Nisipeanu, Bluebaum, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Wang Yue, Andreikin…
Yu Yangyi vs Grischuk Match 2017 - Games and Results
20 Jul 2017 | 2:48 pm CEST
The China-Russia Chess Grandmaster Summit is a four game match between Yu Yangyi and Grischuk in Jiayuguan 20th to 24th July 2017. If the match is tie…
Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99
26 Jun 2017 | 2:59 am CEST
Mr. Burstein was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators, and held patents for a method to increase…
Arthur Bisguier, Brash, Self-Taught Bronx Chess Champion, Dies at 87
6 Apr 2017 | 2:22 am CEST
Mr. Bisguier learned to play chess when he was 5 by watching games between his older sister and a cousin. He was frustrated by failures against Bobby…
Chess Triumphs, Stumbles and Embarrassments
9 Feb 2017 | 3:36 pm CET
Chess Champions and Their Queens
17 Jan 2017 | 6:09 pm CET
Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87
17 Jan 2017 | 1:51 am CET
The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.
Nailed To The Chessboard For 50 Years
17 Dec 2016 | 8:30 pm CET
Is Magnus Carlsen A Chess Artist?
7 Dec 2016 | 12:06 am CET
Birthday Present: Magnus Carlsen Retains The World Chess Title In Style
1 Dec 2016 | 1:15 am CET
Mark Taimanov, World-Class Chess and Piano Player, Dies at 90
29 Nov 2016 | 4:34 am CET
Mr. Taimanov was a classical pianist and former Soviet chess champion whose lopsided loss to Bobby Fischer in 1971 cost him his government salary.
Honoring Chess Beauty
13 Oct 2016 | 7:46 pm CEST
U.S. Chess Team Wins Olympic Gold in Baku
18 Sep 2016 | 12:46 am CEST
U.S. Wins Gold at Chess Olympiad With Help of Imported Talent
14 Sep 2016 | 2:50 am CEST
The five-member American team at the 42nd Chess Olympiad included three players who were recruited from other countries.
Greatest Chess Triumph of Wesley So
18 Aug 2016 | 10:06 pm CEST
Carlsen Wins Bilbao Chess Masters
25 Jul 2016 | 11:55 pm CEST
Carlsen won four games, one more than all his opponents combined. He started slowly. For the first time he lost to Hikaru Nakamura in a tournament wit…
Carlsen Leads and Quits Grand Chess Tour
3 Jul 2016 | 2:02 am CEST
Viktor Korchnoi, Chess Giant Who Drew Soviet Ire, Dies at 85
7 Jun 2016 | 6:19 am CEST
Mr. Korchnoi was widely considered one of the best players in history, though he never won a world championship. He defected from the Soviet Union in…
Walter Shawn Browne, Fast-Moving Chess Grandmaster, Dies at 66
28 Jun 2015 | 2:09 am CEST
Mr. Browne was an aggressive, animated grandmaster and six-time United States champion who dazzled spectators with his world-class ability at speed ch…
Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James Plaskett ... and more
14 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Con…
Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 3 ... and more
13 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Con…
Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 1 ... and more
12 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Con…
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 3 ... and more
11 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 3Posted on June 10,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Artic…
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I) ... and more
26 May 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articl…
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1 ... and more
25 May 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articl…
Mastering the Opening Series - Repertoire for Black 2 ... and more
24 May 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articl…
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1 ... and more
23 May 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articl…
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III) ... and more
22 May 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articl…
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III) ... and more
21 May 2015 | 7:01 am CEST
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articl…
Chess Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana Switches Nationality and Will Play for U.S.
13 May 2015 | 5:36 pm CEST
The addition of Caruana, part of a concerted effort by American chess officials to lure top talent, makes the Americans the favorite to win next year…
At Sohn Conference, Masters of Moves Recognize the Good Ones
5 May 2015 | 10:03 pm CEST
Hedge fund managers and investors marveled at an exhibition of chess by Magnus Carlsen, the world champion from Norway, who played blindfolded.
Elite Chess Teams Reach Final Four, Which Should Be a Quiet Affair
28 Mar 2015 | 10:07 pm CET
This weekend’s event in New York pits the top four chess teams from December’s Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.