England’s medal haul at chess world teams ends 22-year drought

For a decade in the 1980s, England was the No2 chess nation after the old USSR. There were Olympiad medals aplenty, and Nigel Short challenged for Garry Kasparov’s global crown. Then the Berlin Wall fell, and new ex-Soviet nations emerged along with India and China. Gold at the 1997 European teams seemed England’s final success. […]

Dota 2: Auto Chess now is a standalone category on Twitch

Dota 2: Auto Chess now is a standalone category on Twitch

Auto Chess streamers rejoice: those who want their viewers to know that they’re live playing Dota Auto Chess, and not Dota 2 itself, can select the mod as a streaming category on Twitch starting today. No longer will there be a need to include ‘Auto Chess’ capitalized to ensure followers know what’s up.  It wasn’t […]

PRO Chess League Fantasy Challenge Meets Playoffs!

PRO Chess League Fantasy Challenge Meets Playoffs!

With the regular season complete, sixteen teams are one step closer to reaching the PRO Chess League Finals in San Francisco on May 4-5. With eleven different countries represented across the four divisions, the bracket is now set for Round of 16 action: Do you know which team is destined for PRO Chess League glory? […]

Europe’s youngest FIDE Trainer | ChessBase

“My students’ success [is] more important” Training is an experienced man’s job, at least that was the pre-conceived notion. Well, not anymore. Youngsters are taking up to the field of training players and their superior practical experience often gives them an edge over the grey-haired trainers.  20-year-old Armin Juhasz, from Hungary, is the second youngest FIDE […]

FM Nelson Villanueva tops Vietnam chess tourney

Woman Fide Master Antonella Berthe Murillo Racasa (left) take a souvenir photo with Fide Master Nelson Villanueva (right) dominated the 9th HDBank Cup International Chess Tournament 2019 Challenger’s section held at the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last Wednesday. LA CARLOTA City, Negros Occidental-native Fide Master (FM) Nelson Villanueva, a former Rizal […]

International Arbiter appointed from Udaipur | Chess in Lake City

International Arbiter appointed from Udaipur | Chess in Lake City

World_Chess_Federation, “FIDE” has approved new names for the title of INTERNATIONAL ARBITER with Udaipur’s Chess Master Vikas Sahu being one of the selected ones.  Vikas becomes an International Arbiter for FIFA after Rajendra Teli. Secretary of Chess in Lakecity, trainer at St Anthony’s School and national instructor trainer Vikas Sahu was appointed International Arbiter by […]