To give us some perspective on how incredible Xiong’s performance has been so far, let’s compare his results to many of the world’s best in the standings.
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This year’s Olympiad featured a riveting fight by the U.S. Women’s team and a tie for 1st (winning Silver by tiebreaks) by the U.S. Open team. Test out your own tactical abilities with these puzzles from key victories.
15-year-old Simona Nayberg is currently competing at the World Youth in Haldiki, Greece. Simona, who hails from San Francisco, California created ChessBrainGames, a tactics website….
GM Alex Lenderman won the Manhattan Open with a perfect 5-0 score. The Manhattan Open was held August 3-5th, which unfortunately coincided with the second weekend…
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Levon Aronian, the winners of the first three Sinquefield Cups in 2013, 2014, and 2015 respectively, have tied for the 2018 title.
Let’s take a look at the critical moments of tactics, intuition, and endgame determination that led to their victories.
Despite the high drawing percentage thus far (80%), many hard-fought, fascinating games have been played.
Test your tactical, positional, and endgame skills with puzzles from key moments from the first half of the tournament.
A thick coat of shouting filled the room as if mocking the earlier silence portrayed during an exhausting puzzle. “Knight wins queen!”, my partner reiterated as he joyfully slammed the clock, and even it seemed to laugh in joy as chess pieces went flying like boomerangs around the seemingly endless array of black and white squares.
The final day of the blitz was a tug-o-war for the lead between Hikaru Nakamura and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
Test out your calculation skills with puzzles from the U.S. Junior Championships. How do your skills compare to America’s top prodigies?
US Chess wishes a hearty Happy Birthday to Grandmaster Pal Benko, also a renowned composer and popular author. At 90 years young (as of July…
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