Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Top Seeds At 81st Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Top Seeds At 81st Tata Steel Chess Tournament

With the beginning of the new year, chess fans and players are getting ready for the first super tournament of 2019. It’s the Tata Steel Chess tournament, which will be opened on Friday afternoon and has its first round on Saturday. Magnus Carlsen will try to score his seventh title. What would the Dutch chess […]

‘We’re just political pawns in this chess game,’ correctional worker says

‘We’re just political pawns in this chess game,’ correctional worker says

‘We’re just political pawns in this chess game,’ correctional worker says (WBMA) TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —  Some federal workers are speaking out about what they’re going through while the government is shut down. The two speaking out are correctional officers at FCI Aliceville. ABC 33/40 watched the president’s address with them in Tuscaloosa. Terrence Windham, president […]

Team Malawi wins another Chess international medal: Mwagomba scoops silver – Malawi Nyasa Times

Team Malawi wins another Chess international medal: Mwagomba scoops silver – Malawi Nyasa Times

Fishan Mwagomba has made Chess Association Malawi (Chessam) and the whole nation proud by winning the silver medal during last week’s Africa Amateurs that took place in Windhoek, Namibia. Mwagomba (left) receiving his trophy from the hosts Namibia’s official Fishan Mwagomba From nine rounds played, Mwagomba picked 6.5 points — winning six games and drawing […]

Stronger Than Ever PRO Chess League Takes Off Tomorrow

Stronger Than Ever PRO Chess League Takes Off Tomorrow

Tomorrow the PRO Chess League’s third season takes off with half of the first-week matches on Tuesday, January 8. The other matches will follow on Thursday, January 10. The league has $50,000 in prizes and is stronger than ever, with five of the world’s top six players and almost half of all 2700 players participating. “The […]

Happy New Year! Don’t give up!

Happy New Year! Don’t give up!

by Jonathan Speelman 1/6/2019 – In his first Agony/Ecstasy column of 2019, GM JON SPEELMAN hears from a Turkish sociologist who focuses on the Queen’s Gambit Declined. The games show why it’s important to keep fighting, even when you fear a loss. Feel free to send in your own games! Jon can always use […]

Rilton Cup: Round 9 LIVE

Rilton Cup: Round 9 LIVE

by ChessBase 1/5/2019 – Final round action from Stockholm, with live commentary by IM Jonathan Westerberg & WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni. GM Tamir Nabaty (pictured right) won with Black in the final round against US young-talent GM Awonder Liang (pictured left). The only other player who could theoretically win clear first was Swedish GM […]