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Paul Morphy: how good was he really?
24 May 2017 | 3:32 pm CEST
Did you ever wonder who was or is the best player of all time? Who would win if all 16 World Champions, Philidor, Labourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy…
Botvinnik and the Pirc/Modern
24 May 2017 | 11:46 am CEST
Continuing his look at how champions began to include new openings later in their careers, the tireless student of the game, GM Alex Yermolinsky, look…
Asian Continental Rd.7-9: Wang Hao is the Champion
24 May 2017 | 10:00 am CEST
The Asian Continental Championship 2017 came to an end in Chengdu, China with Wang Hao taking the first place on the tiebreak. Although the tournament…
An hour with Alina l'Ami!
24 May 2017 | 7:55 am CEST
Alina l'Ami is one of the most colourful personalities in the world of chess. She is not only a wonderful photographer and a great reporter, but also…
The Power Play Show
23 May 2017 | 6:51 pm CEST
Tonight at 8pm UK time Daniel King goes on air on playchess.com. He will present a bunch of practical examples and show you how to handle different ki…
Going the extra mile
23 May 2017 | 11:00 am CEST
Sometimes you need patience - and zugzwang - to win a won endgame: The following interesting duel which Remy Heimers sent to me with annotations is an…
New in Chess Invincibility List
23 May 2017 | 11:00 am CEST
Who played the longest streak of games, in classical chess, without a single loss? Fischer? Kasparov? And how many games did the record holder survive…
Asian Junior 2017: Iran sweeps Open, and India the Girls
23 May 2017 | 1:46 am CEST
When it comes to Iran, normally Shiraz comes to our mind. Shiraz is one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia and most likely more than 4,000 years o…
Zalakaros Rd. 1-4: Early upsets in Gyula Sax Memorial
22 May 2017 | 11:00 am CEST
The 36th Zalakaros Open is taking place from 18th May to 26th May in the Hotel Karos Spa in Zalakaros, a beautiful little spa town in the Balaton lake…
Moscow Grand Prix: Ding Liren wins it all
22 May 2017 | 1:25 am CEST
In an epic final round, the two leaders went in different directions. While Mamedyarov safely drew in just 16 moves with MVL, also ensuring a round 28…
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…
23rd Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017 - Games and Results
15 May 2017 | 4:09 pm CEST
The 23rd Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament took place in Malmo 10th to 14th May 2017. The event returns after a three year hiatus. Players: Pavel Elj…
Chinese Championships 2017 - Games and Results
4 May 2017 | 2:30 pm CEST
The Chinese Championships took place 22nd April to 4th May 2017. Wei Yi won the men's event with 8.5/11 half a point clear of Shanglei Lu and Yang Wen…
Russian Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results
2 May 2017 | 8:50 pm CEST
The Russian Team Championship takes place in Sochi 1st to 10th May. Major League and Women's section also.
German Schachbundesliga 2016-17 - Games and Results
2 May 2017 | 4:10 pm CEST
The Bundesliga took place 15th October 2016 to 1st May 2017. OSG Baden-Baden regained their title with a perfect 15/15 record.
4NCL 2016-17 - Games and Results
2 May 2017 | 12:13 pm CEST
The 4NCL took place 19th November 2016 to 1st May 2017. Guildford 1 won the title.
4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2017 - Games and Results
30 Apr 2017 | 3:03 pm CEST
The 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial took place 21st to 30th April 2017. Players Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Micha…
Reykjavik Open 2017 - Games and Results
28 Apr 2017 | 12:52 pm CEST
The Reykjavik Open took place 19th to 27th April 2017. Leading players: Anish Giri, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov, S…
18th European Women's Championship 2017 - Games and Results
23 Apr 2017 | 1:30 pm CEST
The 18th European Women's Championship took place in Riga, Latvia 10th to 22nd April 2017. Nana Dzagnidze took clear first place with 8.5/11 half a p…
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.
Your Move, Grandmaster. (To the U.S., Please.)
10 Mar 2015 | 11:17 pm CET
If an official program and a clandestine effort to recruit top players from other countries is successful, the United States chess team could be a fav…