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PRO Chess League 2017 - Games and Results
28 Mar 2017 | 1:02 am CEST
The PRO Chess League was a rapid chess tournament taking place on the chess.com website, it ran 11th January to 26th March 2017. 48 city based teams f…
Did Ilyumzhinov resign? Apparently not!
27 Mar 2017 | 7:30 pm CEST
It is on the official FIDE web site: at the end of the Board meeting on the 26th March 2017, "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation from the po…
Capablanca and the Nimzo-Indian
27 Mar 2017 | 12:14 pm CEST
The following article is an example of how a lifelong student of the game amuses himself. GM Yermolinsky noticed that right after losing his title to…
Longgang Masters sees Giri and Liren lead
27 Mar 2017 | 10:33 am CEST
It has been a very balanced tournament so far, and if Harikrishna was the first to score a win in round two, in round three, he lost to Anish Giri, wh…
Sharjah Masters 03: Creative chess
26 Mar 2017 | 10:21 pm CEST
After three rounds, The Sharjah Masters still sees a generous number of players enjoying perfect scores. The nature of the accelerate pairings the org…
Study of the month: Don’t bother me with smother, mate!
26 Mar 2017 | 10:19 pm CEST
The theme is old, reaching back to the beginnings of modern chess: checkmate delivered by a knight, with the mated king is unable to move because he i…
Sharjah Masters 02: Surprises and nice finishes
25 Mar 2017 | 7:55 pm CET
The second round of the Sharjah Masters continued that early mix typical of Swiss opens: unexpected underdog wins or saves, and the strong steamrollin…
Shenzhen Longgang Masters starts
25 Mar 2017 | 10:33 am CET
In the South-Eastern area of China, next door to Hong Kong, the Longgang International chess tournament is being held in Longgang, a district of Shenz…
ChessBase India show with GM Jacob Aagaard
25 Mar 2017 | 5:25 am CET
The third ChessBase India show will take place on 25th of March at 2.30 p.m. CET (9.30 a.m. Washington time, 7 p.m. Indian time) The guest of the show…
50 games...(2): Anderssen-Kieseritzky, „The Immortal Game“
24 Mar 2017 | 7:40 pm CET
The arguably most often reproduced game in the history of chess is the so-called "Immortal Game". Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky played it on…
Sigeman & Co Tournament rises again
24 Mar 2017 | 6:00 pm CET
Six grandmasters will play in the rejuvenated Sigeman & Co. Tournament. With the arrival of the new partner TePe, the tournament changes its name to T…
Shenzhen Masters 2017 - Games and Results
23 Mar 2017 | 11:46 am CET
The Shenzhen Masters takes place 23rd March to 3rd April 2017. 6 players Anish Giri, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Peter Svidler, Liren Ding and…
St Louis Winter Classic 2017 - Games and Results
20 Mar 2017 | 1:06 pm CET
The St Louis Winter Classic took place 11th to 19th March 2017. There were two all-play-all event. The A-Group was won by David Howell alone on 6/9. a…
German Schachbundesliga 2016-17 - Games and Results
18 Mar 2017 | 3:10 pm CET
The German Schachbundesliga takes place Saturday 15th October 2016 to Monday 1st May 2017. Probably the strongest chess league in the world.
7th HD Bank Cup 2017 - Games and Results
17 Mar 2017 | 8:47 pm CET
The 7th HD Bank Cup takes place 12th to 17th March 2017. Wei Yi, Le Quang Liem, Bu Xiangzhi, Ivan Cheparinov, Wang Hao etc Second seed Le Quang Liem…
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
3 Mar 2017 | 1:52 pm CET
The FIDE Women's World Chess Championship took place in Tehran 11th February to 4th March 2017. This event is being held in a knockout format and defe…
Aeroflot Open 2017 - Games and Results
3 Mar 2017 | 11:10 am CET
The Aeroflot Open took place in Moscow 21st February to 1st March 2017. Yu Yangi, Vitiugov, Inarkiev, Matlakov Zvjagintsev, Jobava etc. Vladimir Fedos…
Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix 2017 - Games and Results
27 Feb 2017 | 7:44 pm CET
The Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix took place 18th to 27th February 2017. Players: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedy…
Chess Triumphs, Stumbles and Embarrassments
9 Feb 2017 | 3:36 pm CET
Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017 - Games and Results
2 Feb 2017 | 1:34 pm CET
The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival took place 24th January to 2nd February 2017. Leading players: Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Ivanchuk, Ad…
Wesley So wins the Tata Steel Masters 2017 - 13
29 Jan 2017 | 9:03 pm CET
Wesley So started 2017 just as he finished 2016 with a major tournament victory in the Tata Steel Masters. So was playing black against Ian Nepomnia…
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.
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…
After Rocky Start, Grand Prix Finds a Favorite in the Lead
12 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am CEST
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.