Speed Chess Championship Semifinal, Artemiev vs So

Speed Chess Championship Semifinal, Artemiev vs So

Vladislav Artemiev and Wesley So will play the first semifinal of the 2019 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship on Thursday. Their match will start at 7 a.m. Pacific (10 a.m. Eastern, 16:00 CET). Yesterday, Hikaru Nakamura defeated Jan-Krzysztof Duda 15.5-11.5 and so all four quarterfinals have now been played. Today is the first semifinal in the Speed Chess championship, which has […]

The Brilliant And Cunning Poker/Chess Hybrid Game

The Brilliant And Cunning Poker/Chess Hybrid Game

The world of games has seen many hybrids over the years, but the most recent addition, CHOKER –  described as a cross between the brilliance of chess and the cunning of poker and recently released as an app – seems to have really caught the imagination… By: Andrew Burnett […]

2 More Draws In London Grand Chess Tour Playoff

2 More Draws In London Grand Chess Tour Playoff

On Tuesday, the Grand Chess Tour playoff saw two more draws in the standard games. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Magnus Carlsen quickly played until bare kings were left on the board. Ding Liren and Levon Aronian repeated moves after a bit less than three hours of play. The Grand Chess Tour playoff starts each day at 17:00 […]

Yeoh bags first Chess gold for Malaysia | Sports

Yeoh bags first Chess gold for Malaysia | Sports

Yeoh Li Tian shows off his gold medal won in the Men’s Rapid Chess event at the 30th SEA Games at Traveler Hotel, Subic December 3, 2019. — Bernama pic SUBIC (Philippines), Dec 3 — National chess squad manager Firdaus Ismail is optimistic that more success will follow for Malaysia after Yeoh Li Tian’s triumph […]

Eduardo Iturrizaga wins in Salamanca

Eduardo Iturrizaga wins in Salamanca

by Klaus Besenthal 12/2/2019 – Eduardo Iturrizaga, the 30-year-old Venezuelan grandmaster, is the winner of the master tournament at the Salamanca Chess Festival. He scored a stellar 6.0 points in the seven-round tournament, well ahead of Ruslan Ponomariov’s 4½/7. Games and results. | Photos: Club Deportivo Ajedrez Salamanca ChessBase 15 […]

World’s oldest surviving chess piece unearthed in Jordan – Archaeology

World’s oldest surviving chess piece unearthed in Jordan – Archaeology

A 1,300-year-old figurine that has baffled experts since it was unearthed in the desert of southern Jordan nearly three decades ago may actually turn out to be one of the oldest chess pieces ever found, an archaeologist has concluded. The carved piece of white sandstone was discovered in 1991 among the ruins of the early […]