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On human and computer intelligence in chess
24 Apr 2017 | 2:59 pm CEST
In March there was an international furore over a chess position, published by famous mathematics professor Sir Roger Penrose. It purported to show a…
Alexei Shirov: How to crack the Berlin Wall with 5.Re1 - A review by Hedinn Steingrimsson
24 Apr 2017 | 11:16 am CEST
The Berlin Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6) is a very solid line for Black - so solid that players dubbed it "The Berlin Wall". But Alexei Shirov…
Gashimov Memorial 2017: Mamedyarov beats Eljanov and leads
24 Apr 2017 | 6:41 am CEST
Round three saw intriguing matchups, and two decisive results. The first matchup was the classic between Kramnik and Topalov, who always promise a gam…
Kasparov Chess Foundation promotes chess education in Asia
24 Apr 2017 | 1:48 am CEST
In conjunction with the Kasparov Chess Foundation's 15th Anniversary Celebration, the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific proposed five activities…
Gashimov Memorial 2017: Topalov wins brilliancy
23 Apr 2017 | 3:48 pm CEST
The opening salvo of rounds at the Gashimov Memorial have certainly been with their fair share of surprises. Winning his second straight game, this ti…
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…
Grenke Classic 2017: Aronian misses win in exciting finale
23 Apr 2017 | 6:26 am CEST
It was a thrilling end to a great tournament. In spite of the four draws that might suggest less than exhilarating chess, one game stood out far more…
Reykjavik Open 2017: For the love of chess
23 Apr 2017 | 1:24 am CEST
The Reykjavik Open is one of the highlights of the year's chess calendar with amazing scenery, top notch organization, and chess for all. It is now un…
GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 - Games and Results
22 Apr 2017 | 8:28 pm CEST
The GRENKE Chess Classic took place 15th to 22nd April 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Arkadij…
Gashimov Memorial 2017: So falls to Mamedyarov
22 Apr 2017 | 7:42 am CEST
As the Grenke Chess Classic wraps up, another Super GM tournament has just started to fill the gap: The Gashimov Memorial, the 4th edition of the even…
Grenke Classic 2017: Levon Aronian wins all the marbles!
22 Apr 2017 | 5:35 am CEST
What do you get when you ad one plus one plus one plus one? You get first place at Grenke! Levon Aronian has been unstoppable, and in round six he cli…
Chinese Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results
21 Apr 2017 | 1:57 pm CEST
The Chinese Team Championship takes place 18th April to 5th December 2017.
Backup idea
21 Apr 2017 | 1:13 pm CEST
Major pieces love open files. That's why White has just played 13.g5! (diagram position) because he has seen a speedy way to line them up against the…
4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2017 - Games and Results
20 Apr 2017 | 3:03 pm CEST
The 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial takes place 21st to 30th April 2017. Players Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Mich…
Reykjavik Open 2017 - Games and Results
18 Apr 2017 | 12:52 pm CEST
The Reykjavik Open takes place 19th to 27th April 2017. Leading players: Anish Giri, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov,…
18th Karpov Poikovsky 2017 - Games and Results
18 Apr 2017 | 12:46 pm CEST
The 18th Karpov tournament takes place in Poikovsky, Russia 18th to 27th April 2017. Players: Ernesto Inarkiev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Rodshtein, Ant…
Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 - Games and Results
17 Apr 2017 | 12:48 pm CEST
The Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge took place 12th to 17th April 2017. Players: Nakamura, Svidler, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Kramnik, Gelfand, Oparin an…
US Chess Championships 2017 - Games and Results
10 Apr 2017 | 11:58 pm CEST
The US Chess Championships took place in Saint Louis 29th March to 10th April 2017. Players in men's section: Caruana, So, Nakamura, Robson, Shanklan…
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…
19th Dubai Open 2017 - Games and Results
3 Apr 2017 | 6:56 pm CEST
The 19th Dubai Open takes place 3rd to 12th April 2017. Korobov, Areshchenko, Safarli, David Anton, Akopian, Iturrizaga Bonelli, Gawain Jones, Vidit,…
Shenzhen Masters 2017 - Games and Results
2 Apr 2017 | 12:46 pm CEST
The Du Te Cup Shenzhen Masters took place 23rd March to 3rd April 2017. 6 players Anish Giri, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Peter Svidler, Liren…
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…