Last week one of my favorite yearly events, the Spice Cup Open, concluded in Saint Louis, Missouri. With both Webster University and Saint Louis University now fielding powerful rosters of Grandmasters, the Spice Cup had a total of 22 GMs, many of them representing foreign federations, which makes the Spice Cup a great tournament for norm seekers.
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Excitement is ramping up for National Chess Day on October 14, 2017. GM Pal Benko preps the celebrations with some mates in honor of our…
Magnus Carlsen captured clear 1st at the Chess.com Isle of Man Masters with 7.5 points out of 9 games. Surprisingly, this is Carlsen’s first classical tournament victory in over a year.
Four-time U.S. Women’s Champion Anna Zatonskih is having a spectacular tournament at the Isle of Man Open – with a 2600+ performance rating and a victory over GM Boris Gelfand.
Round 3 has left the chess world in shock as many favorites and top 10 players have been knocked out, including Magnus Carlsen. Out of the five Americans that entered the round, only Wesley So has made it the next stage.
Test your tactical skills with puzzles from the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship.
Morristown, NJ – September 6, 2017 – This past Labor Day Weekend, Grandmaster Mackenzie Molner won the New Jersey Open, the state’s annual chess championship. Molner, 29,…
Four players finished tied for first in the Indianapolis Open held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Indianapolis Airport from August 27-29. GM Priyadharshan Kannappan, IM Ron Burnett, SM Mika Brattain and NM Jason Wang all scored 4-1 to tie for first and take $975, with Brattain taking an extra $100 for the best tiebreaks.
IM Andrey Gorovets won the Manhattan Open with a score of 4 ½ – 1/2, taking the $2000 first prize and $100 clear first bonus. His path to victory was slightly unusual, but was very dominant.
Levon Aronian clinched clear 1st in the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz with a dominating 24.5 score, 3 points ahead of his closest competitors. Here are a few of the tactical highlights from the action-packed blitz segment.
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