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  • Today, April 20th, 2019

  • Grenke Classic: Carlsen wins marathon (ChessBase News)

    All eyes were put on the game that faced young Vincent Keymer against world champion Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the 2019 GRENKE Chess Classic. And they did not disappoint — after over six and a half hours and a host of twists and turns, Magnus defeated the new kid on the block. The rest...

  • Grenke Open: Iranian star hands free point to Israeli (ChessBase News)

    After starting off with two straight wins at the GRENKE Chess Open, Iranian prodigy Alireza Firouzja decided to forfeit his third round game as his opponent was an Israeli national: FM Or Bronstein (pictured). The laws of Iran forbid Iranian players from playing against Israelis. Had Firouzja...

  • 14th Annual SPFNO– 4/27-28/2019 (Santa Clara, California) (Chess Musings)

    Dear Chess Parents, As many of you are aware, in 2015 I helped to bring the prestigious Susan Polgar National Open for Girls and Boys to California. I may no longer be the organizer for this event, but I still support its mission 100%. Because of this, I strongly encourage all of my fellow...

  • Yermo's Travels: The USA in Rhodes (part 1) (ChessBase News)

    Hot on the heels of the European Senior Championship in Rhodes, the World Senior Team Championship for players aged over 50 and 65 is underway. ALEX YERMOLINSKY reports on the progress of the top-seeded USA team. | Pictured: Captain Alexander Shabalov and Yermolinsky decided to take a few days to...

  • Easter fun: Grenke Classic and Grenke Open LIVE (ChessBase News)

    The Grenke Open began Thursday with over 900 participants in the A-Open. Today, some of the world's best players take centre stage at the Grenke Chess Classic. Round 1 features #1 Magnus Carlsen against #10 Vincent Keymer who's rated 336 points below the World Champion. Live games and commentary ...

  • The World Fischer Random Chess Championship is now officially recognized by FIDE (FIDE News)

    This historic event will feature an online qualifying phase on, beginning April 28, and is open to all players. The finals will be held in Norway this fall, with a prize fund of $375,000 USD.  The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has granted the rights to host the inaugural FIDE...

  • European Women's Ch: Gaponenko catches Kashlinskaya in the lead (ChessBase News)

    Two straight wins with Black allowed Ukrainian IM Inna Gaponenko to catch up with Alina Kashlinskaya in the lead of the European Women's Championship. Five players are half a point behind, including former women's world champion Anna Ushenina. The co-leaders are paired against each other in...

  • Yesterday, April 19th, 2019

  • Focus on the Bahamas (ChessBase News)

    On the FIDE Federations list The Bahamas are on place number 162 and the ten strongest players in the country do have an average rating of 1734. But the island has a striving, charming and strong chess community as diplomat and chess fan TED CROSS found out. | Pictured: The Old Fort Bay Club on...

  • Anish Giri leads Shenzhen Masters after three rounds (ChessBase News)

    Ding Liren, Anish Giri and Yu Yangyi are back in Shenzhen, as the trio has participated in all three editions of the six-player double round robin. Pentala Harikrishna is returning to the Chinese city after having played in 2017 but not in 2018, while the newcomers are Dmitry Jakovenko and...

  • FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament - what a name! (FIDE News)

    FIDE is happy to confirm that the contract with the organizers of FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament has been signed, and we are looking forward to an exceptional event on Isle of Man. Please, find below the updated version of the Tournament Regulations in accordance with the decision of the...

  • FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament (FIDE News)

    FIDE is happy to confirm that the contract with the organizers of FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament has been signed, and we are looking forward to an exceptional event on Isle of Man. Please, find below the updated version of the Tournament Regulations in accordance with the decision of the...

  • Karpov's last bullet (ChessBase News)

    After White's 49.Rd7 in the diagram position Black must find the right move with his attacked knight h7 to clinch victory. 49...Nf8 or 49...Ng5. What would have been your choice against a reigning World Champion?

  • Thursday, April 18th, 2019

  • European Senior Championships conclude in Rhodes (ChessBase News)

    The 2019 edition of the European Senior Championships for men and women over 50 and over 65 was played between the 6th and the 14th of April. The organizers decided to reschedule the event earlier than initially announced, which complicated some of the logistics. Elena Fatalibekova, Tatiana...

