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The Weekly Show with Lawrence Trent
27 Jun 2017 | 2:39 pm CEST
Tonight 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 combi…
Mating nets
27 Jun 2017 | 11:00 am CEST
A mating attack in the middlegame is a fine thing. So is a mating attack in the endgame. And in the endgame you can invite your king to the party.
Chess Informant 50th Jubilee Tourney (2)
27 Jun 2017 | 4:22 am CEST
A while ago we brought you the prize-winners of the composition tournaments, run by Yochanan Afek for the Chess Informant (Šahovski…
Simon says
26 Jun 2017 | 4:48 pm CEST
In this Simon Says Simon Williams will took a look at some examples of when piece exchanges have really helped one side. Tune in for some lively fun l…
Magnus Carlsen wins Grand Chess Tour - Paris in exciting finish
26 Jun 2017 | 11:22 am CEST
After dominating the Rapid games, it looked like it would be a Magnus Carlsen Show, especially after a 4/4 start in the blitz, but things got rocky, a…
FIDE World Team Championship: China and Russia lead
26 Jun 2017 | 8:07 am CEST
The final rounds are ending and the gold medals in both Open and Women’s sections seem all but decided, though mathematically things can happen. In…
Master Shifu of Indian chess: R.B. Ramesh (3/3)
26 Jun 2017 | 6:12 am CEST
The third and final part of Ramesh's interview with ChessBase India by Niklesh Jain. In this section coach R.B. Ramesh talks about how ChessBase India…
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…
Grand Chess Tour - Paris Express: Magnus Carlsen beats Vachier-Lagrave in playoff
25 Jun 2017 | 2:58 pm CEST
It was a thrilling finish on day five, with everyone expecting it to come down to a race between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, but the chess god…
FIDE World Team Championship: China beats Russia and takes lead
25 Jun 2017 | 8:20 am CEST
Round seven of the World Team Championship saw the match everyone had been waiting for: the clash between the top-rated teams China and Russia. Russia…
Grand Chess Tour - Paris: Hikaru Nakamura closes in on lead
25 Jun 2017 | 6:24 am CEST
Day four, the first of the blitz phase, looked like it would be a runaway express by Magnus Carlsen as he charged with 4/4, but a distraction leading…
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid and Blitz 2017 - Games and Results
21 Jun 2017 | 2:15 pm CEST
The Grand Chess Tour Paris leg took place 21st to 25th June 2017. 10 players: Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyar…
11th World Team Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
17 Jun 2017 | 12:21 pm CEST
The 11th World Team Chess Championship takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk 17th to 26th June 2017.
5th Norway Chess 2017 - Games and Results
16 Jun 2017 | 10:58 am CEST
The 5th Norway Chess tournament took place in Stavanger 5th-17th June 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, M…
52nd Capablanca Memorial 2017 - Games and Results
10 Jun 2017 | 11:51 am CEST
The 52nd Capablanca Memorial took place 26th May to 6th June 2017. Players: Vassily Ivanchuk Emilio Cordova, Krishnan Sasikiran, Sam Shankland, Kacper…
European Individual Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
10 Jun 2017 | 9:58 am CEST
Maxim Matlakov edged out Jobava Baadur and Vladimir Fedoseev on tie-break after all scored 8.5/11. 22 places in the FIDE World Cup were at stake.
Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
29 May 2017 | 4:53 pm CEST
The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place May 3rd to December 21st 2017. 16 top players qualified: Three time controls 5 minutes plus 2 secon…
French Team Championships 2017 - Games and Results
29 May 2017 | 11:47 am CEST
The French Team Top 12 Championships took place 18th to 28th May 2017. Clichy took the title by a point from Bischwiller.
Chinese Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results
26 May 2017 | 1:57 pm CEST
The Chinese Team Championship takes place 18th April to 5th December 2017.
Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017 - Games and Results
22 May 2017 | 12:09 am CEST
The Moscow FIDE Grand Prix took place 12th to 21st May 2017. Players: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mame…
Saint Louis Spring Classic 2017 - Games and Results
17 May 2017 | 3:12 pm CEST
The Saint Louis Spring Classic takes place 16th to 24th May 2017. A new series of quarterly events in Saint Louis just below the elite level. All thre…
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 yearâ…
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.