Junior Speed Chess: Xiong Beats Smirnov 19-10

Junior Speed Chess: Xiong Beats Smirnov 19-10

Despite losing the five-minute portion, Jeffery Xiong defeated Anton Smirnov by a wide margin in their Junior Speed Chess Championship match on Friday. The score was 19-10 for the American GM. The presage was there. Boasting an impressive 2684 FIDE...
Norway Chess 9: Caruana spoils Carlsen’s day

Norway Chess 9: Caruana spoils Carlsen’s day

Fabiano Caruana missed a golden chance to mate Magnus Carlsen in their classical game, but he still went on to win the Armageddon and become the only player to defeat the World Champion in a mini-match in Altibox Norway Chess 2019. That spoiled the Norwegian’s day,...
Today: Junior Speed Chess Match Xiong vs. Smirnov

Today: Junior Speed Chess Match Xiong vs. Smirnov

Sponsored by ChessKid, the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship continues on Friday with its sixth match, this time between America’s top junior GM Jeffery Xiong and Australia’s top junior GM Anton Smirnov. After Alexey Sarana became the first...
Junior Speed Chess Match Xiong vs. Smirnov Preview

Junior Speed Chess Match Xiong vs. Smirnov Preview

Sponsored by ChessKid, the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship continues on Friday with its sixth match, this time between America’s top junior GM Jeffery Xiong and Australia’s top junior GM Anton Smirnov. After Alexey Sarana became the first...
Carlsen Wins 2019 Norway Chess With Round To Spare

Carlsen Wins 2019 Norway Chess With Round To Spare

Magnus Carlsen secured tournament victory in the penultimate round of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The world champion has a four-point lead after beating Yu Yangyi in the standard game, while Levon Aronian lost to Fabiano Caruana....
Norway Chess 8: Magnus triumphs again

Norway Chess 8: Magnus triumphs again

Magnus Carlsen has won his 7th tournament in a row after winning the classical game against Yu Yangyi in the penultimate round of Altibox Norway Chess. Magnus took risks in the opening and credited the influence of his “heroes” Daniil Dubov and AlphaZero with helping...
PRO Chess League Summer Series: Last Chance For Drama

PRO Chess League Summer Series: Last Chance For Drama

This Saturday’s match-ups mark the end of Group A action in the PRO Chess League Summer Series, as two teams can lock their spot in the first-ever Summer Series Championship. So far the Saint Louis Arch Bishops and Chengdu Pandas have controlled Group A,...
Chess.com Month In Review: May 2019

Chess.com Month In Review: May 2019

Hey, chess lovers! Starting this month, we’re developing a new good habit and getting louder about recent changes around the site: new features, improvements, and maybe a bug fix here and there. For good measure, we will also share some metrics from our...