Chess News

April 23, 2017

Aronian wins GRENKE chess classic 2017

The GRENKE chess classic took place 15th to 22nd April 2017. Levon Aronian dominated the event winning with 5.5/7 a point and a half clear of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. There was a strong open alongside starting on 13th April. Nikita Vitiugov is the winner of the GRENKE Chess Open 2017. The 30-year old Grandmaster from St. Petersburg scored 7,5 points out […]
April 11, 2017

Wesley So is US Chess Champion for 2017

The US Chess Championships took place in Saint Louis 29th March to 10th April 2017. Players in men’s section: So, Shankland, Nakamura, Robson, Caruana,  Xiong, Kamsky, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Zherebukh, and Shabalov. Leading players in the women’s Krush, Abrahamyan, Maggie Feng, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Jennifer Yu, etc. Wesley So won the title after beating Alexander Onischuk in a tie-break rapid match. […]
April 10, 2017

Double Attack

How can White win? White can sacrifice the rook 6 times in this fascinating study from Troicki 1910. If the Queen accepts the rook sacrifice, then Knight forks will follow! Solution: 1.Rb4-Qc8 2. Rb8-Qh3 3. Rh8-Nh4 4. R:h4-Qc8 5.Rh8-Qb7 6.Rb8-Qb8 7.Nc6+
March 31, 2017

Top 10 strongest chess engines

10.Deep Blue (rating: unknown) Deep Blue, computer chess-playing system designed by IBM in the early 1990s. As the successor to Chiptest and Deep Thought, earlier purpose-built chess computers, Deep Blue was designed to succeed where all others had failed. In 1996 it made history by defeating Russian Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in one of their six games—the first time a computer […]