U.S. Chess Championships Take Off In St. Louis

U.S. Chess Championships Take Off In St. Louis

Jeffery Xiong is the early leader at the 2019 U.S. championship thanks to a win with the black pieces vs Timur Gareyev. All six games in the women’s championship were decisive. Moved up a bit in the calendar, the 2019 U.S. championships (open and women’s)...
Carlsen & Giri’s #MoveForEquality

Carlsen & Giri’s #MoveForEquality

Arch rivals Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri combined yesterday to break a rule in chess – the convention that White goes first! The exhibition game was played to highlight the fight for equality on the eve of today’s United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination...
8-Year-Old Refugee Wins New York State Championship

8-Year-Old Refugee Wins New York State Championship

Although he is living in a homeless shelter and only learned to play chess a year ago, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an eight-year-old Nigerian refugee, won the New York State Championship earlier this month. The story has been covered by major news outlets all over the world....
Nakamura-So as US Champs kick off in Saint Louis

Nakamura-So as US Champs kick off in Saint Louis

Hikaru Nakamura faces Wesley So in Round 1 as the 2019 US Championship gets underway in Saint Louis today. Fabiano Caruana starts with a remarkable 57-point rating edge over 2nd seed So, but with defending champion Sam Shankland now also joined by Leinier Dominguez,...
In Other News: Chess Growing Across The Globe

In Other News: Chess Growing Across The Globe

While chess fans worldwide may have had their eyes glued to PRO Chess League action, the World Team Championship or Prague, here are some stories you may have missed this past month: Chess Therapy For Panic Disorders A recent study from the Asian Journal of...
PRO Chess League To Play Live Esports Final On Twitch

PRO Chess League To Play Live Esports Final On Twitch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com brings Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League championship to Twitch.  San Francisco, March 18, 2019—Chess.com, the world’s largest chess site, and Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment,...
Carlsen shines in first Banter Blitz

Carlsen shines in first Banter Blitz

Magnus Carlsen set the tone for his first ever Banter Blitz at the start, referencing a game from 11 years ago, quoting both the first World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz and Meat Loaf, and going on to win smoothly in 19 moves. In this recap we take a look at the eight...
Wang Hao Wins HD Bank International Chess Masters

Wang Hao Wins HD Bank International Chess Masters

Top seed GM Wang Hao of China stamped his authority on the HD Bank International Masters 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to win yet another GM open in Asia. The HD Bank International is already into its ninth edition since its inception in 2011 and has established...