As easy as GM Magnus Carlsen held as Black yesterday, the draw came even easier today for GM Viswanathan Anand in game nine of the 2014 FIDE World Championship Match.
Carlsen protected his lead, now at 5.0-4.0, but did little else.
Thursday's ... | Mehr lesen
Dutch GM Sipke Ernst won the invitation group of the biannual Remco Heite Chess Tournament, also known as “the tournament with the horse.”
Ernst won a crucial (and crazy) game in the last round against GM Loek van Wely. The open tour... | Mehr lesen
GM Viswanathan Anand produced only a modicum of pressure in game eight of the 2014 FIDE World Championship on Tuesday. He could not net the full point as White against the champion GM Magnus Carlsen.
White got nothing from his pressure on t... | Mehr lesen
On Monday GM Magnus Carlsen played his second game in a row with the white pieces in Sochi. GM Viswanathan Anand played an extensive, prepared line in the Berlin Defense of the Ruy Lopez and the game ended in a draw after a lengthy defense. ... | Mehr lesen
The final Death Match of 2014 will also be the highest-rated in history.
Death Match 29 features GM Dmitry Andreikin, winner of Death Match 24, against GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who is often in the world's top 10. Their average Elo is nearly 27... | Mehr lesen
On Saturday Magnus Carlsen won a dramatic sixth game at the world championship match in Sochi, Russia. In a better ending he blundered, but Viswanathan Anand did not see it.
The score is 3.5-2.5; game seven will be played on Monday at ... | Mehr lesen
The fifth game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw.
The score is 2.5-2.5; game six will be played tomorrow at 3 p.m. Sochi time (noon GMT, 7 a.m. EST).
Ca... | Mehr lesen
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov clinched the first prize at the Tal Memorial blitz tournament in Sochi, Russia. The Azerbaijani GM took home U.S. $20,000 for two fine days at the office.
Alexander Grischuk almost caught Mamedyarov in the la... | Mehr lesen
The fourth game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw. The score is 2-2.
For his second black game, Anand switched from 1...e5 to a 2...e6 Sicilian and it was no surpri... | Mehr lesen
There will be a Mikhail Tal Memorial after all this year. Alongside the Carlsen-Anand match, a blitz tournament with some of the strongest players in the world will be held on Thursday and Friday.
It will be a spectacular side event of the world... | Mehr lesen
Viswanathan Anand defeated Magnus Carlsen in the third game of the world championship match in Sochi, Russia to level the score. It's 1.5-1.5 after three games.
In his second black game Carlsen switched to the Queen's Gambit Declined, ... | Mehr lesen
Alexander Grischuk easily won the Petrosian Memorial as he was able to draw his last-round game with Vladimir Kramnik, his closest rival, rather quickly.
In the final round Boris Gelfand and Levon Aronian jumped to shared third place i... | Mehr lesen
On Monday, Alexander Grischuk couldn't secure tournament victory at the Petrosian Memorial yet. While he drew with Levon Aronian, runner-up Vladimir Kramnik won against Alexander Morozevich.
The tournament will see the ultimate sh... | Mehr lesen
With two rounds to go, Alexander Grischuk has a dominating lead of 1.5 points at the Petrosian Memorial. On Monday, the Russian GM won again: he beat Peter Leko in 33 moves.
In the same round, Boris Gelfand won his first game; he ... | Mehr lesen
Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia. The world champion leads 1.5-0.5 after two games.
In a quiet Ruy Lopez (Berlin Defense) the Norwegian started an attack on the en... | Mehr lesen
All games in round four of the Petrosian Memorial ended in draws, and so Alexander Grischuk maintained his one-point lead over Vladimir Kramnik.
In some games, the players missed critical tactics.
While most chess fans focused on th... | Mehr lesen
The first game of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw.
The opening was a Grünfeld, 5.Bd2 variation. First Anand seemed to have an initiative, then C... | Mehr lesen
[This is a letter sent to Chess.com from former World Champion GM Garry Kasparov. We are reprinting it here in its entirety.]
Carlsen-Anand II and the Psychology of the Rematch
By Garry Kasparov
Last year’s first world championship mat... | Mehr lesen
Viswanathan Anand will be playing with the white pieces against Magnus Carlsen in game 1 of the World Championship match in Sochi, Russia.
This was the result of the drawing of lots, performed during the opening ceremony held on Friday at the&nb... | Mehr lesen
UPDATE / EDIT: Contest is over! See full list of those who qualified here, and look for FM Mike Klein's preview post in a couple days!
PRESS RELEASE -- Chess.com LLC has partnered with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his compan... | Mehr lesen
In the third round, Alexander Grischuk continued his winning streak at the Petrosian Memorial. The Russian GM beat Alexander Morozevich and increased his lead to a full point.
Is he doing a Caruana? Well, the tournament lasts seven rounds, ... | Mehr lesen
This Saturday the World Championship Match starts in Sochi. Most chess fans think that Magnus Carlsen will keep his title, but what about the experts?
In our first preview we listed the match schedule and basics, and then we gave... | Mehr lesen
Alexander Grischuk also won his second game at the Petrosian Memorial, against Boris Gelfand, and now the Russian GM has a live rating of 2803.
Ernesto Inarkiev had a rough start; today he lost to Vladimir Kramnik who played a good gam... | Mehr lesen
The November FIDE Rating list sees two big changes for Wesley So. Not only has the Filipino grandmaster switched federations to the USA, he also entered the top 10 for the first time.
The new rating list sees few changes at the top. Magnus Carls... | Mehr lesen
Today yet another super tournament took off in Moscow: the Tashir Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian.
Alexander Grischuk beat Ernesto Inarkiev, and so he's the leader after round one.
The Petrosian Memorial can be seen as a &l... | Mehr lesen