  • Studying openings with the ChessBase Magazine, II: Creating a repertoire database (ChessBase News)

    The second part of the opening tutorial shows how to create a repertoire database and how to import games from the ChessBase Magazine and other sources to your repertoire database to save a lot of time and effort. | Drawing: ChessBase

  • Fast and Furious: New developments in the Italian (ChessBase News)

    Today's topic: The Italian with 4.c3 ♞f6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5, offers both sides dynamic chances. In this show IM Robert Ris will review GM games to illustrate the main plans and help you learn about the thematic attacking ideas in the ensuing pawn structure. The live show at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST / 2...

  • European Women's Ch: Kashlinskaya takes the lead (ChessBase News)

    Alina Kashlinskaya is the sole leader of the Women's European Championship after her victory over Pauline Guichard. Both had been leading the field after five rounds. Marie Sebag is in second. Wednesday was the tournament's one and only rest day. | Pictured: Alina Kashlinskaya and Marie Sebag |...

  • Turkey welcomes participants of World Schools Championships 2019 (FIDE News)

    World School Individual Championships 2019 started in Lara, Antalya, Turkey on the 17th of April. 396 participants will compete in 12 age groups (Open and Girls under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17). Champions will be determined on the 26th of April. The games will take place in the conference hall of...

  • Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

  • Game of the Week: Carlsen-Grischuk (ChessBase News)

    Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like these every Wednesday at 18:00 UTC (20:00 CEST / 2 PM EDT). On this week's show: Magnus Carlsen's win over Alexander Grischuk from the last round of Shamkir. The live show is free to watch,...

  • Ask Fabiano Caruana your chess questions (ChessBase News)

    On Thursday at 15:00 UTC (17:00 CEST / 11 AM EDT), join us for a live question and answer session with world number two Fabiano Caruana, who will tackle ChessBase reader questions for about 30 minutes. Post your question in the comments section below and you'll be entered into a contest for a new...

  • World Senior Team Championships 2019: Round 1 (FIDE News)

    The first round of the World Senior Team Championships was played in the Olympic Palace Resort in Rhodes, Greece on 16th of April. During the opening ceremony, Mrs Marialena Hatzilazarou, Vice Mayor of Rhodes Municipality welcomed the participants to the island of Rhodes. Mr Jan Rooze, FIDE...

  • 8-way tie in Reykjavik (ChessBase News)

    After an eventful final round, eight players finished the Reykjavik Open tied with 7 points. Constantin Lupulescu had the best ranking on tiebreak and was declared the winner of the tournament ahead of Alireza Firouzja. Gawain Jones cracked the 2700 mark. | Photos: Fiona Steil-Antoni

  • Endgame Magic with Karsten Müller and Fabiano Caruana (ChessBase News)

    Karsten is joined by world number two Fabiano Caruana and this week's show will focus on his endgames. Join Karsten live at 14:00 UTC (16:00 CEST, 10:00 AM EST) and FREE to watch on-demand (for a limited time)!

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

  • A Short swing through Atlanta (ChessBase News)

    In the beginning of March 2019, FIDE Vice-President GM Nigel Short, came to Atlanta for a brief visit to his daughter. Unfortunately his daughter had a big movie project in Greece, so he found himself stranded in Atlanta! But there was a happy ending: thanks to the Atlanta Chess community, he had...

  • ‪ #DontSpoilTheEndgame‬, Petrosian vs. Korchnoi (Moscow, 1963) (Chess Musings)

    This position is from Petrosian vs. Korchnoi, Moscow 1963. Viktor Korchnoi (Black) has just played 34… Rf8. Now Tigran Petrosian has serious winning chances and plays 35. Rxh6. Was this a good move? Advertisements

  • Chess Chat: Q&A with Devanshi Rathi, UC Berkeley Student and Nonprofit Founder (Chess Musings)

    Devanshi Rathi is a current undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a passionate chess player and enjoys playing and watching different sports. Her mission in life is to create a positive difference in the world around her. She is trying to do that through her...

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