Norway Chess Opens With 5 Armageddon Games

Norway Chess Opens With 5 Armageddon Games

It was as if the players really wanted to try out the new system. The first round of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament saw no less than five Armageddon games as all classical encounters ended in draws. For the fans who prefer rapid or blitz over classical chess—and who take the lower level of […]

Bassem Amin: “Reaching 2750 is my next goal”

Bassem Amin: “Reaching 2750 is my next goal”

by Dhananjay Khadilkar 6/4/2019 – Bassem Amin has many firsts to his name. The Egyptian Grandmaster is a five-time African chess champion and the only player from Africa to have ever crossed the 2700 Elo mark. He serves on FIDE’s Global Strategy Commission. Besides being a top chess player, he is also a […]

MVL Wins Blitz As Revamped Norway Chess Begins

MVL Wins Blitz As Revamped Norway Chess Begins

The 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament took off on Monday with the traditional blitz tournament to determine the pairing numbers. The tournament was won by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, while Alexander Grischuk stole the show at the press conference. The seventh edition of the annual elite tournament in Stavanger, Norway was opened on Monday with a cheerful […]

How to Play: PRO Chess League Summer Series Schedule

How to Play: PRO Chess League Summer Series Schedule

Today, PRO Chess League action will be heating up as the PRO Chess League Summer Series start on June 1. Fans of 16 PCL teams will join top chess professionals as they head to battle in a series of live club matches to determine the champions of the series, broadcast live on Twitch.tv/Chess. Across Live Club Matches, Knockout […]

Bracelet Winner Calen McNeil Turns to Chess and Poker for Rehabilitation

Bracelet Winner Calen McNeil Turns to Chess and Poker for Rehabilitation

May 31, 2019Aleeyah Jadavji There are tons of stories to be told in the world, with many lessons to learn and tons of inspiration to pull from. One of the stories that stands out today is that of Canadian bracelet winner Calen ‘BigWheel’ McNeil. McNeil won the 2013 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event […]

Chess Boxing explained | British Boxing News

Chess Boxing explained | British Boxing News

BBN take a look at the bizarre phenomenon that is Chess Boxing Chess and boxing are competitive past-times which both have long and eventful histories. Records suggest that chess originates somewhere in Asia, roughly 1500 years ago. Boxing dates back even further, with bouts of hand-to-hand combat fought in Greece. It was first introduced to the […]