Chess News

June 5, 2019

Black to move. Can you find the strongest move? Pin and double attack!

May 17, 2019

White to move and win

Ten times British champion Jonathan Penrose took half an hour to solve this puzzle. Can you do better?
May 6, 2019

FIDE Ratings May 2019

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has gained 40 Elo points in the 27 games of his last three tournaments. But the Grenke Chess Classic unfortunately did not make the cut-off for FIDE’s May ratings. Still, at 2875 he’s put considerable distance between himself and #2 Fabiano Caruana. Hou Yifan and Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun retain a huge lead in the […]
November 29, 2018

Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana to retain World Chess Championship title

For 20 days between 9 and 28 November 2018 the world’s two best Grandmasters sat in a soundproof studio in central London, with only a chessboard, their thoughts, and each other for company. But finally, after 15 games, 12 regular and 3 rapid, 773 moves and 51 hours of simmering tension, the Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen held his nerve, […]