Keymer vs. Carlsen in GRENKE Classic Round 1

Keymer vs. Carlsen in GRENKE Classic Round 1

Talk about a baptism of fire! 14-year-old Vincent Keymer has been paired to play World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Round 1 of the GRENKE Chess Classic on Saturday. The good news for the kid? He has White. The bad news? If he survives he then has Black vs. Anand and...
Chess Builds Bridges, Spreads Poll Awareness And Other News

Chess Builds Bridges, Spreads Poll Awareness And Other News

Chess can build bridges between different ethnic groups in a war-torn country, and it can even raise awareness for voting. The royal game, with its long history, can give special opportunities to people with disabilities. This, and more, in a new episode of In Other...
Giri draws first blood in the Shenzhen Masters

Giri draws first blood in the Shenzhen Masters

Anish Giri has opened the scoring in the 2019 Shenzhen Masters after defeating Harikrishna in Round 2. The Dutch no. 1, who finished in second place in the first two editions of the tournament, will be aiming to go one better and win arguably his first...
New Carlsen-Caruana Clash At Grenke Chess Classic

New Carlsen-Caruana Clash At Grenke Chess Classic

With five players from the world’s top 10, the Grenke Chess Classic starts on Saturday in Karlsruhe, Germany. World champion Magnus Carlsen and last year’s Grenke winner Fabiano Caruana will play their first classical game since their November title match....
Kashlinskaya leads Euro Women’s Ch at halfway

Kashlinskaya leads Euro Women’s Ch at halfway

Alina Kashlinskaya beat Pauline Guichard in Round 6 to take the sole lead before the only rest day in the 2019 European Women’s Individual Chess Championship in Antalya, Turkey. The top seed in the 130-player event is Aleksandra Goryachkina, with the players competing...
Lupulescu beats Firouzja to win Reykjavik Open

Lupulescu beats Firouzja to win Reykjavik Open

5-time Romanian Chess Champion Constantin Lupulescu is the 2019 Reykjavik Open Champion after ending with the best tiebreaks of the 8 players who finished on 7/9. The key victory came in Round 7, when he became the only player to beat Alireza Firouzja, though the...
Lc0 Wins Computer Chess Championship, Makes History

Lc0 Wins Computer Chess Championship, Makes History

The machine-learning chess engine Lc0 won the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship last weekend, making history as the first neural-network project to take the title. Lc0, which taught itself how to play chess, is now at the game’s pinnacle as the champion...
Lupulescu Wins Reykjavik Open Among 8-Way Tie

Lupulescu Wins Reykjavik Open Among 8-Way Tie

Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu won the Reykjavik Open with the best tiebreak in a group of eight players finishing on 7/9. The 15-year-old Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja was second. Firouzja had won the European Fischer Random Championship on the rest day. We’re...