With tall ships moving on, chess players descend on Twin Ports

With tall ships moving on, chess players descend on Twin Ports

This weekend, many of the strongest and most devoted chess players in the region will battle one another in Superior, Wis., in a tournament that has grown into one of the most popular chess events in the region. The Twin Ports Open will be held Friday through Sunday, marking the eighth consecutive year the tournament […]

Making a difference in Africa

Making a difference in Africa

by Evan Rabin 8/13/2019 – A New York-based chess instructor and entrepreneur reports on teaching chess in Tanzania. After working in corporate America, doing enterprise sales for the likes of Oracle, EVAN RABIN rekindled his interest in teaching children and formed Premier Chess in September 2017, quickly expanding to 58 programs. | Photo: […]

Wei Yi Defeats Xiong In Armageddon To Win Junior Speed Chess Championship

Wei Yi Defeats Xiong In Armageddon To Win Junior Speed Chess Championship

On Saturday, Wei Yi defeated Jeffery Xiong in an armageddon tiebreak to be crowned champion of the 2019 Junior Speed Chess Championship. The match ended 16-16 but Wei Yi was able to secure a draw in the decisive game to hand him the win. Despite clear chances to win in the last two games of the bullet portion, Xiong […]

MVL: “I was very motivated to get back to winning ways”

MVL: “I was very motivated to get back to winning ways”

Interview DK: You seem to have regained your winning touch. What worked for you in Riga and Paris? MVL: I was very motivated to get back to winning ways at the Grand Prix in Riga. Everything started to click. What also helped was the importance of this tournament. The Grand Prix series is a qualification […]

Chess master lays perfect trap to catch out stream-sniping opponent

Chess master lays perfect trap to catch out stream-sniping opponent

Twitch streamer ChessNetwork caught out a potentially steam-sniping opponent after laying a trap for them on the broadcast. ChessNetwork, as the name suggests, streams online chess games on Twitch, sharing his knowledge of the game as a National Master-ranked player with his viewers. One of the perils of explaining your strategy live, of course, is […]