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…
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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…
Just weeks after becoming the newly crowned US Champion, Sam Shankland won the 2018 Capablanca Memorial by a convincing 1.5 point margin.
Trailing by 2 points to Ju Wenjun at the halfway mark, Tan Zhongyi struck back in round 6 with a 125-move display of determination.
The Women’s World Championship has been a lively match so far, loaded with king attacks and tactical combinations–with 80% of the games ending decisively!
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