January 2016

1,340+ K – 12 Students Across Greater New York Participated in This Year’s Tournament. New York, NY, Jan. 11, 2016 — Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF)...
GM Timur Gareev provides a stunning photo gallery of his recent trip to Iceland, one of the stops on his blindfold chess tour, set to culminate in a...
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The Scholar-Chessplayer Awards target high school juniors and seniors who excel in academics, chess, and leadership. The five winners receive equal...
The 2016 U.S. Chess Championships, boasting one of the strongest fields of American men and women ever assembled, will be held simultaneously at the...
Continental Chess’s 25th Annual North American Open attracted a near-record 741 players to Bally’s in Las Vegas beginning the day after Christmas. The...
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There are several rules and dues changes effective January 1, 2016. For the updated list of rules changes since the publication of the 6th edition of...
World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Photo David Llada The final round of Qatar Masters started rather uneventfully: Vladimir Kramnik, who needed a win...
We are all familiar with the famous "Swiss gambit" - taking an early round half point to get easier pairings. In the 2015 Empire City Open, GM Robert...
Have a happy New Year and solve these 16 mates composed by GM Pal Benko in honor of 2016.
Texas Tech Knight Raiders Win Pan-Ams (Cleveland, Ohio, Dec 27-30) on tiebreak over, UT-RGV “A,” Webster “B,” and Columbia “A" All four teams qualify...

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