June 2019

The 18 players contesting the three Summer Chess Classic groups are on their rest day today in Saint Louis. With five more rounds to be played in the...
Some chess variants and sub-genres are well-known to American audiences. Go to any big scholastic tournament and you will see dozens of “buggers”...
Meridian Line Films, an award-winning TV production company in the UK, are interested in hearing from those in the chess world about their experiences...
The 2019 Summer Chess Classic kicked off yesterday in Saint Louis. Hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club, the Summer Classic is part of a quarterly...
The newest episode of Ladies Knight features host Jennifer Shahade in conversation with our new U.S. Women's Open Champion, Megan Lee. Jennifer...
Aleksandra Goryachkina, Winner of the 2019 Women's Candidates (photo FIDE) Aleksandra Goryachkina is the clear winner of the 2019 Women’s Candidates...
Results are in at the National Open (June 11-16), the Main Event at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival. GM Illia Nyzhnyk defeated Timur...
Magnus Carlsen has won the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess Tournament with one round and three tournament points to spare. Yu Yangyi and Levon Aronian...
GM Alejandro Ramirez, Photo Tim Hanks Going into Saturday's games, Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez is leading a stacked National Open. After five rounds...
Having read Alexander Baburin’s outstanding (and sadly out of print) Winning Pawn Structues, and believing that the IQP is fundamental for chess...
Megan Lee, a 22-year-old designer & inventor based in the Seattle area, won the U.S. Women's Open with 4.5/5. Megan defeated the 2018 champion in her...
Life in the Internet age is both a blessing and a curse for chess fans. On the plus side, there is an utter avalanche of top-level tournaments taking...

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